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Adding new hard drive to mirror

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Can I add new empty hard drive to existing pool (with data) with only one drive?
We should copy data from existing pool and continue working in mirror without data loss.
 

Chris Moore

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Can I add new empty hard drive to existing pool (with data) with only one drive?
We should copy data from existing pool and continue working in mirror without data loss.
There is no facility for this in the GUI. It is possible, but it would need to be done from the command line. Do you have SSH access setup to communicate with your FreeNAS system? Are you fairly comfortable working in the command line?
 

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Too bad there is no GUI for this. Anyhow please try to explain to me step by step what to do in order to keep data.
Also, please, read the forum rules.

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