I’ve searched but can’t find detailed instructions on how to do this: in the not too distant future I will need to replace the internal SSD in my Nucleus that I store my music files on (hi-res downloads and SACD rips are filling up the drive far faster than I anticipated!). The closest instructions for this I could find would be the Nucleus Migration Guide in the KB (https://kb.roonlabs.com/Nucleus_Migration_Guide). If you guys could validate what I think the process should be, I’d greatly appreciate it.
- Backup Roon database (I am backing up my database to a thumb drive plugged into the Nucleus).
- Shut down Nucleus.
- Remove and replace storage SSD with larger one.
- Power up Nucleus, go to web admin page, and format new SSD.
- On web admin page, stop the server software.
- Copy music files across the network from my storage backup location (PC) to new internal SSD in Nucleus.
- Restart server software.
- Restore database backup.
I’m uncertain about whether restoring the database backup is indeed the last step, or if that should actually be done before copying the music files back to the Nucleus? And what’s the best way to restore the database backup: from the Roon menu, Settings, and Backups, or should I logout of the Nucleus and use the “Restore a Backup” function from the Login screen?
I’m even uncertain as to whether I need to restore a backup of the database at all, since I will be copying back the exact same music content that the original SSD had on it - could I just copy my music to the new SSD without restoring a backup?
As you can see I’m a little confused on the correct process - any guidance here would be appreciated!