mkraid - initializes/upgrades RAID device arrays
mkraid [--configfile] [--version] [--force] [--upgrade]
mkraid sets up a set of block devices into a single RAID array. It
looks in its configuration file for the md devices mentioned on the
command line, and initializes those arrays. mkraid works for all types
of RAID arrays (RAID1, RAID4, RAID5, LINEAR and RAID0).
Note that initializing RAID devices destroys all of the data on the
-c, --configfile filename
Use filename as the configuration file (/etc/raidtab is used by
Initialize the consituent devices, even if they appear to have
data on them already.
Displays a short usage message, then exits.
This option upgrades older arrays to the current kernel's RAID
version, without destroying data. Although the utility detects
various pitfalls like mixed up disks and inconsistent
superblocks, this option should be used with care.
Displays a short version message, then exits.
The raidtools are derived from the md-tools and raidtools packages,
which were originally written by Marc Zyngier, Miguel de Icaza, Gadi
Oxman, Bradley Ward Allen, and Ingo Molnar.
raidtab(5), raidstart(8), raid0run(8), raidstop(8)