System Administration Guide
Chapter 8, Administering virtual disks

Creating filesystems on virtual disks

Creating filesystems on virtual disks

In the Virtual Disk Manager, select a virtual disk, then select Create Filesystem from the Disk menu. 

Select the filesystem type you require, then click on OK to create this new filesystem on the virtual disk. You are warned that existing data will be overwritten if the filesystem already exists on the virtual disk.

WARNING: If you change the filesystem on a virtual disk, all data stored on the filesystem will be lost. Back up any data on the virtual disk before changing filesystems.

For example, to increase the size of a filesystem:

  1. Back up the filesystem using the Backup Manager.

  2. Unmount the filesystem using the Filesystem Manager.

  3. Use the Virtual Disk Manager to increase the side of the virtual disk.

  4. Create a new, larger filesystem (using the Create Filesystem item on the Disk menu).

  5. Restore the filesystem data from the backup as described in ``Restoring a scheduled filesystem backup''.