Discovering the maximum size of a volume

To find out how large a volume you can create within a disk group, use the following form of the vxassist command:

# vxassist [-g diskgroup] maxsize layout=layout [attributes]

For example, to discover the maximum size RAID-5 volume with 5 columns and 2 logs that you can create within the disk group, dgrp, enter the following command:

# vxassist -g dgrp maxsize layout=raid5 nlog=2

You can use storage attributes if you want to restrict the disks that vxassist uses when creating volumes.

The maximum size of a VxVM volume that you can create is 256TB.

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