ZFS Issues - Need help creating ZFS Storage via GUI

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I have been trying to set up my storage using a group of 900gb SAS drives in raidz(1) - and everythime I create it I am getting the error messages below.

I am just not sure how to do what it is saying I need to do, can anyone please help?

Edit: it is not just sdc, I tried to create a POOL without SDC and got the same error message but on SDE. I have tried fdisk, sgdisk, wipefs, and DD commands and have had no luck. What should I do?

cannot label 'sdc': try using parted(8) and then provide a specific slice: -3

# /sbin/zpool create -o ashift=12 data raidz /dev/disk/by-id/scsi-35000cca05756b614 /dev/disk/by-id/scsi-35000cca057584fb4 /dev/disk/by-id/scsi-35000cca05757ed80 /dev/disk/by-id/scsi-35000cca0575659d4 /dev/disk/by-id/scsi-35000cca05757938c /dev/disk/by-id/scsi-35000cca05757e820 /dev/disk/by-id/scsi-35000cca0167f7d64 /dev/disk/by-id/scsi-35000cca0222b21d0 /dev/disk/by-id/scsi-35000cca071053084 /dev/disk/by-id/scsi-35000cca02226f4d8 /dev/disk/by-id/scsi-35000cca0222ee490 /dev/disk/by-id/scsi-35000cca0222b6bd4 /dev/disk/by-id/scsi-35000cca05718ca18 /dev/disk/by-id/scsi-35000cca0222b6a04 cannot label 'sdc': try using parted(8) and then provide a specific slice: -3 TASK ERROR: command '/sbin/zpool create -o 'ashift=12' data raidz /dev/disk/by-id/scsi-35000cca05756b614 /dev/disk/by-id/scsi-35000cca057584fb4 /dev/disk/by-id/scsi-35000cca05757ed80 /dev/disk/by-id/scsi-35000cca0575659d4 /dev/disk/by-id/scsi-35000cca05757938c /dev/disk/by-id/scsi-35000cca05757e820 /dev/disk/by-id/scsi-35000cca0167f7d64 /dev/disk/by-id/scsi-35000cca0222b21d0 /dev/disk/by-id/scsi-35000cca071053084 /dev/disk/by-id/scsi-35000cca02226f4d8 /dev/disk/by-id/scsi-35000cca0222ee490 /dev/disk/by-id/scsi-35000cca0222b6bd4 /dev/disk/by-id/scsi-35000cca05718ca18 /dev/disk/by-id/scsi-35000cca0222b6a04' failed: exit code 1
 
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Did you try to use the Gui? There is a "Wipe Disk" command button on the "<node>" - "Disks" page...

Best regards

Yes sorry should have included that - this is the message I get (when I wipe all drives)

wiping block device /dev/sdc dd: fdatasync failed for '/dev/sdc': Input/output error 200+0 records in 200+0 records out TASK ERROR: error wiping '/dev/sdc': 209715200 bytes (210 MB, 200 MiB) copied, 15.1361 s, 13.9 MB/s
 
'/dev/sdc': Input/output error
The system is not able to write (and/or read) Data to this device.
  • check the cables. Simple unplug them and plug them in again
  • test that drive in another computer, for example with an USB-Adapter
On the shell of the host:
  • look at the output of smartctl -l error /dev/sdc
  • does journalctl -b | grep sdc yield helpful information?
Depending on the results run a SMART (long) selftest.


Good luck
 
Thank you. Outputs are below.

Should I initialize the disk with gpt via the ui?

I am running the long smart tests now.

smartctl (also incl as screenshot)

=== START OF READ SMART DATA SECTION === Error counter log: Errors Corrected by Total Correction Gigabytes Total ECC rereads/ errors algorithm processed uncorrected fast | delayed rewrites corrected invocations [10^9 bytes] errors read: 0 289 0 289 2499822 22487.737 0 write: 0 0 0 0 2602762 68439.055 0 verify: 0 4 0 4 5174969 3600.742 0 Non-medium error count: 0


the Journalctl output (abbreviated text below, full output is in txt file)

root@pve2:~# journalctl -b | grep sdc Jul 26 23:01:29 pve2 kernel: sd 0:0:2:0: [sdc] 1758174768 512-byte logical blocks: (900 GB/838 GiB) Jul 26 23:01:29 pve2 kernel: sd 0:0:2:0: [sdc] Write Protect is off Jul 26 23:01:29 pve2 kernel: sd 0:0:2:0: [sdc] Mode Sense: 1b 00 10 08 Jul 26 23:01:29 pve2 kernel: sd 0:0:2:0: [sdc] Write cache: disabled, read cache: enabled, supports DPO and FUA Jul 26 23:01:29 pve2 kernel: sd 0:0:2:0: [sdc] Attached SCSI disk Jul 26 23:01:33 pve2 smartd[1631]: Device: /dev/sdc, opened Jul 26 23:01:33 pve2 smartd[1631]: Device: /dev/sdc, [SE_HGST DKR5D-J900SS B8B8], lu id: 0x5000cca05757ece0, S/N: KXHKB0YF, 900 GB Jul 26 23:01:33 pve2 smartd[1631]: Device: /dev/sdc, is SMART capable. Adding to "monitor" list.
 

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Some smarttest output (also attached)


Bash:
=== START OF INFORMATION SECTION ===
Vendor:               SE_HGST
Product:              DKR5D-J900SS
Revision:             B8B8
Compliance:           SPC-4
User Capacity:        900,185,481,216 bytes [900 GB]
Logical block size:   512 bytes
Rotation Rate:        10020 rpm
Form Factor:          2.5 inches
Logical Unit id:      0x5000cca05756b614
Serial number:        KXHJPA9F
Device type:          disk
Transport protocol:   SAS (SPL-3)
Local Time is:        Fri Jul 29 08:40:02 2022 EDT
SMART support is:     Available - device has SMART capability.
SMART support is:     Enabled
Temperature Warning:  Disabled or Not Supported

=== START OF READ SMART DATA SECTION ===
SMART Health Status: OK

Current Drive Temperature:     30 C
Drive Trip Temperature:        85 C

Accumulated power on time, hours:minutes 43325:22
Manufactured in week 32 of year 2014
Specified cycle count over device lifetime:  50000
Accumulated start-stop cycles:  19
Specified load-unload count over device lifetime:  600000
Accumulated load-unload cycles:  1806
Elements in grown defect list: 0

Error counter log:
           Errors Corrected by           Total   Correction     Gigabytes    Total
               ECC          rereads/    errors   algorithm      processed    uncorrected
           fast | delayed   rewrites  corrected  invocations   [10^9 bytes]  errors
read:          0      289         0       289    2499822      22487.737           0
write:         0        0         0         0    2602762      68439.055           0
verify:        0        4         0         4    5174969       3600.742           0

Non-medium error count:        0
 

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