Read NAS drive by PC [solved]

  • Dear all,


    I have trouble with my NAS.
    Recently I built up a tiny NAS with a Raspberry 3b+ and an external drive according this instruction:
    https://bitreporter.de/raspber…elber-bauen/#comment-1398


    Few days later the Raspberry was not even able to boot up. When I repeat the procedure with another SD-card it works fine, the Raspberry boots up and I can access the NAS settings by OMV web interface. So I assume the first SD-card is damaged.


    My problem/ my question:
    How can I access the data on my external drive now?
    If I repeat the procedure with a new SD-card and plug in my external drive, I can not see my old folders respectively have to delete the drive before I can use it, right?
    Another possibility is (in my opinion) to access the data by (Linux) PC. If I connect the drive via USB to my PC, my folders are visible. But there will occur a message that shows I am not eligible to access the folders if I try to open them. Permission denied X(

    Does anybody have a clue how I can access my data?


    Thank you in advance!

    klappmeter

  • The disks should show up under File Systems. If they do, can you mount them? Whatever you do, don’t format or erase them.

    Simple and sure backup and restore: In a Scheduled Job: rsync -av --delete /srv/dev-disk-by-label-SOURCE/ /srv/dev-disk-by-label-DESTINATION/ (HT: Getting Started with OMV5)
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  • I can see the disk and I can mount it.

    That is very good :)


    But under 'Shared Folders' I can not see my folders.

    if you are using a different SD card with a new OMV installation, you have to create the shared folders (and all other stuff - SMB/CIFS shares, users, groups and so on) a second time. There is no possibility to directly transfer an old configuration to a new installation.


    Therefore it may be a good idea to clone the SD card after creating a good configuration.

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  • if you are using a different SD card with a new OMV installation, you have to create the shared folders (and all other stuff - SMB/CIFS shares, users, groups and so on) a second time. There is no possibility to directly transfer an old configuration to a new installation.

    Will I be able to access the data of my old folders if I create them a second time (and name them the same way)?

    Therefore it may be a good idea to clone the SD card after creating a good configuration.

    I had the same idea after my problem occur but it was too late. I was not even able to clone it.
    Cloning failed during read out the image of the old SD-card.

  • I can access my data again :love:


    If you know what is to do, it will be quite easy:

    You have simply to proceed the instruction I referenced to.


    When you create new shared folders under 'Access Rights Management' you can browse a path on the target drive.
    There are the old folders visible.


    Thank you for supporting me!

  • klappmeter

    Changed the title of the thread from “Read NAS drive by PC” to “Read NAS drive by PC [solved]”.

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