ds1512+ds513 - add new expansion plus upgrade drives on ds

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ds1512+ds513 - add new expansion plus upgrade drives on ds

Unread post by BigO » Tue Sep 25, 2018 10:28 pm

Current State
DS1512+
5*3TD WD RED SHR1
DX513-1
5*5TB WD RED SHR1

End State
DS 1512+
5*6TB WD RED SHR1 (BRAND NEW DRIVES)
DX513-1
5*5TB WD RED SHR1 (NO CHANGE)
DX513-2
5*3TB WD RED SHR1(OLD MAIN DRIVES)

So the question is the path, as listed above i have current state and what i would like to be as end state.

I believe the correct path forward is as follows:


Unmount all devices other than main array
shutdown
Expand storage on the DS using the new drives - one drive at a time
- This will be a long process - many days - ive seen some of the tweak threads
reboot - check array is healthy - shutdown
Connect DX513-1 - Boot up and check both Arrays to ensure health
Format all old 3TB drives on another machine - Fat32? - I have OSX and Ubunutu for formating the drives
any special formatting required?
Install into DX513-2 boot up - setup and initialize new array - move data to final locations

Would like some feedback on my high-level plan, plus any thoughts or considerations
DS5112+
4GB Kingston Mem upgrade
5*3TB WD30EFRX Red - SHR (R5)
DX513
5*5TB WD50EFRX Red - SHR (R5)

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