4 new drives; can I just power down, add drives ...

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Morden2004
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4 new drives; can I just power down, add drives ...

Post by Morden2004 » Thu Jun 10, 2021 5:06 am

I have a working TS-421 with 4 non-NAS 2TB drives of which 3 have failed/replaced over the past 3+ years. QN AP support have suggested replacing the 4 drives.
I have purchased 4 new Iron Wolf NAS 2TB drives and I want to re-create the current QTS environment in the simplest way.
I have 2 on-site backups on external hard drives created/maintained with HBS, and a Cloud backup as well using iDrive.
My configuration is RAID 10. My QTS is 4.3.3 1624.

My question is; can I power down, pull & replace the 4 drives, power up with the same settings (??) and then do a full restore from the external backup?

Or must I redo my configuration because QTS will not retain the existing setup. Or perhaps I can restore the settings from a backup?

I'm not a novice systems user so I can follow instructions. (:> Just looking for advice from experienced users.

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Re: 4 new drives; can I just power down, add drives ...

Post by dolbyman » Thu Jun 10, 2021 5:09 am

no everything is on the drives, you pull them and all is gone

just insert new drives and setup your NAS from scratch

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Re: 4 new drives; can I just power down, add drives ...

Post by Morden2004 » Thu Jun 10, 2021 7:19 am

Thank you! Sort of figured that was the case.

New setup, coming soon.

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