Hello, here is yet another thread asking questions about the OMV 4 -> 5 upgrade, sorry.
Back in the days, I installed OMV 4 over an existing installation of Debian 9 (because I needed extra stuff and it was easier to install Debian first). I use the system not only as a NAS, but also as a webserver, webdav server, plus some more things. I would like to upgrade to Debian 10 and OMV 5 without reinstalling everything if possible, because it's going to be a pain do do everything again from scratch. I thought I would highlight some of my installation and then ask some questions. I am aware of ryecoaaron's upgrade script, and I will use that eventually I guess. But first thing first. I'm going to list the plugins that I have currently installed, maybe someone can tell me if I can expect to find them all in OMV 5, because I haven't managed to figure it out clearly yet (yes, I had a look in the list of plugins from omv-extras). Here it is:
openmediavault-backup (can do without)
openmediavault-downloader (can do without)
openmediavault-luksencryption (I noticed that it's in omv-extras)
openmediavault-lvm2 (I noticed that it's in omv-extras)
openmediavault-symlinks (I noticed that it's in omv-extras)
openmediavault-webdav (cannot do without)
openmediavault-diskstats (can do without maybe)
openmediavault-mysql (would prefer not to do without)
openmediavault-nginx (cannot do without)
openmediavault-apttool (I noticed that it's in omv-extras)
openmediavault-clamav (can do without)
openmediavault-letsencrypt (cannot do without)
openmediavault-locate (I noticed that it's in omv-extras)
Now, some of then I can do without, but it would still be nice to know if they still exist. Looking at ryecoaaron's upgrade script, I see that mysql, nginx, webdav and letsencrypt plugins are marked for deletion. Does this mean that they're not available anymore in OMV 5? Is there something that replaces them, that I can use to manage those services?
As I said, I use the system to manage other kind of servers as well. How much will the OMV upgrade interfere with everything else? Does it touch stuff outside of its own installation? I think I'm going to unmount my data drives before the upgrade just to stay on the safe side, but it would be nice if other aspects of the system are not completely messed up by the upgrade. Are there major changes that the OMV upgrade brings to Debian that I should be aware of?
I do use shared folders, mostly because creating them was the only way to reference them to nginx, webdav, samba and the like. Now that shared folders are disabled by default, is there a different way to for example configure samba shares, or define base folders for webdav, webserver and similar? Or are these features not there anymore due to this? (I know that you can re-enable shared folders, but it seems to be highly unrecommended)
I think these are good starting questions, I will get back to you if I get new ones. Thanks in advance to everyone who will help!