Installing OMV on ubuntu (server)

  • Just to start it off I'm your basic average windows user who has very limited debian knowledge.


    I'm quite aware that OMV is written for debian and I was able to get it to work on debian. I'm trying to also use another project called PTS. That is written for ubuntu. I tried installing PTS on debian but that didn't work. So I'm trying to do the opposite and install OMV on ubuntu. Is there a chance in getting them both on the same system without having to go with the VM method?

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  • Sorry but that is not possible. Like trying to run a diesel engine with gasoline, if you get my meaning.

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  • @krusion would you perhaps have the technical skill required to overcome the blocking issue?

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  • My question is what does Ubuntu offer over Debian? Only thing I can think of (and the only thing that annoys me with Debian)... Ubuntu has hard release dates... It's releasing on x day/month/year, ready or not. Debian just seems to meander along and eventually gets released, sometime after when it was originally slated

    Air Conditioners are a lot like PC's... They work great until you open Windows.


  • the technical reason is explained

    That is one technical reason but not the only one.

    My question is what does Ubuntu offer over Debian?

    Commercial support (which is very good).

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  • Commercial support (which is very good).

    True enough... I guess I just always assume people using a free project like OMV, will not be paying for support. In the commercial world where you use it, I can see this being a very big deal.

    Air Conditioners are a lot like PC's... They work great until you open Windows.


  • And free LivePatching for up to 3 servers, which is a security benefit for an AlwaysOn file server

    omv 5.6.17-1 (usul) on RPi4/4GB with Kernel 5.10.63 and WittyPi 3 V2 RTC HAT

    2x 6TB HDD formatted with ext4 in Icy Box IB-RD3662-C31 / hardware supported RAID1

    For Read/Write performance of SMB shares hosted on this hardware see forum here

  • which is a security benefit for an AlwaysOn file server

    It has no additional security benefit over patching and rebooting.

    omv 5.6.13 usul | 64 bit | 5.11 proxmox kernel | omvextrasorg 5.6.2 | kvm plugin 5.1.6
    omv-extras.org plugins source code and issue tracker - github


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