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I originally started to encrypt an external drive via right clicking the image and hitting "encrypt". It got to about 4% progress when I decided to reverse the process. Running OSX Sierra.

I ran a terminal command and have left it for about 12 hours, and it is still stuck on "pending"

+-> Logical Volume Family 

    ----------------------------------------------------------

    Encryption Type:         AES-XTS

    Encryption Status:       Unlocked

    Conversion Status:       Converting

    Reversion State:         Pending

    High Level Queries:      Not Fully Secure

    |                        Has Visible Users

    |                        Has Volume Key

    |

    +-> Logical Volume 

        ---------------------------------------------------

        Disk:                  disk5

        Status:                Online

        Size (Total):          999489667072 B (999.5 GB)

        Conversion Progress:   Paused

        Revertible:            Yes (unlock and decryption required)

        LV Name:               volume name

        Volume Name:           volume name

        Content Hint:          Apple_HFS

MacBook-Pro:~ $ diskutil cs list | grep -e "Conversion" -e /Volumes/ volume name

    Conversion Status:       Converting

        Conversion Progress:   Paused

The problem is I can't wipe the disk, as there is no back up of the data (long story). Is there any way to force the decrypt to continue? If not, should I just go back to finishing the encryption? Or is 12 hours or more to be expected in this process and I should be patient?

Or will the drive still be usable if I simply eject?

Thanks in advance.

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