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Problem Expanding RAID 5 Volume Capacity

(@wwdubya2-com)
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I had a RAID 5 volume with four 2TB drives, giving me a 6TB volume capacity.

I successfully went through the procedures to change the volume to four 6TB drives, expecting a new volume capacity of 18TB, but the 're-size volume' window says the maximum capacity of the volume is still 6TB.

I can find no way past this point.  Can anyone point me in the right direction?

Thanks.

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Topic starter Posted : 26/12/2021 11:02 am
(@softraid-support)
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What OS are you running?

You need to use the "resize volume" command. However, this is not working correctly in 6.2.

 

I can send a link to an older version if you are on Big Sur, Catalina, or older.

 

 

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Posted : 26/12/2021 11:07 am
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Big Sur,  11.6.1

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Topic starter Posted : 26/12/2021 11:13 am
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@wwdubya2-com 

Try using this version to resize volume:

https://softraid.com/updates/SoftRAID%206.0.5.dmg

(Again, do not install the driver, just run the app and use "resize")

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Posted : 26/12/2021 3:20 pm
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@softraid-support

That did it.  Thanks.

PS:  Do you recommend not upgrading to Monterey till this problem is fixed?

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Topic starter Posted : 26/12/2021 5:31 pm
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@wwdubya2-com 

Good question. Not really, not many people need to resize volume, which is why we let this slip.

 

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Posted : 26/12/2021 6:05 pm
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@softraid-support 

OK. Thanks for your help 

Best wishes for the new year.

 

ww

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Topic starter Posted : 26/12/2021 7:22 pm
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I feel that you folks have neglected your customers' trust.  You talk a lot about how important backing up is, with which I agree; I have an entire backup workflow that is based on OWC RAID enclosures and SoftRAID.  As the amount of data increases, resulting in more backup capacity needed, I must add disk capacity to the backup volumes and resize them.

You have apparently decided that the resizing function is not important ("not many people need to resize volume"), so now I'm left hanging with data backed up in only one location and nowhere to turn if I have a problem -- naked, so to speak, or at least half-naked.

I urge you to give a high priority to the resizing function.

Than you.

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Topic starter Posted : 17/01/2022 10:34 am
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@wwdubya2-com 

We are working on it, it may make it into the next update, I am not sure yet.

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Posted : 17/01/2022 1:26 pm
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@softraid-support 

That's good news!  Thanks

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Topic starter Posted : 17/01/2022 8:15 pm
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