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Copying Poolpart.xxx contents to new pool

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Had to build a new media server due to system age and other problems.  The old system had a drivepool made up of 6 HDD's containing approximately 10.5TB of data.  The new system has two HDD's  (8TB and 10TB).  I deactivated the license on the old system and installed drivepool, transferred license and made new pool with the two drives.  These two drives now each have the "poolpart.xxx" folder.  I stopped the service on both systems and began copying the contents of the old "poolpart.xxx" folders to the new "poolpart.xxx" folders.  This is the only option I have as the new system does not have room to just mover the HDD's from the old to the new.  I'm unclear on a couple of issues.

1)  Since I'm going from 6 HDD's to 2 HDD's how do I pick which "poolpart.xxx" folder on the new system to copy the "poolpart.xxx" folder contents that are on the old system.

2)  If it doesn't make any difference since I will have to run balancing, will the folders just add to each other or will they overwrite?  I started with the procedure and when I placed the contents of the "poolpart.xxx" folder in the "poolpart.xxx" folder on the new machine that were from the second hard drive on the old system I got a message that I had 342 files that contained the same info.  It asked if I wanted to skip these files, save them and not the existing files or keep both copies and the duplicate would have a "2" behind them.  Appreciate any help you can provide.  Thanks

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Just create a new pool using the new drives, then simply move the content from the old poolpart folders to the new ones on the new drives. That's probably the easiest. Disable duplication on the old pool first, so you don't have duplicates for the copy. 

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Honestly, it would be best to copy to the pool directly, and let it handle where to place files. 

 

Otherwise, it doesn't matter.  Just don't overwrite files, in this case. That way, you don't have to worry about reduplicating data, later. 

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