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LDEV Formating-9990

Question asked by Fazil Saiyed on Apr 16, 2014
Latest reply on Apr 24, 2014 by Cris Danci


I reclaimed unused capacity and created new ldev on this array under various cu/box etc, each apx 260 GB in size, i got an message saying i need to format, so i tried to format the ldev one parity group at a time in each of the 6 boxes.

This ldev are blocked and i have no warm fuzzy about 9990 actually formating them as the ldev status says formating but the status is still blocked.

My question is if formating is the Right way to fix my blocked ldev issue or if there is  a different way.

the other issue is why i have no confirmation of which parity groups are actively formating, how long do i waite for it to complete as when i click on ldev progress  it says formating, i did receive a warning saying

task to format could not completed sucessfully since other format were in progress while i was trying to format addtional ldev in different cu/box.

Do i continue to format blocked ldev in different parity/block or do i have to waite until some are done, i just cannot tell what 9990 is doing ?

The goal is to unblock the ldev and present it to unix host.