I hit an issue with OMV which stopped me from using it for a couple of years. I spent the last few days getting it up and running. Advice would be appreciated.
I have installed OMV on reused PC parts, one of which includes an old DFI Lanparty NF4 SLI motherboard. The NF4 chipset has caused a number of issues. For instance, I have found it necessary to partition those hard drives on the NF4 Sata controller to have a small NTFS partition (100MB) in order to boot. I don't know why, but have accepted it.
So, on 4 NF4 SATA ports, I have 4 data drives with a small NTFS partition and large EXT4 partition. I also have 4 additional drives (1 OS, 3 Data) on a different SATA controller which are non-partitioned, EXT4.
When using Snapraid - is it possible to ignore partitions on a drive? In essence, I have a total of 6 data drives (3 of which have 2 partitions - 1 small NTFS, 1 Large EXT4), 1 parity drive (which also has 1 small NTFS partition, 1 large EXT4), 1 OS drive.
I would like to recover from failure of the 3 EXT4 partitions on 3 data drives (I don't care about the NTFS partitions) and 3 EXT4 data drives (so total of 6) from my EXT4 partition on my parity drive (because this drive is also headed with the NTFS partition).
Are there factors that I need to consider when using Snapraid? Is it possible to achieve redundancy using only one Parity drive?
Hope this makes sense. Thanks in advance.
Sidenote: I know that I should just replace my motherboard