Can I read a raid drive from an NSA320 in an NAS540?

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dvbird
dvbird Posts: 5  Freshman Member
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edited June 2018 in Personal Cloud Storage
I have an old NSA320 that had two drives in a raid 1 configuration.  The NSA320 died (currupted firmware).  I used one of the drives as a new volume in the NAS540, thinking I would be able to read the data from second NSA320 drive.  Can I do this?  If so, how?

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  • Mijzelf
    Mijzelf Posts: 2,639  Guru Member
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    Yes you can.
    Enable the ssh daemon and login over ssh.
    Then find the name of the partition:
    cat /proc/partitions
    Assuming it's sdb2, assemble the raidarray:
    <div>su</div><div><br></div><div>mdadm --assemble /dev/md5 /dev/sdb2 --run</div>
    Now you can mount the array:
    <div>mkdir /i-data/olddisk</div><div><br></div><div>mount /dev/md5 /i-data/olddisk</div>
    Don't know if the partition will show up automagically in webinterface/samba, but at least you should now be able to copy the contents from old array to the new one using the command prompt



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  • Wiasouda
    Wiasouda Posts: 156  Master Member
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    No, you can't.
    NAS540 and NSA320 were used different file system, you can mount NSA320 drive to Linux and copy out the data, then restore back to NAS540.
  • Mijzelf
    Mijzelf Posts: 2,639  Guru Member
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    edited June 2018 Answer ✓
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    Yes you can.
    Enable the ssh daemon and login over ssh.
    Then find the name of the partition:
    cat /proc/partitions
    Assuming it's sdb2, assemble the raidarray:
    <div>su</div><div><br></div><div>mdadm --assemble /dev/md5 /dev/sdb2 --run</div>
    Now you can mount the array:
    <div>mkdir /i-data/olddisk</div><div><br></div><div>mount /dev/md5 /i-data/olddisk</div>
    Don't know if the partition will show up automagically in webinterface/samba, but at least you should now be able to copy the contents from old array to the new one using the command prompt



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