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MKFS.BTRFS

MKFS.BTRFS

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NAME

mkfs.btrfs - create an btrfs filesystem  

SYNOPSIS

mkfs.btrfs [ -A alloc-start ] [ -b byte-count ] [ -d data-profile ] [ -l leafsize ] [ -L label ] [ -m metadata profile ] [ -n nodesize ] [ -s sectorsize ] [ -h ] [ -V ] device [ device ... ]  

DESCRIPTION

mkfs.btrfs is used to create an btrfs filesystem (usually in a disk partition, or an array of disk partitions). device is the special file corresponding to the device (e.g /dev/sdXX ). If multiple devices are specified, btrfs is created spanning across the specified devices.  

OPTIONS

-A, --alloc-start offset
Specify the offset from the start of the device to start the btrfs filesystem. The default value is zero, or the start of the device.
-b, --byte-count size
Specify the size of the resultant filesystem. If this option is not used, mkfs.btrfs uses all the available storage for the filesystem.
-d, --data type
Specify how the data must be spanned across the devices specified. Valid values are raid0, raid1, raid10 or single.
-l, --leafsize size
Specify the leaf size, the least data item in which btrfs stores data. The default value is the page size.
-L, --label name
Specify a label for the filesystem.
-m, --metadata profile
Specify how metadata must be spanned across the devices specified. Valid values are raid0, raid1, raid10 or single.
-n, --nodesize size
Specify the nodesize. By default the value is set to the pagesize.
-s, --sectorsize size
Specify the sectorsize, the minimum block allocation.
-V, --version
Print the mkfs.btrfs version and exit.
 

AVAILABILITY

mkfs.btrfs is part of btrfs-progs. Btrfs is currently under heavy development, and not suitable for any uses other than benchmarking and review. Please refer to the btrfs wiki http://btrfs.wiki.kernel.org for further details.  

SEE ALSO

btrfsck(8)


 

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SEE ALSO

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