Synology High Availability (HA) Heartbeat Link Aggregation vs Single LAN

I purposely did another Synology High Availability (HA) Heartbeat Link Aggregation for this test.

First I did my Synology HA with Single LAN Cable (Direct Cable).

Single LAN Cable

It took about 2 days, 12 hours, 44 minutes, 32 seconds (±3644 minutes)

2018/03/31 10:31:00 to 2018/04/02 23:15:32

Link Aggregation

To have Link Aggregation in your HA. You must create the bond network before you build the HA. Or else you will need to redo. Just like what I did…

It took about 2 days, 13 hours, 35 minutes and 58 seconds (±3695 minutes)

2018/04/04 12:27:03 to 2018/04/06 02:03:01


My Data is about 8TB. It is running in RAID10.



Link Aggregation make thing faster?

From the build time, it seems like look slower that single LAN connection. However, when I tried to copy some big files.  Bond 1 (Heartbeat) it actually does fully use the throughput. 

So my advice is get a Link Aggregation if you got extra network port.

Thanks for reading!


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