Migrate from single disk to raid1?

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Migrate from single disk to raid1?

Postby Pulquegc » Tue Mar 21, 2017 5:25 am

Hi.
I'm a newbie in the world of NAS.
My question is very simple: how about the possibility to migrate from single disk to a raid 1 double disk on ts231p?

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Re: Migrate from single disk to raid1?

Postby OneCD » Tue Mar 21, 2017 5:29 am

Hi and welcome to the forum. :)

Yes, this is possible. It's shown in the fine User Manual under 'Migrating RAID Configuration'.

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Re: Migrate from single disk to raid1?

Postby Pulquegc » Tue Mar 21, 2017 5:37 am

Ok, thank you.
Another question: I'm going to loose all data in both disk or the first disk will be mirrored in the second after raid config?

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Re: Migrate from single disk to raid1?

Postby OneCD » Tue Mar 21, 2017 5:45 am

No, your original drive will retain its data. The new drive will be erased. Then the data on the original drive will be duplicated onto the new drive.

But - as always - please ensure you have a backup of your data on external storage before attempting a major operation like RAID migration. Things do go wrong. ;)

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Re: Migrate from single disk to raid1?

Postby Pulquegc » Tue Mar 21, 2017 6:03 am

Murphy's Law...but I will emerge victorious 8)
See you soon, my TS231P is expected to arrive from Amazon next Monday.
I have to see how to migrate my dear-old-WHS to the new qnap.

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Re: Migrate from single disk to raid1?

Postby OneCD » Tue Mar 21, 2017 6:08 am

If this is a new NAS, then (if possible) start with 2 drives in RAID 1. That would be easier than creating a Single Drive, then migrating afterward. ;)

Also, please ensure you only use compatible drives in the NAS.

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Re: Migrate from single disk to raid1?

Postby Pulquegc » Tue Mar 21, 2017 6:21 am

That's what I'm going to do. I bought two WD red 3tb. I've checked the compatibility on the website.

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Re: Migrate from single disk to raid1?

Postby Don » Tue Mar 21, 2017 7:29 am

Do not put in drives from WHS or from any other system into the NAS if you want to keep the data. The NAS will reformat the drives and you will lose all your data.
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It is a recommended to use RAID. It is also recommended to have external backups. RAID is designed to protect you from disk failure and keep your system running and data accessible while the disk is replaced and the RAID rebuilt. Backups will allow you to recover data that is lost or corrupted, or from catastrophic system failure. One does not replace the other.

Bugs and feature requests need to be submitted to QNAP via their helpdesk.

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Re: Migrate from single disk to raid1?

Postby Pulquegc » Tue Mar 21, 2017 1:20 pm

Yes. I was wandering if there is an app, in qnap store, for doing the dirty job of data migration from WHS to qnap.

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Re: Migrate from single disk to raid1?

Postby Don » Tue Mar 21, 2017 5:20 pm

Nope. Transfer over the network or attach externally.
ADVICE - read the manual (online) and use the forum search feature (upper right hand corner) before posting.
Chances are very good you will find your answer.


It is a recommended to use RAID. It is also recommended to have external backups. RAID is designed to protect you from disk failure and keep your system running and data accessible while the disk is replaced and the RAID rebuilt. Backups will allow you to recover data that is lost or corrupted, or from catastrophic system failure. One does not replace the other.

Bugs and feature requests need to be submitted to QNAP via their helpdesk.

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Re: Migrate from single disk to raid1?

Postby Pulquegc » Wed Mar 22, 2017 3:01 am

Ok.
The MB on my WHS has a double ethernet port and supports ethernet teaming.
I've read the manual of 231n but i'm not sure if teaming is supported.

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Re: Migrate from single disk to raid1?

Postby dolbyman » Wed Mar 22, 2017 3:28 am

if your switch supports it you can certainly do that

https://www.qnap.com/en-us/how-to/tutor ... d-protocol

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Re: Migrate from single disk to raid1?

Postby Don » Wed Mar 22, 2017 3:57 am

Won't provide any speed increase.
ADVICE - read the manual (online) and use the forum search feature (upper right hand corner) before posting.
Chances are very good you will find your answer.


It is a recommended to use RAID. It is also recommended to have external backups. RAID is designed to protect you from disk failure and keep your system running and data accessible while the disk is replaced and the RAID rebuilt. Backups will allow you to recover data that is lost or corrupted, or from catastrophic system failure. One does not replace the other.

Bugs and feature requests need to be submitted to QNAP via their helpdesk.

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Re: Migrate from single disk to raid1?

Postby Pulquegc » Sat Mar 25, 2017 3:05 am

My qnap has arrived.
Now migrating from WHS via lan at 47MB/s.
Photos first: my wife was irremovibile :lol:


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