help setting up omv with proxmox ve

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    • help setting up omv with proxmox ve

      Dear community,
      Actually I have my home NAS-server setup with 6 HDD as data drives with mergerfs (unencrypted).
      My actual OS it's OMV4 and I have about 4 running VMs (Virtualbox) and a lot of docker containers via docker-compose file (about 35 including plex, deluge, traefik, duplicati, ecc)
      I would like to start from scratch and set up my NAS/homeserver running Proxmox VE, getting rid of Virtualbox, virtualizing OMV, and keep data shared across VMs (mainly windows machines for using via RDP).
      I want to encrypt this server and would like your guidance on how to do it best.
      In particular I want to change my actual setup for the goals below:
      1. distribute/balance my hw resources at best
      2. encrypt my data drives
      3. get better filesystem performance (especially I/O part that sounds like my bottleneck)
      4. using iommu/VFIO for gpu pass through into the windows VMs to get gpu accel.

      My hardware:
      Ryzen 1700 cpu
      asus b350-a motherboard
      1 nvidia 730 GPU PCI express
      2 NICs (on board realtek + intel pci-exp)
      16 GB non ECC Memory DDR4
      1 x 256GB SSD usb 3.0 (for OS boot and docker files)
      4 x 8TB + 2 x 3TB Seagate SATA 7200 RPM HDDS (for data drives) ext4+mergerfs
      1 8TB usb external drive for selective encrypted backups (duplicati target)

      For security/privacy I would like to encrypt it as much as possible. I would like to keep using mergerfs and possibly enter a single password at boot and decrypt my drives.
      It's this possible? How/where to start?
      Any help will be gratefully appreciated.

      The post was edited 1 time, last by sm0kingm4n ().