Deazo Posted May 1, 2018 Share Posted May 1, 2018 Hi all, I want to backup my movies/series/Photos/documents stored on my Array to external drives and I cannot figure out the best way to do what I need to do. Here is the situation: My array contains about 12Tb of movies/series/Photos/documents. My "Movies" share is the largest with 11Tb. I own 3 Lacie external USB drives of 5Tb each. I would like to use these 15Tb as a backup, ideally with 4 folders: Movies backup/Series backup/Photos backup/Documents backup. I would like to use a sync tool to sync these 4 folders to my shares. My problem, if you had not guessed it already, is that I have 3 external drives that are each smaller than the biggest folder (movies=11Tb) I need to backup. Here is what I thought would be the ideal solution: Plug the 3 Lacie drives to my windows PC, have windows recognise them as one drive (here is the guide found for this: https://lifehacker.com/5986883/how-to-combine-multiple-hard-drives-into-one-volume-for-cheap-high-capacity-storage) then use a sync tool to synhronize/transfer accross my network. The problem is that the transfer rate/speed over the network to these USB3.0 drives is really slow (6Mb/s). I noticed however than when one of these drives is directly plugged into the Unraid server via USB, the transfer (krusader) is about 40Mb/s Krusader has a sync tool, so I am thinking I could use it. HOWEVER I have no clue as to how I can make these 3 external drives appear as ONE drive in Unraid. I don't want them constantly plugged in, and I guess I cannot mount them in the array and regularly disconnect them, rigtht? Can I create a share on unassigned drives? I am a little lost as to what solution would work. Thank you in advance for your help. D. Quote Link to comment
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