So I have just recently installed OMV6 on an 8GB RPi4 following the general guidelines in this YouTube playlist from ShotokuTech, while supplementing the information with the updated OMV6 User guide, and the Installing OMV6 on RPi Guide found on omv-extras.org.
My goal, was to have a NAS with 2TBs of active data storage accessible over Windows network through SMB/CIFS shares, and a second storage unit to backup the first on regular intervals using RSYNC command. Pretty much what is outlined in the linked YouTube playlist from ShotokuTech.
The hardware I am using, is a brand new RPi4 8 GB version, The official RPi P4120 USB-C Power Adapter (Output: 5.1V, 3.0A, 15.3W ) and two brand new WD 2TB My Passport External Drives.
I followed the guidelines laid out in the videos, and in the online guides and had a working setup within a few hours. The problems began when I wanted to add the second hard drive and setup the RSYNC following this specific video from the play list.
As soon as I connect the second disk to the second USB3 port on the Pi both drives start making a clicking / beeping sound in a tick-tock way. As in one of them makes the sound, then the other one makes the sound, and this carries on and on. Before connecting the second drive, I can see the details of the first drive in the output of the blkid command. But when the second drive is connected, and the clicking / beeping sound is heard from the two drives, not only the second one is not shown, the first drive also dissappears from the blkid output.
I have checked the external hard drives, different cables, and even changed out the RPi4 board with another brand new identical board I had bought at the same time for another project (thinking I might have a faulty board) but the same issue still happens. The hard drives, and the cables are also working just fine on other systems. I even swapped out the cables to be sure but the problem persist. At some point, I thought this might have something to do with the EXT4 file system I have formatted the first hard drive in, so I tried XFS next but with the same results. I also ran apt-update, and apt-upgrade on the RPi console, but nothing changed despite a good few updates being downloaded and installed. Finally I tried connecting the second drive to either of the two USB2 drives on the pi, but with the same result.
Desparate as to what to do next I checked the output of dmesg when I connect the second hard drive and this portion essentially repeats over and over again while the two external hard drives are clicking interchangeably.
The above basically carries on indefinitly until I physically disconnect the second drive, which stops the frist drive from making that same clicking sound as well.
One more piece of information which might help (but I am not sure) is that when I log into OMV6 Webconsole and go to System > Update Management > Updates I see 11 total updates pending, but clicking on the install updates button this is what I get after confirming that I want to go ahead with the update
Reading package lists... Building dependency tree... Reading state information... Calculating upgrade... The following packages have been kept back: libldb2 libwbclient0 python3-ldb python3-samba samba samba-common samba-common-bin samba-libs samba-vfs-modules 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 9 not upgraded. END OF LINE
and none of the updates are downloaded and installed.
This has been driving me up the wall for the past couple of days, and no amount of searching online can land me on a specific way to fix this.
Any help would be much appreciated.