Migration to Synology DS 214

I have been an avid user of my 1TB MBL for a few years now, and the time has come to replace it. The drive itself is still functioning and in perfect working order, but I have decided to upgrade to a Synology DS214 with 2 x 2TB drives.

The main reasons for this are that:

a) I have more storage room for easy upgrading in the future

b) The data is mirrored on the second drive by the use of RAID 1.

Now, I have quite a bit of data on my MBL (around 500GB), and wondered if there was an easy way to migrate all this data in one move to the Synology. I am aware of using a safepoint backup to get the data to the other drive, but if I remember correctly, the data is hidden away inside several folders on the drive, and is not an exact “replication” (ie, all the shares mirred in the same way).

I am also aware of RSync, but not too ofay with Linux, so would rather use a GUI based solution.

Are there any better solutions out there, or if anybody has anymore information on Safepoints, then any guidance will be much appreciated.

I am still an avid WD fan (as I only ever use WD Hard Drives for their superb reliability. My MBL was a great starting point for my first ever NAS.

Thanks

I do not believe there is a GUI solution, at least not one with direct traffic between the NAS devices. 

The one I can think of, will require you do some linux commands. 

http://community.wd.com/t5/My-Book-Live/GUIDE-Enable-FXP-transfers-between-2-MyBookLives/td-p/535436

FTP directly is another option, but then, it would be just like rsync. And needs to be done via CLI.

The simplest solution would be to map a drive for each NAS and copy/paste. However, like I said, data will flow as follows:

MBL -> PC -> Sysnology.

rsync would be my recommendation. Actually, keep the MBL as a backup for the Synology for the VERY important data. You can use rsync for it.

http://www.thegeekstuff.com/2010/09/rsync-command-examples/

Also, just want to share this link with you, just want to make sure you understand the difference between redundancy and backup.

http://www.cnet.com/how-to/digital-storage-basics-part-3-backup-vs-redundancy/

Thanks Shabuboy.

I have a 1.5TB USB HDD that Ill use as the backup drive for the Synology. There is a USB port on the Synology to enable this to happen. This can then be stored in a remote location (making sure the data is backed up)

I think ill try rsync, but the problem with that is the machine issuing the rsync command needs to stay powered on during the sync, but I suppose its a small price to pay.

Thanks for your help on this one.

Lightingman2003