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  1. Just to update my progress. I have my test DSM 6.1.7 up and running! Thank you for your help! I used the extra.lzma as you recommended and put it on Partition 1. DSM is recognizing 12 slots - 11 empty. I've turned off automatic updates and set to manual - it has found DSM 6.1.7 15284 Update 3 available for download/install - is it okay to do this as long as it remains DSM 6.1.7 (using loader 1.02b) or best just to leave as is? I think the main takeaway was to never go to DSM 6.2 with this loader. And that 1.02b and 6.1.7 is a very stable combination.. 2. Package centers - can these be updated no problems? I would think as long as the package doesn't require DSM6.2 to run? 3. I came across this link and think this could be useful for future repairs needed to other DSM systems: https://xpenology.com/forum/topic/7062-memo-raid-recovery-method/ I think this link is the current recommended way (esp post 5 and further😞 https://xpenology.com/forum/topic/12778-tutorial-how-to-downgrade-from-62-to-61-recovering-a-bricked-system/ Are all bare metal XPEnology 'hot swap' disk slots? Post 1 in the second link is adding new drives while the PC is ON - is this really safe to do? I would think Post 5 is safer. I think I would follow Post 5 and do a shutdown in between adding all the data drives. Thanks again!
  2. That's great - thank you for your reply. I was busy reading more about it today but your latest reply and confirmation makes it less stressful - thank you! Just received my cables and USB today. Just need the extra drive cage and I should be ready. Thanks again!
  3. Thank you for your help! I will go with the 6x SATA and 2xSAS as it seems less complicated and better for any updates. I won't have more than 8 drives as I'm just migrating over the 8 drives. Thank you for letting me know about the additional extra.lzma with driver that I'll have to load to use even the 2X SAS. I've read the link a bit but is this while I am creating the USB? It will inject these additional drivers at that time? Do I need to do anything for the Intel or realtek NICs or are you saying they are already included and should work as is? Or even for the two NICs I will need to use another additional compiled module? I was planning on using the Xpenology tool to create the USB. https://xpenology.com/forum/topic/12422-xpenology-tool-for-windows-x64/ Will this let me use the appropriate additional compiled modules? Thanks for your help so far!
  4. Hi! Great site here. I would appreciate any advice on my migration from Synology 1812 to Xpenology. I have an older system with a Gigabyte GA-X79S-UP5 motherboard. I will check that the C1E function is disabled in the BIOS before proceeding with installation. Specifications: https://www.gigabyte.com/Motherboard/GA-X79S-UP5-WIFI-rev-10/sp#sp This motherboard has 2x SATA 6Gb/s 4x SATA 3Gb/s 8x SAS 3Gb/s I am moving/migrating 8 hard drives from a Synology 1812+ so this seems lucky to have this motherboard available with so many connections available but unfortunately only 3 Gb/s for a lot of them. Current configuration in Synology: Model name: DS1812+ Current DSM Version: DSM 6.0.3-8765 Update 8 DSM date: 2018/06/21 Status: You’ve installed all important updates It is currently using SHR. For XPEnology I will be installing loader 1.02b with DS3615. 1. Should I just use the 8x SAS for the 8x hard drives? Or should I start connecting the drives in order from the 2x SATA, 4x SATA, and then 2x SAS? -I read somewhere DSM displays the slot numbers funny sometimes? 2. For this migration should I update to DSM 6.1.7 on the source Synology to keep the version the same or is it okay as long as the target bare metal destination is a higher DSM (XPEnology 6.1.7) 3. For SHR there is this recommendation: SHR can be re-enabled by editing the 'synoinfo.conf' file, located under '/etc.defaults' Comment out (or delete) the line: supportraidgroup="yes" and add: support_syno_hybrid_raid ="yes" When do I make this change for SHR to the synoinfo.conf file? - during installation or post-installation when I have one hard drive in during the ‘testing’ phase? Or when I have the 8 hard drives in? Will this change be enough to get me SHR2 as well in the future or is there another command line for that? I think that’s it for now. Thanks!!