Migrating Windows 10 Storage pool to Windows 8.1

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by MacAddict01, Sep 2, 2016.

  1. MacAddict01

    MacAddict01 MDL Member

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    Hey folks,

    Looked through the forum and couldn't find an answer on this problem I face. I've got a client PC that has a simple "Storage Space/Pool" consisting of 3 HDD with no redundancy setup. For backup purposes I'm using Syncovery with realtime backup to a remote server over VPN. This PC is running Win10 RS1 14393.105 currently.

    What I would like to know is if it will be possible for me to move this "Storage Space" over to a Windows 8.1. Has anyone attempted this? I have my doubts that 8.1 is using the same implementation of Storage Space pools but I couldn't find any concrete evidence of this.

    Wasn't sure which forum to put this subject in:confused:
     
  2. T-S

    T-S MDL Guru

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    Obviously i stay away from SS (I use the great and surpriseless Drivepool, for the purpose). All I can say is that the deduplication implementation of W10/Wserver2016 is not backward compatible with w8/w8.1 ones.

    I wouldn't be surprised if the same will apply to SS as well.

    Anyway I did migrate back my deduplicated disks (that wserver 2016 migrated silently to the new protocol) using Hyperv, a virtualized Wserver2016, and the disks partly connected to the real machine and partly connected to the WM, then I just moved the files trough a standard SMB share.
     
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