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Default Volume Group

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Last updated: 01 Jun, 2009
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Symptom:

Receive the following error message

ERROR: No system volume found! System services can't work without system
volume !

Problem:

This can be caused by a few different issues.

1) Adding new drives to expand your RAID Array

2) Adding new volume group

3) Recently ran filesysem repair

4) System rebooted from a power failure

Solution:

From the console:

Press CTRL-ALT-X

Use the option Select Default Volume Group

Additional information:

If you have multiple volume groups, please be sure to select the correct volume group.

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| 07 May, 2009 07:09 AM
How are we supposed to know the *correct* volume to select? For example, if I pick the original volume group I get the error. If I pick a second volume group I lose all my work - days of time. And, since my volumes are GONE, I also lose all my DATA. WTF!!! So, which option do I choose? Lose, or lose? Is there any win here?
| 19 Apr, 2011 01:18 AM
To clarify, choosing the default group used, is for the settings and configuration files DSS uses. These settings 'must' be saved from the webgui prior to choosing a new 'default volume group', or you will need to reconfigure the appliance.
**NOTE: this does NOT reformat the volume.
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