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Posted · Original PosterOP

I attached 3 x 10 TB WD Red HDDs. I configured them as parity, since I have less than 7 then it was single parity. In 2 weeks I will add 4 x 8 TB WD Red HDDs bringing the total to 7, so in that case I am able to use dual parity...correct? Can I re-configure my system to use dual parity instead of single parity w/o data loss or am I forced to back up my data and re-build my storage pool from the start?

 

Thnx


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CPU Intel i9-7900x - Motherboard Gigabyte X299 Aorus Gaming 9 - GPU ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1080 Ti AMP Extreme Core Edition - Boot Disk Samsung 960 PRO 512 GB NVMe M.2 PCIe SSD - 2nd Disk Samsung 850 Evo 2 TB SATA SSD - Ram 32 GB (4x8) Corsair Vengeance LED DDR4 C16 - Case NZXT H440 White/Black - PSU NZXT HALE82 V2 700W - CPU Cooler NZXT Kraken AIO X62 280mm - Fans 3 x NZXT AER RGB 140 mm - RGB Controller NZXT HUE+ - Internal USB Hub NZXT - Monitor Samsung U28E850R LED 4K Monitor 60 Hz @ 1440p - Audio Creative Sound Blaster X7 DAC/AMP - Headphones Sennheiser HD650, Bose QuietControl 30, and Bose QuietComfort 35 - Optical Drives Pioneer BD-RW BDR-UD03 (USB 3) and Hitachi-LG BD-RE BU40N (USB 3) - Keyboard EMISH K8 104 Keys Mechanical Gaming Keyboard LED Backlit - Mouse EMISH Gaming Mouse LED Backlit - Chair AkRacing Gaming Chair Deluxe Full Leather Onyx Black - OS MS Windows 10 X64 Pro

 

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OS LT unRaid 6.3.5 Pro  - CPU Intel Xeon 1230 V5 - Motherboard Supermicro X11SAT-F-O - Ram Samsung 16 GB (2x8) DDR4-2133 ECC Un-Buffer - Case NORCO 4U Rack Mount 24 x Hot-Swappable RPC-4224 - Controller LSI 3 x 9211-8i  - PSU Seasonic 1000 W Prime (80 + Platinum) - Fans Noctua 3 x 120 mm & 2 x 80 mm - HDDs WD Red 3 x 10 TB & 8 x 8 TB (Dual Parity)

 

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You'll have to create a new virtual disk in the pool then copy the data over to the new virtual disk and delete the old one. You won't need to create a new pool.

 

Storage settings are at the virtual disk level not the pool.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
3 hours ago, leadeater said:

You'll have to create a new virtual disk in the pool then copy the data over to the new virtual disk and delete the old one. You won't need to create a new pool.

 

Storage settings are at the virtual disk level not the pool.

First, Thanks for the reply.

 

To simulate what I am going to do I used VMware Desktop and Windows 2016. So I fired up the virtual machine, and then I attached 3 x 10 GB virtual disks (to simulate 3 x 10 TB HDDs), I initialized the storage pool/virtual disk (single parity), and did create a volume. The total space given was 14 GB (in case of 3 x 10 TB the space was 18.1 TB).

 

Then I copied 10 GB file to the new volume. So I have only 4 GB left. Then I attached 4 x 8 GB virtual disks (in real world they would be 4 x 8 TB), and did add all the 4 physical disks to the existing storage pool. Then I created a new virtual disk, and this time I was given the option to select Dual parity. I ended up with 10 GB only and I created the new volume.

 

I copied my data to the new volume, detached/deleted the old virtual disk. Extended the new virtual disk to the maximum (16 GB only) but the added space did not show up until I also extended my new volume to the maximum ( I was told that I can have up to 16.0 GB so I typed 16.0 GB they did not offer the option to populate that number automatically!).

 

Can you tell me if what I did Is okay? Shall I go ahead and start transferring my files? Are there any recommendations/precautions? What is the best way to transfer my files from my old NAS appliance to my Windows 2016 server over network? Do I need to use any tools and make md5 checks after copying each file or that is not necessary for network transfers?

 

I use Total Commander for my copy/move needs and it offers the ability to md5 check each copy/move...

 

Thnx

 

*edit* I have 3 x 10 GB and 4 x 8 GB, dual parity and the system offers only 16 GB total...is this alright?

