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    • I really like what I see so far and I see no reason at this time to be considering a Synology or Qnap system

      Kai wrote:

      OMV has been successfully loaded virtually. I really like what I see so far and I see no reason at this time to be considering a Synology or Qnap system. There is no sense in putting money into someone else's pocket to help their retailing markups when I can pick and choose the components that I wish.
      I have a Synology 412+ and from my limited experience with OMV I find it responds and has similar features to Synology's DSM. I'm already looking at getting a SoC, Rockpro64 or Raspberry Pi 3, for a replacement as it is significantly cheaper, at least for my current usage and set up.
    • liquidJiggy wrote:

      I'm already looking at getting a SoC, Rockpro64 or Raspberry Pi 3, for a replacement
      Don't get a Raspberry Pi. An R-PI might drive you back to the Synology. R-PI's are notoriously slow, and among the worst performing SBC's in the entire market. Almost anything else would be better.

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      Good backup takes the "drama" out of computing.
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      Primary: OMV 3.0.99, ThinkServer TS140, 12GB ECC, 32GB USB boot, 4TB+4TB zmirror, 3TB client backup.
      OMV 4.1.13, Intel Server SC5650HCBRP, 32GB ECC, 16GB USB boot, UnionFS+SNAPRAID
      Backup: OMV 4.1.9, Acer RC-111, 4GB, 32GB USB boot, 3TB+3TB zmirror, 4TB Rsync'ed disk
    • flmaxey wrote:

      liquidJiggy wrote:

      I'm already looking at getting a SoC, Rockpro64 or Raspberry Pi 3, for a replacement
      Don't get a Raspberry Pi. An R-PI might drive you back to the Synology. R-PI's are notoriously slow, and among the worst performing SBC's in the entire market. Almost anything else would be better.
      See my post in My NAS Build started on 12/04/2018. I cover some of my NAS build which is in process and quite cheap so far but very robust in components.
      Thanks, Kai :thumbup:

      MY OMV OPERATING ENVIRONMENT: Windows 10 Pro 64bit (always latest build) Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 2.83GHz 8GB ram; OMV 4.1.13-amd64 Linux Debian running virtual via VirtualBox v5.2.22. (Techno Dad Life OMV virtual installation videos as installation guide.) OMV OS on an 8GB virtual drive with 3 each 16GB data drives. Non RAID. Backup - Two sets of identical backups using GoodSync 2-way syncing onto 2 external drives (very nice EASY backup solution).


      My offering to the tech world: The great thing about being a NOOB is - You'll always be a NOOB - because every day you'll learn something that you didn't know an hour earlier, and sometimes - many times over, all in the same day. Someday you may grow old but you'll never be too old or too smart to learn something NOO. That said . . . pay it forward.
    • liquidJiggy wrote:

      flmaxey wrote:

      Don't get a Raspberry Pi. An R-PI might drive you back to the Synology. R-PI's are notoriously slow, and among the worst performing SBC's in the entire market. Almost anything else would be better.
      Yes, I was just reviewing RPi ram offerings and RockPro64 just seems to win on ram and other specs.
      I've built an OMV NAS on an R-PI2 with a single 4TB WD-Mypassport USB powered drive. (With a solid power supply to handle the load). It worked, sort of. Depending on what it was doing, it might stop responding the Web GUI. The same thing might happen with SMB shares, again, if it was busy with something else. In the bottom line, it's easy to saturate an R-PI CPU and when it's running at 100%, there's nothing left to give. I automated most events for after-hours but, even at that, it was barely adequate as a file server for one person. Soon, it became a last resort backup device only, for my new server. (Where it could chew on files with Rsync, for hours on end, with no user impact.)

      While I've not built a RockPro64, if I was going the SBC route looking for power efficiency, good performance, etc., the RockPro64 is the way I'd go. There's a sata port option board for it, and there's this one stop solution for housing the SBC board, the sata adapter, 2 sata drives and a PS. The total is far less that any pre-made NAS box I know of and it's energy efficient.

