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  1. Hello all, I am trying to migrate from a 720xd to a 730xd. Luckily so far I've only conducted test runs with a my second 720xd, not the one with my real live data as I've been wholly unsuccessful in getting things to work right. From what I've read I should be able to simply remove the disks, place them into the new server, assign them to the same disk numbers and start the array. I am able to assign the disks back to the proper disk number (based on serial number) but I can't start the array because it tells me I've got "Too many wrong and/or missing disks." The disks are all accounted for (two cache devices included), each is mapped back to the correct spot yet I am unable to start the array. I'm preparing for a full scale upgrade of an in-production 720xd so any assistance I can get would be greatly appreciated!
  2. So I have a few 10 TB disks aside from the two parity disks (four others I think for a total of six). I am also ready to move from a DAS (SA120) to this storage pod which would migrate another (12) 8 TB drives to this thing so spreading them out may not provide me much relief seeing as how I need at least 12 more spots. Once those 12 are in the server I'll have a total of 29 drives out of the available 45 which means I could keep at least the 10 TB drives to one per port multiplier. Its a conundrum to say the least.
  3. I got really lucky and got my hands on a Backblaze Storage pod. It uses port multipliers to go from one to five SATA ports which allows for up to 45 drives in the server. I am currently in need of a parity rebuild which, by UnRAID's estimation would take 8 more days (they are two 10 TB parity drives). My question is - my two parity drives are plugged into the port multipliers which are then plugged into a RAID card. My motherboard has SATA ports on it and I'm curious if I should hard wire the two parity drives to those ports in order to reduce the amount of time it would take to rebuild the parity? I have a few other creative ideas on how to do this but essentially I could a) not use the port multipliers and hardwire the two drives directly or b) hardwire one of the port multipliers to a sata port on the motherboard to at least exclude the RAID card. I'm not sure which is best and would require the least amount of reconfiguring and/or rebuild time. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
  4. So I've recently upgraded to RC5 and took note of the Pause feature for parity rebuilds. I'm glad its here! I am curious however if you pause the parity rebuild and reboot or power off the server, does it pickup where it left off or does it start over?
  5. You are absolutely correct. I have my drives connected to a SATA expander. I got my hands on an old Backblaze storage pod 1 which uses port multipliers to get up to 45 drives into it. Its slow indeed.
  6. I honestly don't know how it did that. I don't remember specifically telling it to format the drives.
  7. Thank you for the response. Before I could try that a reboot of the server showed the drives mounted and a part of the array but a parity rebuild needed to take place. I guess I'll wait 8 more days to find out if that worked or not. Thanks!
  8. Apologies if this has been covered elsewhere before. I left out of town with two, 10 TB drives cleaning. I just got back and have an error that says both disks are unmountable. I am attaching my diagnostics for assistance. I appreciate any help I can get. Thanks! tower-diagnostics-20190314-1654.zip