 

*edit2* Provisioning is fixed, is this alright?


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Desktop:

CPU Intel i9-7900x - Motherboard Gigabyte X299 Aorus Gaming 9 - GPU ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1080 Ti AMP Extreme Core Edition - Boot Disk Samsung 960 PRO 512 GB NVMe M.2 PCIe SSD - 2nd Disk Samsung 850 Evo 2 TB SATA SSD - Ram 32 GB (4x8) Corsair Vengeance LED DDR4 C16 - Case NZXT H440 White/Black - PSU NZXT HALE82 V2 700W - CPU Cooler NZXT Kraken AIO X62 280mm - Fans 3 x NZXT AER RGB 140 mm - RGB Controller NZXT HUE+ - Internal USB Hub NZXT - Monitor Samsung U28E850R LED 4K Monitor 60 Hz @ 1440p - Audio Creative Sound Blaster X7 DAC/AMP - Headphones Sennheiser HD650, Bose QuietControl 30, and Bose QuietComfort 35 - Optical Drives Pioneer BD-RW BDR-UD03 (USB 3) and Hitachi-LG BD-RE BU40N (USB 3) - Keyboard EMISH K8 104 Keys Mechanical Gaming Keyboard LED Backlit - Mouse EMISH Gaming Mouse LED Backlit - Chair AkRacing Gaming Chair Deluxe Full Leather Onyx Black - OS MS Windows 10 X64 Pro

 

File Storage:

OS LT unRaid 6.3.5 Pro  - CPU Intel Xeon 1230 V5 - Motherboard Supermicro X11SAT-F-O - Ram Samsung 16 GB (2x8) DDR4-2133 ECC Un-Buffer - Case NORCO 4U Rack Mount 24 x Hot-Swappable RPC-4224 - Controller LSI 3 x 9211-8i  - PSU Seasonic 1000 W Prime (80 + Platinum) - Fans Noctua 3 x 120 mm & 2 x 80 mm - HDDs WD Red 3 x 10 TB & 8 x 8 TB (Dual Parity)

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I just thought what if I started with 3 x 10 GB and 4 x 8 GB initially. With dual parity the system did provide a total 32 GB of usable space! Why this one is different than starting with 3 x 10 GB and adding 4 x 8 GB later?!


Desktop Specs

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Desktop:

CPU Intel i9-7900x - Motherboard Gigabyte X299 Aorus Gaming 9 - GPU ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1080 Ti AMP Extreme Core Edition - Boot Disk Samsung 960 PRO 512 GB NVMe M.2 PCIe SSD - 2nd Disk Samsung 850 Evo 2 TB SATA SSD - Ram 32 GB (4x8) Corsair Vengeance LED DDR4 C16 - Case NZXT H440 White/Black - PSU NZXT HALE82 V2 700W - CPU Cooler NZXT Kraken AIO X62 280mm - Fans 3 x NZXT AER RGB 140 mm - RGB Controller NZXT HUE+ - Internal USB Hub NZXT - Monitor Samsung U28E850R LED 4K Monitor 60 Hz @ 1440p - Audio Creative Sound Blaster X7 DAC/AMP - Headphones Sennheiser HD650, Bose QuietControl 30, and Bose QuietComfort 35 - Optical Drives Pioneer BD-RW BDR-UD03 (USB 3) and Hitachi-LG BD-RE BU40N (USB 3) - Keyboard EMISH K8 104 Keys Mechanical Gaming Keyboard LED Backlit - Mouse EMISH Gaming Mouse LED Backlit - Chair AkRacing Gaming Chair Deluxe Full Leather Onyx Black - OS MS Windows 10 X64 Pro

 

File Storage:

OS LT unRaid 6.3.5 Pro  - CPU Intel Xeon 1230 V5 - Motherboard Supermicro X11SAT-F-O - Ram Samsung 16 GB (2x8) DDR4-2133 ECC Un-Buffer - Case NORCO 4U Rack Mount 24 x Hot-Swappable RPC-4224 - Controller LSI 3 x 9211-8i  - PSU Seasonic 1000 W Prime (80 + Platinum) - Fans Noctua 3 x 120 mm & 2 x 80 mm - HDDs WD Red 3 x 10 TB & 8 x 8 TB (Dual Parity)

 

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