HDD warnings/popups/..?

    • OMV 4.x
    • HDD warnings/popups/..?

      Hi all,
      I'm planning on upgrading my digital archive.
      Currently a 2011 build with an Areca & HighPoint, 16 drives, 2x 8-drive RAID5.
      Old RAID controllers can't do large drives anymore, so they'll have to go and be replaced with LSI's .
      I decided to go with OMV4 + SnapRaid + MergerFS
      The system is only a few times a year online, when I add to the archive.

      I've been studying these systems, and messing around in virtulbox, but there's one thing I can't seem to trigger:
      I've set up MergerFS & SnapRaid, put data on it, did sync, scrub, delete, fix, etc...
      I shut it down, remove a virtual data drive (to simulate a dead drive), boot it up, and it all just works... ? :huh:
      Why don't I see a popup "warning, drive lost", or "raid degraded", or beeps or anything?
      Of course some files are missing when I do a SnapRaid diff, but I'd like an alert before I start doing other stuff when hardware fails.
      Am I missing something?

      I read about the SMART monitoring, but will it trigger an alert if a SMART device disappears? Is there maybe a thing like 'Volume monitoring' ?
    • If SnapRaid and MergerFS do not implement such a feature, then you won't get notified. OMV Core will notify you via email when a filesystem is missing or SMART monitoring realizes something.
      Absolutely no support through PM!

      I must not fear.
      Fear is the mind-killer.
      Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration.
      I will face my fear.
      I will permit it to pass over me and through me.
      And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path.
      Where the fear has gone there will be nothing.
      Only I will remain.

      Litany against fear by Bene Gesserit
    • OMV is designed for headless usage, so email is the preferred way to communicate such notifications to the administrator.

      Philip_BE wrote:

      but the disk is marked missing, but no flashing 'red alert' ?

      If you don't like the way how this is displayed in the UI, then you're welcome to contribute an improvement via PR. This is an OSS project which lives on user contributions.
      Absolutely no support through PM!

      I must not fear.
      Fear is the mind-killer.
      Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration.
      I will face my fear.
      I will permit it to pass over me and through me.
      And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path.
      Where the fear has gone there will be nothing.
      Only I will remain.

      Litany against fear by Bene Gesserit
    • Absolutely no support through PM!

      I must not fear.
      Fear is the mind-killer.
      Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration.
      I will face my fear.
      I will permit it to pass over me and through me.
      And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path.
      Where the fear has gone there will be nothing.
      Only I will remain.

      Litany against fear by Bene Gesserit
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