Install ZFS or bust... bust?

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    • Install ZFS or bust... bust?

      Hi all,

      I'll get my apologies in first for being a Linux noob and so also an OpenMediaVault noob aswell.

      I am trying to set up ZFS and not getting far at all. || I am experiencing the same issue installing the omvextras ZFS plugin as described in this thread. In that thread...

      cipherbreak wrote:

      Solved by upgrading to stretch and omv 4
      ...so wiped OpenMediaVault 3 and installed Version 4. When I tried to install the omvextras plugin Version 4, the whole omvextras plugin itself would not install.


      I then tried omvextras plugin Version 3 on OpenMediaVault 4; that plugin installed okay but I had the same problem with the contained ZFS plugin. I have tried every combination and I didn't really want to be using the unstable version of OpenMediaVault either. :thumbdown:


      Am I destined not to use ZFS and should I just give up and use BTRFS instead? Or does anyone have any suggestions? I did really want to use it. :D
    • wez wrote:

      installed Version 4
      Did you have internet connection during the installation? There have been problems reported when there was no working connection.

      Otherwise more infos would be helpfull. Which plattform, how installed etc.
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    • Yes, I had Internet via ethernet. The first attempt was done on this system:

      Motherboard Gigabyte: GA-970A-DS3P
      CPU: AMD 145 Sempron

      RAM: 4GB DDR3
      OS Flash Drive: SanDisk 16GB Ultra 80MB/s USB 3.0 Flash Drive
      Storage HDDs: 4 2Tb Western Digital Red HDD

      I made a bootable USB flash drive with OpenMediaVault 3 and unetbootin. When the ZFS plugin on omvextras 3 didn't install due to this issue, I tried to upgrade to OpenMediaVault 4 with the omv-release-upgrade command; this failed and rendered the system inoperable.


      At this point, I set up a virtual network on VirtualBox because I needed to test and it was quicker to do with vms. It was on the virtual system that I tried:

      • OpenMediaVault 4 with omvextras 4
      • OpenMediaVault 4 with omvextras 3
      ...with no success. X/
    • wez wrote:

      OpenMediaVault 4 with omvextras 3
      Please don't mismatch versions of OMV and omv-extras. That will cause problems.

      You don't mention why it fails. Error messages? How are you installing omv-extras? Do you fully update OMV right after installing? Have you watched the install video? github.com/OpenMediaVault-Plug…b/master/full_install.mkv
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    • wez wrote:

      No, I didn't watch the video (didn't know about it); I will now though.
      It is in an announcement called OMV Setup Videos at the top of every forum including this one :)
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    • Okay so,

      I watched the full_install.mkv, which included installing omvextras, and I am doing it the same way:

      1. Upload the package.
      2. Search for the plugin.
      3. Check it.
      4. Click install.
      Installing the omvextras 4 plugin failed when I first tried it on OpenMediaVault 4 however when I tried it again recently it worked. ?( However, when I checked for plugin updates, found the ZFS plugin and and clicked "Install". The output finishes with:

      Unable to correct missing packages.E
      :
      Faile to fetch httpredir.debian.org/debian/po…ms_0.7.4-1~bpo9+1_all.deb 400 Bad Request [IP: 149.20.4.15 80]


      E
      :
      Failed to fetch httpredir.debian.org/debian/po…_0.7.4-1~bpo9+1_amd64.deb 400 Bad Request [IP: 149.20.4.15 80]


      E
      :
      Aborting install.
      <<< ***************************



      This seems to be a different issue from the OpenMediaVault 3 / omvextras 3 issue. Anyhoo, I still cannot install the ZFS plugin.

      ||
    • wez wrote:

      If I cannot use the ZFS plugin, can I set up ZFS from the command line?
      The zfs plugin isn't failing. Your system can't talk to the repo to get the zfs packages. So, you can't even use manually unless you fix that problem. Try changing your /etc/apt/sources.list to:

      deb http://cosmos.cites.illinois.edu/pub/debian/ stretch main contrib non-free
      deb http://security.debian.org/debian-security stretch/updates main contrib non-free
      deb http://cosmos.cites.illinois.edu/pub/debian/ stretch-updates main contrib non-free
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    • ryecoaaron wrote:

      The zfs plugin isn't failing. Your system can't talk to the repo to get the zfs packages.
      That was it! Thanks, ryecoaaron. I got there at the same time.

      I opted to use OpenMediaVault 3 and did the following:
      1. Add the backports repository to the sources.list file.
        deb ftp.debian.org/debian jessie-backports main
      2. Update the package manager cache.
        apt-get update
      3. Install the kernel headers.
        apt install linux-headers-$(uname -r)
      4. Install the ZFS packages, specifying backports.
        apt-get -t jessie-backports install zfs-dkms zfsutils-linux
      5. Install the plugin.
      It worked. :D