Wipe existing Filesystem on disk

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Brief description of the problem

Wipe existing Filesystem on a disk

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        Traceback (most recent call last):

File “/opt/rockstor/src/rockstor/storageadmin/views/disk.py”, line 1003, in _role_disk
File “/opt/rockstor/.venv/lib/python2.7/site-packages/django/utils/decorators.py”, line 185, in inner
return func(*args, **kwargs)
File “/opt/rockstor/src/rockstor/storageadmin/views/disk.py”, line 678, in _wipe
).format(disk.name, disk.name, disk_name, reverse_name)
File “/opt/rockstor/src/rockstor/system/osi.py”, line 1005, in wipe_disk
return line_fields[1]
File “/opt/rockstor/src/rockstor/system/osi.py”, line 227, in run_command
logger.debug(“Running command: {}”.format(" ".join(cmd)))
CommandException: Error running a command. cmd = /usr/sbin/wipefs -a /dev/disk/by-id/ata-ST6000DM003-2CY186_ZCT2434P. rc = 1. stdout = [‘’]. stderr = [‘wipefs: error: /dev/disk/by-id/ata-ST6000DM003-2CY186_ZCT2434P: probing initialization failed: Device or resource busy’, ‘’]

@Osmic Hello there, and welcome to the Rockstor community,

This can often be resolved by a reboot. Sometimes btrfs or other previously active filesystems can have troubles fully releasing a device if they were previously part of a pool for example.

So try doing a reboot and then trying again to wipe the disk.

But first make sure the drive is not currently an active part of a pool. If it is you will need to ReRaid via the Pool details page to remove the drive (if possible) for it’s current pool: if the pool status allows for this of course.

Hope that helps


Thank you very much for your reply. Sorry but this did not help. I had installed Rockstor on a USB drive which apparently Rockstor did not like. I couldn’t get the system to boot. I ended up reinstalling on a SSD and so far I’ve not had problems.