Well, got back to the office to find my NAS offline. After trouble shooting the system it appears that the motherboard has gone bad. Too much data that can’t be replaced since the NAS was supposed to be the one place that wouldn’t fail. So hopefully with a brand new one coming with a three year limited warranty I will be able to migrate the drives over. And again hopefully, the drives didn’t suffer damage when the board went down.
I went ahead and bought the next piece of kit, a Synology: DS918+ DiskStation with 12GB RAM, 32TB (4 x 8TB) Seagate Ironwolf NAS Drives and dual caching 256 GB SSD’s.
This unit will allow me to migrate a lot of services and separate storage onto one economical platform. The Synology management system will take over the rolls of VM storage, data storage and also my $99.00 a year Office365 subscription.
Secondary rolls are Plex storage/server, home files and what I’m looking forward to the most, automated offsite server backups from work to home office. Look for some upcoming videos on this incredible platform.