Extracting SHR?


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I find that I only really use the SHR feature of synology - is is possible to extract this functionality to a generic Linux install? I believe it's mountable okay, but the main thing I'm looking for is the management of adding/expanding disks etc.

 

If not, the alternative in mind is to virtualise a very basic Syno install just to manage SHR... but this seems overkill to me.

 

Thoughts appreciated.

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Synology makes it simple to manage your drives and volumes, but if you want you can switch to Ubuntu or another Linux distro. SHR is basically mdadm + LVM so if you google that you should find some guide that helps you to configure it on any Linux distro. :smile:

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Yup, all synology did, and it is in no doubt very clever, was to create gui and a automatic system that determined the 'best' partition sizes and then assemble it all using MDADM and LVM. To create a hybrid raid manually takes quite a bit of work to establish the best partition sizes for Raid 5 and Raid 1 and it becomes harder as you need to add more drives.

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