Dell Powervault 715N

Posted on 2011-05-10
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Last Modified: 2012-06-27
I recently migrated all my file shares from an old  Dell Powervault 715N Nas box to a newer HP NAS box using the File Server Migration tool. After the migration I took the old NAS off our Domain by putting it in a work group so I could use the same name and IP on the new one. The whole process went went fine especially with the help of EE. I would like to access the old Dell box but I can no longer access it after  rebooting it. I was wondering if anyone knows a way of accessing it? I tried telneting to it through the console port but got no response. I no longer have the CDs and they are not available from Dell anymore. Any suggestions would greatly be appreciated
Question by:InSearchOf
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Expert Comment

ID: 35727814
You should not use the same IP address on the network for your old and new box. IP addresses can only be used once unless they are segregated by a routing boundary/nat rules or physically disconnected from each other.

Author Comment

ID: 35728901
Yes. I had disonected the network cable before I made the IP change.

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ID: 35731211
I was able to find a solution to my problem on Dell's website. I guess the Dell rep was wrong when he said there was no available documentation. I was able to find a procedure for connecting to my device via the com port using a serial cable and configuring a network connection.

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ID: 35763158
I was able to find a solution on Dell's website. Before posting my question on EE I contacted Dell and the rep said there wasn't any documentation available because of the age of the product. While waiting for response back from EE I did a search on Dell's site and found the information I needed.

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