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Bug #141

Problem Setting Up Used Hard Drive With a New Volume in FreeNAS

Added by Daniel Curtis about 7 years ago. Updated over 5 years ago.

Status:
Closed
Priority:
Normal
Assignee:
Category:
Network Attached Storage
Target version:
Start date:
07/09/2013
Due date:
% Done:

100%

Estimated time:
5.50 h

Description

During the initial deployment of the DMZ NAS I came across an error during the creation of a new volume.
The error stated:

Error: Unable to GPT format the disk "ada0"

The previous operating system used was Ubuntu on an ext4 filesystem, which used the MRB partitioning mechanism. A few forum suggested zeroing the disk and starting over that way, and I did just that. I opened a shell from the web interface and zeroed the disk:

dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/ada0

The process took about 5 hours to complete, however when it finished the Volume Manager created the new volume without any problems

History

#1 Updated by Daniel Curtis about 7 years ago

I have noticed that while in the web shell on FreeNAS, during the zeroing process, you can press Ctrl+t and get some raw statistics.

This is not of any particular relevance, other than seeing the immediate progress of the zeroing process.

#2 Updated by Daniel Curtis over 5 years ago

  • Project changed from 38 to FreeBSD Administration
  • Category set to Network Attached Storage
  • Target version set to FreeNAS 9.x

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