CBFS Storage 2020 Node.js Edition

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FormatVolume Method

Formats a storage volume or partition with the CBFS Storage filesystem. (Windows only).


cbdrive.formatVolume(volumeName, flags, [callback])


The 'callback' parameter specifies a function which will be called when the operation completes (or an error is encountered). If the 'callback' parameter is not specified, then the method will block and will not return until the operation completes (or an error is encountered).

The callback for this method is defined as:

function(err){ }

'err' is the error that occurred. If there was no error, then 'err' is 'null'.

'err' has 2 properties which hold detailed information:



This method formats the storage volume or partition specified by VolumeName with the CBFS Storage filesystem, allowing it to be opened as a vault using the OpenVolume method.

The VolumeName parameter specifies the fully-qualified name of a storage volume or partition. DOS names, such as X:, are also valid.

The Flags parameter is used to control formatting options, and should be set by OR'ing together zero or more of the following flags:

CBFSSTORAGE_FMF_FAST_FORMAT0x00000001Perform a fast format; only initialize the pages necessary for storing the filesystem structure.

When this flag is not set, all pages of the new vault are initialized.

Note that formatting a large storage partition or volume can take a significant amount of time, and this method will block until the formatting process is complete.

Note: This method cannot be called when Active is true, and cannot be called within events.

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