I am pretty new to network lingo and am excited to learn a new environment and get a better understanding of how things work.
I setup a system on my boat here in Tahiti to stream all of my media to any of my devices aboard. My goal was also to share files with neighboring boats by letting them on my network.
My setup -
I am running OMV 4.1.13-1 on an Odroid HC2 with a 8TB Seagate Ironwolf drive. I have the HC2 connected directly to an old dlink router, which at the moment doesn’t have a reliable power supply. (I am waiting for a DC-DC step down converter to arrive to feed it a reliable 5V) It works fine for a day, then randomly stops supplying voltage to the router intermittently.
I am trying to use PLEX to try to stream to all of my devices. The NAS is on a local network not connected to the internet, we can only get internet when we paddle to shore and head to the local dive shop.
My Seagate Ironwolf drive does not mount automatically. Each time I boot up the NAS I have to login to the GUI and mount the drive. I am not sure what is causing this, but it has happened since I originally fired everything up.
The drive goes missing every once in a while. When it goes missing, I have to reboot the NAS and it usually finds the drive and I have to remount it and I’m off to the races.
Sometimes my router loses power and “blips” when it starts back up OMV sometimes loses the drive and thus I have to reboot the server for it to see it again.
If I happened to be accessing the SMB filesystem on one of my computers when this happens, the NAS can’t find the drive and tries to find a drive at a new directory that doesn’t exist. (my drive is /srv/dev-sda1 and it will try to mount a drive named /srv/dev-sdb1) which doesn’t exist.
The only solution I have found to make the drive accessible again is to close the connection on the computer and reboot the server. If the connection fails because a computer dies, I am SOL and must wait until the morning when the sun is shining and our solar panels are making lots of power to try again. It is very frustrating.
I have attached a log file from this morning. If anyone has any advice on what I should do differently, I am open ears.
PLEX issues -
These may belong on a different forum, but I figured I would include it here in the off chance someone an help.
I have been able to access PLEX on both my iPad and my iPhone without any trouble. My MacBook cannot see the server, and my firewalls are disabled. I also have an android phone which can access plex via the app just fine as long as the mobile network is turned off. (I don't like having to turn off the mobile network)
Some files won’t play. They say a required codec cannot be found. I tried to Analyze the libraries after downloading the metadata, but It still comes back with the same issues.
Thanks for any help