Extending a file system using fsadm

If a VxFS file system is not large enough, you can increase its size. The size of the file system is specified in units of 1024-byte blocks (or sectors).

The device must have enough space to contain the larger file system.

See the fdisk(8) manual page.

See the Veritas Volume Manager Administrator's Guide.

To extend a VxFS file system


The file system type.


The size to which the file system will increase. The default units is sectors, but you can specify k or K for kilobytes, m or M for megabytes, or g or G for gigabytes.


The file system's mount point.

-r rawdev

Specifies the path name of the raw device if there is no entry in /etc/fstab and fsadm cannot determine the raw device.