- Nov 4, 2018
No, the middleware should do that for you. It creates a small partition (default I think 2GB) to allow for slight drive size differences, and then a main partition for the rest.do I have to somehow initialise or create a partition layout on the new drive before it can be used to replace a failing drive
People have manually created those when using the CLI to resilver a drive in. But that's what the UI / middleware is for, that you don't have to do that.
Again: I think, from reading. Have not actually ever replaced a drive, myself.