Post by hansaplast on Sept 13, 2008 21:36:20 GMT 7
Did anyone figure out what the "thecus magic" was to get the raid u again? My migration (3x1Tb RAID5 -> 5x1Tb RAID5) ran for over 30 hours, and after (I'm guessing here since I wasn't home at the time) >95% it quit on me. First mentioning "degraded" then after a reboot "no RAID" ... Most of the data has been backed up - but I'd rather see how to fix this and get my RAID back up again ... anyone?
Post by hansaplast on Sept 14, 2008 10:52:13 GMT 7
Got most of it to go again (thanks Thecus Support team for the input on a Saturday! ;D).
This is what I did:
1. Make backup of current configuration file conf.bin via Admin Web UI [Web Admin > System > Config Mgmt > Download] 2. Shutdown N5200 3. Remove all drives 4. Power on the N5200 5. Upgrade firmware to v2.00.12 www.thecus.com/download.php?pid=8&type=f (With release notes, and instructions) 6. Restart N5200 after firmware upgrade. 7. Load factory default through Admin Web UI. [Web Admin > System > Factory Default] 8. Shutdown N5200 9. Use Setup Wizard v1.1.96 to configure NAS with appropriate IP addresses Download Link: www.thecus.com/download/driver/Wizard_v1196_Windows.zip 10.Shutdown N5200 11. Insert all drives of the original 5 x HDDs. 12. Power on the N5200
In my case they asked me to this with the original 3 disks, which failed. Then I tried it with the original 5 disks and that worked; Raid[5-12345]: Healthy
Well I figured I'd share this ... might be usefuel to one or the other ...
Two remaining issues; can't "see" the Thecus in my network (yet) using SMB, and I'm scared of the "Expand" allocated space move ...
Since I'm using my Thecus as my webdevelopment server, I do have to restore my Apache config file and my corn tasks (backup to USB of the webfiles and MySQL data).