Creating a volume of maximum size

In previous releases, Veritas Volume Manager provided a two-step approach to creating a volume of the maximum size. You had to run the vxassist maxsize command to find the maximum size of the volume to be created with the given constraints. Then, you had to run the vxassist make command and specify the volume size as the maximum determined by the vxassist maxsize command.

In this release, you can create a maximum sized volume with a single command. Specify the vxassist make command with the maxsize keyword. The vxassist command creates the maximum sized volume possible, taking into consideration any other allocation attributes that you specify.