I have a new EX2 Ultra with two new drives 6T.
Read the manual, but the definition of the configuration of the drives are too difficult for me and don’t understand the difference between Jbod/raid/etc.
These are my needs:
- I have an old My CLoud 2T, with a folder that we need to use (e.g. the Public folder)
- four PCs that want to sync to the NAS and back up their contents.
My questions are:
- I need help to decide which configuration should be defined.
- May I add the old MyCloud 2T to the network as an extra NAS with the public folder or should I transfer to the new drives?
I would recommend that you configure the drives as RAID 1 for redundancy.
And you can keep the old NAS on the network, if you like.
I have a 4 TB My Cloud and a 6 TB (RAID 1) EX2 Ultra NAS.
Since I haven’t got > 4 TB of data, I use the old NAS as backup using robocopy:
robocopy “V:\Public” “W:\Public” /MIR /R:1 /W:1 /TEE /XJD /copy:DT /V /XA:SH
robocopy M:\ X:\ /MIR /R:1 /W:1 /TEE /XJD /copy:DT /V /XA:SH
Robocopy is a Microsoft command line tool and comes with Windows comes with Windows.
With those parameters it syncs both. First time you run it, it will take a while but subsequent runs are much quicker, of course.
It sounds a good approach.
I can keep the backup in the new NAS, as I bought two drives of 6T for the EX2 Ultra, and keep the public folder in the old NAS of 2T.
The only question will be to learn how & where I need to define the robocopy and how to define the target drive to keep the backup. I’m not sure I understand how to use the settings you describe.