I would like to show you in a short blog post how you can mount a single hard disk that was previously in a Synology on a newly restore Synology as a volume. Currently I am using Synology DSM 6.1, if this works the same on older versions you have to find out for yourself.
Create a new folder in a shared folder named
restore that is called for example
Log in as user
admin on your Synology via SSH. Make sure you have temporarily enabled the SSH service.
I use PuTTYtray as SSH terminal as mentioned in previous posts.
We need sudo rights, so let's go to the interactive mode:
Enter password of your
Now we want to list all disks on our Synology:
This shows us the following informations:
Disk /dev/sda: 1.2 TiB // Drive 1 Disk /dev/sdb: 1.2 TiB // Drive 2 Disk /dev/sdc: 1.2 TiB // Drive 3 Disk /dev/md0: 2.4 GiB // RAID Array 0 -> System Disk /dev/md1: 2 GiB // RAID Array 1 -> Temp Disk /dev/md2: 2.3 TiB // RAID Array 2 -> Volume 1 Disk /dev/sdd: 465.8 GiB // Attached harddrive with backup data Device Boot Start End Sectors Size Id Type /dev/sdd1 2048 4982527 4980480 2.4G fd Linux raid autodetect /dev/sdd2 4982528 9176831 4194304 2G fd Linux raid autodetect /dev/sdd3 9437184 976568351 967131168 461.2G fd Linux raid autodetect
Our backup data is on disk
/dev/sdd on device
/dev/sdd3. We can't mount it directly to our system because of filesystem type
Linux raid autodetect. On our system are 3 arrays already registered:
Okay, let's assemble our previously created array. We take a free md name (in this case
mdadm --assemble --force /dev/md3 /dev/sdd3
Now we need to mount our new array to the folder we created earlier:
mount /dev/md3 /volume1/restore/harddrive
Perfect! Now we have access to the hard disk data again via Synology File Station.
Don't forget to disable your SSH terminal after restoring data from the disk.