Quick Reference: AIX Journaled File Systems and Veritas File System

An IBM Redpaper publication

Published 19 December 2000

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IBM Form #: REDP-0102-00

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Authors: Scott Vetter, Johnny Shieh


This paper will help administrators of VxFS learn and manage JFS and JFS2.
Functional differences and commonality among these file systems will be listed,
with a brief discussion about the differences. This paper provides only an overview
of differences to the system administrator who is familiar with VxFS systems.

Table of contents

1.0 Introduction
2.0 Functional Differences
2.1 Journaling
2.2 I-nodes
2.3 Caching
2.4 Data Integrity
2.5 Online File System Resizing
2.6 Online Defragmentation
3.0 Conclusion

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