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(@john-palaganas)
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Hello,

Got a new ThunderBay and I'm trying to delete the volume so I can create another RAID volume/level.

SoftRaid won't delete the volume. No other application is using this volume. What's going on?

 

Thanks!

John

 

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Topic starter Posted : 12/05/2021 1:19 pm
(@john-palaganas)
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Also I have a lot of these "boot OSX" on Finder. Weird?

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Topic starter Posted : 12/05/2021 1:36 pm
(@softraid-support)
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I think the driver is not installed, or the wrong version is installed.

Run this command and paste the text output (in the terminal.app)

 

sudo kextstat -b com.softraid.driver.SoftRAID

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Posted : 12/05/2021 8:57 pm
(@john-palaganas)
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The Thunderbay came in as RAID 5 and I wanted to change.

I just updated to the latest SoftRaid 6.0.4.

Executing: /usr/bin/kmutil showloaded --bundle-identifier com.softraid.driver.SoftRAID
No variant specified, falling back to release
Index Refs Address Size Wired Name (Version) UUID <Linked Against>
231 0 0xfffffe0006d78000 0x4000 0x4000 com.softraid.driver.SoftRAID (6.0.4) 157208D9-77AB-3B86-8834-65C81DB069C3 <15 5 4 3>

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Topic starter Posted : 12/05/2021 10:15 pm
(@softraid-support)
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I assume your volume is working, though.

 

These Boot OSX volumes are hidden partitions. They should not show up, they are harmless, but annoying. macOS X is supposed to suppress them, as they are protected volumes.

Did you do anything like repair your SoftRAID volumes with Disk Utility? Anything you can think of that is unique?

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Posted : 12/05/2021 11:24 pm
(@john-palaganas)
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Yes, the volume is working. However, I did "Disable Safeguard" and "Erase" it and it works. Also, I tried "Removing Disk" but that did not work.

 

I have been having trouble with another volume so I tried diagnosing it before using Disk Utility by using First Aid but that didn't do anything.

 

What else can you recommend to resolve this? I would like to create a new volume asap.

 

Thank you!

 

 

 

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Topic starter Posted : 13/05/2021 6:28 am
(@softraid-support)
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@john-palaganas

Did you try manually unmounting the volume from the desktop first?

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Posted : 13/05/2021 4:51 pm
(@john-palaganas)
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Yes, I can manually unmount it but when I tried to "Delete" the volume I get the exact same error that the disk is being used by another application.

 

Any other advice?

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Topic starter Posted : 13/05/2021 5:14 pm
(@softraid-support)
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@john-palaganas

Once you unmount the volume, it is released.

Try restarting, unmount the volume and try again. Sorry about this, it should be easier. I don't know what is holding onto the volume.

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Posted : 13/05/2021 5:40 pm
(@john-palaganas)
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Ok I did (restart, unmount then delete volume) but I still get this error

 

So one of the drives has an error? Its a brand new drive.

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Topic starter Posted : 13/05/2021 5:57 pm
(@john-palaganas)
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Ok I updated my Mac OS to 11.4 beta and now everything works! Weird!

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Topic starter Posted : 13/05/2021 6:56 pm
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