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Will expanding my Synology Hybrid RAID delete the data on the initial disk?

As the title states, I currently have my Synology NAS with a single 4TB drive in it. I now wish to expand this with another 4TB drive. If I expand the volume (it's currently setup as SHR) will the ...
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55 views

Check badblocks on RAID-0

Without RAID-0, I usually check bad sectors using this command: fsck -yvckfC -E fragcheck /dev/sdX How to check bad sectors when the harddisk was using RAID-0? should I run it for each drive? ...
0
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1answer
261 views

Freebsd 8.1 Samba4 smbclient returns NT_STATUS_INVALID_PARAMETER

I'd like to setting up a NAS server and run Samba4 on it. When I'm runing this command: # smbclient -I 192.168.48.128 -L NAS_GROUP Enter root's password: Connection to 192.168.48.128 failed (Error ...
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1answer
35 views

Good way to get HDD in a large logical disk. *7 Discs of different sizes [closed]

Basically I would like to have one large logical disk. Data security is important, but not critially. Typically I would like something like 1st prize: Raid 5 2nd prize: Loosing all data on failed ...
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2answers
961 views

Can I safely remove all disks of a synology NAS while its turned off?

I have a Synology 4-bay NAS (RS409RP+) with a RAID 5 installed on 4 hard disks. Now I need to upgrade the NAS to a bigger set of hard disks, and because these hard disks are 3TB each, I cannot use the ...
0
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3answers
364 views

Mixing enterprise and desktop HDDs in a NAS

Is mixing enterprise HDDs and desktop HDDs in a NAS a bad idea? (Trying to transition a NAS to all enterprise drives without the large one off cost by instead replace the desktop drives with ...
2
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2answers
1k views

ZFS and green drives/TLER

I'm setting up a NAS box based around freenas and ZFS. I've read lots of posts (like this one) about "deep recovery" and green drives when using RAID-5. Does ZFS (vs Raid-5) mean that this problem ...
2
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1answer
69 views

Update RAID 10 NAS storage

I've got a NAS with 4x500GB HDD in RAID 10. I want to change the actual HDDs to others of 1TB capacity, but I want (if possible) to preserve the data without having to copy it outside the NAS. The NAS ...
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1answer
316 views

Do any “pro-sumer” grade NAS boxes use hardware RAID? [closed]

Given the comments regarding the cost of true hardware RAID in some of my searches like here or here, it would appear that $500 solutions like Synology DS413, Netgear ReadyNAS Ultra 4, QNAP TS-419P ...
3
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1answer
215 views

Cannot get at data in my NAS

I've got a bit of an issue that I'm hoping you can help me with. I have an Iomega ix4 as my NAS. This runs Linux and each drive in the box has 2 partitions: one for the OS and RAID info, and the ...
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1answer
183 views

ZFS Configuration advice

I need some advice on configuring ZFS. Here is what I have: Physical Disks: 4x 3 TB 2x 2 TB 2x 1 TB What is the best configuration for my Vdevs and storage pool. I want to maximaze space but ...
4
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2answers
701 views

NAS device claims drive in a RAID is degraded but S.M.A.R.T. says it is fine

I have a Synology DS213 with two 600GB drives in RAID 1. Last night the device reported that my second drive had become degraded and that I should replace it. When I ran a extensive S.M.A.R.T. test ...
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2answers
1k views

Using RAID1 vs. rsync pros and cons [closed]

I am building myself a Linux NAS/home server. I am considering either using sw RAID-1 (mdadm) to replicate data or alternatively just rsync them periodically. What are advantages/disadvantages of both ...
2
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2answers
223 views

Server refuses to boot when Raid5 disk is disconnected - /root/ missing

I recently set up a NAS server running a Debian OS (6.0.4) It contains 4 disks, 3 of them are in a Raid5 array, while the last one is used for the OS. To simulate a disk-failure I unplugged one of ...
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2answers
133 views

NAS Hard drive configuration advice?

Just got a 4 bay NAS. I want to set it up as optimal as possible. I was thinking of getting 3 x 1TB hard drives and setting up as RAID 5. The disk usage will probably be around 1TB max but there is ...
0
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1answer
477 views

Optimal setup for 2x 3ware 9500S-8 cards + 10 disks

I'm building out a Linux based NAS server. My hardware consists of two 3ware 9500S-8 RAID cards and 10 2TB drives. (5 per card) The 10 drives are going to be used purely for data (the OS is ...
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2answers
308 views

I need an affordable, mass storage system. For under £1000. Possible? [closed]

I've got a budget of £1000, but really I'd like it for less than that. I want to set up a 20TB+ storage system for a project I'm working on that will use roughly 15TB, and the rest for storing photos, ...
4
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4answers
186 views

Setting up a RAID 5 with expansion in the future in mind

I am setting up a NAS box, but money is a bit short right now. I am planning on getting the box up and running with a boot drive, then 3 for a RAID 5 config with some lower end drives. I was ...
0
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1answer
721 views

Would FreeNAS with RAID-6/10/50 work well with VMWare ESXi?

