Transfer disks from real Synology into XPEnology?


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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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  • 3 weeks later...

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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