Klepo wrote:I've also got the TS-639 Pro and was having a memory error when trying to add a 6th 2 TB disk to a RAID5.
I watched the process closely, and resize2fs was actually using up all of the RAM and the space in the default 500MB swap partition. The process started at around 300MB, then jumped to over 600MB for a while, then really took off (and failed).
I was able to get the process to succeed by adding a couple of swap files to to the system swap. It looks like you may be able to get by if you fill up the remaining space in /mnt/ext and /mnt/HDA_ROOT with two large swap files - I think resize2fs only used another 500-700 MB. Since I like to tempt fate, and was curious to see if I could actually make it work, I just hooked up my 160GB iPod to the QNAP and set up a few 2GB swap files on that. iPod-swap worked like a charm, but to be safe I would strongly suggest trying to make use of the available space on the system's native devices first.
Just remember to remove the swap files from the system when you're done.
I am not very familiar with Linux, so could you please describe step by step instructions to increase the swap file on an external drive via SSH connection.
Thank you in advance