Hi - just joined the forum (Newbie). Not sure if this is the right place to post this, sorry if its not. Wanting to build a Raspberry Pi 4 (4GB RAM) NAS RAID 1 project and have a few questions.
I am going to use the NAS for storing music files. I already have a 500 GB Drive with about 200GB of files. My hope is that I can configure OpenMediaVault to use RAID 1 with my existing 500 GB SDD Drive and when I add the second (empty) drive the system will automatically synchronize the drives. This would be analogous to the situation where I have an existing RAID 1 pair and one of the drives fails and I have to replace it with a new one. Will the system simply add the second drive and copy whatever it needs to onto it?
1. Does OpenMediaVault run (stable) on Raspberry Pi 4 (4GB RAM) using RAID 1 USB attached SDD Drives? I already own the 4GB RPI and an empty 500 GB SDD
2. Does OpenMediaVault support booting from a RAIDed disk and not use the SD Card? I am concerned about the reliability of the SD Card and would rather boot from a USB attached SDD Drive (maybe my biggest question). I am Ok starting with the SD Card but would love to not have to use it after initial setup.
3. I already have a 500 GB SDD drive with data formatted ext4. Can I add this drive and an empty SDD Drive in a RAID 1 pair and will the system automatically copy the data on the existing drive to the new drive in the RAID 1 pair? I want to avoid having to rip all of my CDs onto an empty RAID 1 disk array.
Any help greatly appreciated - thanks in advance!