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  • Quote from ryecoaaron: “Quote from darkarn: “VirtualBox guests are going to be development servers for my websites (and maybe NextCloud too?) ” web servers are generally low load. So, I would think you could run these on your OS disk. Quote from darkarn: “it seems that it is not a good idea in general to run OSes on USB drives ” I have a couple of servers running on USB drives. No issues here. ” Thanks, let me think about the USB drives. May go with an USB enclosure holding onto a HDD for best o…

  • Quote from ryecoaaron: “Quote from darkarn: “will there be any performance hit if my OMV boot disk is also used for VirtualBox? ” Depends on what you use OMV for and what the virtualbox guest(s) are doing. ” I am using OMV as my NAS (SnapRAID or ZFS, file server (i.e. SMB), NextCloud, VirtualBox, Plex (still deciding)) VirtualBox guests are going to be development servers for my websites (and maybe NextCloud too?) I am going to try using one HDD for OMV boot and these VMs first and then play by …

  • Quote from ryecoaaron: “Quote from darkarn: “I may not use it after all though since I realised that using the flashmemory plugin meant that logs would be in RAM until restart/shutdown; this may make diagnosis of problems harder down the road ” You could setup a scheduled job to run the folder2ram -syncall tag to write the contents in ram to files. ” Hmm sounds like a good idea but as a side question, will there be any performance hit if my OMV boot disk is also used for VirtualBox? Idea is that…

  • I tried the RAM removal idea, it works! I left only one stick of 4GB RAM and could get OMV4 to install onto the 8GB USB stick I may not use it after all though since I realised that using the flashmemory plugin meant that logs would be in RAM until restart/shutdown; this may make diagnosis of problems harder down the road

  • Quote from donh: “Not sure what hardware you are on. Old Dell and maybe some other servers had an "os install" setting in the bios. This showed the os install only 256MB of ram. Never had to use it but it drove me crazy once. Always wondered why they would do that but maybe you found out why. Anyway maybe you could remove as much ram as you can. Or do a debian minimal install and partition the diskd the way you want. Then install omv. ” I an using consumer grade Z77/Z68 boards that have no such …

  • Tested with a DVD and an USB BD drive, it worked with a SATA 1TB HDD and the aforementioned 64GB USB 3 thumbdrive (which I noticed is identified as a pSSD in Parted Magic). Same error message is seen for the 8 GB and 16 GB thumbdrives. I noticed it indeed creates a swap-file partition that is as big as the amount of RAM on the system and that on the HDD, as much as 16GB is used for OMV files alone while only 1.5 GB is used on the thumbdrive. I can't workaround for the smaller thumbdrives though;…

  • Hi I am having same issue too, tried installing on a 8GB USB 2.0 thumbdrive and 64GB USB 3.0 thumbdrive from a 8GB USB 2.0 thumbdrive or a 16GB USB 3.0 thumbdrive of various brands Sounds like either installing to a SSD/HDD or doing the Netinst method may be the only workaround. Let me see if I can get the Netinst method to work since I have to install OMV onto a thumbdrive as I have no more HDDs left Alternatively I can try the DVD method; apparently the installer USB thinks that it is a DVD ba…

  • Hi, I can confirm this works (just swapped my motherboard and NIC). This is so as within OMV (its database I think?) each HDD's identity (e.g. sda, sdb...) are tied to each HDD's serial number. Same goes for NICs if I am not wrong. As long you do not reinstall OMV (i.e. format the disk drive containing OMV), these pairings will be consistent regardless of motherboard used. You still need to run omv-firstaid and then the commands to register the new NIC (and erase all previously used NICs) if usi…

  • How to Reinstall update-alternatives?

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    Quote from ryecoaaron: “Quote from darkarn: “Everything passed so far, which means there are no problem? ” That is a good sign. Quote from darkarn: “Still puzzled on why this occurred in the first place ” As mentioned before, if the filesystem didn't unmount properly (process not stopping) when you rebooted, it is possible. ” Thanks, I hope this does not happen again (and if it does I at least know how to fix it.... I think?)

  • How to Reinstall update-alternatives?

