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BINGO!!! Alright, here is how this was resolved: I referenced this artice for unmounting the datastore, https://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2004605 Step 1: Manually unmount the datastore from the host with this command: esxcli storage filesystem unmount [-u UUID | -l label | -p path ] In ...


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This tip worked for me in the past, if you can disable ATS-Only: Cannot mount the VMFS5 datastore when using storage encryption appliances (2030416) I guess no VM are up in your case, but they need to be close to be able to run the command. Some storage encryption appliances may block certain SCSI commands, including ATS commands, sent from ESXi ...


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You have seen one example where fsck worked, but I've seen more then enough damaged file systems where it did not work successfully at all. If it would work fully automatic, you might have no chance to do things like a dd disk dump or something like that which in many cases would be an excellent idea to do before attempting a repair. It's never, ever a ...


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fsck definitely causes more harm than good if the underlying hardware is somehow damaged; bad CPU, bad RAM, a dying hard drive, disk controller gone bad... in those cases more corruption is inevitable. If in doubt, it's a good idea to just to take an image of the corrupted disk with dd_rescue or some other tool, and then see if you can successfully fix that ...


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I have fixed this issue, but the resolution is unsatisfactory. However, I post it here incase it helps anyone else. It appears that the dataset was never successfully mounted. This is apparent from the df listing. I tried mounting the drive manually using sudo zfs mount -v zstorage/movies This for reasons I cannot discern took about 5 minutes to ...


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You should have done a copy-paste instead of a screenshot :) Here's what it looks like: NAME MAJ:MIN RM SIZE RO TYPE MOUNTPOINT sda 8:0 0 1.8T O disk |-sda1 8:1 0 1004.5K O part |-sda2 8:2 0 19.5G O part / |-sda3 8:3 0 1.8T O part /home \-sda4 8:4 0 15.6G O part [SWAP] sdb 8:16 0 1.8T O disk You'...



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