By default, the
make command creates a concatenated volume that uses one or more sections of disk space. On a fragmented disk, this allows you to put together a volume larger than any individual section of free disk space available.
To change the default layout, edit the definition of the
layout attribute defined in the
If there is not enough space on a single disk,
vxassist creates a spanned volume. A spanned volume is a concatenated volume with sections of disk space spread across more than one disk. A spanned volume can be larger than any disk on a system, since it takes space from more than one disk.
To create a concatenated, default volume, use the following form of the
vxassist [-b] [-g diskgroup
-b option if you want to make the volume immediately available for use.
See "Initializing and starting a volume" on page 246.
For example, to create the concatenated volume
voldefault with a length of 10 gigabytes in the default disk group:
vxassist -b make voldefault 10g