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    I went ahead with the long term and fsck -f Everything passed so far, which means there are no problem? Still puzzled on why this occurred in the first place

  • How to Reinstall update-alternatives?

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    Quote from ryecoaaron: “I would do the fsck. Did the short smart test show anything? ” SMART short test passed. I am running the long test now as I need to sleep As for fsck can I use PartedMagic to do it since the OS drive is mounted?

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    Quote from ryecoaaron: “Quote from darkarn: “which wont matter much but why would it be there in the first place? ” It is removed but not purged. So, it isn't hurting anything.Quote from darkarn: “Did the update procedure then forget to remove it properly? ” Hard to say but it happens from time to time. Quote from darkarn: “I am also curious about the fsck in the first place that led to this. Should I schedule a disk check? ” When you rebooted, a filesystem might not have unmounted properly lead…

  • Quote from ryecoaaron: “Quote from darkarn: “Hmm I see, how big should I be worried about? 5ms maybe? ” I would worry about it when you notice it is a problem. Quote from darkarn: “I hope it wont get too much of a performance hit. ” I don't think you will notice. ” Thanks, sounds like I should just try first and report back if I see anything strange?

  • How to Reinstall update-alternatives?

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    Quote from ryecoaaron: “I guess you need to fix tee the same way was update-alternatives. wget http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/pool/main/c/coreutils/coreutils_8.23-4_amd64.deb dpkg -i coreutils_8.23-4_amd64.deb Then hopefully apt-get -f install can fix things. ” Thanks! That did the trick! After those commands, I decided to run this again Source Code (1 line) It showed me the same teamviewer plugin. I went into the Plugins and saw that its Installed light is off but I can press the Uninstall but…

  • Quote from ryecoaaron: “Quote from darkarn: “Ah sorry. so if %iowait is too big, then I should be worried? ” It really shouldn't be on the OS disk. If it is too big, it would probably be higher on a usb stick since a lot of them are slower than spinning disks. ” Hmm I see, how big should I be worried about? 5ms maybe? Also based on the number of SATA ports I have, I will need the OS drive to be on the USB HDD enclosure (it will be a HDD instead of usual USB sticks). I hope it wont get too much o…

  • How to Reinstall update-alternatives?

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    Quote from ryecoaaron: “Quote from darkarn: “I saw some "Bad Gateway" messages but was able to close the dialog ” Those are probably from nginx restarting. Shouldn't be a problem.Quote from darkarn: “tee: not found ” That isn't good. tee is provided by coreutils. What is the output of: dpkg -l | grep -v ^ii ” Source Code (9 lines)This is what I got Sorry for not mentioning this earlier, I just recalled what happened last night. I was updating some plugins when some of them started giving similar…

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    Quote from ryecoaaron: “Assuming you are using an amd64 OMV 3.x system, try (as root): wget http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/pool/main/d/dpkg/dpkg_1.17.27_amd64.deb dpkg -i dpkg_1.17.27_amd64.deb ” Thanks! That allowed me to install and update plugins again (but I saw some "Bad Gateway" messages but was able to close the dialog) When I was uninstalling one of the plugins, I saw this though: Source Code (90 lines)

  • Quote from tkaiser: “Quote from darkarn: “Thanks for the confirmation! ” Well, was meant more as an instruction how to check yourself than a 'general confirmation'. 'iostat' will tell what's happening at the storage layer and whether there are bottlenecks (watch the %iowait column) ” Ah sorry. so if %iowait is too big, then I should be worried?

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    Quote from ryecoaaron: “Quote from darkarn: “how do I reinstall update-alternatives? ” update-alternatives is part of the dpkg package. So, that is very bad it is missing. What is the output of: apt-get -f install ” Source Code (18 lines)Looks bad, procps and perl are having errors. I am not even sure why this is happening but I got a bad feeling about this one

  • Quote from tkaiser: “Quote from darkarn: “as long the drive can handle large amount of reads and writes, it can be used as an OS drive? ” The OS drive on an OMV installation experiences some read activity at every boot and if you activated monitoring (default) then some constant write activity all the times. As long as the drive works the performance is irrelevant. You don't need to believe this: Source Code (2 lines)The second command will show you what's happening on your disks (1 minute inter…