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 location or character device node of a particular storage device. The mkfs command 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