what happens if the Synology NAS

nemesis379

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Sorry to hijack the thread but,

Can someone tell me what happens if the Synology NAS fails but the hard drives are ok, are you able to setup the replacement NAS to work with the hard drives?

Thanks in advance.
 

maflynn

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If you get the same model, you just need to put the disks in the new NAS and keep on chugging.

[MOD NOTE]
I split out your question from the other thread since its not germane to the topic.
 

John Kotches

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Someone else noted same model should work, and it is also possible that a unit with a larger number of bays could import the group as well.

In the end, if you want a definitive answer, you really should speak with Synology.
 

eladnova

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Can I ask, does the Synology use any proprietary formats? Apart from the actual UI of the control panel etc?

I seem to recall a post years ago from a photographer using a Drobo and finding out that all his files and data were on some kind of proprietary setup.

Was considering getting a Synology Slim and didn't want any headaches.
 

537635

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EXT4 file system.
Classic RAID disk redundancy.

Although with SHR RAID (if you choose it) you get some exotic combinations of RAID to achieve maximum volume size and it will only work with Synology's systems (obviously, since SHR stands for Synology Hybrid RAID :) ).

Headaches? There's always headaches when there's hardware (or software) failure. Depending on the level of one's backup quality we can discuss whether it is an Aspirin headache or a lobotomy one.
 
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