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Need Advice - old to new box transfer

Discussion in 'Synology' started by sbsmithjax, Jun 11, 2019.

  1. sbsmithjax

    sbsmithjax New Around Here

    Jun 11, 2019

    I am not a server expert. I have a 5 yearr old DS1415play, 4 x 6TB drives.

    I have just purchased a 1019+ with 5 x 10TB plus a diskless expansion DX517 5bay

    My 1415play is 98% full of data. Can someone point me to the best methods to transfer this data, or physically move the hard drives, and get a new set of volumes built on the new machine?

    Many thanks,


    Cary, NC
  2. L&LD

    L&LD Part of the Furniture

    Dec 9, 2013
    Set up the new NAS with the new HDD's and fully test the drives before going to the next step with the built-in features.

    Copy (Do Not Move) the data to the new NAS using the fastest connection common to both (USB 3.0, if possible, or LAN).

    I would not recommend moving the old drives to a new enclosure until you have made a backup of your new NAS to another storage medium first.