Can't create shared folders

  • Hey OMV pro's,


    first time user here.


    I've freshly installed OMV 5, added user accounts, created file systems for all the HDD's in my OMV server and finaly want to create a couple of shared folders on each of the HDD's for which I prevously created file systems (ext4).


    But, after I've entered a name (e. g. documents) for the newly to create shared folder I'm not able to open the drop-down menu where I should be able to select the HDD/file system where the folder "documents" should be placed.


    A look into > storage > file systems states the following:


    device(s) Label Filesystem Total Available Used Mounted Status

    /dev/sda1 data ext4 n/a n/a n/a No Online

    /dev/sdb1 data ext4 n/a n/a n/a No Online


    Connected via SSH lsblk shows, that partitions are created. I'm also able to mount those partitions and write data to them.


    NAME MAJ:MIN RM SIZE RO TYPE MOUNTPOINT

    sda 8:0 0 1.8T 0 disk

    └─sda1 8:1 0 1.8T 0 part

    sdb 8:16 0 1.8T 0 disk

    └─sdb1 8:17 0 1.8T 0 part


    I bet the solution is dead simple, but right now I'm clueless.


    Thanks for for your time reading.

  • Thanks for your answer ryecoaaron ,


    Nope, as stated before I've first tried to create shared folders via OMV GUI, but I was not able to select a device after I've entered a name for the shared folder.


    Mounting the drive via CLI I did afterwards, to test if it's generally possible the mount the file system I've created via OMV GUI - which was possible.


    Next I did unmount the file system via CLI and tried again via OMV GUI but was still not able to open the drop-down menu to select a device.

  • Nope, as stated before I've first tried to create shared folders via OMV GUI, but I was not able to select a device after I've entered a name for the shared folder.

    Your post doesn't say you ever mounted via the web interface. It only sounded like you were mounting via command line. So, just checking.


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