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Storage Pool Migration

Storage pool migration enables you to safely remove a storage pool and move it to another QNAP NAS. The following data is retained:

  • Files and folders

  • Storage configuration

  • Snapshots

Storage Pool Migration Requirements

The following requirements apply when migrating a storage pool to a new NAS.

  • The two NAS devices must both be running QTS, or both be running QuTS hero. QTS to QuTS hero migration is not possible.

  • The version of QTS or QuTS hero running on the new NAS must be the same or newer than the version running on the original NAS.

Migrating a Storage Pool to a New NAS

  1. Go to Storage & Snapshots > Storage > Storage/Snapshots.
  2. Select a storage pool.
  3. Click Manage.

    The Storage Pool Management window opens.

  4. Click Action, and then select Safely Detach Pool.

    A confirmation message appears.

  5. Click Yes.

    The storage pool status changes to Safely Detaching.... After QTS has finished detaching the pool, it disappears from Storage & Snapshots.

  6. Remove the drives containing the storage pool from the NAS.
  7. Install the drives in the new NAS.
  8. On the new NAS, go to Storage & Snapshots > Storage > Disks/VJBOD .
  9. Click Recover, and then select Attach and Recover Storage Pool.

    A confirmation message appears.

  10. Optional: Enter the SED password.

    You must enter this password if you were using self-encrypted drives (SEDs) with encryption enabled.

  11. Click Attach.

    QTS scans the disks and detects the storage pool.

  12. Click Apply.

The storage pool appears in Storage & Snapshots on the new NAS.