Cannot Add Disk back into RAID 5
I made a RAID 5, it seemed to work fine. I was having issues with one of the drives, and I removed it from the RAID to run some tests on it. Big mistake. When I went to add it back into the RAID, it told me there was not enough space. So I re-initialized it, thinking maybe then I could add it back in and softRAID would re-build it. Nope. Now it tells me that there are no Softraid initialized disks with enough free space to be added to my RAID. All of this within a span of a few minutes, with no disk activity. I don't understand how the exact same initialized drive doesn't have enough space, when it was literally part of this RAID five minutes ago. Most importantly, I don't know what to do.
Any advice on how to get this drive back into the RAID?
p.s. I assume I could probably wipe the RAID out, and rebuild from scratch, but I don't have sufficient space to juggle the data to make that happen.
I think you may not be doing this correctly. Are you initializing the disk with SoftRAID?
Then using "Add disk"?
That was the next idea, yes.
@softraid-support As an FYI follow-up for anyone who ever has this issue, I was able to restore the RAID back up 0.1 TB larger once the RAID had rebuilt the disk. So a pretty easy and simple solution is anyone ever has this happen to them.
Ali Sami Farooq here i also try this but in my case it is working properly. Thank you for your support.
I think I'm having the same issue; trying to add my new drive to the raid and I receive the same message. Can you explain how you " resized my RAID to be 0.1 TB smaller " ?
Maybe my issue is different. Here's a screen shot.
I appreciate the time and help.
@softraid-supportI I appreciate the help, truly! :) I was an idiot and realized I hadn't validated the volume after the drive failed. I was able to resize the volume after this process was complete. It's resizing now, hopefully that does the trick!