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Moving from Windows Server to FreeNAS

Hi,

 

I have been using windows' built in sharing feature for my nas (in windows server tho), and im thinking about moving to freenas. The way my HDDs are setup is in a windows spanned drive. and i was wondering if there is an easy way to directly import the spanned drive.

Desktop:

Intel Core i5 7600K @ 3.7GHz, 8GB x 2 GSkill Ripjaws, Gigabyte Gaming B8 Motherboard, 256GB Samsung 960 Pro PCIe NVMe SSD, 1.27 TB of Spanned Goodness, GTX 1050 Ti, and GT 710. Runs both macOS High Sierra and Windows 10, and Pop! OS 20.04 LTS.

 

Laptop:

Lenovo X1 Carbon 2nd Gen

 

 

Server:

7TB Array in Proxmox server

Intel Pentium G4560 @ 3.5GHz

16GB DDR4 

ASUS H270M Motherboard

1GB Zotac NVIDIA GT 710

 

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No. FreeNAS uses an entirely different File System. (ZFS)

 

Are the drives ~identical?

Guides & Tutorials:

Testing for RAM Errors w/ MemTest86

How To: Remotely Access a Computer, Server, or NAS

How To: Access Remote Systems at Home/Work Securely from Anywhere with Pritunl

How to Format Storage Devices in Windows 10

A How-To: Drive Sharing in Windows 10

VFIO GPU Pass-though w/ Looking Glass KVM on Ubuntu 19.04

A How-To Guide: Building a Rudimentary Disk Enclosure

Three Methods to Resetting a Windows Login Password

 

Guide/Tutorial in Progress:

iPXE Network Booting to an iSCSI Target

 

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Don't see what you need? Check the Full List or *PM me, if I haven't made it I'll add it to the list.

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If you are just using smb sharing, you're best bet is probably to copy your files to a temporary drive then copy back to freenas.

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On 2/4/2020 at 7:26 PM, Windows7ge said:

No. FreeNAS uses an entirely different File System. (ZFS)

 

Are the drives ~identical?

no

Desktop:

Intel Core i5 7600K @ 3.7GHz, 8GB x 2 GSkill Ripjaws, Gigabyte Gaming B8 Motherboard, 256GB Samsung 960 Pro PCIe NVMe SSD, 1.27 TB of Spanned Goodness, GTX 1050 Ti, and GT 710. Runs both macOS High Sierra and Windows 10, and Pop! OS 20.04 LTS.

 

Laptop:

Lenovo X1 Carbon 2nd Gen

 

 

Server:

7TB Array in Proxmox server

Intel Pentium G4560 @ 3.5GHz

16GB DDR4 

ASUS H270M Motherboard

1GB Zotac NVIDIA GT 710

 

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On 2/4/2020 at 7:44 PM, FredyBobJoe said:

If you are just using smb sharing, you're best bet is probably to copy your files to a temporary drive then copy back to freenas.

Its about 5TB worth of data, and I dont have the space on any machine to copy to an intermediary drive.

Desktop:

Intel Core i5 7600K @ 3.7GHz, 8GB x 2 GSkill Ripjaws, Gigabyte Gaming B8 Motherboard, 256GB Samsung 960 Pro PCIe NVMe SSD, 1.27 TB of Spanned Goodness, GTX 1050 Ti, and GT 710. Runs both macOS High Sierra and Windows 10, and Pop! OS 20.04 LTS.

 

Laptop:

Lenovo X1 Carbon 2nd Gen

 

 

Server:

7TB Array in Proxmox server

Intel Pentium G4560 @ 3.5GHz

16GB DDR4 

ASUS H270M Motherboard

1GB Zotac NVIDIA GT 710

 

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3 minutes ago, elin13 said:

no

Then FreeNAS isn't the best solution. With ZFS if you want to form a RAID you'll want disks of identical capacity and RPM.

Guides & Tutorials:

Testing for RAM Errors w/ MemTest86

How To: Remotely Access a Computer, Server, or NAS

How To: Access Remote Systems at Home/Work Securely from Anywhere with Pritunl

How to Format Storage Devices in Windows 10

A How-To: Drive Sharing in Windows 10

VFIO GPU Pass-though w/ Looking Glass KVM on Ubuntu 19.04

A How-To Guide: Building a Rudimentary Disk Enclosure

Three Methods to Resetting a Windows Login Password

 

Guide/Tutorial in Progress:

iPXE Network Booting to an iSCSI Target

 

In the Queue:

 

 

Don't see what you need? Check the Full List or *PM me, if I haven't made it I'll add it to the list.

*NOTE: I'll only add it to the list if the request is something I know I can do.

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