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  • Linux isn't Windows. Most hardware is recognized natively by the kernel. You practically never need to install any third party drivers.

  • Migrating to Proxmox

    Nibb31 - - General

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    In that scenario, you are basically using proxmox as a NAS, which is possible, since it's basically Debian. So what are you using OMV for ? I have Proxmox running on an SSD. Guests are contained on the SSD and backed up to a USB drive on my router. 4 HDDs are on the host are passed through to the OMV guest, and of course not mounted in Proxmox. OMV handles all the storage work with those drives and shares over SMB. Other guests access the SMB shares. Startup is configured so that the OMV boots f…

  • Plex local (private) usage

    Nibb31 - - Plugins

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    Quote from TobiasReich: “Well, the point is, I don't like having any third party have "access" to my data. Honestly I'm not sure how it works. But if they have access to my music or movies, what else do they have. I wanted this NAS as a storage for me and my family. So there are private data on it. I guess my concern is not only creating a (paid) account but also in more general that I have no idea what this server does. I saw them indexing my files (which seems okay so far) but also some servic…

  • Plex local (private) usage

    Nibb31 - - Plugins

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    I don't think it works any more without an account. But the account is free. Most folks don't need a Plex Pass subscription.

  • add 3tb drive

    Nibb31 - - General

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    No, you can mount any drive that has a file system supported by Linux without wiping it.

  • OMV is Linux. You should not be using NTFS with Linux.

  • Absolutely. Your upload bandwidth is going to be the main bottleneck. You need to check whether you can actually upload an HD stream.

  • The instructions need you to install the nginx plugin. You first have to install omv-extras of course.

  • Raid Questions?

    Nibb31 - - RAID

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    Drives that size must be super old and power-inefficient. I wouldn't trust them for anything serious anyway.

  • You're misunderstanding. When your NAS reads or writes data, that data goes through RAM. The point of ECC is that your data doesn't get corrupted by faulty RAM. ECC RAM uses parity, but that extra parity bit is already included on the memory module, which means that 8GB of ECC RAM has the same capacity as non-ECC RAM, only more secure.

  • Quote from hekmatk: “Quote from Nibb31: “ ” When you say I need to test locally if the player requires transcoding, how exactly do you do that? Does plex tell you if it's transcoding? I never saw such a message so far.. Is there some kind of log I should be checking to see if my movies are being transcoded before playing? ” Yes, when a player is playing, there is an icon in the top right corner of the server web page. Click it, and you'll get info on the stream.

  • An SSD connected over USB will not do anything for performance on a Raspberry because the bottleneck is on the USB bus, not the drive throughput. Even the slowest HDDs will easily saturate the shared USB bus.

  • Regarding Plex, you need to first determine what your requirements are: - How many clients do you realistically need to serve simultaneously over the local network or with remote access. - What type of media files. - What kind of upload bandwidth do you have. - Which clients will you be using. You need to test the clients that you want to use with Plex installed on your current PC to determine if they require transcoding or not. Once you have determined how much simultaneous transcoding you need…

  • 1) sda1 is your system drive. You are not supposed to use it to store data, which is why it is not available in OMV. 2) Yes, that's normal. Your data goes on the data drives. Only the system should be on the system drive. 3) No there is no plugin. A NAS is typically used over Samba, NFS, FTP, or WebDAV. If you want something like Dropbox, then you need to install Nextcloud. 4) No, because that is not what a NAS is for. If you want a multimedia machine, you could connect a Raspberry Pi to your TV…

  • It's a bit of a weird idea, since both OSs have different purposes and are aimed at different sorts of machines. Windows typically goes on a desktop machine with a keyboard, a mouse, and a monitor that you put to sleep when you're not using it. OMV is designed for a headless machine dedicated to storage that can go under the desk or in a closet, without keyboard or monitor, that runs 24/7. You wouldn't want or need Windows on a machine like that. Maybe you need to consider getting two machines. …

  • RAID is not for backup... But why?

    Nibb31 - - RAID

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    As you say, RAID5 will allow you to tolerate 1 total disk failure. But is that the only thing that could go wrong ? The most common cause of data loss, in my experience, is user error: accidental deletion or corruption. There is also bit rot, malware, multiple disk failures (which are very common when rebuilding an array after your single disk failure), other hardware failure, and all the "mechanical" issues (flood, fire, theft...). RAID does not protect your data at all against any of these. So…

  • 2nd SSH instance running on different port

    Nibb31 - - SSH

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    What prevents you from SSHing into your box on the same port as your mail application ? You can set up most SSH clients to use public key authentication, including Putty/Kitty on Windows and Juice SSH on Android.

  • What makes you think that Plex can only have videos on a single HDD ? You can have multiple libraries, and each library can source multiple folders anywhere on the system. Even if it was true (it isn't), you could still pool together your drives with mergerfs to make them appear as a single drive. You don't need RAID to do pooling.

  • Best MoBo for 4 drive NAS

    Nibb31 - - Motherboards

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    I would go with some of the Atom or embedded Celeron mini-ITX boards. This gives you a variety of cases, PSU, and RAM options, and you could probably build something clean and pretty robust for around 150 euros/dollars (minus the drives). I don't think there are any ARM boards with 4 x SATA, and if there were, you would be limited to their own linux/armbian distro, which may or may not be well-supported.

  • Quote from doogalbear: “@ryecoaaron Can you give more details about your setup? and How is it setup? I am currently using nginx for WordPress (would prefer Ghost), Nextcloud. I have cups for my chromebooks. On another rpi3 I have OMV3. How can I combine these? ” You want some sort of virtualization solution. See my post above.