Can I replace my synology NAS replace with a newer type with more capacity?

Core Machine (Operating system/System info/Roon build number)


**Network Details (Including networking gear model/manufacturer and if on WiFi/Ethernet)**Synology DS 416 Play, Nucleus (Core), PS Audio Direct Stream DAC,
I-Pad or MAC mini to play the Nucleus.

Audio Devices (Specify what device you’re using and its connection type - USB/HDMI/etc.)


Can I replace my synology “DS 416 play” with a newer type with more capacity.

Hello Good People of Roon Technical Staff,

I ordered a new synology and a trusted and experienced network specialist is coming to install my new Synology this week.
But suddenly I woke up this morning realising there might be a hitch. I have worked for hours on my albums correcting images, tags and more.

Will the nucleus remember my corrections when introducing a new Synology NAS?

I have done the backups for Roon, but will they work with a new NAS or do I have to do my alterations and corrections again?
This is my predicament. Can you help me here?


You may need to name your new NAS exactly the same as your old one so that Roon sees your library as a duplicate. For example, my old NAS was a Thecas N7700 and it was called N7700 on my network. When I put a Synology 1812+ in its place, I called the new NAS N7700 as well and that preserved the storage pathways in my Roon library. I suspect you may need to do the same. JCR

Thanks Jeffrey. I have told my “networkman” and he will act accordingly.

One more thing though, if I may? What to do when I decide to switch to the bigger nucleus. Do I connect the two nucleus with an internet cable. And then what? I have no idea. How do I command the new bigger nucleus to copy the smaller one. Does it copy the back ups with my changes included? Or is a “trick” also necessary?

Have a nice week,


I can’t say for sure, but I don’t think you’ll need to copy anything. If your music is on a separate NAS, your backed up Roon database will know all. I liken it to just simply adding a new endpoint in your home: you just install Roon or RoonBridge and the Roon database will also point to your NAS. JCR

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Hey @Jeffrey_Robbins, that answer seems to be right on the spot!

@Gommie thanks so much for sharing your plans with us. I’m so sorry about our slow response time - we’re working on it.

How did the installation of your new Synology go? Did you run into any issues?

We’d love to help, even if this late :slightly_smiling_face:

Hi Rebeka,

My “netwerkman” hasn’t had time to come to me, so nothing has been done yet. I will keep you informed. Thanks for replying.


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