System disk and use of a free partition

  • Is it possible to use a free partition of the system disk that has already been mounted via Debian as a storage medium?

    No, OMV separates the OS storage from the data storage by design. But if you want to use the root storage, install the openmediavault-sharerootfs plugin.

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  • No, OMV separates the OS storage from the data storage by design. But if you want to use the root storage, install the openmediavault-sharerootfs plugin.

    If the partition is on the same drive, although a different partition, OMV still sees it as a drive, doesn't it?


    I have 4 partitions on the root drive and didn't had to install the plugin for OMV to see them all (the extra 2).


    But I think I made them pre-installing OMV5, let me check my fstab.


    [EDIT]

    It was made post-OMV but with btrfs (if it matters)

    /dev/disk/by-label/sd_configs is my /dev/sda4 partition on the Root drive.

  • Hi,

    on the subject of using a 60 GB ext4 partition on the system SSD as an additional storage medium, which was already used as a home partition before the OMV was installed in Debian.

    The partition is marked as '/ dev / sda6' in the Debian system in the '/ etc / fstab', but is mounted as '/ dev / sdb6' by OMV.

    Both disks are recognized by OMV, but only the data disk with the ext4 as the file system appears in the GUI.

    If I install 'sharerootfs' as a plugin, only the approx. 30 GB root partition is displayed, but not the mounted home partition of the system SSD.

    A manual entry in '/ etc / fstab' does not produce the desired result either.

    How can I get OMV to recognize my home partition.

    Greeting orcape

  • Do you need the large /home partition?


    My idea would be to

    • save the files in /home to some other place (cp -apr /home /tmp/home)
    • unmount the /home directory
    • remove the entry from /etc/fstab
    • copy the files back to /home (won on your root partition

    Go to the GUI and mount the (now unused) partiton

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  • Go to the GUI and mount the (now unused) partiton

    Thanks, that's it. This home partition was not yet used, just partitioned during the Debian installation. After I took the entry from the 'fstab' written in Debian, the OMV recognized the partition without any problems.

    Greeting orcape

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