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Bug #28432

Unable to switch boot volume from striped to mirrored

Added by K A over 1 year ago. Updated over 1 year ago.

Status:
Closed
Priority:
Nice to have
Assignee:
Release Council
Category:
Middleware
Target version:
Seen in:
Severity:
Reason for Closing:
Not to be fixed
Reason for Blocked:
Needs QA:
Yes
Needs Doc:
Yes
Needs Merging:
Yes
Needs Automation:
No
Support Suite Ticket:
n/a
Hardware Configuration:
ChangeLog Required:
No

Description

I'm using version 11.1-U1 with the standard UI. All USB drives mentioned are the same capacity (32GB).

Trying to follow instructions from http://doc.freenas.org/11/system.html#mirroring-the-boot-device

If I check 'use all disk space', the UI pauses for a bit, then no change; the boot volume is still striped without adding the disk.

If I don't check 'use all disk space', an error message appears. See attachment called errormsg.txt

Also attached screen caps in screencaps.pdf.


Related issues

Related to FreeNAS - Bug #27860: Display proper error message when mirroring boot device fails due to target device size being too smallDone2018-01-182018-02-12

History

#1 Updated by K A over 1 year ago

  • File debug-tsfs-20180211224713.txz added
  • Private changed from No to Yes

#2 Updated by K A over 1 year ago

  • File errormsg.txt added

#3 Updated by K A over 1 year ago

  • File screencaps.pdf added

#4 Updated by William Grzybowski over 1 year ago

  • Status changed from Not Started to Closed
  • Reason for Closing set to Not to be fixed

Unfortunately changes have been made to increase the boot partition, which means the drive now needs to be bigger than the last one. Or you can reinstall formatting the disk.

#5 Updated by William Grzybowski over 1 year ago

  • Related to Bug #27860: Display proper error message when mirroring boot device fails due to target device size being too small added

#6 Updated by Dru Lavigne over 1 year ago

  • File deleted (debug-tsfs-20180211224713.txz)

#7 Updated by Dru Lavigne over 1 year ago

  • Target version set to N/A
  • Private changed from Yes to No
  • Seen in changed from 11.1-U1 to 11.1-U1

#8 Updated by K A over 1 year ago

How is that possible when the existing drive is the exact same size as the one being added? They are all the same size, brand, and model of USB drive. Could you point me to the information in the error log that indicates the changes which have been made to the boot partition requiring the new drives to be larger than the existing boot drive?

#9 Updated by William Grzybowski over 1 year ago

K A wrote:

How is that possible when the existing drive is the exact same size as the one being added? They are all the same size, brand, and model of USB drive. Could you point me to the information in the error log that indicates the changes which have been made to the boot partition requiring the new drives to be larger than the existing boot drive?

That information is not in the logs. If the partition for /boot has increased (from 100m to 230m) that leaves less space for the zfs partition.

#10 Updated by K A over 1 year ago

Okay, thanks for the reply. I still don't understand the logic but will just to a fresh install and then import saved configuration.

#11 Updated by Dru Lavigne about 1 year ago

  • File deleted (errormsg.txt)

#12 Updated by Dru Lavigne about 1 year ago

  • File deleted (screencaps.pdf)

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