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Hi guys

 

Just curious. so I download the synology boot img onto a USB stick, which is the boot loader. this then the first time ask me to upload the pat file.

 

Question, how where does it install the pat file if I have multiple drives in the host.

 

I'm going to have the usb thumb drive internal for the boot loader, I'm installing a 128GB M.2 SSD device which I want to use for the XPenology software install, this will also be my Flex Media Server Cache and meta data storage space.

 

And then Installing X large drives, was thinking easiest to make sure it all gets installed on the M.2 SSD is to not install the large drives until XPenology is installed. ?

 

G

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That's not how it work. DSM gets installed on all HDDs. That's how you are able to boot your machine if for example a drive crashes or goes bad.

It doesn't matter the sequence in which you introduce your HDDs. They will all get DSM installed on them.

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... If the drives/the Big 4TB drives are physical not in the machine... can not be on there...

If the only drive/storage is in the machine at install time is the M.2 SSD then surely it only sits on there.

 

Or will the OS be replicated onto the 4TB when they are installed and the XPenology is started the next time.

 

G

 

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18 minutes ago, George said:

... If the drives/the Big 4TB drives are physical not in the machine... can not be on there...

If the only drive/storage is in the machine at install time is the M.2 SSD then surely it only sits on there.

 

Or will the OS be replicated onto the 4TB when they are installed and the XPenology is started the next time.

 

G

 

As soon as you add any HDD's DSM will get installed onto them it's just how it works.

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Install Xpenology --> Guide ...and then create the volume1 on the M2 and for Data create the volume2 on your other HDD.

 

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In short 

Install XPE DSM it  will be installed on all HDD !

when the Install is done create the fist volume1 on the M2 SSD / install all Apps to volume1/ Create volume2 with your other HDD / create the shares on Volume2

Done 

you have now what you need describen in your first post.

BR

Michael

 

 

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Thanks Nemesis

 

Having played around a bit, did not see that I had the option to define where I want my apps installed to, this case Volume1 ?

 

Still curious, how big is the XPenology install, how much space does it take up for a OS copy in the first couple of blocks of each drive ?

 

G

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1 - Let's use proper DSM terminology. Packages can be installed in any volume you want. When you are about to install a package you will be asked in which volume you want it to be installed.

2 - Space taken by DSM is ~ 4.4GB (2GB + 2.4GB Swap) on each drive.

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Polanskiman.

 

I just clicked on a random package to install it, it went straight into installing it, not asking where to install it, is there a default that I change some where to change the default install location?

 

thanks

 

G

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1 hour ago, George said:

Polanskiman.

 

I just clicked on a random package to install it, it went straight into installing it, not asking where to install it, is there a default that I change some where to change the default install location?

 

thanks

 

G

Open Package Center, Settings. There is a drop down which allows you to choose the default volume.

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4 minutes ago, Dfds said:

Open Package Center, Settings. There is a drop down which allows you to choose the default volume.

 

Must be one of those days for me, but not seeing/finding it, which tab ?

 

G

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2 minutes ago, George said:

 

Must be one of those days for me, but not seeing/finding it, which tab ?

 

G

Click on the Settings button, 1st tab (General)

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That clearly indicates that you only have one volume in your system. If you go to the Storage Manager > Volume I am pretty certain there will be only 1 volume. If you have more than 1 volume it should show something like this:

Screen Shot 2018-02-24 at 11.00.02 AM.jpg

 

Package Center > Settings > General should show something like this:

Screen Shot 2018-02-24 at 10.53.34 AM.jpg

 

I would suggest reading what follows for a better understanding of what volumes are and how to create them:

 

https://www.synology.com/en-global/knowledgebase/DSM/help/DSM/StorageManager/volume_diskgroup

https://www.synology.com/en-us/knowledgebase/DSM/help/DSM/StorageManager/volume_diskgroup_create_volume

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I Polanskiman

 

I would assume, apparently wrong, that the default DSM install location would have counted as a volume (or default install location) and then my /volume1 as a 2nd selectable destination.

 

Will modify my VM a bit and see it at work.

 

G

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Please check my logic...

 

I'm thinking of leaving package installs on the default volume (spread/stripped/mirrored over all the HDD's), my reason, volume1 that will be on the M.2 SSD will not be protected (single M2.D), I don't mind loosing PLEX cached data, the media meta data, should something go wrong, that can be rebuild,

 

I'd rather put the app installs on the 4GB slice on the beginning of all drives, that way even if a drive fails my package installs (+configs) are safe.

 

G

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Again, it doesn't work that way.  You can create a volume1 on a new disk group that is mirrored all over the HDD's, but you can't save packages on the system or swap RAIDs.  You can't install packages until you create at least a volume1, and that volume will be on a different partition than system/swap.

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