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Hi everyone,

A collegue of mine has implemented openfiler as a ISCI-system. I have a little bit experience with linux, but not much.. I need to format sda4 to have free space again on my ISCI. I have atached the ISCI-device to my windows 7 and did a format of this drive.

However when I open up my openfiler interface, it indicates that the whole partition is full. How is this possible? Should I format this partition in openfiler again?

I hope you can help me.
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The contents of the iSCSI partition are inaccessible from within the linux OS without the iscsi access. Openfiler reflects that the space has been allocated to the LUN and can not be used by openfiler for other purposes.

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Thanks for your reply Arnold, didn't thought of this one.. But when I want to delete the partition, I am not able to anymore.. It is always in use.. I even removed the isci target from "isci initiator" from my devices which use the openfiler..

Do you have any idea how to do this?
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Presumably you are running 2.3 version which I think had/has an issue with deleting luns.
Presumably you went through removing the mapping.
and the rest, and the status did not change.

the one option is to use lvm/fdisk to wipe the partition within the ssh session,but the "LUN" will still appear on the list.
Double check the allocations so that you do not delete something you need.
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I really don't need anything on the ISCI-server. We wanted to use this to store our VMs for a period, so do you recommend a re-install of the ISCI-server? Or isn't this a big issue?
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What is it you want to do?  Do you want to reallocate the space currently allocated/used by the ISCSI LUn for another purpose?
There is no need to reinstall when the only thing you want is to delete the existing partition.

You can also update openfiler to the newest version available (2.99)
using conary updateall
Make sure that your openfiler has access to the outside.
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Ok thanks Arnold, will try to do the update.

Before I do it, this will not change any settings or will result in a new configuration?

Thanks for your input, Arnold!
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The update should just update the underlying stuff no settings changes.
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Thought the update will go through, it might require some caution:
Discussion on the upgrade
https://forums.openfiler.com/viewtopic.php?pid=24775
A reference to run the update
conary migrate group-openfileresa-appliance=openfileresa.rpath.org@esa:openfileresa-3.0

The above comes up with the warning that it has to be run with the --interactive option and there is the possibility of damage if "wrong" selections are made.
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Thanks for the information Arnold, will look at this!! Topic can be closed!
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