Upgrading Synology NAS Hard Drive

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by xeller, Apr 28, 2012.

  1. xeller macrumors newbie

    Mar 31, 2009
    San Francisco Bay Area
    I am a newbie to NAS. After reading numerous posts on macrumors; I purchased a Synology DS111 (one bay model) to house a growing iTunes collection (music, tv shows, movies and podcasts) and pictures. Now that I feel somewhat comfortable with the NAS. I would like to install a bigger hard drive.

    The plan is to follow this method: using a larger hard drive

    1. Backup the configuration file of current 2TB to computer; remove 2TB and replace with new 3TB hard drive
    2. Install DSM 4.0 to 3TB
    3. Restore the configuration file to 3TB
    4. Connect the 2TB using esata port to NAS
    5. Copy all the folders from the 2TB to the 3TB (copy and paste)

    Is this the best method? Anyone using a different method? Thanks in advance.
  2. blevins321 macrumors 68030

    Dec 24, 2010
    Winnipeg, MB
    Yep, that's probably the easiest method. Although I'm not 100% sure how it will handle your shared folders in this case (restoring config file with the shared folder items but the files not existing on the volume yet). If you only have one shared folder though, it wouldn't take more than a minute to just do that fresh again.

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