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post #331 of 581
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The USB ports detect hard drives just fine, but those hard drives cannot be added to the multi-drive VOLUMES that make up the bulk storage on the device.

External drives are for transferring files, making backups, etc, I am not aware of being able to use them for pooled storage.... and not being able to pool USB disks is the norm for an SMB type device like this.

If you need the ability to simply build a hodgepodge of drives, connected via a combination of sources (USB, etc) and have them all pooled into a volume then you'd be better served by UnRaid.

The advantage of the Synology system "restricting" you to only adding pool drives via the enclosures is much higher speeds, as well as better performance monitoring and fault detection.
post #332 of 581
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The USB ports detect hard drives just fine, but those hard drives cannot be added to the multi-drive VOLUMES that make up the bulk storage on the device.

External drives are for transferring files, making backups, etc, I am not aware of being able to use them for pooled storage.... and not being able to pool USB disks is the norm for an SMB type device like this.

If you need the ability to simply build a hodgepodge of drives, connected via a combination of sources (USB, etc) and have them all pooled into a volume then you'd be better served by UnRaid.

The advantage of the Synology system "restricting" you to only adding pool drives via the enclosures is much higher speeds, as well as better performance monitoring and fault detection.

Let me wipe my brow. Misread the volume piece. That completely makes sense. I was concerned more about the file transfer aspect.
Thanks for clarifying.
post #333 of 581
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Let me wipe my brow. Misread the volume piece. That completely makes sense. I was concerned more about the file transfer aspect.
Thanks for clarifying.

No worries. The USB ports would have little utility if they could not be detected, mounted and used for transfers and backups. However, some people do expect that they can add them to the system volume, which you can't.

For someone who balks at the price of something like the DS series from Synology and is not afraid of the limited speed and reliability of building a hodgepodge volume then UnRaid appears to be a good option.
post #334 of 581
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No worries. The USB ports would have little utility if they could not be detected, mounted and used for transfers and backups. However, some people do expect that they can add them to the system volume, which you can't.

For someone who balks at the price of something like the DS series from Synology and is not afraid of the limited speed and reliability of building a hodgepodge volume then UnRaid appears to be a good option.

Fair enough.

Another quick question....Do you use the link aggregation feature whereby using two RJ-45 connections supposedly improves speed performance?
post #335 of 581
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Fair enough.

Another quick question....Do you use the link aggregation feature whereby using two RJ-45 connections supposedly improves speed performance?

I don't use it. The link aggregation feature requires that you connect both ethernet ports to a network switch that supports aggregation. You likewise need dual bonded NICs also connected to a LAG switch on any PCs that you want to get any kind of speed improvement with, so it's not particularly practical.

Where LAG connection on a file server offers the most utility is when you have many clients pulling lots of data at the same time and might saturate a single 1gbps connection. In my experience this does not happen in the typical home... but if you were Steve Jobs, then, maybe.
post #336 of 581
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I don't use it. The link aggregation feature requires that you connect both ethernet ports to a network switch that supports aggregation. You likewise need dual bonded NICs also connected to a LAG switch on any PCs that you want to get any kind of speed improvement with, so it's not particularly practical.

Where LAG connection on a file server offers the most utility is when you have many clients pulling lots of data at the same time and might saturate a single 1gbps connection. In my experience this does not happen in the typical home... but if you were Steve Jobs, then, maybe.

I am using a HP ProCurve Networking 1810G-24 switch so that shouldn't be an issue. I am primarily using the 1512 for my movie library, music library and a small home VPN setup. I am using Dune units throughout my home for streaming so essentially just using the 1512 for SMB volume handles. I will hopefully have it setup this weekend. Takes a darn long time to backup approx. 7TB of movies along with photos, music etc on top of that.

Cheers
post #337 of 581
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Just a heads up to those who follow this thread, and might have purchased the DS1512+. Apparently a batch of 1512+ and 412+ units have a defective motherboard that results in a "blinking blue light of death" problem.

Apparently this fault has been fixed and new production units should not have the issue.

I am considering buying a 1512+ and turning the 1511+ over to my wife's office for their use as I'd like to get them out of their WHS, which I am very leery of lately.
post #338 of 581


I've had my DS1511+ for about 1.5 years and still loving it!
post #339 of 581
Just re-read this whole thread as I'm expecting delivery of my 1812+ and 5 3TB drives in a couple of days.

