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Re: move from RN102 to RN422

Chris47111
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move from RN102 to RN422

Hi folks,

I plan upgrading from RN102 to RN422.

Can I plug in my HDDs from RN102 to RN422 and it "just works". Or should I backup them first and let the RN422 make a "clean install"?

 

Thanks,

Chris47111

 

ps: OS is 6.9.3

 

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mdgm-ntgr
NETGEAR Employee Retired

Re: move from RN102 to RN422

It's advisable to make sure that your backup is up to date (you should do this regularly anyway if your data is important to you as no important data should be stored on just the one device no matter what that device is).

 

If you want to move the disks across you should uninstall any apps on the RN102.

 

You should also put a scratch disk (must not be from your array) in the RN422, update the firmware to 6.9.3, verify the update is successful (i.e. it comes up with 6.9.3 after the reboot), power down both systems, remove your scratch disk, move the disks across (keep the order the same) and power on.

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mdgm-ntgr
NETGEAR Employee Retired

Re: move from RN102 to RN422

It's advisable to make sure that your backup is up to date (you should do this regularly anyway if your data is important to you as no important data should be stored on just the one device no matter what that device is).

 

If you want to move the disks across you should uninstall any apps on the RN102.

 

You should also put a scratch disk (must not be from your array) in the RN422, update the firmware to 6.9.3, verify the update is successful (i.e. it comes up with 6.9.3 after the reboot), power down both systems, remove your scratch disk, move the disks across (keep the order the same) and power on.

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Chris47111
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Re: move from RN102 to RN422

Hi mdgm,

 

I finally managed to do as you advised.

Unfortunally something went wrong and I set up the NAS from scratch. Then I copied the data from my external HDD back to the NAS. Thanx,

 

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