I'm installing a new OMV nas for a friend, and I have to decide about the way data will be stored.
It has to be user-friendly, and completly transparent for beginners user (no SSH, no FTP, ... only windows samba shares)
The NAS is build of 1x SSD 256GB and 4x HDD 3TB.
I partionned the SSD to a 30GB system partition (OMV_OS), and the remain space to another partition (OMV_DATA)
OMV_DATA partition is used mainly for Deluge/PyLoad downloading and seeding directory, and temporary folder.
Each HDD have only one big partition.
My main concern is about file copy between downlad folder and target directory (movie, tvshows...)
I need to find a way to achieve server side copy, because my friend use only WiFi on his laptop, so copying a 10GB movie take a loooong time (3MB/s)
From my understanding, server-side copy works only if source and target are located under the same samba share.
So I though about something like this:
As OMV_DATA is limited in space, I need to use symlinks or Greyhole to move files in the big drives.
- So is using only one smb share [DATA] could allow me server-side copy in that case?
- I will need to declare a share folder for each subdirectories (with privileges and permissions)
- Then create a samba share for [DATA] and each of its subfolder ([VIDEOS], [PICTURES]...) as greyhole landing zone need to be samba shares.
- Only [DATA] will be browsable
- but... will it works? How samba deals with share containings share?