57 months ago
Hey guys, 8 months ago I decided to build a simple home server (FreeNAS) using the following drives: 1x 3TB 1x 1TB
Odd set of drives but I wasn't expecting on adding so many drives. Total drive (JBOD) Capacity is around 5.12TB. My question is,
Is there an easy way to change the configuration to raidz? (8x3TB in the future).
The current solution i can think of is 1.offlining the 4 lowest capacity drives, and swapping the 4 drives for 4x 3TB drives.
2.Initiate a new volume using RAIDZ (Essentially raid 5?) and transfer data from JBOD to new volume.
3.Offline the remaining JBOD drives and then installing 4 more 3TB and adding it to the raidz array.
Is this possible?
This machine is currently using an A85X AMD chip set with an A10 6800k apu downclocked to 2.2GHz. Lemme know if you need more information. Thanks all!