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Re: Closure: Upgrade to 750GB disk

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  • Jim
    Whew! That sounds like a lot of work. Are you running a filesystem other than EXT3? Here s what I do when bringing a new disk online. Keep in mind two things:
    Message 1 of 5 , Aug 17, 2008
      Whew! That sounds like a lot of work. Are you running a filesystem
      other than EXT3?

      Here's what I do when bringing a new disk online. Keep in mind two things:

      - I'm using Linksys' embedded firmware V2.3R76.
      - I have 3 NSLU2's. They're so cheap why own just one :)

      1) If my 'old' drive is not online as 'Disk 1' I connect it to a slug
      as Disk1 & power-up the drive.

      2) Connect the 'new' drive to 'Disk 2' and power up the drive.

      3) Power up the slug.

      4) Startup the web interface & verify I can browse Disk 1.

      5) Select the 'Administration' tab, signin, and select the 'disk' submenu.

      6) Verify Disk 2 shows up as either 'not formatted' or shows it's
      native format.

      7) Click 'format disk 2' to EXT3 & verify upon completion.

      8) Click the 'backup' submenu and choose the 'Enable drive backup from
      Disk 1 to Disk 2' option. IMPORTANT: click the SAVE button.

      9) Click 'Start Backup Now'. My slug transfers ~70GB/hour; since the
      slug can perform this operation in a hands-off state I can disconnect
      my client PC and use it to perform other tasks.

      Happy SLUGging :) Jim
    • Tim Wiser
      Is it possible to hang a powered USB hub off the back of an Unslung (latest firmware) and then have a couple of memory sticks connected to the hub? Does the
      Message 2 of 5 , Aug 18, 2008
        Is it possible to hang a powered USB hub off the back of an Unslung (latest firmware) and then have a couple of memory sticks connected to the hub? Does the Slug pick the two devices up?


        Cheers,
        Tim.

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      • Fernando Carolo
        ... Tim, this should work for Unslung 6.x. Keep your boot drive (hard disk or flash) connected to port 2 (yes, port 2 is the recommended one for your boot
        Message 3 of 5 , Aug 19, 2008
          On Mon, Aug 18, 2008 at 10:49 AM, Tim Wiser <tim_wiser@...> wrote:
          >
          > Is it possible to hang a powered USB hub off the back of an Unslung (latest firmware) and then have a couple of memory sticks connected to the hub? Does the Slug pick the two devices up?
          >

          Tim,

          this should work for Unslung 6.x. Keep your boot drive (hard disk or
          flash) connected to port 2 (yes, port 2 is the recommended one for
          your boot drive) and connect your hub to port 1. I have helped a
          friend with a similar setup (memory stick on port 2, two hard disks
          connected to a hub on port 1) without problems.

          Regards,

          --
          Fernando Carolo
          "Ignore the noise. Make some signal" -- Nathan Torkington
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