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Mounting Vxfs 5.0 File system on AIX automatically

Created: 07 Jan 2013 • Updated: 14 Jan 2013 | 4 comments
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Hi,

I need to mount several vxfs file system automatically  in AIX 6.1 so that all vxfs file system will be avaliable after reboot.

 

Please provide me complete procedure to mount VxFs file system in AIX so that all fille system mount automatically abter reboot.

 

Regards

Pradeep

 

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mikebounds's picture

Just add filesystems to /etc/filesystems (equivalent to /etc/fstab in other O/S's).  If you are using Veritas Cluster Server and these fileystemsare are shared between the 2 nodes, then you should configure them in VCS instead.

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mikebounds's picture

Below is an example of the format you require in /etc/filesystems:

/mount_point:
    dev  = /dev/vx/dsk/Diskgroup_name/Volume_name
    mount  = true
    check  = false
    vfs  = vxfs
 
 
  
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pradeep_r5@rediffmail.com's picture

No issue with /etc/vfstab but unable to add in /etc/filesytem.
Ccan you please tell me the complete syntex.

volumes - appvol1
Diskgroup - appdg
mount dir /u01/appdata

Regards
Pradeep Rajput

mikebounds's picture

So this will be:

 

/u01/appdata:
    dev  = /dev/vx/dsk/appdg/appvol1
    mount  = true
    check  = false
    vfs  = vxfs
 
Once you have added it, you can check it works using "mount /u01/appdata" to check that it looks up the block device and fs type (vxfs) so that it can mount it and the "mount = true" should ensure it is mounted at boot time.
 
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