USB Backup errors OMV 6

  • I just installed OMV 6, and waded through getting all the settings done, so now I have an accessible share visible on my network


    My problem is in creating a USB Backup drive. I am getting three RED errors after selecting the drive and clicking "Apply". They regard a 400 UUID problem, a 500 Internal Server Error, and a long one I do not begin to understand.


    This was easy in OMV 4, which I am migrating from on a different machine.omv 6 usb backup error.pdf


    What is wrong? What do I do?

  • It seems to me you already have mounted the file system of the USB device. This is not supported. If you want to have this device mounted permanently, better use rsync to backup the data from one shared folder to another.

  • votdev

    Added the Label OMV 6.x (alpha)
  • I guess I don't understand what "Mounting" does.


    I started (again) with a fresh install of OMV 6. Got everything working up to trying USB Backup.


    I UNmounted the USB Backup drive filesystem. Attempting a USB Backup again and still get this when clicking "Start":



    I do not understand why this is failing. When I setup OMV 4 on a Raspberry Pi for my original (and current) NAS, I never had problems with USB Backup.


    Is there some way to see what the UUID is of the backup drive?

  • Not for me, OMV604, OMV usbbackup 6.0-9, EXT4.


    I made some entries (in services) for backing up some directories to external storage and enabled them. Example: USB disk is NOT connected to OMV and kept in another room. If I want a copy I connect the disk and do nothing. After a while (500 GB, ca. 3 hours) I can see inside the logfiles that backup is finished. Emails are sent of what is done.


    By the way: are we sure that we are talking about the same? Using the USB backup plugin from OMV extra's?

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  • Same Here, I can see WD external drive in Storage List, but when i'm trying to add a USB Backup job i can't see the external drive in list.


    OMV6

    Drive Connected and formatted NTFS.

  • Same Here, I can see WD external drive in Storage List, but when i'm trying to add a USB Backup job i can't see the external drive in list.


    OMV6

    Drive Connected and formatted NTFS.

    Did you read the thread, specially #2 from votdev?


    If you have the drive already mounted, it won't work.

    It seems to me you already have mounted the file system of the USB device. This is not supported.

  • Hello.


    The USB external disk is listed in Storage, but the file system is Not mounted.


    Now i Format the drive in EXT4 and i can see in the external drive options when i create a new USBBackup job.

  • What filesystem was on the drive before?

    Or did you have two partitions on the USB drive? The backup plugin only works if there is only one partition on the drive.

    The drive was NTFS and i'm sure one partition because in 3 year i have OMV4 Arrakis running without any problem with this USB backup drive.

    Now in EXT4 all work fine, but i will try to reformatting in NTFS and check if the problem remain.


    Grazie.

  • Hello. Same here. USBBackup was perfectly working on OMV5 but no more. I suspect the NTFS filesystem to be responsible. Anyone tryed with ExtFat?

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