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Just now getting around to building a new WHS machine to run with WHS 2011 and want to keep my duplication ability. Looking at the alternatives, DrivePool is clearly the tool to use. I want to figure out the best approach for guaranteeing that I don't lose anything and stay safe.
My current WHS v1 box is pretty small Dell PowerEdge 1750 137GB RAID for the C (20GB) / D (117GB), and one 500GB drive and one 750GB drive. Those latter two drives are in a dual-bay USB-to-SATA box. I'm basically "all full up" on that machine.
I purchased a Jetway 525 to be the new box stuffed it with 8GB of RAM and a 320GB C/D drive. That's got WHS 2011 installed and "all patched up". I purchased a couple 2TB SATA drives for the new box. Now for the migration. I attached one of the new 2TB drives [call him George] to the old WHS v1 machine and duplicated all the files from the
\shares directories over to the new drive using a temporary USB-to-SATA.
So, now what? I _think_ it sounds like should:
1) Attach the OTHER (blank) 2TB SATA [call him Ringo] drive to the new WHS2011 box.
2) Install the DrivePool M2 beta.
3) Tell the DrivePool that this 2TB [Ringo] is part of a new pool.
4) Attach the first 2TB [George] and copy the contents to the new pool
5) Tell DrivePool that [George] is part of the same pool.
6) Wait for DrivePool to ensure everything is duplicated properly
Is this basically correct?
Also, I OBVIOUSLY eventually want my old folder contents to be the same-named shared folders on the WHS2011 as they were on the WHS v1. Any guesses if I could cruft that together NOW with judicious reparse-points or anything?
Lastly, I disabled the 8dot3Name creation on the new 2TB volume before copying all the files over (I never need that MFT clutter), is this going to cause me any issues on the new WHS or with DrivePool?