Looks great project, just building my system, 64bit Athlon, installed software on HD, about to add Tbyte drives, but I'm having difficulty finding where the documentation is, my noob documentation foo is not strong. I especially answers to questions like 'If I want to get a system that does *this*, then how should I achieve it?' I am reluctant to just start in hoping and poking without knowing what I'm doing, or what best practice is.
At present, I have 2 data discs, which as time goes on, I expect to add to. If I add a further disc, is OMV capable of migrating the data from a 2 disc system to a 3 disc raid5 automatically (and eventually an 8 disc raid 6) and does it make a difference whether I start with raid 1, raid 5, or one disc with rsync to the second? Are there other reasons than future migration to choose between the 3 different ways of starting with 2 discs.
If my system breaks, I presume I can build a new one and transfer my data discs to it, and read them without having to reformat them and lose the data? I can't imagine the reason for storing data like this if I can't. Can I save a RAID configuration file or something?
During installation, I didn't have network available, so didn't set up update mirrors. I have now got network, and can access webGUI, but attempting to check for updates fails with a
'Failed to execute command 'export LANG=C; apt-get update 2>&1': Ign file: Release.gpg Ign file: Release Ign cdrom://[Debian GNU/Linux 7.0.0 _Wheezy_ - Official Snapshot amd64 LIVE/INSTALL Binary 20150629-08:52] wheezy Release.gpg Err http://packages.openmediavault.org stoneburner Release.gpg Something wicked happened resolving 'packages.openmediavault.org:http' (-5 - No address associated with hostname) ...'
and it carries on in like vein referring to another 8 or so files. Is this a mirror issue, or something else?
Sorry for asking idiot questions, but from the bottom of the learning curve here, it looks a long way up.