Move NAS200 RAID1 drives to new NAS200

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Network Storage Devices' started by korazy, May 14, 2008.

  1. korazy

    korazy Guest

    I have a NAS200 that locks up every few days. It becomes completely non-responsive until I unplug the power, plug it back in and turn it on. I have purchased a new NAS200 to replace it before trying to deal with Linksys support. In my current NAS200 device, I have 2 x 250GB HDDs setup as RAID1. How can move those two hard drives to a new NAS200 device without losing my RAID1 config and data?
  2. computeguy

    computeguy Network Guru Member

    NAS200 drive swap


    Remove both drives from the old NAS (make sure you keep the order the same
    top/bottom drive).

    Install into new NAS in the same order as how you removed them. Turn on
    and you should be all set.

    All the user acct info/passwords are on the drive along with all the rights
    you created.

    Good Luck
  3. jac_goudsmit

    jac_goudsmit Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    The user accounts are stored on disk, but the configuration settings (network config, disk mount mode (raid vs. normal), etc.) are stored in flash, not on disk. You will probably want to backup the configuration from the old NAS and restore it to the new NAS by going to the Firmware Upgrade page of the web GUI and scrolling to the bottom of the page.

    You should try restoring the configuration to the new NAS200 without installing the harddisks into it. If it accepts the configuration file, you can shut it down (push and release the power button on the back, wait until the lights go out) and install both disks.

    However, if the NAS200 doesn't work without harddisks installed or if it doesn't accept the configuration file (e.g. it checks the MAC address and notices that there's a mismatch), you may want to come back to this forum and tell us what happened before you continue; it may be safer in this case to install the disks one at a time and let the NAS rebuild the RAID array if possible, so you don't lose data.

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