Almost joined the Synology club in March, but decided to stick with my HP EX490 WHS setup at the time as it generally worked fine, or I could at least recover from issues now and then. Well, after last night, I had it. WHS alerted me to a drive failure, so I ran disk repair, which was unsuccessful it appears. I got some cryptic "unexpected error" message pop-up, in fact many of the same pop-ups tiled on top of each other. The WHS console was then unresponsive, with red light blinking on my EX490 and on one of my Sans Digital 8-bay towers. Manually shut down EX490 and all attached towers, then re-powered. Waited half hour, and WHS console now opened, albeit very sluggishly. Lots of cryptic failure notices, but no way to know what failed, other than likely one of the 8 drives on my Sans Digital 8-bay towers with the blinking red light. This, coupled with Demigrator related issues, so-so network file copy speeds, wasted space due to duplication, and individual file corruption finally got to me and I placed my Synology order.

Some questions...
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Originally Posted by jmpage2 
Setup was REALLY easy. Basically you only need to install the Synology assistant from the included CD, and get the latest Synology DSM software from their website. The assistant immediately detects the Synology DS1511+ on the network and runs through a quick setup that consists of assigning an administrator account and then automatically begins building a volume with the available disks, installing the DSM software to those disks and then starting up. It takes about five minutes to do this.

Once the DSM software is installed, you are taken to a web page to log in to the box. Unlike most machines out there, when you log in to the web browser you get a full blown GUI to play with. It's nice that this is through a standard web interface since you require no special software to access the diskstation from anywhere.
This is great to hear, that it's easy. So, DSM installs on the Synology unit itself right, not my PC from where I'll be accesing the 1812+? I had thought DSM was like WHS console, but it looks like Synology assistant in the included CD is the software that installs on your PC to access DSM on the 1812+?
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After seeing how the Synology hybrid raid works I see that it will be easy to add disks to the array as time and finances permit.
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Synology Hybrid RAID is nice, especially as far as ease of use and efficiency is concerned, but AFAIK, it only offers a 1 disc redundancy. Don't know if that has changed by now, but for that many discs, the two disc redundancy of RAID 6 seems to be a must.
Although I ordered 5 3TB hard drives to start with, I'll likely be adding at least another 3TB fairly soon. Is it better if I do that now, or later makes little or no difference? I won't be mixing different size drives. Also, should I go with Synology Hybrid RAID or RAID6? I know little about RAID, other than the fact that RAID6 allows up to two hard drives failing at once. How likely is this really? Not sure what to choose. I have about 14TB worth of content.

I have several add-ins installed on my WHS, but the only app I plan to install on Synology is Squeezebox server. I'm hoping it works as well as it does on WHS, and that it isn't necessary to upgrade from the included 1GB RAM.

Everything I've read here and elsewhere about Synology points to solid products and customer satisfaction. My only real concern is how Synology stores data. With my WHS, even if I can't fix the issue I'm currently having that I described above, I can pull the drives out and read the data on my Windows PC to copy over to 1812+. But, if down the line, my 1812+ fails, anyone know how you would recover all the data in it?
post #340 of 581
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This is great to hear, that it's easy. So, DSM installs on the Synology unit itself right, not my PC from where I'll be accesing the 1812+? I had thought DSM was like WHS console, but it looks like Synology assistant in the included CD is the software that installs on your PC to access DSM on the 1812+?

You run an application called "Synology Assistant" (comes on a CD or you can download it from Synology website). This sends out a local network discovery message, finds the DiskStation, and helps you install the software on it. It's stupid easy. You will want to have at least one or more disks in the system when you run this, as it will ask you what kind of volume you want, etc, and it actually loads the OS onto your volume if I remember correctly.

One nice thing about the way Synology does things is that there is no "OS" drive. So the loss of a specific drive in your volume will not take the DS out of service.
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Although I ordered 5 3TB hard drives to start with, I'll likely be adding at least another 3TB fairly soon. Is it better if I do that now, or later makes little or no difference? I won't be mixing different size drives. Also, should I go with Synology Hybrid RAID or RAID6? I know little about RAID, other than the fact that RAID6 allows up to two hard drives failing at once. How likely is this really? Not sure what to choose. I have about 14TB worth of content.

