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    I have a promise RAID E-class… ultimately to became an Xsan member. Originally, this RAID was formatted with traditional HFS Journaled volumes. I am attempting to blast the arrays, create new arrays for Xsan preparation.

    You would think that this would be simple: kill the existing arrays, add new arrays/LUN, add LUN to Xsan accordingly.

    Unfortunately, this is not the case. When I create new arrays and assign the LUN initiators, the old volumes pop back up with the data still on the volumes.

    I tried killing the arrays (many time) I tried resetting to the factory default via. the admin tools (many times). I even tried using absolute unique naming of arrays and LUN, controllers alike. No joy.

    In a nut shell, I cannot shake the volumes that were originally created. Any thoughts? Is this a caching feature for data preservation?


    BTW: Reserve sector reset is the solution…


    That was great! Thanks for that!


    I suppose you were in this situation too? It felt like Groundhogs day, you know?

    I pored through the E class manuals and discovered the keywords that tipped me off…. “Reserve Sector”

    As soon as I saw that, I was like … LIGHT BULB! WhenI triggered that reset, the drive LEDs flickered away like Xmas!! I was happy! Of corse, now, if I saw those lights flicker that way, I would not be happy!

    Xsan has been running since!


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