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    I am pretty new to OMV (had QNAP for years) and I am still in 'experiencing and testing' mode.

    Today I ran into a full rootfs after starting rsync to backup some data on an USB external HDD which is connected all the time to the NAS and mounted to /srv/dev-disk-by-label-backup/.
    The command executed was: /usr/bin/rsync -av /srv/dev.../media/ /srv/dev-disk-by-label/media/

    I found out that although the external USB drive was never removed from the NAS it seems to be unmounted or in some sort of an unknown state probably due to automatic spindown. It does not show up in the WebIF Drives section and I have to click on the 'Search' button to make it reappear.

    My questions are: How can I prevent such a behaviour (accidently backing up data to the rootfs because of a 'sleeping' device) and how could that even happen? Shouldn't the drive reappear automatically if a process is trying to accessing it?

    Thank you in advance

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    Hello community,
    Excuse my bad english.I am French speaking.
    I have a dedicated server with a single hard drive of 500Gb. I installed Debian 9.4 thanks to the management interface of my dedicated then OMV with SSH.
    In OMV I can see my hard drive of 500Gb but I can not select it. He is not present when I see him select him.
    How-is it possible to select my hard drive?
    Thank you 8o
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    not so sure how to explain what I try to do, but I hope it makes sense.

    I have a Debian Linux Computer and run OMV on it. I use the VirtualBox plugin.
    Over the browser I can access my virtual machines from any pc connected in the network, including the pc that has OMV on it.

    My OMV pc is not located in the same room as my router, therefore it is connected via WIFI to the router (lan is no option)

    Because of this, virtual machines are slow.

    Is there a way to connect to OMV / virtual machines without routing things to the router that is connected via WIFI?


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