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I have a DS1618+ with 6 x 6TB drives. My employer was updating their servers and I was able to get 6 x 10 TB Seagate Ironwolf drives. The challenge is this: it has taken over 24 hours to add one of the 10TB drives ... still 5 to go., I know that the process taxes the hard drives so I am uncomfortable doing that 5 more times. I could pull all the drives and create a "new" NAS much easier. The issue then is copying 20TB of data from the backups. Fortunately, I'm on a 10gbe setup so it should about 24 hours to copy all the data. The big question is how do I get my settings over? Do I save them and then restore? Will that bring users and other settings?


Noting that not every setting is in the configuration backup.

See here
I don't use HyperBackup because of these limitations. I copy the data to a clone of my DS1618+ ... it is the settings I worry about ... and I see that Backup and Restore function also misses stuff ... i may have to go with add and expand and hope the drives hold up. I suppose if any die, that is good to know before a critical event happens

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