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Migrating From Pre-Release Drive to New Drive

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I have a 100TB drive that is a "Pre-Release" drive and is currently separated into multiple 32TB partitions.  Are there any legitimate worries in continuing to use this drive, or should I begin the process of migrating to a current drive?  The provider is Google drive.

For the migration, I'm thinking that I use drivepool to pool my current drives, and that I create another set of drives with a new connection, then I add both of my pooled drives into a nested pool.  Would that slowly duplicate my data (about 30TB) from the old system into the new?

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No, there shouldn't be.   It mostly means that the drive was created with a pre-release version of the software, and may not include all of the latest features. 

This shouldn't impact usability, but I would still recommend recreating the drive, since there are more options (especially related to data integrity). 

 

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Thanks Christopher.  So follow up question, what is the best method to create a separate disk and begin moving the data to the new drive?

I initially thought that I would create a new clouddrive (H:) (pooled partitions of 25TB), and then create a "master" pool that consist of the old clouddrive (E:) and the new cloud drive.  I would then change the drive letter to represent the initial drive letter of the old drive (E).  I'm assuming I would then move my data folder in the pool folder on drive E:.  I tried this, but Plex had an issue with it.  I reverted to the config of a single clouddrive.  I'm down to 1TB of free space left, so I need to come up with a solution.

 

Thanks!

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