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Transfer disks from real Synology into XPEnology?

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Is it possible to take 2 disks in a JBOD array from a Synology 212+ and install them into a server running XPEnology?

 

I was hoping to do this with XPEnology running under ESXi and RDM passthrough of the disks to the VM.

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Don't know if it could work , but it will be a very interesting feedback if you test it :wink:

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I think it works as the partitioning of the harddisks are not changed. For a test I pulled all harddisks out of my production machine (bare metal) into the test machine (virtual under esxi) and all data were still intact.

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Yes I can confirm that's the case. I got it all set up, booted with XPEnoboot and went through the web based installer. It said it recognised the disks were pulled from a 212_ and would I like to migrate. Clicked yes and everything was as it was. As it happens I need to move fro mJBOD -> SHR so need to wipe anyway but very impressed! DSM certainly runs fast now!

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Super ! Can you give details about what to do EXACTLY in Esxi ?

Thanks all of you !

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i would also be interested in a step by step guide to move hard drives from real synology to XPEnology running as a VM on ESXi host.

 

when running through the web based installer does it install on a separate hard drive or will it put it on the drive that has been pulled from the real synology??

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just do it :wink:

 

it appeas an MIGRATE option not an INSTALL option.

 

is the same way like an nomal install ...

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