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Should dectect a previous Areca Raid5 Volume?


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Hi everybody! This is my first post after discovered this great world of XPEnology!!! My question is : after playing for a couple of months with a home made server and OpenMediaVault, I am right now trying XPEnology on it and everything was fine BUT my previous setup, a Raid 5 Volume mounted on an Areca Arc-1210 doesn't show in DSM.....the controller is listed but the status show "connecting...." all the time, no content inside. Any clue?

 

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You wont be able to just 'mount' your OMV configured drives in XPE/DSM and see your previous RAID/Data setup, they are totally different operating systems with their own specific partition layouts and installations. DSM uses software not hardware RAID.

Suggest the following;

Backup all your data from OMV

Disable Raid 5 and set the controller card to jbod. Also set any onboard sata you are using to IDE mode

Boot XPE and install DSM with your preferred SHR RAID

Setup DSM with your required features and packages

Restore your data

Enjoy XPE/DSM :smile:

All the above assumes your hardware is compatible with XPE drivers, you might have some testing to do to check that.

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