relocating a datastore external drive to another PBS


Active Member
Dec 11, 2009
Is it possible to move a USB external drive, which is currently used for a PBS datastore, from one PBS server to another? Nothing has been encrypted, it's just the PBS it is currently attached to has to be relocated to another site, so I am spinning up a fresh PBS on other hardware hoping to attach the USB datastore drive to that.


Renowned Member
Jul 5, 2020
You can mount that disk in another PBS, define a datastore for that mount point and should be fine, yes.
Users and permissions could be a problem, you should make sure, they are the same on both installations.


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