I started the watch a couple minutes after 6:00am EST. There wasn’t any change to any of the numbers for over an hour, so I killed the resize.
I went through all the steps again, just to make sure I didn’t miss anything. Still got the same results - when I run the resize2fs, it just sits there.
I did a bit of Googling on “resize2fs not working”, and trying some of the things I found. One of the first things I found is that resize2fs is supposed to display
resize2fs 1.42.9 (28-Dec-2013)
Resizing the filesystem on /dev/md1 to XXXXXX blocks.
as soon as it starts. When I run it, it’s not doing that - it just displays the version number and sits there, never displaying the second line.
Next thing I found is that people were saying that an fdisk needed to be run to change the partition size before it could be resized. I tried fdisk (no parameters), just to see what it’d say, and it says that it’s not found, so that’s out.
After thinking about it for a while, about why it wouldn’t run, and wondered if maybe it wouldn’t run because there was an instance of it already being run by the WD OS. So, I searched for how to find out if resize2fs was already running, and found “top”. Ran it, and it shows this:
PID PPID USER STAT VSZ %VSZ CPU %CPU COMMAND
10618 10617 root R 26160 0.1 3 25.0 resize2fs -fp /dev/md1 28600297M
Since that’s not the parameters that I used (and I’d killed mine), it must be coming from the WD OS.
So, it looks like my options are:
- Just let the version from the OS keep running, though if it didn’t complete in two months, it may never complete.
- Kill the one from the OS that’s running, and try and start my own.
- Buy 20TB of HD, copy my stuff over to it, and rebuild the NAS from the ground up.
- Wipe everything out and rebuild the NAS from the ground up. It’s TV shows I’ve put into Plex, mostly from the 80’s / 90’s / 00’s, when I was overseas in the military and didn’t get to see them back then. I could always get them again, but redownloading 18TB of data is a daunting prospect - took me years to get the stuff.
Looks like, at least for the moment, I’m at a standstill until I figure out what way I want to go with this.
Thanks for all your help. Hopefully, if nothing else, others that run into a resizing issue will see this thread and it’ll help them out.