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 must be a Veritas Volume Manager (VxVM) volume. 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.

See to your operating system documentation.

If you are using a logical device (such as a VxVM volume), see the VxVM documentation.


Creating a VxFS file system on a Logical Volume Manager (LVM) or Multiple Device (MD) driver volume is not supported in this release. You also must convert an underlying LVM to a VxVM volume before converting an ext2 or ext3 file system to a VxFS file system. See the vxvmconvert(1M) manual page.

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

To create a file system