I’m a first time OMV user and NAS builder so I have a few questions to ensure I’m not doing anything stupid before I commit my data on to OMV.
I have built up a NAS using the following components.
- Pentium G4400 (3.3Ghz)
- 2 x 4GB DDR 4
- Gigabyte GA-B150N-GSM (ITX)
- Sliverstone Strider ST65F-PT (650W)
- M1015 (Flashed to IT)
- 4 x Seagate 3TB (connected to M1015)
- 2 x Seagate 2TB (connected to M1015)
- 1 x Toshiba 250GB (Connected to Motherboard)
- Fractal Design Node 304
I will be storing HD movies, HD TV shows, lossless music,photos and game archives. Pretty much all of these files will be static and new files will just be added.
I have installed OMV 2.1 on to the 250GB drive and then installed all the OMV updates which has brought OMV up to 2.2.7. Then installed the OMV extra stable update for OMV 2.1 and installed snapraid and union filesystem.
2. Prepare disks
Open physical disks and wipe (quick) all the Seagate disks. Then over to filesystem and format all the Seagate drives to EXT4.
So far so good, the next steps i'm not sure on
Go to SnapRaid and configure 2 x 3TB Seagate drives as parity drives (can I use 1 parity drive?) and the remaining Seagate drives will be data and content enabled (does content need to be enabled?).
In the Union filesystem section create a mergefs pool with a create policy of existing path,most free space and select all drives except the SnapRaid parity drives.
From this point onward it would be setting up samba shares and then copy everything across to the NAS but I don’t want to move on unless snapraid and mergefs are set up is correctly.
Any thoughts or recommendations on my game plan?