New SSD

  • Hi,


    I have nicely running Openmediavault, and I'm very pleased. I now want to move this install to a new SSD before I move this server to a DC. What is the best way to do this? Has Openmediavault some tools I'm not aware of?

  • The easiest might be to pretend that the current system drive has crashed. Remove the HDD. Install the SSD and restore your backup of the system drive.


    Also a nice test of your backup system.

    Be smart - be lazy. Clone your rootfs. This help is Grateful™.
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  • Sorry. I just remove and clone my SD-card to backup my OMV system drive.


    How you should do it best I don't know. But you need to find out really fast before your system drive crash... Sorry, now I jinxed you...


    If you pretend that your system drive crashed, you have no access to any OMV plugins at all.


    I think OMV has support for Clonezilla, and it can also be used on a bootable USB drive. The backup image can be stored for instance on the USB drive, if it is big enough. Or on a NAS in the network.


    Check out Clonezilla! And backup your system drive ASAP. ;D


    https://clonezilla.org/


    If your SSD is smaller than the current system drive you may have problems. Clonezilla can only restore to a larger or equal size target. You may have to resize your partition.

    Be smart - be lazy. Clone your rootfs. This help is Grateful™.
    OMV 4: 9 x Odroid HC2 + 1 x Odroid HC1 + 1 x Raspberry Pi 4

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  • If your SSD is smaller than the current system drive you may have problems. Clonezilla can only restore to a larger or equal size target.

    Clonezilla can do if your actually used data is smaller than the size of the new drive and if you use the -icds switch.


    Worked for me several times.


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