Transferring files via Samba from PC to XU4 Crashes XU4

  • Hey all,
    New to this and just trying to setup a simple NAS using an external USB HDD. I've got it all configured following the guide for the XU4 OMV5 setup. I can transfer a few files and it works fine. But if i try to transfer a few gb's of data and it'll transfer just fine for a little while, hang, and then completely crash the XU4, it wont load the web GUI and is not on the network any more. I'm a noob at this stuff so any help would be appreciated!

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  • I used to have an XU4 and was bugged by the same problem but this was not with OMV. I did some research in the Ordoid forum and found it was a common problem. Sorry, it was a couple of years ago I can't remember the details but I couldn't solve it. Check the Odroid forum.

    Inwin MS04 case with 315 W PSU

    ASUS Prime H310i-Plus R2.0 board

    Two port PCI-E SATA card

    8GB Kingston DDR4

    Intel Pentium Coffee Lake G5400 CPU

    Samsung Evo M.2 256GB OS drive (32 GB partitioned for OS)

    4x4TB WD Red NAS drives - MergerFS pool

    Seagate 5TB USB drive - SnapRAID parity

    Two x 1TB HD

    Seagate 3TB USB drive

    300 GB USB drive

  • I used to have an XU4 and was bugged by the same problem but this was not with OMV. I did some research in the Ordoid forum and found it was a common problem. Sorry, it was a couple of years ago I can't remember the details but I couldn't solve it. Check the Odroid forum.

    damn i'm hoping its not that. I'll take a look at the odroid forums now, thank you!

  • Alright, well i was able to get a replacement from the seller i bought mine from because the ethernet port was busted and this new one also has the same issue. It gets a bit further and then drops transfer, however it doesn't crash the entire Odroid. Any help would be awesome!

  • Alright, well i was able to get a replacement from the seller i bought mine from because the ethernet port was busted and this new one also has the same issue. It gets a bit further and then drops transfer, however it doesn't crash the entire Odroid. Any help would be awesome!

    Unfortunately, this isn't going to get fixed. It's honestly a poor device for a NAS because of these problems (which sucks, as that is how it gets marketed). He's very pompous so you'll have to wade through oodles of posts of him being a jackass, but if you search the forum for some of tkaiser's posts, he posted some possible fixes for this board years ago. I don't think any of them ever did any good (or they never did me). His opinion of the device wasn't very high either


    It's honestly just a crap device for what you want to use it for and you'd be better served repurposing it.

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


  • Unfortunately, this isn't going to get fixed. It's honestly a poor device for a NAS because of these problems (which sucks, as that is how it gets marketed). He's very pompous so you'll have to wade through oodles of posts of him being a jackass, but if you search the forum for some of tkaiser's posts, he posted some possible fixes for this board years ago. I don't think any of them ever did any good (or they never did me). His opinion of the device wasn't very high either


    It's honestly just a crap device for what you want to use it for and you'd be better served repurposing it.

    Well, that sucks. Thats the whole reason i bought it. Thank god i only paid $25 USD for it and ended up with two of them lmao. I'm going to keep dicking around and see if i can figure something out, thanks for the info though!

  • Well, that sucks. Thats the whole reason i bought it. Thank god i only paid $25 USD for it and ended up with two of them lmao. I'm going to keep dicking around and see if i can figure something out, thanks for the info though!

    Yeah, I understand, like I said that's how they market it (or back in the day they did).


    That board has been out for years and I've never saw a successful fix to it's problems (I have one collecting dust as well somewhere). So if you figure something out, you'll be hailed as a hero to many.

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


  • It makes a good webserver if this is any consolation - I had it running a few low volume Worpress sites ran for months without intervention. Just the big file transfers didn't work.

    Inwin MS04 case with 315 W PSU

    ASUS Prime H310i-Plus R2.0 board

    Two port PCI-E SATA card

    8GB Kingston DDR4

    Intel Pentium Coffee Lake G5400 CPU

    Samsung Evo M.2 256GB OS drive (32 GB partitioned for OS)

    4x4TB WD Red NAS drives - MergerFS pool

    Seagate 5TB USB drive - SnapRAID parity

    Two x 1TB HD

    Seagate 3TB USB drive

    300 GB USB drive

  • I have an XU4 running pihole. It has been working about a year with no issues.

