Initializes a logical volume for use as a JFS or JFS2 log.
logform [ -V vfstype ] LogName
Attention: Executing the logform command on any Journaled File System (JFS) or Enhanced Journaled File System (JFS2) log device can result in data loss and file system corruption for all JFS or JFS2 file systems logged by the log device.
The logform command initializes a logical volume for use as a JFS or JFS2 log device. The logform command destroys all log records on existing log devices, which may result in file system data loss.
The Logname parameter specifies the absolute path to the logical volume to be initialized (for example, /dev/jfslog1).
Note: The only intended use for the logform command is to initialize a JFS log logical volume as a JFS log device or to initialize a JFS2 log logical volume as a JFS2 log device. The SMIT interface for creating a JFS or JFS2 and the crfs command allow only one JFS or JFS2 log device per volume group.
JFS is a POWER-based platform only, and JFS2 is common to both platforms.
|-V vfstype||If specified, vfstype indicates what type of file system the log should be formatted for. If this option is not specified, then the type is obtained from the logical volume's type. If there is no type specified for the logical volume, then the default vfs type from /etc/vfs is used.|
mklv -t jfslog -y jfslog1 newvg 1
This command creates a jfslog logical volume named jfslog1 in the volume group newvg. The size of the logical volume is 1 logical partition.
The jfslog1 logical volume is now ready to be used as a JFS log device.
|/etc/filesystems||Lists the known file systems and defines their characteristics, including the log device.|
The crfs command, mkfs command, mklv command.
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