I’d like to test the backup function, but at this moment I only have an external disk that is smaller than my NextBox internal one.
Some quick questions:
Am I correct assuming that (even if a bit stupid) this will work anyhow, because my NextBox is currently almost empty?
later on I’ll want to remove this small disk, replacing it with a larger one. Now I don’t see any command to switch the NextBox off, nor to ‘quietly’ unmount the external disk.
→ Is there one, or do I have to savagely unplug it alive (and how will my poor NB react) ?
separate from this, is there a way to both get (1) a backup on an external disk, AND (2) also expand the NextCloud storage with (another?) external disk?
(I know Nextcloud can do the latter, actually that’s the reason I selected a Nextbox model with a smaller HD, investing on more RAM instead)
last point : I know the ext disk must be self-powered. And my small ext one does feature this capability. But it is actually a low-power SSD, which also can work without it.
→ is there some max P limit for instance, or is it really a taboo?
(what I expect : this also depends on the power drain from the NB internal HD, which varies with the model, so no general answer… but maybe as there are three USB ports one may use two of them at the same time for the same disk, for instance?)