Is it possible to transfer my Pegasus2 R4 drives in an R6?

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Reilly Baker posted this 24 January 2024

I'm currently running an R4, but I also have a spare R6 unit. I want to tranfer the 4 drives from the R4 into the R6 and add 2 additional drives for more storage.


I know I can wipe all the drives and install 6 HDDs into the R6 and start fresh. But ideally I'd like to keep the existing array and expand it with the 2 extra drives.

Is this possible? 

Thanks for your help and insights.

R P posted this 24 January 2024

Hi Reilly,

I'm currently running an R4, but I also have a spare R6 unit. I want to tranfer the 4 drives from the R4 into the R6 and add 2 additional drives for more storage.

Yes, this is possible, but it is not easy.

You can load 2 new disks, add them to the array and expand the LD to use the extra space. The problem is that diskutil won't allow you to expand the HFS+ filesystem to use that extra space.

There is a process to do this, but it's complicated. Look at the KB and determine if this is something you feel you can do.

 

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