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Unable to remove old RAID 5 volume

(@bilbosoftraiduser)
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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.

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Topic starter Posted : 28/11/2021 2:07 pm
(@softraid-support)
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Are you able to manually eject (unmount) the volume? Something is using it.

Jpg are required for the forum

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Posted : 28/11/2021 3:00 pm
(@smetlitzky)
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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.

Cheers, Steve 

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Posted : 01/12/2021 6:59 pm
(@softraid-support)
Member Admin

@smetlitzky

Its a Time Machine volume, correct?

DId you delete this volume from Time Machine? that may allow this. Otherwise, we may have to use "Brute force" to delete it.

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Posted : 01/12/2021 9:41 pm
(@smetlitzky)
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@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 

Cheers, Steve

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Posted : 01/12/2021 11:03 pm
(@softraid-support)
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@smetlitzky

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.

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Posted : 02/12/2021 1:23 am
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