Author Topic: Drive Replacement LS-WVL/E  (Read 238 times)

mjustice

  • Calf
  • *
  • Posts: 4
Drive Replacement LS-WVL/E
« on: May 11, 2020, 08:18:06 am »
Drive Replacement LS-WVL/E

Hello all,

My Buffalo LS-WVL/E has been running with no problems, but I'm running out of space on my 2 1tb drives. I wanted to install new 2 2tb drives. I moved the data to another backup drive and install the new drives. The LS-WVL/E went into Emergency Mode and I am unable to access the web admin or do anything with the Nav2. The device lights are red. I formatted the drives on my computer but It will not find the drives in the device.

Reinstalling the old drives brings it right back to a working state.

Do I need to uninstall the program and reinstall it to start over to add the new drives? What should I do?

Thx for your time.....

« Last Edit: May 11, 2020, 08:25:31 am by mjustice »

1000001101000

  • Debian Wizard
  • Big Bull
  • *****
  • Posts: 723
  • There's no problem so bad you cannot make it worse
Re: Drive Replacement LS-WVL/E
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2020, 08:38:39 am »
You'll want your new drives to be completely blank before you begin.

This model has the ability to install the firmware from the on-board NAND. Read the "Quick Setup Guide for LS-WVL/E" found on this page:
http://buffalo.jp/support_ap/support/products/ls_wvl.html


mjustice

  • Calf
  • *
  • Posts: 4
Re: Drive Replacement LS-WVL/E
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2020, 08:43:45 am »
Thx for the reply, both are NOB. I formatted and created a partition. Should I remove the partition before it will reload?

1000001101000

  • Debian Wizard
  • Big Bull
  • *****
  • Posts: 723
  • There's no problem so bad you cannot make it worse
Re: Drive Replacement LS-WVL/E
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2020, 08:48:34 am »
Yes.

By default the install process won't proceed if the drives aren't blank (I think), presumably to protect you from wiping out data by accident.

mjustice

  • Calf
  • *
  • Posts: 4
Re: Drive Replacement LS-WVL/E
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2020, 08:52:36 am »
Wonderful, I will give that a shot. Thx for your time.

mjustice

  • Calf
  • *
  • Posts: 4
Re: Drive Replacement LS-WVL/E
« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2020, 08:02:27 am »
All good, thx for your help and info.