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Motherboard died. Move disks to new system?

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Motherboard died. Move disks to new system?

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As the title says, the motherboard died on my system (lots of troubleshooting to make sure, but when I power on, there's never any POST or beeps at all). I have another complete, fully functional PC. It's still a bit old, but has better specs than the one that just died. Better RAM, better CPU, etc. Can I simply move the hard drives (keeping them plugged into the relative positions - Sata0 to Sata0, Sata1 to Sata1, etc), move the boot USB drive over, and be good to go?
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probably disk where detected, but you must change NIC on shell ( because you can't acess to webGUI), once changed, all must work, but is mandatory that you use clear config & Import disk , to load disk in webGUI in real order.




and do a reboot to be sure that this changes are persistent and boot normally.
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I apologize for not quite understanding. I have not moved the hard drives or the USB boot disk to the new system yet. Both the old and new motherboard have the required dedicated SATA ports (I'm not using an expansion card). If I keep them in the same order, and boot from the same USB drive, what issues would I run into? What else would I have to do?

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Heath wrote:
16 May 2020 19:34
I apologize for not quite understanding. I have not moved the hard drives or the USB boot disk to the new system yet. Both the old and new motherboard have the required dedicated SATA ports (I'm not using an expansion card). If I keep them in the same order, and boot from the same USB drive, what issues would I run into? What else would I have to do?

as I say;

issues: NIC not working, you need to configuere from shell ( need a keyboard and a monitor to do it)
Order of disk: do not matter, only need to do a clear config & import Disk.

What else would I have to do? save your actual config file y a safe place.
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Re: Motherboard died. Move disks to new system?

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Success! All I had to do was reconfigure the NIC. I know you said HD order didn't matter, but I did install them in the same order as before. So when the system booted up, all my data was just there. Everything works, Kodi can play videos, our family file shares, everything. But, I do have a notice on the Disks>Management page that states:

"Configuration information about devices is different from physical devices. Please remove those devices and re-add them or run import disks with clear configuration option enabled."

I'm a bit hesitant to do that since everything is working wonderfully. So is there any potential to mess up a working system by doing that clear config and import disk operation? I'm currently running NAS4Free 11.1.0.4 (5565).

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Do a clear config and import disk, is safe, i promise.
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