I am considering expanding my single ESXi server set-up with a SAN and another ESXi server, because I am planning to update the Windows Server 2003 virtual machines to Windows Server 2008. The servers ...
0
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1answer
211 views

backuppc similar software?

I have been using backuppc backup software and really like it, but due to it's use of hard links (and possible other issues?) it will only run under linux and will not work with certain file systems, ...
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2answers
1k views

How do I replace a drive on my NAS?

I have a Thecus N8800+ NAS. It has 8 2TB drives and is RAID 6. One of the drives recently has been reported as having bad blocks, though the RAID is still reported as healthy. I want to replace the ...
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2answers
474 views

Will Software RAID And iSCSI Work For A SAN

I am looking for a SAN solution, but can't afford even entry level solutions. Basically, the SAN is for development and a proof of concept product. The performance doesn't have to be amazing, but ...
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2answers
191 views

Upgrading NAS hard drives

I was thinking of buying a NAS for home-usage. I've never used a NAS or had HDDs set up in Raids. Before I commit myself to moving all my data to a NAS I need to find out how difficult it is to ...
3
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3answers
917 views

Drobo-like linux file server - how do I do it?

I've been pondering for a long time about how I can set up a server which operates much like the Drobo storage thing. The reasons I don't actually want a drobo is because I've heard scare stories, ...
1
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1answer
324 views

Can a laptop connect wirelessly to any NAS on a network it shares?

I know the question in the title is a bit broad. I'm a little confused about NAS storage. I have a Macbook Pro, and I want to set up a NAS Raid box that will be attached via ethernet to my router. ...
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7answers
2k views

How do you backup a storage server?

I'm looking at implementing a very large storage server to be used as live NAS for several other servers (all Linux-based). By very large, I mean between 4TB and 20TB usable space (although it's ...
0
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1answer
110 views

HD Power Saving with OpenFiler

Does OpenFiler support power saving when used with software raid? I have only seen it mentioned as "planned for the future".
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4answers
134 views

Best RAID type for scanned PDF's

I have purchased a Synology DS1010 (5 x 2TB) for use in storing a large number of relatively small scanned documents (PDF) which will need to be retrieved at fairly frequent intervals by multiple ...
1
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1answer
987 views

Time to sync a 1.5TB RAID1 array?

I have setup a RAID 1 array with 2 Seagate 1.5TB SATA ST31500341AS drives for my NAS using Openfiler. The system has been up for over 17hrs and the array is still syncing, speed has dropped from ...
2
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1answer
471 views

Can I boot from a software RAID5 setup with linux?

I am planning the setup of a new NAS system, deciding if using Openfiler or something similar. I've been checking some RAID cards, and thinking about hardware failure or substitution, and I have the ...
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2answers
235 views

Backup NAS to another NAS?

is there a way to backup / transfer a NAS (it's like a big harddrive with some access to a webinterface, but closed linux etc.... only two ethernet ports) to another one? or is the only way to connect ...
1
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3answers
756 views

I Want an Affordable Snapshot-Saving Crypto-Backupping RAID NAS

This is what I am looking for: A NAS storage/backup solution (hardware/software combo) which has RAID for redundancy full-disk encryption for security snapshot capabilities (multiple/regular ...
2
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4answers
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5400 RPM vs. 7200 RPM 2.5" Drives in RAID - Any Real Difference?

Suppose you setup 8 drives in a RAID 10 configuration using 2.5" drives using 500GB capacity each (total 2TB with RAID10 config 1TB useable). The controller (assume a typical 3ware SATA controller) ...
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8answers
1k views

RAID configuration for large NAS

I'm thinking of building a 24 1TB disk NAS box, but I'm not sure what the best drive configuration is. I'm looking at using the areca ARC-1280ML-2G controller, and hanging all 24 drives off of it. ...
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5answers
636 views

Expected throughput when re-building RAID array?

I'm just doing some testing on a NAS RAID array we've been lent to see if we want to deploy it. Just to see whats what, I decided to see what kind of network performance we get when it's re-building a ...
3
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2answers
915 views

Can you Utilize Server RAM for NAS Cache?

I have a 4 CPU 16GB RAM system with an Areca 1230 RAID card and 6 HDs in a RAID 0+1 configuration with 1 hot spare. System has 2 onboard 1Gpbs nics I want to turn the system into a NAS. It seems ...
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714 views

What is the BEST NAS RAID Config for this Box?

I am looking at building a NAS. 24 X 500GB 2.5" SATA2 7200RPM 16MB cache drives all in a 2U box with 8GB RAM and 4 CPUs. I can go two ways: 1 24+ Port RAID Controller making the whole array one ...