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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. Refer to your operating system documentation for more information. If you are using a logical device (such as a VxVM volume), see the VxVM documentation for instructions on device initialization.

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

 To create a file system

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

special [size]