I've been using OMV as a data backup to a Windows Home Server using remote and local shares, Rsync, scheduling, etc., with great success.
I've found that backing up the entire configured OMV OS to a second mini SD card to be a snap. Since I've been using a Raspberry PI, even having another Raspberry PI ($29.00) as a cold shelf spare is a low cost breeze. With this sort of redundancy, the chance of a unrecoverable disaster is very remote, which provides peace of mind.
In any case:
Since all I'm really interested in is preserving server data and Client backup and recovery, I'd love to take OVM a step further and eliminate the Windows Home Server altogether. With that in mind, has anyone given thought to another plugin for bare metal client disaster recovery?
I've been looking at UrBackup which is open source, and they they seem to have client and server installations that are native to Windows and Linux on both ends (client and server). The also have a recovery CD for bare metal restores. (Currently, I'm in the process of testing Client / Server scenarios with Virtual Box.)
Has anyone given thought to this possibility?
Many thanks for OMV. It's a fine product.
((For a moderator:
Would there be any interest in a guide for setting up simple data replication between OMV and a Windows Server? I have a good number of details worked out that could serve a SOHO or home network very well.))