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Re: Move a package to another volume?

Postby technet » Fri Mar 31, 2017 6:43 pm

Thanks to everyone who participated here for keeping us informed. Missing this feature here too.

Any news on this?
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Re: Move a package to another volume?

Postby Eltuuro » Sat Apr 01, 2017 4:36 pm

Yes, Same here... changing or upgrading volumes, disks etc is a real hassle with Synology.... After having 3 different types (207,213 and now 413+); my next one will be a HP microserver in which I have more flexibility to install software, move around with disk space the way that I want it. Which comes at half the price, even..

Come on Synology, some of the features you offer are to say the least very backdated...

--> User/ rights management; a pain in the ass
--> audiophile streaming? --> too restricted and features within Syno Audio not very impressive; Always trouble with high resolution FLAC's
--> the backup features? gets with every upgrade more unclear to me
--> download station; VERY outdated, e.g. why isn't there the possibility to add a simple URL it can look for in which it can find new content (the ones that are implemented are,especially nowadays very outdated, so you get hardly any results. yes you can add dml files I believe is the name, but these are hard to find and again not always up to date.
--> Photo station?: Has not worked for me since the day it was invented.

and I could give more examples if needed. To me it seems that Synology has become spoiled with their own succes, which for me has become very annoying, so I will not consider them next time most probably...

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Re: Move a package to another volume?

Postby Valith » Mon Apr 10, 2017 12:41 pm

+1 to migrate apps to another volume.
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Re: Move a package to another volume?

Postby triq » Sun Apr 16, 2017 3:31 pm

+1 for this.

PC users have Why not something like that, to move already installed packages (mine 1.5GB, slow to download, not to mention installing.) Steam manages to discover games installed on another hard drive. So this should be possible.
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Re: Move a package to another volume?

Postby Carcoroner » Mon May 08, 2017 9:53 pm

+2! Need this like water in sahara, when migrate from one hdd to another.
Why synology is "offduty" solving this problem?
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Re: Move a package to another volume?

Postby rot26 » Fri May 19, 2017 8:08 pm

+1 in 2017

This is because I am migrating to brtfs volumes.
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Re: Move a package to another volume?

Postby edanto » Sat Jun 03, 2017 7:29 pm

+1 another vote for this feature. I've sent a feature request through and included a link to this thread.
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Re: Move a package to another volume?

Postby hexalog » Sun Aug 13, 2017 2:51 pm

Still no solution?
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Re: Move a package to another volume?

Postby maage89 » Mon Aug 14, 2017 9:54 am

Hey Guys..

I think I found a solution to the problem here:

I also wrote a small script, because I'm lazy AF.
It seemed to work for me, but I did stop all packages manually from my iPhone first, just to be sure.
I am moving from volume1 to volume2 - feel free to edit if you are moving from other volume numbers

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for dir in /volume1/@appstore/*
   if [ -d "$dir" ]                     
      Folder=$(basename "$dir")
      echo $Folder
      echo "Stopping packages"
      /var/packages/"$Folder"/scripts/start-stop-status stop
      echo "Moving package..."
      mv /volume1/@appstore/"$Folder" /volume2/@appstore/
      echo "Removing links..."
      rm -fv /var/packages/"$Folder"/target
      echo "Creating new links..."
      ln -s /volume2/@appstore/"$Folder" /var/packages/"$Folder"/target
      read -n1 -r -p "Press any key to continue..." key

Hope this helps! :D

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