Replace hard drive on NAS Lacie Networkspace

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mysteriis
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Replace hard drive on NAS Lacie Networkspace

Post by mysteriis » Mon Dec 27, 2010 3:50 pm

Hello, sorry I do not speak good English but I try to make myself understood.
I have a Lacie 500GB networkspace, which is almost full.
I wanted to replace the hard disk with a new 2 tb.
I bought it but I do not know how to replace it.
That is, if I just have to mount it is not a problem, my concern is the operating system.
I tried to clone the hard drive from 500GB up to 2TB, but the system does not recognize the hard disk.
I wanted to ask if there is a way to install the same system, or some other distro of linux on hard drive 2tb networkspace and use the hardware.
Thanks in advance.

Mysteriis

Mijzelf
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Re: Replace hard drive on NAS Lacie Networkspace

Post by Mijzelf » Tue Dec 28, 2010 11:15 am

2TB could be a problem. The kernel for the Networkspace is rather old, and I don't know if it supports that size.

When the kernel supports it, it is fairly possible to clone your system. Connect both disks to a Linux system. Use

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cat /proc/partitions
to identify your disks. I'll assume sdb the old disk, and sdc the new disk.
Copy the system (first, let's say, 2GiB) Make sure you are using the right disk identifiers:

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dd if=/dev/sdb of=/dev/sdc count=4000000
Then use fdisk to delete partition 2, (the data partition) and recreate it:

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fdisk /dev/sdc
The exact keystrokes are:
d<enter>2<enter> (delete partition 2)
n<enter>p<enter>2<enter> (create new, primary, partition at slot 2)
<enter><enter> (default start- end endsector)
w<enter> (write changes and exit)
Create a filesystem on it:

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mke2fs -j /dev/sdc2
Now you can put the new disk in the Networkspace, and it should work.

mysteriis
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Re: Replace hard drive on NAS Lacie Networkspace

Post by mysteriis » Tue Dec 28, 2010 5:15 pm

Thanks for the quick reply.
Now I'm installing ubuntu on another pc. So after I do the test.
Not doing this is that the risk of losing all data on your hard drive 500gb?

Mijzelf
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Re: Replace hard drive on NAS Lacie Networkspace

Post by Mijzelf » Tue Dec 28, 2010 7:05 pm

When you make a mistake with the identification of the old and new disk, yes, then you can kill your data. If you exchange them you will copy the contents of your new disk to the old one.

You could also use klooride's paritition dumps to fill your new disk, and leave your old disk untouched, if that makes you feel safer.

ronald
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Re: Replace hard drive on NAS Lacie Networkspace

Post by ronald » Mon Jul 18, 2011 7:37 pm

My 500GB Lacie Network Space drive crashed and with a lot of help from this forum and the downloads I've been able to install a 2 TB drive in the NS and update the frimware to 1.1.10.
I was only able to update the frimware when the data part of the drive (sdx2) as a FAT32 FS and had to wait to format the drive by the lacie network space untill firmware updates where complete.

The only small problem I still have is that after a reset the NS loses it's time (with pool.ntp.org set as time server). After I change the time and date it indicates fine.

My question is: Should NS retain the time or at least update the time after shut down and start up?

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