Repair degraded Storage Pool with dead SSD using an HDD

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Hi

So long story short: I have a DS920+ with 4 SSDs in. All of them are 1.92TB. I am using SHR.

One of the SSD died for the 3rd time so I will replace it.

I don't have another SSD right now but I have a 16TB HDD. Can I use it to repair the Storage Pool and then remove/deactivate it so it does not create any problems with the other 3 SSDs?

I know I should not mix SSDs and HDDs.

Or is it possible to keep it in the NAS and simply deactivate it?

Many thanks!
 
no
just purchase new = same SSD
till this time shutdown the NAS and don’t use the degraded storage pool

Just curious- how it was happened:
One of the SSD died for the 3rd time so I will replace it.
because if the disk really died, then use of the “repaired” drive in RAID is call for troubles.
 
no
just purchase new = same SSD
till this time shutdown the NAS and don’t use the degraded storage pool

Just curious- how it was happened:

because if the disk really died, then use of the “repaired” drive in RAID is call for troubles.
Sadly this is not possible. We need to work and acess files.

Do you suggest me to delete the volume, create a new one and use only the 3 working SSDs till the new one arrives?

BTW the SSD died the day I received it. After 18 hours in the NAS degraded itself.

Synology suggested me to swap it with another drive to see if it was the SSD or the NAS bay. Now the SSD died again so it's for sue the disk. I suppose.
 
Sadly this is not possible. We need to work and acess files.

Do you suggest me to delete the volume, create a new one and use only the 3 working SSDs till the new one arrives?

BTW the SSD died the day I received it. After 18 hours in the NAS degraded itself.

Synology suggested me to swap it with another drive to see if it was the SSD or the NAS bay. Now the SSD died again so it's for sue the disk. I suppose.
Well looks like it is the drive in the end m8.

You only have few options here. Get a new one and repair the array or delete it and use the new array with 3 drives and a pans later on.

In any case make a backup of the data running on that array before you do anything, and especially if you will continue to run in degraded mode for some time.
 
Well looks like it is the drive in the end m8.

You only have few options here. Get a new one and repair the array or delete it and use the new array with 3 drives and a pans later on.

In any case make a backup of the data running on that array before you do anything, and especially if you will continue to run in degraded mode for some time.
Yeah m8.

Stupid question: now the storage pool is repaired. What happen if I deactivate the HDD I just insert? The pool will be degraded again?

What can physically happen if I leave the HDD running together with SSDs? Hardware fails?
 
Stupid question: now the storage pool is repaired. What happen if I deactivate the HDD I just insert? The pool will be degraded again?
Correct

What can physically happen if I leave the HDD running together with SSDs? Hardware fails?
You could have array problems in your case. You are using 2 separate drive methods and in shr no less so best to avoid it.
 
Correct


You could have array problems in your case. You are using 2 separate drive methods and in shr no less so best to avoid it.
I see. I'm currently connect to the Syno via OpenVPN from home. I would like to delete the volume and the storage pool in order to create a new one and use just the 3 working SSDs.

I have a backup on of my data on an External Drive attached to the Syno via USB. I can see it in DSM. When I delete the volume in remote, I will lose the VPN server package right? Do I still maintain connection to the NAS using OpenVPN?
 
I see. I'm currently connect to the Syno via OpenVPN from home. I would like to delete the volume and the storage pool in order to create a new one and use just the 3 working SSDs.

I have a backup on of my data on an External Drive attached to the Syno via USB. I can see it in DSM. When I delete the volume in remote, I will lose the VPN server package right? Do I still maintain connection to the NAS using OpenVPN?
It would be advised to do this locally but it can be done remotely via quick connect or ddns. Vpn package will indeed have a problem as any other package on that volume.
 
It would be advised to do this locally but it can be done remotely via quick connect or ddns. Vpn package will indeed have a problem as any other package on that volume.
Mmhhh okay. If after deleting the volume the Syno does not need to be restarted I could try via QuickConnect
 
no
just purchase new = same SSD
till this time shutdown the NAS and don’t use the degraded storage pool

Just curious- how it was happened:

because if the disk really died, then use of the “repaired” drive in RAID is call for troubles.
Correct


You could have array problems in your case. You are using 2 separate drive methods and in shr no less so best to avoid it.
BTW is that normal that after I repaired the Storage Pool with an HDD of 16TB the Volume still shows 5TB?

It should actually be more right?

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It should actually be more right?
No this is correct. Here is the visual representation of your drive setup atm:

If you calculate BTRFS format overhead you get to your 5,3TB of usable space.
 
No this is correct. Here is the visual representation of your drive setup atm:

If you calculate BTRFS format overhead you get to your 5,3TB of usable space.
I see :) yeah makes sense

BTW as SSDs and HDD I am using are both SATA and supported from my Synology, using them till I receive the new SSD should not be too risky right?
 
I see :) yeah makes sense

BTW as SSDs and HDD I am using are both SATA and supported from my Synology, using them till I receive the new SSD should not be too risky right?
Should be ok but the thing I hope won’t be a problem is the fact that you are running with shr setup. Expanding that type of an array will be possible now only with 16TB or larger drive. Hope this will not apply to your substitute scenario as well, but I guess you will see when the time comes.
 
Should be ok but the thing I hope won’t be a problem is the fact that you are running with shr setup. Expanding that type of an array will be possible now only with 16TB or larger drive. Hope this will not apply to your substitute scenario as well, but I guess you will see when the time comes.
I will run SSDs and HDD till the new SSD will come. The new SSD will be exactly the same as the one that broke, 1.92TB.

The only solution, when the new SSD arrives, I think is Backup data, delete Storage, Volume and start fresh
 
I will run SSDs and HDD till the new SSD will come. The new SSD will be exactly the same as the one that broke, 1.92TB.

The only solution, when the new SSD arrives, I think is Backup data, delete Storage, Volume and start fresh
In case you get “blocked” by shr limitations yea, otherwise it will be just fine. Degrade the volume and put the new one in.
 

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