How to upgrade NAS OS Hard Drive to an SSD

    • How to upgrade NAS OS Hard Drive to an SSD

      Hello guys,

      I would like to upgrade NAS OS (OMV 2.2.5) hard drive to an SSD. I don`t want to install OMV again. Could you please tell me how to clone/copy everything (configuration etc.) from old OS hard drive to the new SSD?

      Best Regards.
      OMV 2.2.X
      CPU Pentium G620 @ 2.60GHz
      RAM 4GB
      HDD OS - WB BLUE 250GB
      HDD 2x Samsung EcoGreen F2 HD154UI 1500 GB (mirror) (max drive speed 107 MB/s)
    • Hey Stylish!
      The best way to do it is using Clonezilla. You can install it using the backup plugin or download a live DVD or USB from its webpage.

      What I did when I upgraded to an SSD (or because I'm paranoid and I do an image everytime I change some configs) is doing an image to a Data drive and then restoring.

      Quite simple. If you need more details, you're welcome.


      Guillem
      DISCLAIMER: :!: I'm not a native English speaker, I'm sorry if I don't explain as good as you would want. :!:

      My NAS:
      Always the latest OMV Erasmus running on an AMD Sempron 3850 @1.3GHz with 4.9.0 Backports Kernel
      with 120GB Samsung SSD 850 EVO for OpenMediaVault & 2x500GB Primary Data HDD + 1TB Secondary HDD for Backup & 2TB USB 3.0 External HDD for offline backup

      Plugin list:
      Flash Memory, Locate, OMV-Extras.org, RSnapshot, Sensors, Syncthing, SMB/CIFS, SSH, USB Backup
      _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

      The Schrödinger's code is that one which is going to work and it's full of bugs at the same time; until you test it, you won't be able to determine it.
    • I think I replied to a thread some time ago explaining how to use it.
      First you have to install the Backup plugin and then, from the plugin you have to install Clonezilla and then, after installation, choose Clonezilla to boot into it.
      After that, you have to log into the Clonezilla system (via SSH or directly with a monitor and keyboard) and going through the process of doing an image of your system drive which will be saved on a data drive of your choice.

      After that, you can swap OMV 's HDD with the new SSD and then you have two options:
      1. boot Clonezilla Live from a DVD or USB drive
      2. install OMV from scratch, install backup plugin, install Clonezilla and boot Clonezilla using the plugin

      And then restoring the image from the data drive to the SSD, either via SSH or locally on the computer.

      EDIT: Here is the thread i was talking about on how to use Clonezilla. (Not a guide, not a manual, only explaining to another user how I backup my system drive)


      Hope it helps!
      Guillem
      DISCLAIMER: :!: I'm not a native English speaker, I'm sorry if I don't explain as good as you would want. :!:

      My NAS:
      Always the latest OMV Erasmus running on an AMD Sempron 3850 @1.3GHz with 4.9.0 Backports Kernel
      with 120GB Samsung SSD 850 EVO for OpenMediaVault & 2x500GB Primary Data HDD + 1TB Secondary HDD for Backup & 2TB USB 3.0 External HDD for offline backup

      Plugin list:
      Flash Memory, Locate, OMV-Extras.org, RSnapshot, Sensors, Syncthing, SMB/CIFS, SSH, USB Backup
      _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

      The Schrödinger's code is that one which is going to work and it's full of bugs at the same time; until you test it, you won't be able to determine it.

      The post was edited 2 times, last by Lord Wektabyte: I did some research and found the thread where I explain how to use Clonezilla ().

    • Lord Wektabyte wrote:

      After that, you can swap OMV 's HDD with the new SSD and then you have two options:1. boot Clonezilla Live from a DVD or USB drive
      2. install OMV from scratch, install backup plugin, install Clonezilla and boot Clonezilla using the plugin
      Destination disk is to small, what now? Can you help me.

      OMV 2.2.X
      CPU Pentium G620 @ 2.60GHz
      RAM 4GB
      HDD OS - WB BLUE 250GB
      HDD 2x Samsung EcoGreen F2 HD154UI 1500 GB (mirror) (max drive speed 107 MB/s)
    • You should have resized your OS partition on the original HDD to fit into the 128GB new SSD.
      I did not mind about that before.
      DISCLAIMER: :!: I'm not a native English speaker, I'm sorry if I don't explain as good as you would want. :!:

      My NAS:
      Always the latest OMV Erasmus running on an AMD Sempron 3850 @1.3GHz with 4.9.0 Backports Kernel
      with 120GB Samsung SSD 850 EVO for OpenMediaVault & 2x500GB Primary Data HDD + 1TB Secondary HDD for Backup & 2TB USB 3.0 External HDD for offline backup

      Plugin list:
      Flash Memory, Locate, OMV-Extras.org, RSnapshot, Sensors, Syncthing, SMB/CIFS, SSH, USB Backup
      _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

      The Schrödinger's code is that one which is going to work and it's full of bugs at the same time; until you test it, you won't be able to determine it.