Preserve my data without formatting

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    • Preserve my data without formatting

      Please, just I need an answer for an easy question for yours. I'm not clear about this point after reading some install guides

      I have several HDD full of data, with NFS format.
      I'm not sure if I can install OpenMediaVault to manage all them. I mean without formatting all my NFS disks.

      That's possible?
    • Yup.. Disconnect your NFS data drives and install OMV to your OS drive.

      After install, connect the NFS data drives and boot your NAS. Once booted back up, use the OMV webUI to mount your NFS filesystems, then set up your shares.

      Piece of cake.
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    • NFS Data drives? I guess you mean NTFS?

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    • sorry! yes, it is NTFS.


      KM0201 wrote:

      Yup.. Disconnect your NFS data drives and install OMV to your OS drive.
      After install, connect the NFS data drives and boot your NAS. Once booted back up, use the OMV webUI to mount your NFS filesystems, then set up your shares.
      Piece of cake.


      ok, I understand this procedure is valid for NTFS data drives. On the contrary, please write some words here!

      I'm going to try that solution.


      thanks to everybody :)
    • manik wrote:

      sorry! yes, it is NTFS.


      KM0201 wrote:

      Yup.. Disconnect your NFS data drives and install OMV to your OS drive.
      After install, connect the NFS data drives and boot your NAS. Once booted back up, use the OMV webUI to mount your NFS filesystems, then set up your shares.
      Piece of cake.


      ok, I understand this procedure is valid for NTFS data drives. On the contrary, please write some words here!

      I'm going to try that solution.


      thanks to everybody :)


      Do you mean NFS, or NTFS? There's a big difference. I'm not really sure how OMV interacts with NTFS.
      Air Conditioners are a lot like PC's... They work great until you open Windows.

    • HI,
      after receiving an additional PCI-SATA, I have finished my NAS. It is an intel Atom D2500 motherboard with a 4 PCI-SATA.
      I have mounted 5 HD, 3 with NTFS format and 2 with ext3.

      I don't have experienced any problem. The PCI-SATA has been recognized and all HDs are working flawlessly under SMB/CIFS

      This is the first time in my life in where I install a Linux distro with additional PCI-SATA card, several disks, etc... all them without any problem or console complaint.
      I cannot believe it :thumbsup:

      This is my 4ports PCI-SATA, it was fully recognized:
      delock.de/produkte/F_305_SATA---eSATA_70154/merkmale.html
      PowerSupply is a Bequiet 300w SFX format

      all these parts are inside a chassis Fractal node 304. Consumption is 45w-55w.
      Noise around 47db. The source of noise are the HD, some of them are quite old.

      OMV is a very good software.

      thanks for the help!