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SFHA Solutions 6.0.1: Using the vxmake command to create and administer volumes

Level 4

vxmake is a low level utility that lets you create configuration records for individual Veritas Volume Manager objects (for example, for subdisks, plexes, and volumes). vxmake can also create a data change object (DCO) that is used to implement Persistent FastResync on a volume, a cache object that is used with space-optimized snapshots, a volume set that is used to implement multi-volume support. You can create records by specifying parameters on the command line or using a description file. The vxprint -m command output is also in the vxmake description format, which you can use to recreate the configuration. When the Veritas Volume Replicator (VVR) option is available, vxmake can also create Replicated Volume Group (RVG) and RLINK records. RVG and RLINK records support only gen usage.

vxmake(1M) 6.0.1 manual pages:

The vxmake command is required only for any necessary fine grained operations. Note that, although you can use vxmake to create new volumes from an appropriate description file, Symantec recommends that you use vxassist or the graphical user interface instead.

Symantec recommends that you use the vxassist utility to:

  • Find space for and create volumes
  • Convert volumes
  • Add mirrors and logs to existing volumes
  • Extend and shrink existing volumes
  • Migrate data from a specified set of disks
  • Perform snapshot-related operations to backup existing volumes online

vxassist(1M) 6.0.1 manual pages:

For additional information on administering volumes using vxmake and vxassist, see:
Veritas Volume Manager command reference

Veritas Storage Foundation and High Availability documentation for other releases and platforms can be found on the SORT website.