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mkraid [options] devices

System administration command. Set up RAID array devices as defined in the /etc/raidtab configuration file. mkraid can be used to initialize a new array or upgrade older RAID device arrays for the new kernel. Initialization will destroy any data on the disk devices used to create the array.


-c file, --configfile file

Use file instead of /etc/raidtab.

-f, --force

Initialize the devices used to create the RAID array even if they currently have data.

-h, --help

Print a usage message and then exit.

-o, --upgrade

Upgrade an older array to the current kernel's RAID version. Preserve data on the old array.

-V, --version

Print version information and then exit.

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