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re-setting a single formatted disk

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WestPoleCharlie
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re-setting a single formatted disk

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Post by WestPoleCharlie » 21 Mar 2016 08:58

Hi all :)

So I had a single encrypted disk in my nas4free server and whenever I had a problem with it, due to e.g. home router crashing and the mounted drive not being dismounted nicely, I just did mount point > fsck on it and that usually fixed it.

But the other night, the browser running fsck crashed and nothing could bring back the drive. No problem, I had a backup to restore to a laptop.

So today I tried to recreate the encrypted disk - delete the share name, delete the mount point, delete the disk itself from the disk management panel and then follow the instructions in
http://wiki.nas4free.org/doku.php?id=do ... encryption

as if the disk was newly installed.

So I disk management > add the disk, go to Disks > Encryption > management and I can see the disk is attached.

Then I go to Disks > Format and it wants a volume label - no value is automatically put there and putting in the disk name (ada5) gives me errors like

Device not configured

Created UFS file system:
dumpfs: /dev/ada5.elip1: could not find special device

and I can't get to giving it a mount point or recreating the share or anything :(

What am I doing wrong ?

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Re: re-setting a single formatted disk

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Post by GregMcM » 30 Apr 2016 03:39

Then I go to Disks > Format and it wants a volume label - no value is automatically put there and putting in the disk name (ada5) gives me errors like
You don't actually need a volume label, it's optional. And, I'm not too sure, but I don't think that using 'ada5' as your volume label may be too good of an idea. I don't have any specifics why, but it just gives me a weird feeling.

Anyway, I just tried what you described on my setup that I've been testing on and it works for me (using 'ada5' as the volume label on my device ada5), so I don't have anything further to add, sorry. :|

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