KillerBob wrote:I ended up buying a ReadyNAS Ultra 2 for backing up my Pro Pioneer. Then I also have a solution which can act as a proper NAS if needed.
KillerBob wrote:one single spanning volume with 6TB of space?
1. Put one disk in the NAS
2. Update to latest firmware via System > Update > Remote (may need to do this twice)
3. Verify update is good.
4. Power down and put other disk in
5. Do a factory default via the boot menu: http://www.readynas.com/kb/faq/boot/how_do_i_use_the_boot_menu
6. Choose Flex-RAID and choose not to setup a volume
7. When you can go into Frontview. I recommend creating two RAID-0 volumes (one per disk). That way if a disk fails on the volume on that disk is lost. You have to wait for one volume to finish being created before you can create the next.
Do a factory default I am used to XRAID2, but guess that's not what I am looking for...
KillerBob wrote:And, once I have it all up and running, can I create the same shares and user accounts as I have on my Pro Pioneer, and basically switch to it, in case my Pro Pioneer goes bump (which is for instance the case right now)?
Yes. I'd recommend you try a System > Config Backup > Backup and backup Share Access and Users & groups, then restore that on the new NAS. You want the shares, users and groups to have the same UIDs and GIDs as on the source NAS if possible. Creating the users, groups and shares in the same order as you did on the Pro Pioneer should also work if you prefer. An advantage of doing it manually is that if you create two RAID-0 volumes could choose which volume to put a share on.
KillerBob wrote:And, in that setup, use Rsync jobs for backing up the Pro?
Yes. I'd use NFS for the first backup job but then use Rsync for the incrementals. NFS is great for full backups, Rsync is great for incremental backups. You can use Rsync for the full backup but you would probably find it a bit slow.