    Easy data backup: In a Scheduled Job: rsync -av --delete /srv/dev-disk-by-label-SOURCE/ /srv/dev-disk-by-label-DESTINATION/ (HT: Getting Started with OMV5)
    OMV 5 (current) - Thinkserver TS140, Nextcloud, Plex, Airsonic, Navidrome, Ubooquity, Digikam, Wetty, & Heimdall - NanoPi M4 (v.1): backups using Rsync and Rsnapshot - Odroid XU4 (Using DietPi): PiHole - hc2, xu4, Pi 3B+, Odroid H2, and VirtualBox: Testing and playing - Mac user converting to Linux, Debian 10 KDE.

  • Hmm, I never thought of that. I'd been trying to think of something to do with it.

    I think I got the idea from crashtest . Actually PiHole is running from a DietPi install on the xu4. I couldn't figure out/lost patience with the Macvlan part of an OMV install. :)

    Easy data backup: In a Scheduled Job: rsync -av --delete /srv/dev-disk-by-label-SOURCE/ /srv/dev-disk-by-label-DESTINATION/ (HT: Getting Started with OMV5)
    OMV 5 (current) - Thinkserver TS140, Nextcloud, Plex, Airsonic, Navidrome, Ubooquity, Digikam, Wetty, & Heimdall - NanoPi M4 (v.1): backups using Rsync and Rsnapshot - Odroid XU4 (Using DietPi): PiHole - hc2, xu4, Pi 3B+, Odroid H2, and VirtualBox: Testing and playing - Mac user converting to Linux, Debian 10 KDE.

  • I have pi-hole running from an old R-PI 2B, with DietPi. It has more than enough horsepower for the function and it's running Unbound as well ( a recursive DNS server). For a change, pi-hole updates from the CLI as it should. No more nuking my DNS service or reconfiguring the EV's of a container after a Docker update.

    I did burn through an SD-card after about 6 months, the first time around. It was a cheap card so it could have been a fluke. I've been running on a decent card for close to a year.

  • I've got another of these paper weights, as well as a RPi 3, sitting on the shelf. I have thought about setting one of them up the same way and then just sitting it on the shelf in case my current PiHole goes down. I love OMV but DietPi is the way to go with PiHole. Your mileage may varry.

    Easy data backup: In a Scheduled Job: rsync -av --delete /srv/dev-disk-by-label-SOURCE/ /srv/dev-disk-by-label-DESTINATION/ (HT: Getting Started with OMV5)
    OMV 5 (current) - Thinkserver TS140, Nextcloud, Plex, Airsonic, Navidrome, Ubooquity, Digikam, Wetty, & Heimdall - NanoPi M4 (v.1): backups using Rsync and Rsnapshot - Odroid XU4 (Using DietPi): PiHole - hc2, xu4, Pi 3B+, Odroid H2, and VirtualBox: Testing and playing - Mac user converting to Linux, Debian 10 KDE.

  • So, i think i may have just figured out a fix? I pretty much gave up on trying to get this to work, went on and tried to setup samba via ubuntu mate instead, that was a massive pain in the ass to get to work and decided to come back to this to see if i could figure anything out. I'm not sure why this would fix it, but was the first thing i changed on a basically new OMV install. All i did was enable SMB1 support in windows and its now transferring files no problem. I just transferred a ~7gb folder of pdfs to it and didn't drop at all. Before it would crash any where from 200mb to 1gb into the transfer. Again, not sure WHY this would fix it, but it seems like it did? I'm transferring over a bunch of movies now so we'll see if it gets through it or not.

  • Sounds like a bug in SAMBA on ARM platform could be the root cause.

    OMV is leveraging SAMBA as is without modification.


    Did you consider to search in the SAMBA bug tracker and eventually raise an issue there?

    omv 5.6.21-1 (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

  • When I has this problem it was with copying large files to an NFS share on a second device.

    Inwin MS04 case with 315 W PSU

    ASUS Prime H310i-Plus R2.0 board

    Two port PCI-E SATA card

    8GB Kingston DDR4

    Intel Pentium Coffee Lake G5400 CPU

    Samsung Evo M.2 256GB OS drive (32 GB partitioned for OS)

    4x4TB WD Red NAS drives - MergerFS pool

    Seagate 5TB USB drive - SnapRAID parity

    Two x 1TB HD

    Seagate 3TB USB drive

    300 GB USB drive

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