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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: I think this link is the current recommended way (esp post 5 and further 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. 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: 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!!