About volume creation

Volumes are logical devices that appear as physical disk partition devices to data management systems. Volumes enhance recovery from hardware failure, data availability, performance, and storage configuration.

Volumes are created to take advantage of the VxVM concept of virtual disks. A file system can be placed on the volume to organize the disk space with files and directories. In addition, you can configure applications such as databases to organize data on volumes.

Disks and disk groups must be initialized and defined to VxVM before volumes can be created from them.

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