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  • OMV3 can I upgrade to PI 3+?

    Nibb31 - - General

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    Why would you "upgrade" to a device that isn't suited to be a NAS. If you want to upgrade, look for something with proper USB and gigabit Ethernet.

  • Backup to multiple disks

    Nibb31 - - General

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    You can use LUKS and mergerfs together. Once they are unlocked they perform exactly the same as normal drives. I don't see how that would change anything.

  • Also, a NAS or home server is typically going to be running 24/7. Old desktop PCs usually require a lot of power to run, so over a year or two of use, you will probably have paid the same amount in electricity bills as a modern setup.

  • Backup to multiple disks

    Nibb31 - - General

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    I would use the 2x3 TB as for storage (with the union fs plugin) and back then up to the single 6TB. That would be less plugging and unplugging and you would only need to carry one drive to your backup location. Also makes things easier since the 2x3 TB would be seen as a single drive.

  • Different NAS server names (host?)

    Nibb31 - - Network

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    Surely you can just create multiple shares with different names and a single host name. It doesn't make sense to access the same computer with different names.

  • Headless Kodi on a Raspberry?

    Nibb31 - - General

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    I'm not sure what a headless Kodi is, since Kodi is a media center front-end. I think what you want is something like Plex or Emby, which are media servers.

  • OMV User Web Interface

    Nibb31 - - General

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    You need to install NextCloud if you want to manage files through a web interface.

  • You need NextCloud if you want to access your files through a web interface. Otherwise, you can always use WebDAV, FTP, WinSCP, etc...

  • Linux isn't Windows. Most hardware is recognized natively by the kernel. You practically never need to install any third party drivers.

  • Migrating to Proxmox

    Nibb31 - - General

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    In that scenario, you are basically using proxmox as a NAS, which is possible, since it's basically Debian. So what are you using OMV for ? I have Proxmox running on an SSD. Guests are contained on the SSD and backed up to a USB drive on my router. 4 HDDs are on the host are passed through to the OMV guest, and of course not mounted in Proxmox. OMV handles all the storage work with those drives and shares over SMB. Other guests access the SMB shares. Startup is configured so that the OMV boots f…

  • Plex local (private) usage

    Nibb31 - - Plugins

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    Quote from TobiasReich: “Well, the point is, I don't like having any third party have "access" to my data. Honestly I'm not sure how it works. But if they have access to my music or movies, what else do they have. I wanted this NAS as a storage for me and my family. So there are private data on it. I guess my concern is not only creating a (paid) account but also in more general that I have no idea what this server does. I saw them indexing my files (which seems okay so far) but also some servic…

  • Plex local (private) usage

    Nibb31 - - Plugins

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    I don't think it works any more without an account. But the account is free. Most folks don't need a Plex Pass subscription.

  • add 3tb drive

    Nibb31 - - General

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    No, you can mount any drive that has a file system supported by Linux without wiping it.

  • OMV is Linux. You should not be using NTFS with Linux.

  • Absolutely. Your upload bandwidth is going to be the main bottleneck. You need to check whether you can actually upload an HD stream.

  • The instructions need you to install the nginx plugin. You first have to install omv-extras of course.

  • Raid Questions?

    Nibb31 - - RAID

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    Drives that size must be super old and power-inefficient. I wouldn't trust them for anything serious anyway.

  • You're misunderstanding. When your NAS reads or writes data, that data goes through RAM. The point of ECC is that your data doesn't get corrupted by faulty RAM. ECC RAM uses parity, but that extra parity bit is already included on the memory module, which means that 8GB of ECC RAM has the same capacity as non-ECC RAM, only more secure.

  • Quote from hekmatk: “Quote from Nibb31: “ ” When you say I need to test locally if the player requires transcoding, how exactly do you do that? Does plex tell you if it's transcoding? I never saw such a message so far.. Is there some kind of log I should be checking to see if my movies are being transcoded before playing? ” Yes, when a player is playing, there is an icon in the top right corner of the server web page. Click it, and you'll get info on the stream.

  • An SSD connected over USB will not do anything for performance on a Raspberry because the bottleneck is on the USB bus, not the drive throughput. Even the slowest HDDs will easily saturate the shared USB bus.