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About volume administration

Veritas Volume Manager (VxVM) allows you to perform common maintenance tasks on volumes. This includes displaying volume information, monitoring tasks, adding and removing logs, resizing volumes, removing mirrors, removing volumes, and changing the layout of volumes without taking them offline.

You can also use the Veritas Intelligent Storage Provisioning (ISP) feature to create and administer application volumes. These volumes are very similar to the traditional VxVM volumes that are described in this chapter. However, there are significant differences between the functionality of the two types of volumes that prevents them from being used interchangeably.

See the Veritas Storage Foundation Intelligent Storage Provisioning Administrator's Guide.

  Note   Most VxVM commands require superuser or equivalent privileges.