Unable to remove old RAID 5 volume
No matter what I try I'm unable to get rid of an old RAID 5 volume - I have disabled safeguard, I've tried deleting the volume, I've tried initialising each of the drives. Despite the volume being unmounted, I keep getting errors telling me that another application is using it. Any suggestions?
I tried to upload a screenshot but bizarrely it says filetype not allowed - it's a standard png.
Are you able to manually eject (unmount) the volume? Something is using it.
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@softraid-support I am having exactly the same issue. Running Big Sur 11.6 on an M1 MacBook Air with Softraid V6.2 and Driver V6.2
I have tried everything, rebooting, un-mounting etc. No other 'apps' are running. Safeguard is Disabled.
No matter what I try it still keeps coming up with an error saying that an application is using the volume.
@softraid-support although it has a time machine folder on it, it’s only one folder on the drive and that drive is no longer in the time machine list and hasn’t been for ages. I can normally eject the drive - yes although sometimes it takes a few goes.
Brute force method is fine as I have no other choice and just want to empty the drive/array now. Happy to use terminal or whatever is necessary
What you have to do is this:
Connect only the disk for this volume. (or disks if a RAID volume)
uninstall SoftRAID driver
Run Disk Utility and erase this disk.
Now reinstall the SoftRAID driver. Make sure you "Allow" OWC again.