The subject of this thread is simple, or should be I hope - - - what is the very best way to back up the configuration settings of an OMV installation that is up and running smoothly????
Before starting to play with WOL and Plex and a few others I felt it was necessary to be completely confident in how to create and restore a smooth functioning OMV install and all of its configurations.
After jumping in to scour the WEB and the OMV forum I was very surprised at the complexity that confronted me. Threads like the following blew me out the door.
Threads like that have led me into a world of complexity and multiple ideas/solutions where I do not understand why the intense complexity has to exist in the first place. There are a ton of very smart individuals on this forum of whom I have great respect for. I envy their intelligence regarding OMV. The forum and OMV could not exist without wizards like these users.
So, I want to see if this thread can reveal an easy simple solution that works first time every time.
- Is there any program/plugin/docker that can function within OMV in the same manner that a backup suite does within MAC or Windows? In other words --- example, “…do these 3 steps to back up the system and then do these 2 steps to restore it.” Situations like 20+ steps with Clonezilla seems uncalled for in theory.
- Is there a scenario that could be explained to me to simply backup the SSD OS onto a USB stick? Then, if the SSD OS failed the USB stick could be booted to and installed back to the SSD
- Is there yet another scenario that could describe to me the detail of running OMV from a USB stick and then having other USB sticks as backups should one fail.
I realize there can be many solutions to creating a configuration backup and restoring it. BUT each one seems to open a daunting hornets nest that doesn’t welcome newbies to OMV very well. Days of studying and posting replies on a thread obviously will teach me a lot. BUT, all I need to do is get back up and running quickly . . . IF my setup should ever get corrupted or go down.
Can anyone help??? I’d like to get a solution up and running quick so I can start working with WOL and plugins.