You should go with either SHR (Synology Hybrid RAID) with either single or dual disk redundancy. It is up to you if you feel that single disk redundancy is not enough. My feeling is, if you make somewhat regular backups then single disk redundancy is all you should need. Not to mention that if you do single disk redundancy with the 5X3TB you will have, formatted, around 11TB of usable space. If you do dual disk redundancy or RAID-6 then you will only have about 8TB of usable space.

The reason for going with SHR over RAID-6 is that it is more flexible. You might not see yourself needing to mix-match drive sizes, but it is possible you will need this capability down the road. Honestly, if you are getting the DS1812+ I see no reason for 5X3TB drives. 5X3TB drives cost about $800 and nets you 11TB of space. You could buy 8X2TB drives, spend the same $800 and have 13TB of usable space and only slightly higher power consumption. Then, over time, if you need more space, swap the 2TB disks out for 3TB (or even 4TB) drives, 2 at a time. Each time you bump two of your 2TB drives to 3TB drives you will add about 1 TB of usable space to the system.
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I have several add-ins installed on my WHS, but the only app I plan to install on Synology is Squeezebox server. I'm hoping it works as well as it does on WHS, and that it isn't necessary to upgrade from the included 1GB RAM.

I can't say where the threshold is that would make you need to upgrade the RAM. The only add-in that I really make use of is the surveillance station recording app, and running that, my RAM is almost never more than 25% utilized.

If you have a large library on the Squeeze then it's more likely that CPU would be affected during library scans than memory usage.

I still keep my old EX495 running for Squeezebox and a DC++ client, but everything else has been migrated to the DSM. The only reason I have not migrated my Squeeze Server to the DSM is that I run "Whitebear Media Server" as an add-on to Squeeze Server on the EX495 as it allows my iTunes playlists to be picked up by uPNP players (like XBMC), and that add-on does not exist for other Squeeze distributions (Windows only).

Synology has an iTunes library function that would probably do what I want, but I have been too lazy to look into migrating my iTunes library over to it.
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Everything I've read here and elsewhere about Synology points to solid products and customer satisfaction. My only real concern is how Synology stores data. With my WHS, even if I can't fix the issue I'm currently having that I described above, I can pull the drives out and read the data on my Windows PC to copy over to 1812+. But, if down the line, my 1812+ fails, anyone know how you would recover all the data in it?

You are making backups right? Right? You are making backups?

It is a complete and total fallacy to believe that any level of RAID is a "backup". If your data is important to you, then you will man up, buy a DX510 and some extra drives, build another volume and use that for periodic backups that you store offsite.

With both your WHS AND Synology, certain types of hardware failures can render your drives useless. RAID or WHS drive duplication does dick to protect your data against fire, theft, flood, acts of stupidity (mass file deletions, etc). The ONLY way your important data is secure is if you make an actual backup of it and store it someplace else. Everything else is just cheaping out and/or fooling yourself.

To put it another way... my DSM is largely populated by content that I own, and have ripped to disk, such as Blu-ray disks, DVDs, audio CDs, etc. I have probably spent over 200+ hours ripping all of that stuff. I make the equivalent of $50 or more dollars per hour in my salaried job, so the "cost" of me re-doing all of that work if I lose my data is over $10,000. Suddenly the cost of an extra $1200 for a real backup solution looks like peanuts. Not to mention the family photos, videos, etc, that are absolutely irreplaceable. I can't "re-rip" those. If I lose them they are gone for good.

Now, to answer your question of "what would I do" if you lost, for example the motherboard, etc, on the Synology, well, a data recovery service could get the data back for you... Synology themselves have apparently done data recovery for users on many many occasions when the user did something foolish and messed a volume up.

Generally speaking though, the Synology is bullet proof. The parts are quite high quality, and even if a power supply or motherboard failed, it is highly likely that a simple replacement would get the system up and running again without the data being compromised.

