Veritas: Creating striped volumesΒΆ

Title:Veritas: Creating striped volumes
Author:Douglas O’Leary <>
Description:Veritas: Creating striped volumes
Date created:08/2008
Date updated:09/2009
Disclaimer:Standard: Use the information that follows at your own risk. If you screw up a system, don’t blame it on me...
vxassist -g ${group} make ${vol} ${length}m layout=stripe [ ${disks[*]} ]

For example:

vxassist -g doug make vol01 2048m layout=stripe ${disks[*]}


  • ${length} will default to sectors, so make sure you put a ‘m’ after the number to indicate megs. The example above creates a 2 gig volume.
  • The ${disks[*]} array is used if you want to stripe the volume across specific disks. If you don’t put it in there, it will stripe across all disks in the disk group.
  • If you don’t specify either the disks or the disk group, the command will default to rootdg.