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Bug #33333

Extending a pool leaves the user wondering whether or not they will lose all of their data

Added by Dru Lavigne over 3 years ago. Updated over 3 years ago.

Status:
Done
Priority:
No priority
Assignee:
-
Category:
GUI (new)
Severity:
High
Reason for Closing:
Reason for Blocked:
Needs QA:
Yes
Needs Doc:
Yes
Needs Merging:
No
Needs Automation:
No
Support Suite Ticket:
n/a
Hardware Configuration:
ChangeLog Required:
No

Description

See attached screenshot.

To recreate:

1. have 6 (virtual) disks
2. create a RAIDZ1 using 3 disks
3.in the extend a pool screen, add 3 disks to stripe in an identical raidz vdev

There are several issues in the screenshot that leaves the reader wondering.

In my example, the RAIDZ1 already had a capacity of 28GB. Extending the pool shows the new capacity as 28G and promises to destroy the data on the disks. Fortunately the backend does the right thing and the resulting pool increases to 56G, but you would never be able to tell that from this screen.

Suggested improvements:

1. Show the new "extended" capacity.
2. Clarify the warning message to either indicate that the added disks will lose data, but not the pool itself.

example.png (48.2 KB) example.png Dru Lavigne, 05/09/2018 01:05 PM
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Associated revisions

Revision 733dd6e0 (diff)
Added by Erin Clark over 3 years ago

WIP - Add various seatbelts and improvements to volume manager Ticket: #33336 #28139 #33333 #32511

Revision 43d95888 (diff)
Added by Erin Clark over 3 years ago

Make volume manager improvements/seatbelts/warnings work for creating and extending pools Ticket: #33336 #28139 #33333 #32511

History

#1 Updated by Anonymous over 3 years ago

  • Status changed from Unscreened to Screened

#2 Updated by Anonymous over 3 years ago

  • Status changed from Screened to In Progress
  • Assignee changed from Anonymous to Vaibhav Chauhan

#3 Updated by Dru Lavigne over 3 years ago

  • Status changed from In Progress to Done
  • Assignee changed from Vaibhav Chauhan to Anonymous
  • Target version changed from 11.2-BETA1 to Master - FreeNAS Nightlies
  • Needs Merging changed from Yes to No

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