Synology migrationI am currently using QNAP TS-253A with a 4TB main drive and 6TB second drive in Raid setup. The storage is nearly full so I decided to upgrade the NAS as well as storage. For the upgrade I have purchased DS923+ and 2x 16TB WD Red Pro Hard Drives. I have the NAS delivered but the drives are due in February (i guess).
While waiting for the new Hard drives to arrive, I am planning to setup the new synology NAS so that I can get used to it and also migrate my data in the meantime. In addition to the NAS drives, I also have a old 1TB spare external hdd which is USB2.0 (probably slow as it was bought in 2013).
I am looking for suggestions from this forum on how best to migrate and setup my new synology NAS.
- I am thinking of pulling out one of the current NAS drives from QNAP and using it to setup the Synology NAS (this drive will be formatted).
- Then use synology sync or local network to copy the files from QNAP NAS to Synology NAS. Finish off by pulling out the other drive from qnap after completing the copy and mounting it onto synology NAS.
- when the new drives get delivered, I want to make the new 16TB as main drive and use the other 16 for RAID. I dont know if i will need the old drives at all after.
- In this process, I also want to get rid of a truckload of duplicate images that my wife generates with burst mode. Ideally get rid of the dupes before doing backup/copy operation.
I hope what I am planning to do is reasonably correct/optimum method to migrate. I would like to know if there is any tool or a different method I can follow to make my migration simpler.
Also, I would like to know if there is a guide to follow that sets up my synology NAS in an efficient use. My use case is mostly for home use, photo uploads, running a few docker containers, calibre library, etc. But this time on synology I want to avoid duplicate photos getting into albums from the beginning. So I am thinking a tool/automated process to scan for images when they are uploaded, either skip or mark duplicate/similar images and not copy them into the main album that is used for indexing photos.
Thanks a lot for your support and suggestions.