mkraid - initializes/upgrades RAID device arrays
mkraid [--configfile] [--version] [--force] [--upgrade] [-cvfu] </dev/md?>+
mkraid sets up a set of block devices into a single RAID array. It looks in its configu-
ration 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
Note that initializing RAID devices destroys all of the data on the consituent devices.
-c, --configfile filename
Use filename as the configuration file (/etc/raidtab is used by default).
Initialize the consituent devices, even if they appear to have data on them
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)