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Tim Medford
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newfs question

I created a new vxfs file system on a 64gb logicla volume. It warned me that I should use an 8k block size on filesystems that large.

I wanted to remove the fs and try again but there is no rmfs command that I could see. So instead I just re-ran my newfs command this time specifying -b 8192 and it seemed to work fine.

Does it hurt to run newfs twice? Does it just overlay the existing filesystem?

Thanks, Tim
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Kodjo Agbenu
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Re: newfs question

Hi Tim,

Running newfs twice just overwrites the existing filesystem.

Just a remark : this is a Linux forum.

Good lcuk.
Kodjo
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Tim Medford
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Re: newfs question

Thanks Kodjo. I meant this for the HPUX sysadm section, no idea how I wound up here.