cloudster wrote:I started to move files from my PC to the NAS to fill up the first volume. The 2nd volume hasn't been filled at all. So is it possible for me to switch to a RAID1 setup without losing all the files that I just copied to my 1st drive?
With SHR can I install a 3rd drive thats 1TB/2TB? Or does it have to be 3TB or larger?
As already said, you can expand a volume only with drives equal or bigger than what is in use.
What you could do is to plug the 1TB/2TB drives, create a SHR volume, then destroy the unused basic volume (with 3TB disk) and add it to the new SHR volume. If at that point you have sufficient capacity, you could then move all your files from the volume that is almost full to the SHR volume. Finally you can destroy the old volume and add the disk to the SHR.
How much space will that give me if i do the following configuration in this order (1TB / 2TB / 3TB / 3TB) I'm assuming SHR will set that up as a RAID5 with 1 disk redundancy. Will that give me a total of 8TB to use and 1TB which is the first drive that's being use for redundancy?
If I do this, how long would it take me to set this up? I heard RAID can take up to days to setup, the larger the drives and greater the disks, the longer.
By the way, I just came across Synology's RAID Calculator http://www.synology.com/support/RAID_ca ... p?lang=enu
I first tried (1TB, 2TB, 3TB, 3TB) and then (3TB, 3TB, 1TB, 2TB) and for SHR it reports that both configuration gives me the same exact amount of space which is 6TB and 3TB is used for protection. So it doesn't matter which order I install my drives then? I currently have (3TB, 3TB, 1TB, 2TB) in a NON-RAID (BASIC) setup, but want to convert to SHR. So the 1st step for me is to go to storage manager, and remove my 2nd 3TB and then go to create, and select the 3TB and set it up as SHR(RAID1), and then remove the 1TB and 2TB and add them back in as SHR (RAID5)?