Update... only a little while later....
Now have multiple copies of resize2fs running. I only started Storage Manager ONCE to see if it would connect.
The first ten listed items in the CPU usage ranking are? Yes, a prize to you, and all poor souls suffering from this apparently "known" fault! You are correct! All are resize2fs AND CPU utilisation is at its happy 100% mark!
All this, because the server room is being decorated and I wanted to protect my precious server. I'm too damn scared to turn off the off-site backup now unless that suffers the same fate!
In tears. Heartbroken. Sadly disappointed. All trust in the system lost. Distraught.
I wonder if Amazon will do a refund?EDIT 19June12
A new has dawned. I have slept, a little.
TechSup have been in touch around 3am today (in the UK) and have requested my debug.dat file. Duly sent off with a more detailed description of what occurred and am now waiting patiently, but somewhat resignedly, for a reply.
I have been told that the TechSup folks are good, so fingers crossed.EDIT 21June12
Sent TechSup the information they requested, now two days or thereabouts ago, and... no reply.
Giving them the benefit of the doubt. They may be extremely busy.
However, the problems remain -
1. We have a Server that is reporting a 23,785.65GB ARRAY, that has *17,179,868,899.69GB USED* and *-17,179,845,114.04GB AVAILABLE*.
I have named this phenomenon the: Synology TARDIS Drive, or STD for short!!
2. We are terrified to switch off our almost identical backup system in case that screws up as well.
3. This server is in Limbo until TechSup get back to us. We dare not use it. That's a lot of money sitting idle.4 and most important
Can we actually rely on our Synology storage solutions if they randomly corrupt the volume making it unusable and require a complete rebuild and reinstall of the DSM every time you need to shut it down and restart it?
So, what are we doing now? Apart from sulking that is?
We are having to make another backup, of our backup server, onto lots of external USB drives connected to Windows 7 machines. I'm beginning to wonder whether a home-built Windows 7 "server" with a few decent SATA array cards and some SuperMicro multiple-drive-bay-units might not have been a better choice?
Much cheaper to service and easier to repair volumes.DAMMIT!! I still LOVE my Synology beasties! They look so cute I just wish they'd work reliably...