mkfs syntax after vxassist

Grew ufs volume (oraback) with vxassist:

vxassist -b growby 4g oraback

Need to run mkfs to extend volume (it is ufs); command needs number of sectors—is

that for the total number of sectors that volume would ultimately include

or the number of sectors that the volume should grow?

Do I find the number of sectors that I need to extend by in vxprint output

(length column) or is there a better way?

Assuming I figure out the number of sectors, is this the correct syntax?

mkfs -F ufs -M /oraback /dev/vx/rdsk/oracle/oraback 8388608

Finally, can this command be run with applications running, or should server

be in a quiescent state? Thanks in advance.

--yb

Re: mkfs syntax after vxassist

Volume lengths are given in 512 byte blocks.

To see the number of 512 byte blocks per sector on our filesystem, you

will need to do a "fstyp" on your filesystem. (or if your volume is on

disks with the same size, a prtvtoc on the disk(s)

The mkfs command can be run with applications running.

UFS is a monster in the sense that if there are some errors anywhere on

the filesystem, the mkfs 0m command will fail.

Now, remember for next time, do not use vxassist followed by mkfs, try

vxresize (works with gb or mb or blocks) which does both in 1 go.

YB wrote:[color=blue]

> Grew ufs volume (oraback) with vxassist:

>

> vxassist -b growby 4g oraback

>

> Need to run mkfs to extend volume (it is ufs); command needs number of sectors—is

> that for the total number of sectors that volume would ultimately include

> or the number of sectors that the volume should grow?

>

> Do I find the number of sectors that I need to extend by in vxprint output

> (length column) or is there a better way?

>

> Assuming I figure out the number of sectors, is this the correct syntax?

>

> mkfs -F ufs -M /oraback /dev/vx/rdsk/oracle/oraback 8388608

>

> Finally, can this command be run with applications running, or should server

> be in a quiescent state? Thanks in advance.

>

> --yb

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