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Remove a drive from the set?

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  1. ajiau
    Member

    I've got two 1.5TB drives that I'm retiring to replace with a single 3TB drive.

    Is this possible? < Yes I know I could partition the new drive into two, but I don't want to do that.

    Posted 11 months ago #
  2. Roland
    Roland

    When doing a big upgrade / data shuffle like this, it's often easier just to close disParity, move everything around, change drives, etc. then restart disParity and rebuild the backup from scratch.

    If you don't want to rebuild the entire backup from scratch, what I would do is:

    1) Copy all data from one of the 1.5TB drives to the new 3TB drive.
    2) Close disParity and edit the config file (config.xml under AppData\Local\disParity)
    3) Find the entry under <drives> for the old 1.5TB drive, change the drive letter to the new 3TB drive
    4) Restart disParity. Run a scan, it should think that nothing has changed.
    5) Copy all the files from the second 1.5TB drive to the new 3TB drive.
    6) Run an Update, let it add all the new files to the backup.
    7) Remove the old 1.5tb drives from the backup (right-click on each drive in the disParity UI and choose Remove.)

    Posted 11 months ago #
  3. ajiau
    Member

    Oh yeah that sounds easy. I'll do that!

    Posted 11 months ago #

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