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  1. blueman

    Supported PCI-e Sata cards?

    Hi all, I'm looking to add an extra drive to my NAS but have used all the 6 onboard SATA ports from my motherboard. Are there any particular SATA expansion cards that are known to be working and supported by XPEnology?
  2. Hi all, I'm currently happily running DSM 5.2-5565 Update 2, as a model DS3615xs. I've got 6x 2TB drives with 9TB data available and 1x disk parity. I'd like to upgrade to DSM 6.1.7 on new hardware and bring across my 6x drives including all data and configuration and also add a 7th drive, but I'm not sure the best way to do this. Should I: 1) Install DSM 6.1.7 on the new hardware from scratch with no hard drives, then plug the 6 drives in and 'import' them, then 'import' the settings from my old NAS, then add the 7th drive once everything is running well? 2) Upgrade the old NAS to 6.1.7 then setup the new hardware also on 6.1.7 and 'import' the drives and settings from the old installation, then add the 7th drive? 3) Upgrade the old NAS to 6.1.7, add the 7th drive to the old NAS, then setup the new hardware and move everything across? Also, how do I safely transfer my existing RAID volume to new hardware, is it just a matter of making sure the same drives are in the same SATA ports on the new hard drive, then is there an option in the web management to 'import'? Thanks for you help!
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    Upgrading and changing to different PC, advice?

    Turned out there was an issue with my microserver so at this point I haven't changed anything, I was thinking of building a specific small factor machine for xpe down the track.
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    Micro-ITX build advice

    Hi Guys, I'm looking at changing my current tower running xpenology to a more compact NAS build. I'd like to utilise the current CPU (i3-4130), 5x 2TB Hard Drives and 16GB DDR3 RAM but replace motherboard with a mini-itx board and a compact case. I'm looking for recommendations about what people think are good compatible boards and cases with no driver or build issues. At the moment I am looking at the ASRock H97M-ITX/ac motherboard - Case I am looking at either: U-NAS NSC-800 - or Silverstone DS380 - Any thoughts on these or other recommendations? Thanks!
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    Update to 5.2-5644.5 5 from 5.2-5565.2

    Sounds like a great plan if I could afford all that storage! Currently I have 5x 2TB drives in raid5 which should be sufficient redundancy, I'm just concerned about potentially overwriting the data during upgrade... Sent from my Nexus 6P using Tapatalk
  6. Hi Guys, Looking to update my NAS to the latest version without losing any data/settings, but haven't updated before. Just want to make sure I'm doing it right before I dive in! Is this the correct procedure, if not can you tell me the correct way? Thanks! 1) Configuration backup from Control Panel 2) Create USB with XPEnoboot DS3615xs5.2-5644.5 img 3) Remove previous USB and Boot from newly created USB 4) This is where I am not sure.... How do I apply the latest PAT file, and can I just grab 5644 update 5 PAT or do I need to get 5644 then update manually in order? Also, will my data be safe? I have over 7TB of data and nothing else to store it on for the 'upgrade process'. Any feedback about the above and additional steps from 4 onwards are much appreciated!
  7. blueman

    Upgrading and changing to different PC, advice?

    Thanks for the info, I'll give that a try and see how it goes. Just to summarise and make sure I'm doing it correctly: 1) create new usb and setup as new install on spare hdd and test for a few days 2) remove spare hdd and install all existing hard drives from server 3) boot from usb and choose install option 4) login through Web interface on another pc using hp ip and run migration assistant The only part I'm not sure about is 'installing' on my existing drives without losing any data. Is it not possible to move everything across and try an upgrade from the usb instead of install? Sent from my C6903 using Tapatalk
  8. Hi All, I have been happily running XPEnology as a server for a few months now. I am currently running DSM 5.2-5565 Update 2. The model is shown as DS3615xs. I am running XPEnoboot from a USB stick. I would like to setup my old HP N36L microserver as my new XPEnology box and transfer my data/drives across to it. Can anyone please advise me the step-by-step directions to install the latest compatible version on my Microserver and moving the drives across/configuring the NAS without losing any of my data or settings. Thanks in advance and sorry for my lack of knowledge! This is a wonderful project, thanks to everyone involved with it!