Upgrade Hardware (also new OMV Version) - using old HDDs possible?

  • Hi,


    i am currently running an 8 year old OMV2 installation on an internal network (just for backup files). I wanted to upgrade OMV 2 -> 3 in the past, but it seemed this would be risky (at least more risky than the OMV1 -> 2 upgrade I perfomed in the past) and since it is not connected to the internet i wanted to upgrade it to a new HW and in this switch also make the move to a newer OMV Version. Well ... what should I say. Had a kid and a lot of trouble in the past and i wasnt able to do the update in the last years.


    I now start to finish the quest and i am now wondering about the HDDs: i have two WD HDDs running in a Raid with ext4 and sharing them via Samba in the Network. My question is: will i be able to "integrate" those in a new Hardware? If yes: could anyone tell me how to perform this?


    If not: maybe it would be best to buy new HDDs (it have been 8 years ...): is there a good job to copy (and check the integrity of the data) them via network to a new HDD (on a new Server)?


    Thank you,

    Linkin

  • Linkinsoldier

    Changed the title of the thread from “Upgrade Hardware (+ OMV SD) - using old HDDs possible?” to “Upgrade Hardware (also new OMV Version) - using old HDDs possible?”.
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    I would not use 8 year old drives in a new server but you could. You could sync the old server to new server with rsync. If you are worried about the copy, rsync has a checksum flag but it would slow it down substantially.

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    would it just be "insert and mount" or would there be something to be done?

    For the most part. If the users you created on the new install had different ids, there might be some permissions you would have to fix. But selected sharedfolders from existing directories would be all you had to do.

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