Pinned Call for testers: OMV4 for ARM boards

    • alexruedi wrote:

      Does Virtualbox-plugin work on HC2? Was 100% i saw it, but cannot find it now... (i saw it on different sd card when I was first testing omv but don't have it anymore)
      HC2 as Odroid HC-2?
      This is the ARM architecture when it comes to the CPU. VirtualBox is a virtualization for the CPU architectures of the x86 family.
      I do not recall the virtualization software that can freely virtualize a bunch of two different CPU architectures for host and guest.
      If you want to use VirtualBox you have to use it on a machine with an x86 CPU just like the systems that will be virtualized must be from the x86 family.
      If you need virtualization on a machine with ARM CPU then kvm / xen or something similar. In this case, also virtualized systems must be for the ARM architecture.
      If, however, you are necessarily interested in virtualization / emulation of ARM / x86 architectures, then you can look at the paid software "ExaGear" from the Eltechs company. There is also free QEMU but remember that compatibility is a big problem and in addition, performance x86 emulation on ARM is a terrible decline in performance.
    • I have a Nanopi Neo Core 2 LTS. I've downloaded the current OMV pre-built image from here, and flashed it.

      Now I've got it booted up, and I'm checking out some basics. I've used OMV's System -> Network to change the hostname (I chose "filesrv1"), and specify a domain name (used in my internal LAN, which is ""). Once saved and applied, I can see /etc/hosts contains these now.

      But there is no line saying "search" in /etc/resolv.conf. Furthermore, /etc/resolv.conf contains the line "nameserver", but I would like the OMV box to use the nameserver, which gets dealt out over DHCP from my Fritzbox.

      I'm quite sure the most recent versions of Armbian do this behaviour now, which I just mentioned (quit using nameserver by default, listen to the DHCP server for DNS server). Why do I know this? Because I noticed this worked as I expected once and only once I recently upgraded Armbian (when playing with a Nextcloud install).

      Maybe the pre-built images for OMV 4 need to be re-based off a newer Armbian to get this newer, better DNS-related behaviour included.

      What I can't do at present is this: on the command line in the OMV server, I can't use the command (to successfully resolve):

      host filesrv1




      host filesrv1



      ...but I can resolve the IP of the OMV server using commands like:

      host filesrv1


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      OK, another problem, this time more serious. The locales are not set nicely. I can't regenerate the locales decently with the command:

      dpkg-reconfigure locales

      ...which is the standard way to set and update one's locales in Debian. All I want is to set "en_US.UTF-8" as my default locale, and get no locale-related error messages.

      So what is my broken locale preventing me from doing? Setting up "snapper". After installing snapper, when I try to do command like:

      cd /sharedfolders/share1
      snapper -c share1 create-config .

      ...I get the error message:

      Failed to set locale. Fix your system.

      ...and no snapper configuration file called "share1" was created in /etc/snapper/configs/

      I see someone else also has this problem here, but no solution yet... and a workaround gets linked to there.

      Note that any "apt-get install" does work (as I managed to at least install the snapper package whatsoever), but locale grumbling (warning messages) happen a whole bunch of times during the process, which isn't normally seen on plain old Debian 9 (on a PC).

      Edit: I've got snapper working now.

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

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      esbeeb wrote:

      I think you'll be surprised to hear that on a NanoPi Neo Core 2 LTS, an external 3.5" hard drive (in a USB 3.0 enclosure with a JMS578 controller) ends up being slightly faster, over the network, than a 2.5" SATA SSD connected to the "NAS kit" accessory board

      No idea what the purpose of such a test should be (since when done appropriately the USB2 interface between host and HDD/SSD will always be the limiting bottleneck once filesystem buffers are full), also no idea why you test with 'SMB1' (this is a horrible SMB dialect / protocol revision that should have long died). This is Microsoft's position on SMB1: STOP USING IT!

      As to your numbers from here -- they're bad anyway since with a true Gigabit Ethernet network connection as long as filesystem buffers are empty transfer speeds should exceed 60 MB/s and once buffers are to be flushed to disk USB2 becomes the bottleneck and speeds should drop down to ~35MB/s. No idea what's going on in your installation but your speeds are simply way too low.

      Please look at the transfer speeds generated last year:…ges-for-sbc-with-armbian/ (and please note that I won't answer at Armbian forum any more since a censorship incident happened on Oct 3 and I simply do not use forums where moderators who don't know what they do abuse their powers to censor stuff).