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Formating a file system with largefiles support

 
senthil_kumar_1
Super Advisor

Formating a file system with largefiles support

Hi All,

 

The following is used to format a file system with largefiles support...

 

#mkfs -F vxfs -o version=4,largefiles /dev/vg01/rlvol1

 

 

My Questions:

 

1)What is the purpose of largefiles option?

 

2)What is the issue If we are not formating with largefiles option?

 

3)What version=4 means?

 

4)What are the other versions available?

2 REPLIES
Patrick Wallek
Honored Contributor

Re: Formating a file system with largefiles support

1) To allow creation of files larger than 2GB.

 

2) You can't create files larger than 2 GB.

 

3) That is the VxFS file system version

 

4) It depends on your operating system and version of VxFS  installed.

Patrick Wallek
Honored Contributor

Re: Formating a file system with largefiles support

From the mkfs_vxfs man page on an 11.31 system:

 

version=n
n is the VxFS disk layout version number.  Valid values are 4, 5, 6, and 7.  The Version 7 disk layout supports file systems up to 256 terabytes in size.  Version 6 and 7 disk layouts support file systems up to 256 terabytes in size, although file systems currently cannot be created with a size of 8 exabytes.  The default is disk layout Version 7.