Help with formatting nucleus internal drive

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I’m trying to set-up my new Nucleus and I believe I need to format the internal drive by accessing the nucleus web administration interface by going to Settings > set-up > Configure Roon OS Devices but when I go there there is no such option. I’m very confused, does anyone know what I’m doing wrong?

I bought the nucleus with the internal drive installed. Is it already formatted? How do I know? Cannot get to the web interface. With a unit in this price range, would it be to much to ask for you to have to include more info such as “ you need to format the hard drive by going to the following web url” or “ the drive is already formatted “. By not including more info you totally ruin the whole experience. And yes I did read your online support manual and followed all set-up instructions exactly and by doing that it’s led me to believe that I need to format the drive before transferring my library to it or I will have problems.

One item of note here is that you should not transfer your library to the internal drive that has the Roon OS on it.

If your Nucleus has two internal drives, then the second one can be used for your library.

If it only has one internal drive then the recommendation is to add say a USB external drive to transfer your library to.

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I did install the Roon OS on the internal drive and currently have my library on a usb external drive so I will leave as is. It’s working fine. Thank you for the info Kevin.

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Sounds good!
That’s exactly how my Rock is set up with a 4tb external USB HDD drive and works perfectly.
Now enjoy your music!

Thank you for the screenshots, was able to verify that the internal drive is formatted.

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Hi @Len-ski

I’ve updated our documentation to better reflect the updated process. Just wanted to check in and confirm that everything is working for you now. Thanks!

Yes, everything is working great with my library on an external drive and roon OS installed on internal drive. Now I am trying to figure out how to do a backup. From what I know, I should not back up to the same drive that my library is on or the drive Roon OS is on. I am using the 2nd usb port to my oppo 205 so I cannot connect a second usb external hard drive. Trying to backup to windows or Mac computer but not getting file path right. Ready to give up.