Good luck.
Edited by jmpage2 - 6/14/12 at 8:49am
post #341 of 581
Very helpful, thanks Jason. Instead of buying a DX510 for back-ups, I'm guessing I can just attach via eSata and/or USB2.0 my Sans Didital 5- and 8-bay towers. Not sure I'll keep my EX490 around. Don't know why I'd need it if my 1812+ is replacing it for storage and streaming. Other than Squeezebox, I had SageTV running for recording OTA off my HDHomeRun tuner and AirVideo for occasional media playback on iPad. Could install these on my Windows desktop PC and eBay the EX490.

By the way, how does Synology store backups? Just a copy of the files on the main unit, I'm assuming in some proprietary format only readable by Synology?
post #342 of 581
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No there is nothing proprietary about it that I am aware of (even the internal volumes are just industry standard ext4). Be aware that synology might not be able to treat your external enclosure as a mult-bay unit.
post #343 of 581
I went with a raid6 setup... i bought the 1511 and 2 x 510 expansions when the 1511 was first released... At that time, the hybrid raid only offered single disk redundancy... With 15 x 3tb drives, i felt a lot safer with 2 disk redundancy.. During the first couple of months in service, i failed one 3tb drive (infant mortality) and it took several days to rebuild the volume after disk replacement... All data was fine after restore and i was still able to use the volume to stream movies during rebuilding process... I now have another drive reporting errors and am getting ready to replace it as well... In the meantime, i am backing up all data with my HP 495 with 17 x 2tb drives before replacing faulty drive in the synology... with 2 disk redundancy, if a second drive were to fail during the few days of rebuilding the volume, i should still be safe during that vulnerable window... I plan on upgrading to a synology system with a greater storage capacity in the near future and will choose hybrid with 2 drive redundancy for greater flexibility...
post #344 of 581
SHR it is smile.gif, not sure yet if I'll do single or two-disc redundancy. So, if I start with 5 3TB drives and build a SHR volume with two-disc redundancy, how long should it approximately take to add a 6th 3TB drive to the volume? Would it be about the same time for the 7th later, and 8 yet later?
post #345 of 581
If i recall correctly, it took approximately 3 days to build my 45tb volume... i'm pretty sure the time it will take should be directly proportional to the size of the volume.. if you do the math, it should get you into the ballpark for each volume size increase...
post #346 of 581
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Originally Posted by Brajesh View Post

Very helpful, thanks Jason. Instead of buying a DX510 for back-ups, I'm guessing I can just attach via eSata and/or USB2.0 my Sans Didital 5- and 8-bay towers. Not sure I'll keep my EX490 around. Don't know why I'd need it if my 1812+ is replacing it for storage and streaming. Other than Squeezebox, I had SageTV running for recording OTA off my HDHomeRun tuner and AirVideo for occasional media playback on iPad. Could install these on my Windows desktop PC and eBay the EX490.
By the way, how does Synology store backups? Just a copy of the files on the main unit, I'm assuming in some proprietary format only readable by Synology?

I think you should update the thread on whether or not your multi-bay units were treated as multi-bay devices by the DS1812+... a lot of people would probably be interested in the answer.
post #347 of 581
Got my 1812+ (nice build, made in Taiwan) and 5 of my 8 3TB hard drives. Expecting remaining 3 3TBs Monday. I'll setup back-up next weekend and see if the Sans Digital 5-bay eSata tower works.
post #348 of 581
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Got my 1812+ (nice build, made in Taiwan) and 5 of my 8 3TB hard drives. Expecting remaining 3 3TBs Monday. I'll setup back-up next weekend and see if the Sans Digital 5-bay eSata tower works.

I am considering the Synology route. At the moment I have the HP EX490 and Acer H340. I mirror the HP shares to the Acer on a weekly basis. I have been having minor issues with this though and the Acer finally indicated a bad drive (which turned out to not be the case) and I had to reset the thing and redo all the echoing. In a panic I went out and bought a Sans Digital 4 bay e-sata enclosure to back the HP up locally ( not opened yet). But I suspect this is all patchwork and I shouldn't be having drive enclosures all over the place ( also the Sans Digital has a fairly large power supply). So,

- would the sans digital be useful if I were to move to the Synology 1512+ ? Is it reliable? Or should I just return it and approach backups of the Synology in a better way. e-sata seems a bit flaky and the Sans Digital doesn't appear to be a low powered unit when full.

