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Creating a VxFS file system

The mkfs command creates a VxFS file system by writing to a special character device file. The special character device is a raw disk device or a Veritas Volume Manager (VxVM) volume. mkfs builds a file system with a root directory and a lost+found directory.

Before running mkfs, you must create the target device.

See to your operating system documentation.

If you are using a logical device (such as a VxVM volume), see the VxVM documentation.

  Note   Creating a VxFS file system on a Logical Volume Manager (LVM) or Multiple Device (MD) driver volume is not supported in this release. You also must convert an underlying LVM to a VxVM volume before converting an ext2 or ext3 file system to a VxFS file system.

See the vxvmconvert(1M) manual page.

See the mkfs(1M) and mkfs_vxfs(1M) manual pages.

 To create a file system

mkfs [-t vxfs] [generic_options] [-o specific_options] \

special [size]