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Initializing and starting a volume created using vxmake

A volume may be initialized by running the vxvol command if the volume was created by the vxmake command and has not yet been initialized, or if the volume has been set to an uninitialized state.

To initialize and start a volume, use the following command:

# vxvol [-g diskgroup] start volume

The following command can be used to enable a volume without initializing it:

# vxvol [-g diskgroup] init enable volume

This allows you to restore data on the volume from a backup before using the following command to make the volume fully active:

# vxvol [-g diskgroup] init active volume

If you want to zero out the contents of an entire volume, use this command to initialize it:

# vxvol [-g diskgroup] init zero volume