Installation of OMV 3 on debian jessie

    • OMV 3.x
    • Resolved
    • if I were you I would redo your partitioning schema a bit.

      leave the 2 drives as is, and do Raid-1 on them BUT

      as per my assumptions:

      Current setup
      sda/b 0 efi partition --> (well not asusmption this is efi /boot )
      sda/b 1 raid --> used as MD0 (system)
      sda/b 2 raid--> used as MD1 (swap)
      sda/b 3 raid --> used as MD2 (/home)
      sda/b 4 raid --> used as MD3 (/tmp)

      question, is there any reason to branch out the /tmp into separate partition?
      they are still on the same drives.
      so I would do a single System partition with no division for /home /tmp

      new setup

      sda/b 0 efi partition --> (well not asusmption this is efi /boot )

      sda/b 1 raid --> used as MD0 (system) Since you said you have 4TB I say put about 120GB for system should be more than enough.

      sda/b 2 raid--> used as MD1 (swap) -- not sure what the usage of the system would be and your RAM specs, but I ussually allocate twice the RAM capacity for swap.

      sda/b 3 raid --> used as MD2 (All DATA)


      md0 / (system)
      md1 swap
      md2 (data)

      once all is installed , the System and OMV.
      mount the MD3 in OMV webUI

      create the /users/home on the data partition mounted in "/media/<uuid>"

      tan you might need to switch into single user mode ("init 1" ???)

      cd /home
      cp -ax * /media/<uuid>/users/home

      once done rename /home to something like

      cd /mv home home.oldthan either make new folder for /home and mount the new "/media/<uuid>/users/home" location into it in fstab or just create a symlink in the root to point to new locationln -s /media/<uuid>/users/home /home etc...a bit of a pain but in your case it might work.I always prefer using real hard drive for system over usb flash if I can.when flash drives works it's great. when it fails, it's spectacular.
      omv 3.0.56 erasmus | 64 bit | 4.7 backport kernel
      SM-SC846(24 bay)| H8DME-2 |2x AMD Opteron Hex Core 2431 @ 2.4Ghz |49GB RAM
      PSU: Silencer 760 Watt ATX Power Supply
      IPMI |3xSAT2-MV8 PCI-X |4 NIC : 2x Realteck + 1 Intel Pro Dual port PCI-e card
      OS on 2×120 SSD in RAID-1 |
      DATA: 3x3T| 4x2T | 2x1T

      The post was edited 1 time, last by vl1969 ().

    • you are welcome, however keep in mind that by doing what you did, you might have broken the link between system and home location. you might get an error when you try to create a user with home folder.
      omv 3.0.56 erasmus | 64 bit | 4.7 backport kernel
      SM-SC846(24 bay)| H8DME-2 |2x AMD Opteron Hex Core 2431 @ 2.4Ghz |49GB RAM
      PSU: Silencer 760 Watt ATX Power Supply
      IPMI |3xSAT2-MV8 PCI-X |4 NIC : 2x Realteck + 1 Intel Pro Dual port PCI-e card
      OS on 2×120 SSD in RAID-1 |
      DATA: 3x3T| 4x2T | 2x1T
    • vl1969 wrote:

      you might get an error when you try to create a user with home folder.
      You don't. I tested it.
      omv 4.1.13 arrakis | 64 bit | 4.15 proxmox kernel | omvextrasorg 4.1.13
      omv-extras.org plugins source code and issue tracker - github

      Please read this before posting a question and this and this for docker questions.
      Please don't PM for support... Too many PMs!
    • you didn't, but I am not sure OP did everything you did.
      it seams he did not repoint the system home folder to new mount.
      just unmount the partition and mount it under OMV.
      it would let him use it for sharing but wouldn't it create a problem with the system?
      as the home folder/partition is not there anymore.
      omv 3.0.56 erasmus | 64 bit | 4.7 backport kernel
      SM-SC846(24 bay)| H8DME-2 |2x AMD Opteron Hex Core 2431 @ 2.4Ghz |49GB RAM
      PSU: Silencer 760 Watt ATX Power Supply
      IPMI |3xSAT2-MV8 PCI-X |4 NIC : 2x Realteck + 1 Intel Pro Dual port PCI-e card
      OS on 2×120 SSD in RAID-1 |
      DATA: 3x3T| 4x2T | 2x1T
    • When OMV creates users, it specifies the home directory and it doesn't need /home/. I just removed my symlink to /home so there is no /home at all. I can still create users from the web interface.
      omv 4.1.13 arrakis | 64 bit | 4.15 proxmox kernel | omvextrasorg 4.1.13
      omv-extras.org plugins source code and issue tracker - github

      Please read this before posting a question and this and this for docker questions.
      Please don't PM for support... Too many PMs!
    • OMV uses useradd and specifies the directory to be the home directory with the flag to create that directory with proper permissions. So, it is one line instead of three.
      omv 4.1.13 arrakis | 64 bit | 4.15 proxmox kernel | omvextrasorg 4.1.13
      omv-extras.org plugins source code and issue tracker - github

      Please read this before posting a question and this and this for docker questions.
      Please don't PM for support... Too many PMs!