KB450048 – Hard Drive Serial Numbers in FreeNAS Web utility

Last modified: November 13, 2018
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There is a bug in FreeNAS where the serial numbers don’t always show up in the Web Utility ( FreeNAS utility – not the Highpoint WebGUI ): See Here
To get around this you can run a command to refresh the drive and get the serial number:

 # python  /usr/local/www/freenasUI/tools/sync_disks.py  /dev/da0

In this example da0 is the drive to refresh. You can do this for as many drives as needed. You can also group drives together in this fashion:

 # python  /usr/local/www/freenasUI/tools/sync_disks.py  /dev/da[0123456789]

This will do the first 10 drives named – da0, da1, da2 etc ..

You can also do this:

 # python  /usr/local/www/freenasUI/tools/sync_disks.py  /dev/da1[0123456789]

This will refresh da10, da11, da12 and so on.

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