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Post 31 made on Wednesday October 2, 2013 at 12:11
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Last night I tried to clone my perfectly working HD from the requestN (160gb) to a 320 gb drive. I used clonzilla and it "failed to clone". Any cloning experts out there to give alternative advise?

Bill
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Post 32 made on Wednesday October 2, 2013 at 16:21
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Post 33 made on Wednesday October 2, 2013 at 16:31
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On October 2, 2013 at 16:21, Don Heany said...

I started reading about samba. Can you tell me your experience with it?
BK
Post 34 made on Wednesday October 2, 2013 at 16:40
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Sure, had clients that cited irreconcilable differences- and fought over the server. Install the software, and grab it up- very easy! Found this step by step- [Link: request.com]
Post 35 made on Wednesday October 2, 2013 at 17:29
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On October 2, 2013 at 16:40, Don Heany said...
Sure, had clients that cited irreconcilable differences- and fought over the server. Install the software, and grab it up- very easy! Found this step by step- [Link: request.com]

Just want to make sure we are on same page. I am trying to "install the software" onto a new drive by cloning. I am not trying to get content onto a drive with software installed which is what I believe the samba network connection does. Is there something I missed. Can the software be transferred this way?
BK
Post 36 made on Wednesday October 2, 2013 at 19:34
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Actually was able to clone the RequestN using Clonezilla: I simply repeated the process but did one thing differently. After it failed and I rebooted from Linux , I was given the option of reboot or unmount drive and reboot. Unmounting the drive allowed it to be seen differently on the second attempt. One issue remains however. Its a 320gb drive but it now looks like 160 gb because of how it was partitioned. I need to figure out how to reclaim all that unallocated space.
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Post 37 made on Wednesday October 2, 2013 at 22:40
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On October 2, 2013 at 19:34, elannut said...
Actually was able to clone the RequestN using Clonezilla: I simply repeated the process but did one thing differently. After it failed and I rebooted from Linux , I was given the option of reboot or unmount drive and reboot. Unmounting the drive allowed it to be seen differently on the second attempt. One issue remains however. Its a 320gb drive but it now looks like 160 gb because of how it was partitioned. I need to figure out how to reclaim all that unallocated space.

Yeah, I think you guys were on different pages with SAMBA.
I'm not familiar with the capabilities of Clonezilla but I did exactly what you are trying to do using Partition Manager. I used the Pro (purchased) version but you could take a look at this free version (your risk):     
http://download.cnet.com/Paragon-Partition-Manager-Free-Edition

Leave the two Linux partitions alone as these store the OS and don't need messing with. Just resize the FAT partition and you are good to go. 

Let us know how you get on and if you can share any tips for using Clonezilla that would be great. I took a look at it but it seemed a bit cumbersome(?)

Last edited by senor-232 on October 2, 2013 23:12.
Thank you for your considered response
Post 38 made on Wednesday October 2, 2013 at 23:03
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Correct, thought you needed content. Not content + OS, sorry. This I've not done but could come in handy- thanks!
Post 39 made on Thursday October 3, 2013 at 08:03
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Initially it seemed cumbersome
Had to first figure out what version of Clonzilla to download and ultimately for my older computer I chose the 486 version and chose to make a iso copy of download onto a cd as opposed to usb drive.

There are several web sites that give you "step by step"

The partition issue ie what to do with the extra space is not explained well in any of the web sites so thank you. I would rate the difficulty as 3-4/10.
The only part that made me nervous was properly identifying the source and target but it is easy. However I am sure some people wipe out the source disk if they do not pay attention.
BK
Post 40 made on Friday October 4, 2013 at 09:34
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Glad to hear it worked out!
Post 41 made on Sunday October 6, 2013 at 12:14
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On October 2, 2013 at 22:40, senor-232 said...
Yeah, I think you guys were on different pages with SAMBA.
I'm not familiar with the capabilities of Clonezilla but I did exactly what you are trying to do using Partition Manager. I used the Pro (purchased) version but you could take a look at this free version (your risk):     
http://download.cnet.com/Paragon-Partition-Manager-Free-Edition

Leave the two Linux partitions alone as these store the OS and don't need messing with. Just resize the FAT partition and you are good to go. 

Let us know how you get on and if you can share any tips for using Clonezilla that would be great. I took a look at it but it seemed a bit cumbersome(?)

The PM free download recommended worked like a charm and was intuitive. It readily showed 160 gb was unallocated. It showed a small Linux partition and another unnamed partition and the 160 fat32 partition. I applied the operation to the 160 fat32 and enlarged it as much as was allowed. The whole process took 17 min. When I popped it back into the request....viola....now I have 320 gb drive working great with an ancient but adequate program.
BK
Post 42 made on Sunday October 6, 2013 at 14:30
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Glad you figured it out. I still really like the ReQuest product and it does the job for me personally and several of my clients. OK there are newer kids on the block and the media server industry from Kscape to Autonomic has become somewhat irrelevant to the 'iTunes generation' but still some life in media servers for me. You shouldn't be stuck with an ancient version of the OS. Sure - you can't run the latest F3 Serious Play but if you go into: settings / functions (?) /software update ...... your server should update itself to the latest compatible release for the model you have.
Hope that works for you as well.
Thank you for your considered response
Post 43 made on Monday October 7, 2013 at 07:16
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On October 6, 2013 at 14:30, senor-232 said...
Glad you figured it out. I still really like the ReQuest product and it does the job for me personally and several of my clients. OK there are newer kids on the block and the media server industry from Kscape to Autonomic has become somewhat irrelevant to the 'iTunes generation' but still some life in media servers for me. You shouldn't be stuck with an ancient version of the OS. Sure - you can't run the latest F3 Serious Play but if you go into: settings / functions (?) /software update ...... your server should update itself to the latest compatible release for the model you have.
Hope that works for you as well.

I agree with your thoughts. Update done. Thanks.
BK
Post 44 made on Monday April 3, 2017 at 17:14
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I just picked up an "as new" but empty Tera Pro. This looks similar to an N series, but has three hard drive bays in addition to the DVD. I haven't been able to open the case and see if this uses SATA drives or IDE as one of the case screws is stripped, but I'd still love to get it working. I have no trouble with partitioning drives, but am stumped by the lack of a boot CD. Chassis powers up but reports missing OS.

Can anyone confirm that this uses the same system - boot from CD which copies OS to the Hard Disk?

I have another N series which may have a working drive (or I have an older 320Gb drive I can partition as listed previously and put into this caddy). Should I try putting the N series IDE drive caddy into the Tera chassis?

Would be grateful for a PM if anyone is able to make an ISO of a CD for me.

Any and all help appreciated!
Post 45 made on Thursday December 20, 2018 at 23:33
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jw2k_fr,

I have some of the OS ISOs if you need them to try. I believe the Tera was in the 2.x.x days, if memory serves. The OS goes only on the disk in Drive bay A. B and C were only storage.

ISOs I have are

1.8.1
2.3.2
4.6.3
6.3.1

PM me if you need them.
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