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Seagate WSS NAS Administration Guide 
Seagate WSS NAS Administration Guide 

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Seagate WSS NAS Recovery

Your Seagate WSS NAS features a flash drive on its motherboard. The flash drive has a dedicated recovery that installs Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 Essentials on Disk 1. You can use the Seagate WSS NAS Recovery to:

  • Install Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 Essentials on a diskless Seagate WSS NAS when first configuring the device.
  • Install Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 Essentials on a replacement hard drive for Disk 1. Disk 1 is located in the first bay on the far left.
  • Troubleshoot problems with the operating system.

For instructions on how to perform a recovery, see the Seagate WSS NAS 2-Bay | 4-Bay | 6-Bay User Manual.

Importing the storage pool after a Seagate WSS NAS Recovery

Your storage pool is not available following the Seagate WSS NAS Recovery. Follow the steps below to import the storage pool.

  1. Go to Server Manager > File and Storage Services > Storage Pools.
  2. The storage pool should be listed with a warning. Right click the storage pool and select Set Read/Write Access.
  3. Choose your WSS NAS.
  4. Right click the virtual disk and choose Attach Virtual Disk. If you have multiple virtual disks, perform the same action on each one.
  5. In Disks, right click the disk and choose Online. If you have multiple disks, perform the same action on each one.
  6. To make certain that the storage pool automatically mounts, launch the Powershell and use the following command: Get-VirtualDisk | Where-Object {$_.IsManualAttach -eq $True} | Set-VirtualDisk -IsManualAttach $False

For more details, see the Microsoft Technet overview.