This page Disks > Management > HDD Format > Step 1 is used to format or reformat a harddisks. Also it is used to update the Metadata. In the example below we wil format an single disk (da1) to UFS (Unix Filesystem), an native filesystem of XigmaNAS.
Step 2 in the format process where we can set the advanced format and the volume label for the drive.
Step 3 is the final page before we can start the format process, this is the last time we can abort the process in case you selected the wrong harddisk.
Step 4 we see the finish of the format process, press ok button to return to the first page if you want to format another disk.
To format a disk following Information is needed:
Disk - Select the Disk you want to format
File system - Select the File system you want to use
Volume label - Enter the Name of your Drive or Volume
Minimum free Space - Diskspace reserved for The root user. This reserved space prevent user from overfilling the filesystem. A full filesystem can result in a unstable/unusable system. If unsure keep the settings as is. Default is 8%
Don't Erase MBR - By default XigmaNAS erase the complete Disk including the Master Boot Record. Some Hardware RAID-Controller don't like this so you can disabling erasing the MBR here. This setting is not necessary for formating a Software RAID.
*The shown settings may vary depending on the file system you selected above.