QNAP TS-459+/Pro with OMV

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    • QNAP TS-459+/Pro with OMV

      Hi, this is a repost from elsewhere [1] - TL;DR at home for years now I have been using an older QNAP TS-459+ with 2 GB and 4 drives RAID5 that worked with the vendor-supplied QNAP shrink-linux and busybox, and I've had it with that. I wanted up to date packages, a full linux so backed up everything and replaced QTS with a nice and smooth OMV. That is why I am here now. :)

      That QNAP device is x86_64, has a miniITX board, dual GB-LAN, USB and eSATA and overall okay hardware specs for a home server. So getting started was easy as pie, including fancontrol and such. OMV appears to be very well done!

      Some requirements and services I had set up before transitioning to OMV:
      • AFP, NFS, SMB/CIFS file server
      • per-user permissions for those files
      • TimeMachine backup
      • DLNA server to use contents on streaming clients in the home network (a smart TV, and other devices)
      • storage used is around 3TB of data (music, photos, handful of ISO files)
      • a teensy web server serving static pages only
      Moreover I had
      • ipkg-installed goodies like dovecot, postfix, an additional and customized SSHd, version control software, Apache
      • a Minecraft server running with < 10 users
      • used to have a remote sync setup via ssh and rsync, but no MTRR
      • wanted to use Owncloud or similar I'd want to have MariaDB setup, but vendor policy denied us access to the system MariaDB

      So, while expecting little difficulty in the process I would invite discussion about similar projects and experiences with other similarly small-scane QNAP-built devices here.

      [1] qnap.community/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=200
    • I've been running OMV on my QNAP TS-451 for over a year now. I upgraded the memory to 8gb and replaced the 512 mb usb header flash card with 8gb unit from eBay. Works well. Since it has an hdmi port, it really wasn't much different than installing on any other system.
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    • @ryecoaaron

      I also have a TS-451 on which I would like to install OMV - but would like some help please if you have a few moments....

      1. Can you give me a link on ebay to a suitable DOM flash card?
      2. Can you please outline the flashing procedure?
      3. Are there any gotchas I need to be aware of?
      4. Is it always possible to reinstate the original DOM flash card to revert to QTS software?


      My reasons for wanting to do this are the absence of unionfs and snapRAID in QTS - What were yours?

      thanks

      n
    • Just a note... The TS-451 is a normal amd64 system. It has an hdmi out and you can probably install anything on it.

      namirda wrote:

      Can you give me a link on ebay to a suitable DOM flash card?
      You don't need a DOM. You could install it on a hard drive or plug a usb stick/hard drive in to it. Otherwise, just find a usb device that plugs into a 10 pin motherboard header. Static wear leveling is nice. I couldn't find one like mine on eBay.

      namirda wrote:

      Can you please outline the flashing procedure?
      There is no flashing procedure. You install just like any other x86 system. Write the ISO to a usb stick and install.

      namirda wrote:

      Are there any gotchas I need to be aware of?
      The original DOM is glued to the board. I upgraded the ram. Depending on your use you may need to. It doesn't use anything special.

      namirda wrote:

      Is it always possible to reinstate the original DOM flash card to revert to QTS software?
      Plug it back in and set the bios to boot from it.

      namirda wrote:

      My reasons for wanting to do this are the absence of unionfs and snapRAID in QTS - What were yours?
      You are asking an OMV developer why he wanted OMV on the device? :D I try to put OMV on everything I can install Debian on. OMV runs great on the TS-451.
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    • namirda wrote:

      Didn't realise you were the developer
      I develop plugins and started omv-extras. I don't actually develop OMV itself.
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    • namirda wrote:

      Do the front panel indicator lights works as normal with OMV
      Yep, I think all of them do. Rarely look at them.

      namirda wrote:

      does the quick copy button still work
      There is a quick copy button on it? Didn't know that. No, it won't work.

      namirda wrote:

      Have you seen the new(ish) TS-451A with the quick access front USB port?
      Just looked it up. Looks like a host port so that the unit can act as an external hard drive.

      namirda wrote:

      I presume that non standard hardware like that is not currently supported with OMV?
      Not sure but the QNAP OS is Linux. So, it might work.

      namirda wrote:

      Do you know how it works?
      Nope.
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