- Does the Synology use less power when full versus say the HP WHS? Is it quiet? Have you tried Plex on it?

Am just getting nervous about WHS. Between the AF drive thing and the uncertainty of WHS it may be time to move on.

Can one set up automatic backups of the Synology itself using USB? Is this essentially an Atom powered NAS?

Confused,

philip
post #349 of 581
Can't answer all your questions, but so far I'm loving my DS1812+. As Jason noted, set-up was indeed a breeze. I put in 8x 3TB drives to start with and did a SHR-2 (two-drive redundancy) and I was up and running in 30 mins. This is while I was off doing other things and it went through setting up. Creating shares is a breeze and the Synology UI is very nice; intuitive, informative, full-featured.

Even on my beefed-up EX490, I had trouble running PLEX, so was using my desktop for that. I plan to at least install Squeezebox server, and may also try PLEX for Synology. Need to read up on users' experiences on their forum as I'm concerned about adequate horsepower and RAM requirements to run PLEX. I'm hoping it's well tailored for Synology as installing PLEX on WHS had to be done via RDP (no native add-in) and I had issues with space issues on C:\.

Re: full backup, I'm not sure I need it with SHR-2. So far, I'm only planning on backing up to a single USB drive my home videos and photos, not all my BD, DVD and CD rips.

My DS1812+ is about as quiet as my EX490, but as I had 2x Sans Digital 8-bay USB towers and a 5-bay eSata, my overall WHS set-up was way noisier. Now, I just have the sole DS1812+ with about 18TB total usable space, which is about the same I had with my WHS set-up and duplication on.
Edited by Brajesh - 6/21/12 at 8:38am
post #350 of 581
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So,
- would the sans digital be useful if I were to move to the Synology 1512+ ? Is it reliable? Or should I just return it and approach backups of the Synology in a better way. e-sata seems a bit flaky and the Sans Digital doesn't appear to be a low powered unit when full.
- Does the Synology use less power when full versus say the HP WHS? Is it quiet? Have you tried Plex on it?
Am just getting nervous about WHS. Between the AF drive thing and the uncertainty of WHS it may be time to move on.
Can one set up automatic backups of the Synology itself using USB? Is this essentially an Atom powered NAS?
Confused,
philip

Hi Philip.

Synology themselves use e-sata when stacking DX510 units to the DS1512, DS1812, etc, so it must be pretty reliable. One difference is that Synology includes cables with screw connectors and have corresponding receivers on the e-sata ports on these units so that there's far less of a chance of a cable getting bumped taking down the array.

I did measurements with a kill-o-watt meter and found that with five 5900 rpm seagate barracuda drives, the DS1511+ uses somewhere in the neighborhood of 50 watts, which is noticeably less than my WHS used with just four drives (about 65).

I have not tested Plex Server, because I don't believe that any of the Synology NAS units offer enough horsepower to transcode my full BD MKV rips on the fly and I don't have any interest in making transcoded copies of all of them (over 200) and storing them locally.

Synology supports a pretty robust set of back up tools, allowing you to back up individual shares to another volume on the system (say a DX510 with another volume in it), an external USB disk, etc. They even support doing backup jobs over rsync (all managed through their slick GUI) to another network volume, or even mirror one Synology box to another box. As far as backup stuff goes it is pretty damn bullet proof in my opinion.
post #351 of 581
Question for those of you who copied files from your WHS setup to Synology... I started my copy process a few days ago and have been running into some problems. I have about 14TB of media, so I can see it's going to take a looong time. I'm getting transfer speeds between 12MB/s to 36MB/s if I'm lucky.

The main problem though is some of my TV episodes and movies will not copy. For example, a file starts copying, then it looks like the copy process is stuck, then after a little while I get a can't copy error message with the option to 'Try Again', 'Skip' or 'Cancel'. 'Try Again' looks like it's working for a little, but I get the same pop-up error again. So, I have to skip and let it go to the next file. I've tried WHS' USB copy method with a USB stick connected directly to my EX490, but I get a copy error on those same problem files there as well. Are these files possibly corrupted on my WHS? Some of the problem files are going to be very hard to replace as they were old cable TV/satellite caps.

