New User - Fresh install - Some beginner questions

    • New User - Fresh install - Some beginner questions

      Hey there,

      Hardware:

      HP Microserver N40L
      16 GB RAM
      2 x 3 TB Western Digital Red drives

      Latest OMV installed onto USB.I'm considering switch

      Questions:
      1. I want to mirror the disks so that if one disk dies I don't lose anything. What's the best way to achieve this?
      2. Is it easy enough to copy a USB install to an SSD in future?
      3. Once the disks are mirrored is there a guide for setting up shares? I've had a look and nothing jumped out at me.
      4. Is there some way to backup configuration so that if the system disk fails I'll be able to (reasonably) quickly get up and running by reinstalling and re-applying the config?
      Thanks in avance
      1. I want to mirror the disks so that if one disk dies I don't lose anything. What's the best way to achieve this?
        Don't use RAID1, but use rsync (e.g. with rsnapshot plugin) to copy data to the second disk on a regular basis. Search the forum for "raid is not backup".
      2. Is it easy enough to copy a USB install to an SSD in future?
      3. Once the disks are mirrored is there a guide for setting up shares? I've had a look and nothing jumped out at me.
        github.com/OpenMediaVault-Plugin-Developers/videos

      4. Is there some way to backup configuration so that if the system disk fails I'll be able to (reasonably) quickly get up and running by reinstalling and re-applying the config?
        Clonezilla: have a look at the OMV-extras/Kernel menue
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