Advise on drive setup for a OMV 5 build.

  • Hi,

    I am running OMV 5 on a HP Microserver GEN8 with 4 6TB drives.

    I am running the installation from UBS drive but am not really comfortable with this setup.

    Since the HP micro has 4 drive slots and I want to use them for dat only (unionFS) and do not have a valid option to add other dives like a small SSD for boot and os drive what would be the best options keeping in mind I want to have most drives available for DATA.

    I guess I could do a small partition on one drive (I guess I would still be able to use the rest for a Union FS volume).

    Maybe a external USB HD which is more resilient than the USB drive I am using now.

    Anyway, I would like to have the opinion of the forum and maybe some insight on how other people tackled this problem.


  • Hmm, I still have a SSD lying around, think I am going to go with that.

    Do not trust the USB even with the FLASH plugin.

    SSD I can use without the flash plug option right?

    Is there a easy way of transferring the system to the SSD without a reinstall?

  • You should use the flash plugin with an SSD. It can't hurt anything.

    Easiest way to transfer a system is to clone the disk.

    Google is your friend and Bob's your uncle!

    OMV AMD64 5.x on ASRock Rack C2550D4I C0 Stepping - 16GB ECC - Silverstone DS380 + Silverstone DS380 DAS Box.

  • Hi, Thank you all!
    During the cloning of my USB I noticed that it is corrupt (which is probably the cause of the problems I had been having) SO nou I think I need to start with a new install on the new ssd, wondering what I can salvage (configuration wise) from this installation and if somebody has a good guide on how to approach this.

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