The way I'm doing the copying between WHS and my DS1812+ is via my Win7 desktop. My WHS videos folder is mapped to a drive letter on my Win7 desktop. Would also mapping the DS1812+ videos folder help? The only solution I can think of for the problem files on WHS is to pull out each of my 26 hard drives and physically connect them to Win7 desktop to find and copy them that way.
post #352 of 581
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The way I'm doing the copying between WHS and my DS1812+ is via my Win7 desktop.

 

Can you connect the server and NAS directly bypassing your network? I did this with my ReadyNAS and it was much faster. Also, based on the drive format (NTFS is supported on the ReadyNAS) you might be able to attach them directly to the NAS via USB 3 or 2. This might speed things up as well...

post #353 of 581
Hmm, worth a try, thanks. It looks like I'd either need to attach a drive via USB (maybe my Sans Digital 8-bay USB would be recognized as well) and use Synology's file manager to copy. Don't know if there is a better way, some direct connection method as you noted between WHS and Synology. Not sure Synology would recognize WHS if I simply attach a USB cable between the two.
post #354 of 581
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It looks like I'd either need to attach a drive via USB (maybe my Sans Digital 8-bay USB would be recognized as well) and use Synology's file manager to copy. Don't know if there is a better way, some direct connection method as you noted between WHS and Synology. Not sure Synology would recognize WHS if I simply attach a USB cable between the two.

 

Yeah - just plug the drive into an external USB 3 drive enclosure. Again... if the NAS supports the format and layout. Regarding connecting them directly just run the network cable from one to the other. More than likely the NAS will default to a certain IP address. Then configure your server to be the on the same network and you should be good to go. Of course there are many other ways of having them find each other based on how they behave...

 

I have used both methods and it's nice as it's self-contained... no PC in the loop plus being faster doesn't hurt.

post #355 of 581
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Originally Posted by Brajesh View Post

Question for those of you who copied files from your WHS setup to Synology... I started my copy process a few days ago and have been running into some problems. I have about 14TB of media, so I can see it's going to take a looong time. I'm getting transfer speeds between 12MB/s to 36MB/s if I'm lucky.
The main problem though is some of my TV episodes and movies will not copy. For example, a file starts copying, then it looks like the copy process is stuck, then after a little while I get a can't copy error message with the option to 'Try Again', 'Skip' or 'Cancel'. 'Try Again' looks like it's working for a little, but I get the same pop-up error again. So, I have to skip and let it go to the next file. I've tried WHS' USB copy method with a USB stick connected directly to my EX490, but I get a copy error on those same problem files there as well. Are these files possibly corrupted on my WHS? Some of the problem files are going to be very hard to replace as they were old cable TV/satellite caps.
The way I'm doing the copying between WHS and my DS1812+ is via my Win7 desktop. My WHS videos folder is mapped to a drive letter on my Win7 desktop. Would also mapping the DS1812+ videos folder help? The only solution I can think of for the problem files on WHS is to pull out each of my 26 hard drives and physically connect them to Win7 desktop to find and copy them that way.

Try using robocopy or sync toy.

If it still fails then robocopy should have a pretty good log message indicating what the problem is with the filename, or what fault the Synology returned when the copy failed.

I copied about 4TB this way and didn't have any real issues.
post #356 of 581
Thanks. I found Robocopy GUI here. Does it matter where I install it? My Win7 desktop or RDP into WHS and install there?
post #357 of 581
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Thanks. I found Robocopy GUI here. Does it matter where I install it? My Win7 desktop or RDP into WHS and install there?
Hi Brajesh,

RDP in WHS and install there. Running the copy on the Win7 machine will double the net-traffic, as all data will go from WHS to Win7 and then to the DS1812+ (unless RoboCopy is really smart).
post #358 of 581
Thanks, will try that first. While WHS served me generally well for a couple of years, I'm glad to be migrating to Synology. It's just better on most fronts.
post #359 of 581
I installed synctoy on my whs when i did my first transfer to my synology... now i use synctoy to backup my synology to my whs... works great and very easy to use...
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Thanks, will try that first. While WHS served me generally well for a couple of years, I'm glad to be migrating to Synology. It's just better on most fronts.

Do you find the GUI on your Synology responsive.

Philip
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