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cdist-type__filesystem - Create Filesystems.

CDIST-TYPE__FILESYSTEM(7) cdist CDIST-TYPE__FILESYSTEM(7)

NAME

cdist-type__filesystem - Create Filesystems.

DESCRIPTION

This cdist type allows you to create filesystems on devices.
 
If the device is mounted on target, it refuses to do anything.
 
If the device has a filesystem other then the specified and/or the label is not correct, it only makes a new filesystem if you have specified --force option.

REQUIRED PARAMETERS

fstype
Filesystem type, for example 'ext3', 'btrfs' or 'xfs'.

OPTIONAL PARAMETERS

device
Blockdevice for filesystem, Defaults to object_id. On linux, it can be any lsblk accepted device notation.
For example:
/dev/sdx or /dev/disk/by-xxxx/xxx or /dev/mapper/xxxx
 
label
Label which should be applied on the filesystem.
mkfsoptions
Additional options which are inserted to the mkfs.xxx call.

BOOLEAN PARAMETERS

force
Normally, this type does nothing if a filesystem is found on the target device. If you specify force, it's formatted if the filesystem type or label differs from parameters. Warning: This option can easily lead into data loss!

MESSAGES

filesystem <fstype> on <device> : <discoverd device> created
Filesystem was created on <discoverd device>

EXAMPLES

 
# Ensures that device /dev/sdb is formatted with xfs
__filesystem /dev/sdb --fstype xfs --label Testdisk1
# The same thing with btrfs and disk spezified by pci path to disk 1:0 on vmware
__filesystem dev_sdb --fstype btrfs --device /dev/disk/by-path/pci-0000:0b:00.0-scsi-0:0:0:0 --label Testdisk2
# Make sure that a multipath san device has a filesystem ...
__filesystem dev_sdb --fstype xfs --device /dev/mapper/360060e80432f560050202f22000023ff --label Testdisk3


AUTHORS

Daniel Heule < hda--@--sfs.biz>

COPYING

Copyright (C) 2016 Daniel Heule. Free use of this software is granted under the terms of the GNU General Public License version 3 or any later version (GPLv3+).
December 18, 2016 4.4.1