      Video Guides :!: New User Guide :!: Docker Guides :!: Pi-hole in Docker
      Good backup takes the "drama" out of computing.
      ____________________________________
      Primary: OMV 3.0.99, ThinkServer TS140, 12GB ECC, 32GB USB boot, 4TB+4TB zmirror, 3TB client backup.
      OMV 4.1.13, Intel Server SC5650HCBRP, 32GB ECC, 16GB USB boot, UnionFS+SNAPRAID
      Backup: OMV 4.1.9, Acer RC-111, 4GB, 32GB USB boot, 3TB+3TB zmirror, 4TB Rsync'ed disk
    • flmaxey wrote:

      liquidJiggy wrote:

      flmaxey wrote:

      Don't get a Raspberry Pi. An R-PI might drive you back to the Synology. R-PI's are notoriously slow, and among the worst performing SBC's in the entire market. Almost anything else would be better.
      Yes, I was just reviewing RPi ram offerings and RockPro64 just seems to win on ram and other specs.
      I've built an OMV NAS on an R-PI2 with a single 4TB WD-Mypassport USB powered drive. (With a solid power supply to handle the load). It worked, sort of. Depending on what it was doing, it might stop responding the Web GUI. The same thing might happen with SMB shares, again, if it was busy with something else. In the bottom line, it's easy to saturate an R-PI CPU and when it's running at 100%, there's nothing left to give. I automated most events for after-hours but, even at that, it was barely adequate as a file server for one person. Soon, it became a last resort backup device only, for my new server. (Where it could chew on files with Rsync, for hours on end, with no user impact.)
      While I've not built a RockPro64, if I was going the SBC route looking for power efficiency, good performance, etc., the RockPro64 is the way I'd go. There's a sata port option board for it, and there's this one stop solution for housing the SBC board, the sata adapter, 2 sata drives and a PS. The total is far less that any pre-made NAS box I know of and it's energy efficient.
      I think I'm probably too far along with my purchases to change course
      Thanks, Kai :thumbup:

      MY OMV OPERATING ENVIRONMENT: Windows 10 Pro 64bit (always latest build) Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 2.83GHz 8GB ram; OMV 4.1.13-amd64 Linux Debian running virtual via VirtualBox v5.2.22. (Techno Dad Life OMV virtual installation videos as installation guide.) OMV OS on an 8GB virtual drive with 3 each 16GB data drives. Non RAID. Backup - Two sets of identical backups using GoodSync 2-way syncing onto 2 external drives (very nice EASY backup solution).


      My offering to the tech world: The great thing about being a NOOB is - You'll always be a NOOB - because every day you'll learn something that you didn't know an hour earlier, and sometimes - many times over, all in the same day. Someday you may grow old but you'll never be too old or too smart to learn something NOO. That said . . . pay it forward.
    • Kai wrote:

      I think I'm probably too far along with my purchases to change course
      And I wouldn't suggest that you should (change course). There's no one solution that's right for everyone.

      However, given what @liquidJiggy was considering, RE. SBC's (where an R-PI was mentioned), a comment or two seemed to be in order.

      Video Guides :!: New User Guide :!: Docker Guides :!: Pi-hole in Docker
      Good backup takes the "drama" out of computing.
      ____________________________________
      Primary: OMV 3.0.99, ThinkServer TS140, 12GB ECC, 32GB USB boot, 4TB+4TB zmirror, 3TB client backup.
      OMV 4.1.13, Intel Server SC5650HCBRP, 32GB ECC, 16GB USB boot, UnionFS+SNAPRAID
      Backup: OMV 4.1.9, Acer RC-111, 4GB, 32GB USB boot, 3TB+3TB zmirror, 4TB Rsync'ed disk

      The post was edited 1 time, last by flmaxey: edit ().

    • flmaxey wrote:

      Kai wrote:

      I think I'm probably too far along with my purchases to change course
      And I wouldn't suggest that you should (change course). There's no one solution that's right for everyone.
      However, given what @liquidJiggy was considering re. SBC's (where an R-PI was mentioned), a comment or two seemed to be in order.
      Oh, by all means flmaxey, I fully understood, and openly accept, the forum desires to input examples and comments. The comments serve me well for knowledge and learning. Yeah, I too was just commenting. People on this forum are so far ahead of me in knowledge, it is ridiculous. Hopefully, someday I'll get up to speed with the rest of you. Until then . . . lots of ground for me to cover and learn.
      Thanks, Kai :thumbup:

      MY OMV OPERATING ENVIRONMENT: Windows 10 Pro 64bit (always latest build) Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 2.83GHz 8GB ram; OMV 4.1.13-amd64 Linux Debian running virtual via VirtualBox v5.2.22. (Techno Dad Life OMV virtual installation videos as installation guide.) OMV OS on an 8GB virtual drive with 3 each 16GB data drives. Non RAID. Backup - Two sets of identical backups using GoodSync 2-way syncing onto 2 external drives (very nice EASY backup solution).


      My offering to the tech world: The great thing about being a NOOB is - You'll always be a NOOB - because every day you'll learn something that you didn't know an hour earlier, and sometimes - many times over, all in the same day. Someday you may grow old but you'll never be too old or too smart to learn something NOO. That said . . . pay it forward.
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