Written by: Stephen Withers | Published in: TechnologyA new release of RAIDiator, the firmware for Netgear's ReadyNAS Duo v2 and ReadyNAS NV+ v2, brings several new cloud-like functions to the storage devices.
I have a set of old Seagate SATA HDDs that are part of an LVM on Raid setup in a NetGear ReadyNAS. The ReadyNas no longer boots (it hangs on checking FS). I tried reinstalling the OS which did not fix the problem. One piece of advice I have been given is that one of the drives may have failed and that I should check the drive health with the SeaTools program that Seagate provides.
I'm in the process of backing up my ReadyNAS NV to a linux server with rsync. Is the -z or --compress option worthwhile over a local network? Or am I just adding overhead on the ReadyNAS when I don't care about saving bandwidth? Thanks