MFS Tools 3.2

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  1. Sep 18, 2016 #441 of 1995
    jmbach

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    If you just dropped in a new drive and let the Bolt auto format it, then you lost the pairing from the previous drive in the Bolt.
    You will have to call your service provider to re pair the card.
    You might want to run manufacturer diagnostics on the drive.
     
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  2. Sep 18, 2016 #442 of 1995
    jmbach

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    Did you verify which drive was your original and which drive was your new drive before using starting the copy process.
    Did you run manufacturer diagnostics on the new drive before using it.
    Just to clarify, when placing the original drive back in the Bolt, it booted up normal (it did not auto format the drive and make you run through guided setup again) and it has none of your recorded shows listed.
     
  3. Sep 18, 2016 #443 of 1995
    manderson96

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    I finally got around to downloading MFSTools and cracking open my bolt.

    Tools have loaded fine.

    However when I try to copy my original 1TB over to my new 4TB drive I get the following back:

    "copy target: Internal error opening partition /dev/sdc38654705664 for writing."

    I used the the following command for the copy:

    "mfstool copy -ai /dev/sda /dev/sdc

    I am using my laptop so drive B is my internal drive.

    When I run "mfstool info /dev/sdc"

    I get:

    "info: Input/output error reading volume header.
    info: /dev/sdc10: (null)."

    When I run the same command on my original 1TB drive everything looks fine.

    Thanks in advance for any advice or help.

    Mike
     
  4. Sep 18, 2016 #444 of 1995
    jmbach

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    How are the drives hooked up to your laptop.
    It seems you know the label on your original drive. Have you verified the label of your 4TB drive and that it is reading the size of the drive correctly.
    Have you run the manufacturer diagnostic on the 4TB drive.
     
  5. Sep 18, 2016 #445 of 1995
    manderson96

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    I will try the diagnostic.

    I made the mistake of formatting it for windows.

    I then wiped it to all zeros, which I thought was how raw drives come from the factory.

    The drives are in a dual bay Vantec NexStar unit.

    It has USB 3.0 or eSata connection. It is hooked up to a 3.0 port on my HP ProBook.

    Mike
     
  6. Sep 18, 2016 #446 of 1995
    manderson96

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    Is there a better way, perhaps faster, to unformat the disk. I think that may be my problem?
     
  7. Sep 18, 2016 #447 of 1995
    jmbach

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    The wipe to all zeros is sufficient.
     
  8. Sep 18, 2016 #448 of 1995
    jmbach

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    You can use the quick wipe which just does zeros at the beginning and ending of the drive.
     
  9. Sep 18, 2016 #449 of 1995
    manderson96

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    My disk checked out OK according to the WD diagnostics.

    I used the utility to zero the drive again.

    And I still have the same problem.

    For grins and giggles I dropped a 1.5T drive in that is ntsf for matted and it shows the same error, unable to read the header.

    Thoughts anyone?
     
  10. Sep 18, 2016 #450 of 1995
    jmbach

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    Swap the drives in your dual dock. Reverify how each drive is labeled and adjust your CLI accordingly.


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  11. Sep 18, 2016 #451 of 1995
    manderson96

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    jmbach,

    I am going to try that now.

    Am I using the correct version of MFStools 3.2?

    I am using the ISO that you posted in Post #131 in this thread.

    Thanks again for all of the coaching and help.

    Mike
     
  12. Sep 18, 2016 #452 of 1995
    manderson96

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    jmbach -

    swapped the drives in the bays and rebooted mfstools 3.2.

    Original 1TB drive is now /dev/sdb and target 4TB drive is now /dev/sda.

    Same problem when I run mfstool info, trouble reading volume header on target drive.

    I removed the 1TB drive from the bay and the problem persists on the 4TB drive.

    Is it possible that the disk has a remnant of formatting?

    Should I try initializing the drive with bolt?

    I am open to any ideas.

    Mike
     
  13. Sep 18, 2016 #453 of 1995
    jmbach

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    Let's do some checking.
    First the original drive boots okay I'm the Bolt.
    Next, so it won't take long, use the command mfstool copy -i /dev/sdX /dev/sdY. Where sdX is your original drive and sdY is the 4TB drive.
    When that is done use the command mfstool info /dev/sdY to check the 4TB drive.
     
  14. Sep 18, 2016 #454 of 1995
    manderson96

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    jmbach,

    I will give it a shot and let you know what happens.

    Mike
     
  15. Sep 18, 2016 #455 of 1995
    manderson96

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    jmbach,

    I gave it a shot and I got the same error as the earlier copy attempt.

    copy target: Internal error opening partition /dev/sdc38654705664 for writing.

    Mike
     
  16. Sep 18, 2016 #456 of 1995
    jmbach

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    Can you try a different computer?
    Since the same problem happened when you tried a 1.5TB drive my guess is either to re-download the ISO and burn it again or use the USB version or possibly something with your computer and dock combination.
     
  17. Sep 19, 2016 #457 of 1995
    manderson96

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    I believe I can use my Mac Mini, so I will try that.

    FYI, I tried a different dock and same problem.
     
  18. Sep 19, 2016 #458 of 1995
    jmbach

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    Can you hook up both Docks and put one drive in each?
     
  19. Sep 19, 2016 #459 of 1995
    lpwcomp

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    John's...
    This may seem like a silly question, but are you sure that the dock supports 4TB drives?
     
  20. Sep 19, 2016 #460 of 1995
    manderson96

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    Yes, I tried that and still the same response.

    I am setting up the USB for the Mac Mini.

    I'll report back what happens.

    Mike
     

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