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I noticed that when I used softraidtool to create a volume in the command line, that the GUI would only permit me to mount or unmount the volume, and would not permit me to delete it. Is that expected behaviour? (Not what I would have expected...)

Topic starter Posted : 19/01/2021 2:38 am
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Are you getting the message that volume cannot be deleted because Safeguard is enabled?

By default, Safeguard is enabled, it prevents accidental deletion of volumes.

Posted : 19/01/2021 10:45 am
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No, when I create using the command line, safeguard is disabled by default.

roberson@Sandras-iMac ~ % softraidtool volume J3 create 200gb nonraid disk2
SoftRAIDTool status: Creating new volume: "J3".
SoftRAIDTool status: waiting for disk2 to finish (0030)
Waiting for command to complete
Volume "J3" created successfully (disk74)
roberson@Sandras-iMac ~ % softraidtool volume J3 info
SoftRAIDTool status: waiting for disk74 to finish (0015)

Info for "J3":

Mountpoint: /Volumes/J3
BSD disk: disk74
Total Bytes: 200 GB (214,748,364,800)
Free Bytes: 199 GB (214,437,707,776)
Volume format: HFS+ (journaled)
Volume is SoftRAID
RAID level: non-RAID
SoftRAID ID: 08C810D47AB22500
Optimized for: Workstation
Created: Jan 19, 2021 at 1232 PM
Last Validated: never
Volume state: normal,
Volume Safeguard: disabled
Total I/Os: 495
Total I/O Errors: 0

Disks used for this volume:
bsd disk: SoftRAID ID: Location and Size:
disk2 08C74E909FB4DA80 (SATA bus 0, id 0, lun 0 - 931 GB) data disk,

But my only menu items are unmount and disable journaling. If it were a matter of safeguard then there would be the menu entry to disable safeguard.

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Topic starter Posted : 19/01/2021 12:44 pm
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Dion't forget you need to quit/relaunch the SoftRAID Application after running any terminal commands. The Application does not know what you do outside of it. So you need to quit and run SoftRAID again to observe changes.

Posted : 19/01/2021 3:37 pm