SUMMARY: vxfs convert question

From: Carl Ma <>
Date: Mon Feb 18 2002 - 10:40:55 EST

There are no direct solution for such problem. So I backup the files to one UFS 
filesystem with largefile support.(one 200G Tar file, cool!) Then convert the 
UFS to VxFS with largefiles support and move the files back. That's it!



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Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2002 23:40:41 -0500 (EST)
From: Carl Ma<>
Subject: vxfs convert question
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Hello everyone,

I am working on solaris 7 with T3 array. By default solaris 7 supports 
largefiles on all the UFS filesystems, so we have bunch of 15G files. Right now, 
I have to convert the UFS to vxfs. 

My question is:
After I convert UFS to vxfs, by default the new vxfs has no "largefiles" 
support. From the answer book, I should be able to add the largefiles support on 
the raw device as:
#fsadm -F vxfs -o largefiles <raw_device>

However I get the error messages like:
UX:vxfs fsadm: ERROR: file system dusty,mount and umount first

Even after I run the "fsck -F vxfs".

Do I miss anything? If no "largefiles" support, may I mount the vxfs filesystem 
with several 15G files on it?

Thanks so much & have a good weekend,

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