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disk

Use this command to list and format hard disks installed in FortiGate units or individual partitions on these hard disks.

Syntax

execute disk format  Format a partition.

execute disk list  List disk devices and partitions.

execute disk scan  Scan a partition and fix errors.

 

Variable Description
format Format the referenced disk partitions or disks. Separate reference numbers with spaces.

If you enter a partition reference number the disk partition is formatted. If you enter a disk reference number the entire disk and all of its partitions are formatted.
list List the disks and partitions and the reference number for each one.
scan Scan a disk or partition and repair errors.

The execute disk format command formats the specified partitions or disks and then reboots the system if a reboot is required. The execute disk scan command scans and repairs a disk partition and then reboots the system.

In most cases you need to format the entire disk only if there is a problem with the partition. Formatting the partition removes all data from the partition. Formatting the disk removes all data from the entire disk and creates a single partition on the disk.

Examples

Use the following command to list the disks and partitions.

execute disk list

 

Disk Internal(boot) ref: 14.9GB type: SSD [ATA SanDisk SSD U100] dev: /dev/sda

partition ref: 3 14.4GB, 14.4GB free mounted: Y label: 7464A257123E07BB dev: /dev/sda3

In this example, there is only one partition and its reference number is 3.

Enter the following command to format the partition.

execute disk format 3

After a confirmation message the FortiGate unit formats the partition and restarts. This can take a few minutes.

Enter the following command to scan disk partition 3:

# execute disk scan 3

scan requested for: 3/Internal (device=/dev/sda3)

This action requires the unit to reboot.

Do you want to continue? (y/n)

disk

Use this command to list and format hard disks installed in FortiGate units or individual partitions on these hard disks.

Syntax

execute disk format  Format a partition.

execute disk list  List disk devices and partitions.

execute disk scan  Scan a partition and fix errors.

 

Variable Description
format Format the referenced disk partitions or disks. Separate reference numbers with spaces.

If you enter a partition reference number the disk partition is formatted. If you enter a disk reference number the entire disk and all of its partitions are formatted.
list List the disks and partitions and the reference number for each one.
scan Scan a disk or partition and repair errors.

The execute disk format command formats the specified partitions or disks and then reboots the system if a reboot is required. The execute disk scan command scans and repairs a disk partition and then reboots the system.

In most cases you need to format the entire disk only if there is a problem with the partition. Formatting the partition removes all data from the partition. Formatting the disk removes all data from the entire disk and creates a single partition on the disk.

Examples

Use the following command to list the disks and partitions.

execute disk list

 

Disk Internal(boot) ref: 14.9GB type: SSD [ATA SanDisk SSD U100] dev: /dev/sda

partition ref: 3 14.4GB, 14.4GB free mounted: Y label: 7464A257123E07BB dev: /dev/sda3

In this example, there is only one partition and its reference number is 3.

Enter the following command to format the partition.

execute disk format 3

After a confirmation message the FortiGate unit formats the partition and restarts. This can take a few minutes.

Enter the following command to scan disk partition 3:

# execute disk scan 3

scan requested for: 3/Internal (device=/dev/sda3)

This action requires the unit to reboot.

Do you want to continue? (y/n)