Copying fromexternal drive to ovm share

  • Hi...I want to copy around 200Gb from an external drive to a share, which is also on a USB external drive. When I try to copy I get an error that I don't have permissions on the receiving drive. I would like to know how to set these permissions to copy from the attached drive or even from the network. I tried everything I could think of but didn't want to make a big mistake which is why I need to copy the 200Gb. I made the external drive's folder into a share thinking I could copy from there to the OVM share...but no luck. Help!! Thanks!

  • Use sudo to copy the files as root. Then the plugin resetperms to fix the permissions after.


    The files in a share are all owned by root.

    Be smart - be lazy. Clone your rootfs.
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  • When I try to copy I get an error that I don't have permissions on the receiving drive.

    How did you do this?


    I made the external drive's folder into a share thinking I could copy from there to the OVM share...but no luck.

    This should work with the remote mount plugin.
    Or connect the drive to a different PC and copy the data via the OMV SMB/CIFS share. It will take longer as if the drive is directly connected to the OMV PC. But then you don´t have to deal with any permissions after.

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