Upgrading from Release: 2.2.14 Codename: Stone burner to the newest OMV 6.x (OMV 2.x -> OMV 6.x)

  • Hello,

    I want to put an old OMV installation back into operation. At the moment it is running OMV 2.x (2.2.14) and I want to update to the latest version 6.x. The settings do not need to be retained, I want to set this up again. I don't have RAID and the data is on a separate disk with EXT4. Currently mounted with this settings:

    20 1 8:1 / / rw,relatime - ext4 /dev/disk/by-uuid/61da87c8-7f64-4997-b1cc-3cda4aeb1653 rw,errors=remount-ro,user_xattr,barrier=1,data=ordered

    So will this upgrade procedure working?

    • I would now like to disconnect the data disk,
    • replace the existing OMV boot disk with an SSD and install OMV 6.x and later
    • after several boot then reconnect the data disks.

    And do I have to import the data disk with EXT4 or will be this disk automatically found and mounted by by-uuid?

    And to make sure I have currently 2GB of Memory and this will work with OMV 6.x as well?

    many thanks,


  • 1 - you need to import the data disk, and then share folders.

    2 - yes, must work for a normal home use

  • Should work like you wrote it.

    I just "upgraded" my old OMV System from 2015 with a software raid 5 that way.



    Hardware: ASRock B150M PRO4S/D3, Intel Pentium G4400, Kingston ValueRAM 8 GB DDR3-1600 Kit (KVR16N11S8K2/8) 2x 4 GB, Kingston SSD Now V300 120 GB, 3x Toshiba HDWE140EZSTA 4 TB, be quiet! System Power 7 300W, Case Nanoxia Deep Silence 4

    Software: Openmediavault 6.3.0-2, 6.0.0-0.deb11.6-amd64, Software Raid 5, integrated into MS Windows Server 2012 R2 AD Domain

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