New SSD

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    • Sorry. I just remove and clone my SD-card to backup my OMV system drive.

      How you should do it best I don't know. But you need to find out really fast before your system drive crash... Sorry, now I jinxed you...

      If you pretend that your system drive crashed, you have no access to any OMV plugins at all.

      I think OMV has support for Clonezilla, and it can also be used on a bootable USB drive. The backup image can be stored for instance on the USB drive, if it is big enough. Or on a NAS in the network.

      Check out Clonezilla! And backup your system drive ASAP. ;D

      clonezilla.org/

      If your SSD is smaller than the current system drive you may have problems. Clonezilla can only restore to a larger or equal size target. You may have to resize your partition.
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    • MvL wrote:

      you mean use the backup plugin Openmediavault provide?
      That could work but is difficult to explain how to do it. Clonezilla is better.
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    • Adoby wrote:

      If your SSD is smaller than the current system drive you may have problems. Clonezilla can only restore to a larger or equal size target.
      Clonezilla can do if your actually used data is smaller than the size of the new drive and if you use the -icds switch.

      Worked for me several times.

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    • macom wrote:

      Adoby wrote:

      If your SSD is smaller than the current system drive you may have problems. Clonezilla can only restore to a larger or equal size target.
      Clonezilla can do if your actually used data is smaller than the size of the new drive and if you use the -icds switch.
      Worked for me several times.


      Good to know!
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    • MvL wrote:

      Hi,

      I have nicely running Openmediavault, and I'm very pleased. I now want to move this install to a new SSD before I move this server to a DC. What is the best way to do this? Has Openmediavault some tools I'm not aware of?

      If I were in your place, I would do it like this:

      0. Do not make copies on a running system.
      1. Turn off the hardware.
      2. Disconnect the disk.
      3. Connect the drive to a separate machine.
      4. Using Acronis True Image, create a copy of the disk, sector by sector and additional verification after making a copy.
      5. Connect the new disk and save the earlier backup to it.

      You can also connect both disks to one or another machine and perform cloning.

      I did it many times. Whether it's cloning off the whole disk to disk or making a copy of the disk and later re-creating it on the new disk. I never had a problem using Acronis True Image, I think there is also a 30-day trial version available. Or I can give you AcronisBootableMedia ISO, and you will use Etcher. The only thing you will need is a pendrive and an x86 machine with a boot usb. :)


      A good habit of transferring something to a new disk, imho is not doing it on a live system, copying sector by sector and verification of checksums after making copies / cloning to ensure that the process has run at 100.00% correctly.


      But that's just my five cents on the subject.
      I'm not an expert. I'm just a tourist here.

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