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Proper method of adding a container to an apfs volume

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I just created a RAID 5 apfs volume and it creates a volume "covering" the whole volume.

To add another volume, (I want both to adjust their sizes as necessary). I went into the disk utility

and created the new volume under the container.

I could not figure out a way to do this via softRAID.

So far everything seems to be working just fine. The only "issue" is that in softRAID only the first volume shows up.

If there is a better way, please let me know!


Newbie Tom

Topic starter Posted : 11/12/2020 12:27 pm
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We do not support this and I do not think Disk Utility supports SoftRAID APFS volumes correctly. (to create a volume inside a container)

Best is just create 2 "hard" volumes for now. This is one of the features that will be supported in a 6.0 when we do the UI changes. You are ahead of the curve for now.

Posted : 11/12/2020 1:01 pm
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I should of mentioned I am running the latest v5 beta.

Thanks for the info, I will blow away what I did via disk utility.

Topic starter Posted : 11/12/2020 1:44 pm