NTFS Support

  • This is the error im getting:


    Failed to execute command 'export PATH=/bin:/sbin:/usr/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/local/sbin; export LANG=C; mount -v --source '/dev/disk/by-label/Datengrab' 2>&1' with exit code '21': modprobe: ERROR: ../libkmod/libkmod.c:586 kmod_search_moddep() could not open moddep file '/lib/modules/4.19.50-v7l+/modules.dep.bin' modprobe: FATAL: Module fuse not found in directory /lib/modules/4.19.50-v7l+ ntfs-3g-mount: fuse device is missing, try 'modprobe fuse' as root


    any suggestions?


    I don't use OMV this days I just switched to just using docker on a linux machine.
    What I can tell mounting NTFS on linux is a pain and should not be considered long term solution.


    As for a suggestion, to me it looks like you are performing operation not with the root / admin user, try to ssh into your machine, with root user, locate the hadd under cd /srv if it is there, mount it and see if it mounts of gives you an error.

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    I don't use OMV this days I just switched to just using docker on a linux machine.
    What I can tell mounting NTFS on linux is a pain and should not be considered long term solution.


    As for a suggestion, to me it looks like you are performing operation not with the root / admin user, try to ssh into your machine, with root user, locate the hadd under cd /srv if it is there, mount it and see if it mounts of gives you an error.

    I was getting the same error and followed and have successfully mounted on OMV. But when I add a shared folder and select Device for the dropdown menu, nothing happens it wont show the OS drive nor the supposedly mounted NTFS drive. Any suggestions?

  • Don't use NTFS with OMV.


    "The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results."


    So all those of us who tell you not to use NTFS with OMV are obviously insane. You will not stop trying. You will not stop asking questions about it. You will refuse to accept that you shouldn't use NTFS with OMV.


    Don't use NTFS with OMV.


    See, I did it again... I am clearly insane!


    Using NTFS with OMV may cause problems or simply doesn't work, except possibly when doing or restoring backups to external media. And even then you are likely to get problems with performance, ownerships and permissions.


    OMV is built to work correctly with some filesystems. NTFS is not one of those filesystems.

    Be smart - be lazy. Clone your rootfs.
    OMV 5: 9 x Odroid HC2 + 1 x Odroid HC1 + 1 x Raspberry Pi 4

  • Fair enough. Message received loud and clear. As a noob, all i wanted was a linux file server (like OMV) which has plex and zoneminder plugin installed with their linux hard drives on a network together with a windows system that could all be backup using OMV. I see that maybe I was dreaming too much so time to abandon this project.


    Many thanks to everyone for their help in any event. Really appreicated.

  • excluding plex and zoneminder files which are on linux, so no issues there.


    but for my work, i have a windows machine which have loads of work files etc, so all i want to do is backup those files onto another hard drive using OMV using the same format
    if one day, for whatever reason, my initial windows hard drive crashes, i can simply ditch the old window hard drives with the backup hard drives and continue on as if nothing happened thereafter creating another backup system.


    i dont like using/relying cloud storage, i'm old and old school.

  • but for my work, i have a windows machine which have loads of work files etc, so all i want to do is backup those files onto another hard drive using OMV using the same format

    So do I all my drives are formatted to ext4 on OMV and I use UrBackup to backup all the laptops and pc's at home to OMV

  • okay i think i havee missed the point!!


    so if my ntfs drives one day crash, i can continue to use the identical files on 'ext4' OMV backup immediately through the server and continue on as normal?


    but if i ever decide to not use OMV one day, then those 'ext4' files need to be copied back onto a 'ntfs' filesystem so it can be used directly by a windows machine?

  • i'm going to persevere with this. is there any quick way to re-format my ntfs drives as ext4 through OMV?

    When connected you should see the drive under storage -> disks, select it and click wipe of the menu, wipe the drive then create an ext4 file system under file systems, that's it.

  • if you have a windows computer with files you want to backup, I have a great idea!


    Why not get a NAS? Then you can connect both the windows computer and the NAS to the same network at the same time and use a shared folder on the NAS as the backup destination.


    It is slower to copy over the network, but you don't have to bother with different filesystems or mounting/unmounting an so on. Very convenient. And if you use some form of incremental backups or sync, very, very fast after the first backup!


    I heard OpenMediaVault is nice. Then you can build your own NAS! ;)


    BTW. OMV isn't built for exfat support either.

    Be smart - be lazy. Clone your rootfs.
    OMV 5: 9 x Odroid HC2 + 1 x Odroid HC1 + 1 x Raspberry Pi 4

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