HP Media Vault

Posted on 2007-10-18
Last Modified: 2013-11-14
I have 2 HP Media Vaults (Useed as NAS devices rather than as media players) and I want to take the system disk out of one and use it to create a RAID1 array with the System disk of the other.

The documentation says you cant rename or format the SYSTEM disk.

However that would be very useful because otherwise I cant differentiate between the 2 disks!

How can I rename one of the disks? What is it about the disk that tells Media Vault its a system disk (I presume its just the name which is why I want to change it)
Question by:stummj
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    You need to know exactly how the system handles disk and resources.

    Doing such a thing is unsupported and you might end up in trouble. Be very careful if you attempt to do this. I guess there is a partition on each disk containing some kind of OS which might mess up the system and also the data.


    Author Comment

    No - I can go out and buy a 2nd disk and include it in the array. Thats fine. Its supported. But I currently have 2 disks called SYSTEM and I need to re-name the non-system disk!
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    I see, have you tried to connect the other drive direct to a regular computer. Is it readable?

    Author Comment

    Thats the road Im going to take. However my computers are ide and the drive is sata. So Im just waiting for a converter to arrive.

    Author Comment

    This is what I did.
    1. Connect the disk to a regular PC as a USB drive
    2. Low level format it
    3. Install into the NAS
    4. Format it

    Once that was done I could rename it!

    Thanks for all help.

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