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Upgrading from N54l (raid 5) to a gen 8 ... what to do?


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I chose raid 5 within synology (esxi)? I just assumed it was raid 5?

 

That's software RAID 5 then.

 

Doh but it aint internal :(.... Worth the risk if I find a p222?? This:

http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.view&alt=web&id=331591581407

 

That's just the add on for the card, not the card itself.

I had the same issues as yourself. I couldn't really justify the P222 price though, so ended up going DrivePool/Scanner and resigned to losing a drive if need be.

 

Best option is a P222 (1 internal, 1 external port) or the P420 which is internal only. They both report to the iLO.

 

Neither card can be had cheaply though unless you are rather lucky!

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Where are your backups stored?  You can make a better decision if we knew some more details about your overall data protection strategy.

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Where are your backups stored?  You can make a better decision if we knew some more details about your overall data protection strategy.

I currently the only redundancy is my raid 5 array which gives me 1 failed disk ?

 

 i have a whole heap of other hdd's I will be using to store data while i build the Gen8 server.

 

I will be wiping the 4x3TB hdd's with synology and i think i will run Windows Server 2012 R2

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RAID is not a backup strategy.  If you do some searching on the forums you will see something called a 3-2-1 strategy.  3 copies of your data, 2 of which are on different media types, and 1 copy off site.  Right now if you were to lose 2 of those drives, your data is history.

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Sounds good, just make sure that one of the backups has the files in what I call a "flat file format".  By that I mean you can read the backup files without any third party software.

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so flat file as in the folders and files and not a third party image (ISO ) ?

 

thank you :)

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