Recreating the storage dx4000 - Stuck (recreate storage success)

Not sure where powerios comes into play. You just dbl click the iso file and it will mount as a drive letter and then you run setup.

You chose the middle step and hit next and it made the usb stick and told you to put it in the server, hold inn the button and power on the server.

Recreate storage success sounds good. You can remove the thumb drive and look in the wd folder for the log file. Look at the end and it should say good things.

Sounds like you are ready to move to the bottom step perform a recovery

Thank You so much for answers.
But I really don’t know this step
am I have to do this 3. step? Because I just want want Factory reset version and i will setup everything again.
I have backup for my important folders and document.

when I see on the screen “recreate storage success”, can I take usb off behind the dx4000?

I’m doing low format my 4tb drivers again. Cause when i got this “recreate storage success”, I thought somethings wrong and 15 min. later I was close the server from power button.

yes step 2 (middle) just wipes the drives and configures the raid.
You will have to remove the drive from step 2 and make a new one for step 3
step 3 lays down the Fresh OS image

Ok. is there any document for how I can do factory reset step by step.

Because I don’t know what am i going to do when seeing to “recreate storage success” on the dx4000 screen and take usb off after plug in the new step 3 usb (perform a recovery usb) .
Am I have to power off the dx4000 after take step 2 usb (recreate the storage usb) off?
if I’m going to do this am I have to press+hold the reset button behind the dx4000 when i was trying to turn on dx4000?

It’s in the user manual

Thank you so much. i already have this pdf. But it’s not giving detail to the setup. Example: you can’t find this “recreate storage success”. I was this message on the screen and this pdf file it’s not telling what am I have to after this.

I create a step 3 usb (perform a recover usb). And I will try this friday night. I just wonder How long it will take this proggress.

  1.   Shut down the WD Sentinel server.
  2. Insert the USB flash drive that you prepared earlier created into one of the server’s USB ports.
  3.    Restart your server by pressing and holding the Recovery button on the back of the server (up to 30 seconds) until one of the following messages displays on your device LCD or monitor. 

5. Then release the Recovery button. Leave the USB flash drive connected to the WD Sentinel server.
6. The monitor or LCD displays “RECOVERY INITIALIZING.“
7. When the monitor or LCD displays “RECOVERY STARTED,” return to the computer.
8. Click Next to connect to the WD Sentinel server and follow the instructions as prompted.

it starts on page 51 of the pdf. Pretty good instructions. After you do setp 2 look at the log file in the wd folder of the thumb drive. Make sure it says success at the end or it

Then obviously you have to shut down the server to boot again from the thumb drive created in step 3. That may take anywhere from 3 hours to six days

Thanks Gramps.
I going to try friday, hope it will have been ok.

As long as you have a good iso download it should go fine.
Just make sure the log file on the second thumb drive says what you expect at the end of it. Raid 1 for 2 drives and raid 5 for 3 or more

I just want to say thank you @Gramps. It’s working right now because of you.

Whoop Whoop :slight_smile: Glad for you

does anyone know where to get the APAC ISO? I have links to PANAM and EMEA but I can not find the APAC. I have been given a link by support, however the download keeps failing (and Yes, I have tried from Mac, from Win 10, Win 7 and various PCs)
I could never imagine a simple download could be impossible!
Some other links I have seen and tried. On the web page, the file size is ~ 10GB but when I download only 2GB gets downloaded…

When I try to recreate recreate the storage. All steps seem correct but my dx4000 hangs on ‘creating storage’ for now more than 14 hours. Do I have to wait so long for the success message.
I have low formatted one off my HDD before starting the storage creation. Is there an other step to follow in this case?

It should not take that long. Do a diskpart > clean on all of your drives. Make sure that you have a good download by comparing the md5 hash file

I had this issue also. I presume your derives are all compatible, your ISO image is not corrupted (had issues with this one)
And follow Gramps instruction

I had several experiences with the DX4000 re-create and for sure it is not an exact science even using the original WD hard drives. For sure diskpart clean on all drives is mandatory, but sometimes even following this step the re-create failed and I cannot tell you why (sometimes showing bad storage, in other case everythin was just stuck).

I have only three additional hints:

  1. If you have 4 drives maybe starting with 2 could give higher chances.

  2. Use a brand new re-create USB, i.e. just created from the DVD recovery and not already used for another re-create

  3. try changing USB memory stick



I succeeded recreating my storage after a diskpart clean all on my 4 hdd (5-6 hours each) but when I try to recover the OS, I get always ‘server not found’ even aftfer following the ‘dhcp direct connection’ (Server was not found)

Is there a default IP address in the ‘recovery started’ mode?
Is there a way to hard reset the server without a desktop connection?

diskpart clean takes seconds not hours
There is no default ip and the pc must see the server
easiest thing to do is look in you dhcp table and see if it is getting an ip
had a fellow last week whose firewall on his pc blocked it.
If you are using any 3rd party av use another pc

If the server is not getting an ip from the dhcp server your nics are probably bad and you are out of luck.

Well first you have to make sure you have a good iso download by comparing the hash file

or @Gramps… i am having the same issue on my DX4000 i bought all brand new drives (same as my old ones and to be exact the same model # and Serial # to a T) and i did exactly what was asked… i cleaned the drives and created the usb on a 2.0 usb port and i got to the RECREATE STORAGE SUCCESS is what is showing… i also used POWERISO to create the usb…

so i am exactly where Kemal_baylan is at… so do i power this thing off and if so… then what? do i keep the usb and hold down the button on the back again? i dont see in the instructions what to do after i get to this point… read that ■■■■ pdf like 100 times and i am worn out. lol

i will keep it at this message till i hear back… but all is good and all fresh hard drives so this is way further than i got on them old busted up hard drives. woot! i can feel i am close… i know i am!

BTW i created the usb on a windows 7 machine because it has 2.0 usb ports my windows 7 does not with Virtual Clone Drive (has a little sheep on it) so i went on windows 7.

Thanks in advance if anyone still reads this forum?

used poweriso to create what USB?

You mount the iso download as a dvd on a worker pc and run setup from it. It creates the 2 needed thumb drives