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Swapping Smaller Drive for Larger

edited October 2012 in DrivePool
I finally decide to upgrade from WHS v1 to WHS 2011. I was wondering what are the appropriate steps if I where to swap a smaller hard drive with a larger hard drive? With WHS v1 you would select the drive and do "remove drive" and it would shift around the files and eventually let you remove the drive. I was wondering if the steps where similar? I have 2 1TB hard drives that I would like to upgrade to 2TB drives.



  • Resident Guru
    Hi, yes, DrivePool works the same way.
  • In fact, it has a "skip duplication files" to hasten the removal. Though, it means some files are not duplicated that normally would be, til it copies those files to another drive.
  • So for instance if I go to the the "Server Folders and Hard Drives" section in the Dashboard and go to the Pool tab. I would select the drive that I want to swap out and do "Remove drive from the pool?" When I do that it will shuffle the files around to the other drives?

  • Resident Guru
    It will move pooled files to the other drives. Non-pooled files (i.e. if you have put files on that drive by means other than via the pool) will not be moved and will remain on the drive.

    If you choose to skip immediate duplication, it will still make sure that at least one other drive still in the pool has the files.
  • That is what I wanted to hear. Thanks everyone for clearing the air on my question. 
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