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NAS 343

Introduction to System Migration

Learn how to migrate your hard drives and data to a different ASUSTOR NAS.

2022-12-07

COURSE OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this course you should be able to:

  1. Migrate the data and hard drives from your NAS to a different ASUSTOR NAS.

PREREQUISITES

Course Prerequisites:

None

Students are expected to have a working knowledge of:

N/A


OUTLINE

1. System Migration

1.1 Additional notes

1.2 System Migration





1. System Migration

1.1 Additional notes

Older NAS devices may not receive the latest updates to ADM when support ends. This means that there may be a version mismatch. If using an older NAS as the target NAS for system migration, please ensure that the ADM version of the target NAS is equal to or greater than the ADM version on the source NAS.


If the ADM version of the source NAS is above 4.1, do not attempt to migrate to these models of NAS devices: AS10, AS50, AS51, AS70, AS-20, AS-30 and AS-60.

If the ADM version of the source NAS is above 4.0, do not attempt to migrate to these models of NAS devices: AS-20, AS-30 and AS-60.


Product Support Status

Unsupported models of ADM The last major ADM supported
AS10, AS50, AS51, AS70 ADM 4.0.x
AS-20, AS-30, AS-60 ADM 3.5.9

  • The number of drive bays in the target NAS must be equal to or greater than the number of drive bays in the source NAS.
  • When migrating to a new NAS, the first drive bay of the new NAS (counting from the left hand side) must contain a hard drive. The order in which the hard drives sit in the drive bays does not matter and does not have to be the same as in the original system.
  • If you are using EZ-Connect, you must re-enable it after system migration.
  • In order to prevent accidental data loss, we strongly recommend that you first back up the data on your NAS before migrating your system.
  • The Btrfs hard drives cannot migrate to the AS10, AS-20, AS-30, AS-60, AS11, AS33 series.

If you wish to add new drives to increase the storage capacity of your NAS please see: NAS 352: Online RAID Level Migration and Capacity Expansion (adding new drives)



1.2 System Migration

ASUSTOR's built-in system migration mechanism allows you to quickly upgrade from your current NAS model to a newer one by moving your original hard drives to a new NAS system. This function is also extremely useful in the unfortunate event of a system malfunction or failure. You only need to move your hard drives from one system to another without need for transferring data or re-installing the entire system.


NAS devices listed in the chart above will not support NAS drives that come from newer devices running newer ADM versions as they have already received their last supported updates to ADM.

  • Remove all the hard drives of the target NAS, connect it to the Internet, and turn it on.
  • When the initialization page appears, insert the hard drives of the source NAS.


  • Please wait for the hard drives to come online, and the following screen will appear.
  • Click Next. Reload the page if it does not appear.
    • If the following screen does not appear, please ensure that the ADM version of the target NAS should already be equal to or greater than that of the source NAS. Do not initialize the NAS. Press and hold the power for 1.5 seconds to shut down the NAS, ignore the following steps, and click here to learn more about system migration.


  • Please click ASUSTOR Live update and then click Next. Do not initialize your NAS. Initializing will delete all data on hard drives.


  • Your NAS will restart to complete the update.


  • After rebooting, ADM will work properly.
  • Please upgrade all apps on App Central if needed.

The ADM version of the target NAS is equal to or greater than the ADM version of the source NAS.

  • Power off your NAS.
  • Transfer all of the hard drives from your NAS to the new NAS and power it on.
  • After rebooting, ADM will work properly.
  • Please upgrade all apps on App Central if needed.





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