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Storage / AWS S3 Sync Issues
« Last post by rvs on July 18, 2019, 07:00:37 pm »
I have a Terrastation TS51210R deployed for a client with a folder that replicates to S3.  This folder has about 350GB of data in it and it was working fine until we did some maintenance and turned the switch off that connects to the NAS unit.  It was offline less than 10 minutes.  Ever since then the sub folder containing most of the data has been inaccessible.  When it is clicked on Windows gives an error saying it is unavailable and that the location might have been moved or deleted. 

I called Buffalo support a few times, first time they tell me to reboot it and that it will rescync in a few minutes and come back online.  Rebooted with no change, call back an hour later and they tell me that it may take hours to resync and that I shouldn't reboot as that will start the process over again.  Well it's been 3 days and the folder is still inaccessible and when I talked to someone yesterday they claimed that it was my fault for disconnecting the network while it was syncing to S3 and that there has to be a failover internet connection and to make sure the unit never goes offline or this will happen again.  They have no idea how long it will take to sync again and give me access to the data.  All the data is showing correctly in the bucket in S3.  Creating new folders on the NAS syncs to S3 immediately as well in the same S3 bucket. 

This seems insane, does this S3 sync not work properly or has anyone actually found a way to make this work for large directories?  At some point there will be several terabytes on this unit that will need to be backed up to S3.  If I have to worry that any network glitch will take their data offline for days or even weeks then this is a bogus feature that shouldn't even be offered. 
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Storage / Re: LS220 RAID0 Drive #2 Failed - Now what???
« Last post by 1000001101000 on July 18, 2019, 10:51:13 am »
In 1 of 3 places anyway. I assume that answers the question they had with the RAID0 directions, they really wanted the RAID1 directions.

I'm glad to hear that, I hate hearing about people losing data.
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Storage / Re: LS220 RAID0 Drive #2 Failed - Now what???
« Last post by Coys55 on July 18, 2019, 10:40:15 am »
I see the OP has now changed RAID0 to RAID1, which renders our comments/advice meaningless.
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Storage / Re: LS220 RAID0 Drive #2 Failed - Now what???
« Last post by Coys55 on July 18, 2019, 08:30:19 am »
Unless you have a backup (which you should still have even with RAID1 [disk mirroring]) I'm afraid your data has all gone. For clarification, from Wikipedia's Standard Raid Levels page (my bolding):

RAID 0 (also known as a stripe set or striped volume) splits ("stripes") data evenly across two or more disks, without parity information, redundancy, or fault tolerance. Since RAID 0 provides no fault tolerance or redundancy, the failure of one drive will cause the entire array to fail; as a result of having data striped across all disks, the failure will result in total data loss. This configuration is typically implemented having speed as the intended goal. RAID 0 is normally used to increase performance, although it can also be used as a way to create a large logical volume out of two or more physical disks.

So I'm afraid that your are wrong with your claim that "The whole purpose of a RAID0 is to retain 100% of the data in the event one of the drives fails".

Full Wikipedia article here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Standard_RAID_levels
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Storage / Re: replace all 4 drives on LS-QVL
« Last post by Tshugars on July 17, 2019, 07:12:13 pm »
Thanks for the feedback.  My NAS is a Pro Quad LS-QV8.0TL/R5.  The cloning software I have is EaseUS Disk Copy Pro, which claims to clone raid configured drives.  I donít know how it deals with cloning a raid drive to a higher capacity drive.  Iíve emailed EaseUS to inquire.

Any additional feedback would be greatly appreciated. 
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I put together a guide for creating your own recovery disk:
https://buffalonas.miraheze.org/wiki/Create_Recovery_Disk_for_Intel-based_Terastation

Buffalo support can also send you an SD card with the recovery image for a fee.

I've also put together a custom Debian installer for these devices if you're interested:
https://buffalonas.miraheze.org/wiki/Installing_Debian_on_Intel_Terastations

Thanks for the quick reply. I'll give the Debian a try, sounds interesting.
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I put together a guide for creating your own recovery disk:
https://buffalonas.miraheze.org/wiki/Create_Recovery_Disk_for_Intel-based_Terastation

Buffalo support can also send you an SD card with the recovery image for a fee.

I've also put together a custom Debian installer for these devices if you're interested:
https://buffalonas.miraheze.org/wiki/Installing_Debian_on_Intel_Terastations
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Storage / Restore (Recovery) Boot Image for Buffalo Terastation TS-QVH4.0TL/R6
« Last post by armani18J on July 17, 2019, 09:44:00 am »
I got a repurposed Buffalo TS-QVH4.0TL/R6 NAS from work without any drives. I'm getting the boot failed error which I've read means I need the boot image or a recovery boot image to fix. Does anyone have one or a link to one for this NAS?

Thanks
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Storage / Re: replace all 4 drives on LS-QVL
« Last post by 1000001101000 on July 16, 2019, 10:37:44 pm »
Assuming your using some sort of raid array... not really.

If done right it would allow the device to boot and the array(s) would probably work but they would still be treated as 2tb drives. Unfortunately there isn't a way to expand an existing array in the way you're thinking.

You can load the firmware using this procedure:
https://buffalonas.miraheze.org/wiki/Restoring_Stock_Firmware_without_TFTP

If it's a qvl/e there's an easier method using the quick setup guide found here:
http://buffalo.jp/support_ap/support/products/ls_qvl.html
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Storage / Re: replace all 4 drives on LS-QVL
« Last post by Tshugars on July 16, 2019, 09:50:55 pm »
I currently have a LS-QLV with four 2tb drives, and I want to upgrade to four 4tb drives.  Would this upgrade be possible by cloning each 2tb drive to the new 4tb drives?  I have cloned many PC drives to larger capacity drives, and it has always worked perfectly. 
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