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  • I'm about to attempt a server reinstallation with 6 data drives and about 5TB of data, with some drives in an external enclosure. I'd like to know how long the process is expected to take.
    Wednesday, August 25, 2010 4:22 PM

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  • Possibly a couple of days. It depends on a lot of factors: the amount of data you have (of course), how your drives are connected (don't use USB if you want to finish this month), etc.
    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)
    • Proposed as answer by kariya21Moderator Thursday, August 26, 2010 4:04 AM
    • Marked as answer by shawn2010 Friday, August 27, 2010 2:00 AM
    Wednesday, August 25, 2010 5:13 PM
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  • Possibly a couple of days. It depends on a lot of factors: the amount of data you have (of course), how your drives are connected (don't use USB if you want to finish this month), etc.
    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)
    • Proposed as answer by kariya21Moderator Thursday, August 26, 2010 4:04 AM
    • Marked as answer by shawn2010 Friday, August 27, 2010 2:00 AM
    Wednesday, August 25, 2010 5:13 PM
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  • Instead of doing a server reinstallation, is it safe and viable to reinitiailze the server and manually copy back the data from each disk's DE/shares folder to the new pool, overwriting any data due to duplication?

    Wednesday, August 25, 2010 5:38 PM
  • It should be safe, yes. But it will still take quite a while. 5 TB will probably take you at least a couple of days to get through. It's a lot of data.
    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)
    Wednesday, August 25, 2010 7:50 PM
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  • Thanks. The reason I may wish to reinitialize the server instead is to have it running as soon as possible. While adding data back takes time, I can monitor the progress and have some data available. When the server initially spends a very long time attempting to recover the data and doing nothing else, I get nervous because I have no idea if it's going to work.
    Friday, August 27, 2010 2:03 AM