Getting Started With XFS Filesystems

Document Number: 007-2549-001

Front Matter

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Table of Contents

About This Guide
How to Use This Guide
Hardware Requirements
Product Support
For More Information

1. Introduction to XFS, XLV, and GRIO
XFS Features
XLV Features
GRIO Features

2. XFS Filesystem Administration
Planning for XFS Filesystems
Making an XFS Filesystem on a Disk Partition
Making an XFS Filesystem on an XLV Logical Volume
Converting Filesystems on the System Disk From EFS to XFS
Converting a Filesystem on an Option Disk from EFS to XFS
Checking Filesystem Consistency

3. Dumping and Restoring XFS Filesystems
About the xfsdump and xfsrestore Utilities
Using xfsdump
Using xfsrestore
Dump and Restore With STDIN/STDOUT
Other Backup Utilities and XFS

4. XLV Logical Volumes
XLV Overview
Planning a Logical Volume
Using xlv_make to Create Volume Objects
Preparing a Logical Volume for Use
Converting lv Logical Volumes to XLV
Using xlv_admin to Administer Logical Volumes
Using the Real-Time Subvolume

5. Guaranteed-Rate I/O
Guaranteed-Rate I/O Overview
GRIO Guarantee Types
GRIO System Components
Hardware Configuration Requirements for GRIO
Disabling Disk Error Recovery
Configuring the ggd Daemon
Example: Setting Up an XLV Logical Volume for GRIO
GRIO File Formats

A. Error Messages
Error Messages While Converting From EFS to XFS
General Error Messages
Error Messages from xlv_make
Error Messages from xfs_check

B. Reference Pages
XFS, XLV, and GRIO Reference Pages
Reference Pages in This Guide