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xpenology as a recovery option



I had a DS415+ that died either to the Atom bug or a power surge. Blue blinking power LED of death...

I'm able to access the data on the drives using a  linux box with this method

My problem lies in the fact that i had two ISCSI luns on the DS and those are apparently btrfs file based devices written on top of the md raid. I can see the @iSCSI folder and files in there that are named what my LUNs were.

If i get xpenology up in a VM and hand it the 3 physical drives will DSM see that they are synology drives and import them, keeping the data and previous configuration? This way i would be able to reconnect to the iSCSI luns and copy the data out.


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To be a little bit more specific:  Practice installing on a spare drive until you understand the process completely and you have a combination of USB stick, DSM version and XPe loader that you are certain works with your hardware.


Then burn a new clean stick, and do the initial boot with your three array disks attached.  The Synology installer should offer to do a migration install.  If it suggests that your data is being overwritten in any way, don't proceed (you're picking the wrong option).


This is the only way to keep all your settings in place.  It is possible to import an array into a running DSM system but it will only preserve your data, not your settings.

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