Hello everybody I was finally able to install OMV on top of debian net install because for some reason OMV installer would hang on networking.
Making a long story short I have bought an used dell t320 which I'll primarily use as a backup for data that will be stored on various pcs on my home lan.
As it would be a pity to use a full blown server only as a NaS I spent the last couple of weeks studying and trying to figure the best configuration to accomplish the primary goal but being able to experiment and learn other things (pihole, home assistant, minecraft server) .
I must admit is a tough and confusing job for a complete noob like me so bare with me. Please.
I've tried proxmox but I'm not comfortable on virtualizing a Nas. I've tried debian with xfce which I find reassuring since it has a GUI but i think that OMV would be easier in many tasks storage related.
I came to the conclusion that for my level of knowledge (low) OMV coupled with cockpit would give me a solid performance for my primary goal permitting me also, to tinker and learn new things via docker and VMs without risking too much. For my use case scenario is my reasoning sound or should I follow another path.
I don't really need redundancy as most of the data would be in other disks too but I'm inclined to a setup with mergerfs+ snap raid (or even without mergerfs).
I will have a 120 gb ssd as boot disk and another 4 disks (2 500gb and 2 3tb) but there is something I don't understand: how can 1 single parity disk protect an array of multiple disks that are more than double its size?
What happens if the os disk or some other hardware fails? would I be able to reinstall OMV and recover all the data in the disks?
Lastly, I have 48 gb of Ram do I really need 48 GB of swap (os disk is only 120bgb)?
Thanks for you help