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    Hello,

    I am new to Linux and looking for an answer to a question I cannot fin anywhere.

    I having recently received an old server from work which has come with a couple old drives. I have in total two 2TB HDD, four 1TB HDD for a total of 8TB. I would like to pool these disks into a single volume and it will only contain media. I have read some articles that say I can use OMV and UnionFS plugin to do this. I have also read about software like LVM to merge disks into one volume however they format the disks that are involved in the merge. Which worries me thinking about future proofing and upgrading disk down the road.

    My questions are:
    1. Will the process of pooling disks together format all disks involved?
    2. If disks are formatted when pooled, how do people work around upgrading disks without loosing data?
    3. Is is even recommended to do for a home media server?
  • New

    hey guys,

    new to omv5 and relatively new to linux in general, but not at all squeamish about terminal

    i caught a break and found a tech store going out of business... picked up some hardware on the cheap!
    i got 8x 8tb toshiba n300 drives, and 4x 10tb ironwolf drives... grabbed a cheap motherboard, LSI hba, and a Pentium gold all for less than 500 bucks. part of my buy was this usb network adapter from qnap... QNAP QNA-UC5G1T
    i have drivers for both windows and linux, but im not able to install them (i know, damn linux noob...)
    any pointers on where to look for further advice or maybe a cheat sheet on what to do?
    im happy with instructions, but would REALLY like an explanation of WHAT is happening and what im doing wrong... (to better understand linux commands instead of just copying and pasting)

    thanks in advance guys
  • New

    Hello, Even though I am a newbie in this community and just trying to get familiar with OMV environment, using OMV 5, I would like to share my two cents relevant to use of docker with this community.

    I have learned that after posting several questions to the forum, many plugins will not be available in OMV-5. One of the responses stated that

    KM0201 wrote:

    You're far better off embracing docker at this point, since that is going to be where almost everything is going. Once you get the hang of it, it is incredibly simple.

    I understand importance of Docker, benefits. But the way that docker is being planned in OMV-5, I suspect that is beneficial for the future of OMV.

    My response to the above

    benibilme wrote:

    Honestly, even if docker will be used, it should fit into the system conventions. For example, I am advised to use a container in place of webdav

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OMV & Unionfs plugin to pool disks into one

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    Replied to the thread OMV 5.x (beta) Openmediavaut Systems Crashed.

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    Quote from cabrio_leo: “Quote from votdev: “This is very simple with OMV5. Copy your backup to /etc/openmediavault/config.xml and execute # omv-salt stage run deploy ” Is this approach valid only for OMV5 or is this also applicable to migrate from…
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    Replied to the thread OMV 5.x (beta) Resolved Upgrade 4.x -> 5.x Will upgrade from OMV 4 to OMV 5 require reinstallation?.

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    Quote from KM0201: “Like I said, unless there is some major deviation from previous releases that he's not told anyone about yet... I don't see why I would be wrong. ” Some of the omv-extras plugins may not upgrade well because originally there was…
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    Liked ryecoaaron’s post in the thread OMV 5.x (beta) My observation towards OMV-5 : Docker infestation, Improper docker use..

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    Quote from boumboum: “but I am very suprised of the lack of support of plex. I believe most of the user who will look for distrib like OMV will expect out of the box plex support. ” I struggled supporting the plex plugin for years (i hate plex too). …
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    Replied to the thread OMV 5.x (beta) My observation towards OMV-5 : Docker infestation, Improper docker use..

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    Quote from boumboum: “but I am very suprised of the lack of support of plex. I believe most of the user who will look for distrib like OMV will expect out of the box plex support. ” I struggled supporting the plex plugin for years (i hate plex too). …
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    Liked subzero79’s post in the thread OMV 5.x (beta) My observation towards OMV-5 : Docker infestation, Improper docker use..

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    Also the configuration backend has changed, more work for porting. The webui is gonna change, more work for porting, nobody now is the php backend is going to change, could more work in the future for porting or developing something new But you're…
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    Replied to the thread OMV 5.x (beta) My observation towards OMV-5 : Docker infestation, Improper docker use..

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    Quote from benibilme: “many plugins will not be available in OMV-5 ” Most of the plugins (downloader plugins) that aren't available on OMV 5 weren't available on OMV 4. And these plugins belong in docker due to the bleeding edge requirements and…
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    Liked votdev’s post in the thread OMV 5.x (beta) My observation towards OMV-5 : Docker infestation, Improper docker use..

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    You are right, containers are not the final solution. But the problem for the current developers is that there are too much plugins and less developers. The eco system of fully integrated (non Docker) plugins can only increase if there are more…
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    Replied to the thread OMV 4.x OMV & Unionfs plugin to pool disks into one.

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    Quote from GooseDeer: “Will the process of pooling disks together format all disks involved? ” No. unionfs (mergerfs) works on top of existing filesystems. You can still access the individual disks when they are pooled. Quote from GooseDeer: “If…
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    Replied to the thread OMV 5.x (beta) Openmediavaut Systems Crashed.

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    Quote from votdev: “This is very simple with OMV5. Copy your backup to /etc/openmediavault/config.xml and execute # omv-salt stage run deploy ” Is this approach valid only for OMV5 or is this also applicable to migrate from OMV4 to OMV5?
  • ryecoaaron -

    Replied to the thread OMV 4.x Error when try to pull image.

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    This is fixed in the latest release of the plugin.