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FreeNAS to unRAID

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I realise that this question has probably been asked before but now having discovered unRAID is there a feasible way to import a FreeNAS volume into unRAID without loosing data?

 

Having now played around with the OS I am highly impressed and would really like to make the switch if possible.

 

Many thanks in advance for any help with this.

 

LaFrance

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You must let unRAID partition and format any disk it will use in the array or cache pool. You will have to copy the data.

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Correct. So in essence, you will be running your FreeNAS as normal, and an unRAID NAS at the same time.  Once you've got them both working and networked together, mount your FreeNAS volume on your unRAID system, and rsync all your data across to your unRAID share(s) as required.

 

FreeNAS does not support the XFS (or ReiserFS) volumes used by unRAID, and conversely unRAID does not support the ZFS volumes used with FreeNAS, at least by default. You can search for ways to add ZFS support to unRAID, but it requires lots of DIY.  For these reasons, build both, copy from one to the next, then dismantle the unwanted server and reuse its drives.

 

 

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