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Attaching and associating plexes

A plex becomes a participating plex for a volume by attaching it to a volume. (Attaching a plex associates it with the volume and enables the plex for use.) To attach a plex to an existing volume, use the following command:

# vxplex [-g diskgroup] att volume plex

For example, to attach a plex named vol01-02 to a volume named vol01 in the disk group, mydg, use the following command:

# vxplex -g mydg att vol01 vol01-02

If the volume does not already exist, a plex (or multiple plexes) can be associated with the volume when it is created using the following command:

# vxmake [-g diskgroup] -U usetype vol volume plex=plex1[,plex2...]

For example, to create a mirrored, fsgen-type volume named home, and to associate two existing plexes named home-1 and home-2 with home, use the following command:

# vxmake -g mydg -U fsgen vol home plex=home-1,home-2

You can also use the command vxassist mirror volume to add a data plex as a mirror to an existing volume.