while formatting a newly added disk to my ubuntu server I got this error.
symbol lookup error: mkfs.ext3: undefined symbol: ext2fs_add_journal_inode2
don’t worry too much if your situation is similar like mine then its easily fixable. after googling alot I got some hints that this is due to DELL APP ASSURE AGENT installed on ubuntu server. Yes I have dell appassure agent “appassure-installer_ubuntu_amd64_188.8.131.52”
quick fix to resolve disk format issue is to Remove dell appassure agent , Reboot Server, Format your disk and mount etc as normal , then install dell appassure agent to carry on backing up your server.
ok to un-install Dell appassure agent we need same version .sh file which can be download from dell site as i allready have this on my server so Uninstall command is as below
hit y for yes to carry on un-installing agent and once finished just reboot the server.
once back on , I can now format my newly added disk without any issues.
root@ubuntus1:~# sudo mkfs -t ext3 /dev/sdc1
mke2fs 1.42.9 (4-Feb-2014)
Discarding device blocks: done
OS type: Linux
Block size=4096 (log=2)
Fragment size=4096 (log=2)
Stride=0 blocks, Stripe width=0 blocks
655360 inodes, 2621184 blocks
131059 blocks (5.00%) reserved for the super user
First data block=0
Maximum filesystem blocks=2684354560
80 block groups
32768 blocks per group, 32768 fragments per group
8192 inodes per group
Superblock backups stored on blocks:
32768, 98304, 163840, 229376, 294912, 819200, 884736, 1605632
Allocating group tables: done
Writing inode tables: done
Creating journal (32768 blocks): done
Writing superblocks and filesystem accounting information: done
and can mount new drive and start using as normal and install Dell AppAssure Agent on server .
hope this will help someone who using dell appassure on same server.