Dell Command Line Reference Guide for the S4048–ON System 9.14.2.8

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format

Erase all existing files and reformat the file system. After the file system is formatted, files cannot be restored.

Syntax

format {flash: | usbflash:}

Defaults

None

Command Modes
EXEC Privilege
Command History

This guide is platform-specific. For command information about other platforms, see the relevant Dell EMC Networking OS Command Line Reference Guide.

Version
Description
9.10(0.1)
Introduced on the S6010-ON and S4048T-ON.
9.10(0.0)
Introduced on the S3148.
9.10(0.0)
Introduced on the S6100-ON.
9.8(2.0)
Introduced on the S3100 series.
9.8(1.0)
Introduced on the Z9100–ON.
9.8(0.0P5)
Introduced on the S4048-ON.
9.8(0.0P2)
Introduced on the S3048-ON.
9.7(0.0)
Introduced on the S6000-ON.
9.0.2.0
Introduced on the S6000.
8.3.19.0
Introduced on the S4820T.
8.3.7.0
Introduced on the S4810.
7.8.1.0
Introduced on the S-Series
Usage Information
You must include the colon (:) when entering this command.

After reformatting is complete, three empty directories are automatically created on flash: CRASH_LOG_DIR, TRACE_LOG_DIR and NVTRACE_LOG_DIR.

CAUTION: This command deletes all files, including the startup configuration file. So, after executing this command, consider saving the running config as the startup config (use the write memory command or copy running-config startup-config command).
Related Commands
  • copy – copy the current configuration to either the startup-configuration file or the terminal.
  • show file-systems – display information about the file systems on the system.

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