Cannot create shared folder: no volume

  • Note: I've installed the OpenMediaVault v1.0.8 package on a quite fresh Debian Wheezy (7.6) and I'm using ZFS on Linux to add ZFS file system support for my storage disks (system disks are in ext4).


    OMV, Debian and ZFS work great except I cannot create a Shared folder via OMV Web GUI because no volume is listed in the "Volume" drop down menu of the create shared folder form.


    I understand it's most likely related to my storage disk using ZFS (it's not even listed on WebGUI): but how can I circumvent this? Is there a way to manually tell OMV I have a volume so he'll let me add a shared folder on the ZFS FS?

  • The ZFS Plugin is still under development. The core of the plugin is mostly done but the GUI part still has a lot of things to finish. Until then you're unable to use ZFS volumes within the WebGUI I guess.


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  • I understand this and I'm not looking for a complete ZFS integration, but is there a way to manually create the volume (what is a volume in OMV btw?) so that I can use WebGUI to create the stuff that requires a volume?

  • The right way (what the ZFS plugin does): Add a new class to the storage function which describes how to work with a ZFS filesystem/volume (I was using volume, but I meant filesystem). Then it will be detected in the WebGUI and you can use it.


    The hacky way: mount the zfs filesystem to /media/UUIDofyourZFSfilesystem/ and put it into the /etc/openmediavault/config.xml - this 'could' work and allow you to use the filesystem, but I'm not 100% sure - its up to you to try it out.


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  • Create a shared folder on a different drive and bind mount the zfs volume to that.

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  • The right way (what the ZFS plugin does): Add a new class to the storage function which describes how to work with a ZFS filesystem/volume (I was using volume, but I meant filesystem). Then it will be detected in the WebGUI and you can use it.


    The hacky way: mount the zfs filesystem to /media/UUIDofyourZFSfilesystem/ and put it into the /etc/openmediavault/config.xml - this 'could' work and allow you to use the filesystem, but I'm not 100% sure - its up to you to try it out.

    Right way:
    Could not find the right place to add some PHP class. I've found OMVFilesystems::enumerate() in "/usr/share/php/openmediavault/system.inc" that might seems to be a ugly starting point (it parses the output of command blkid -o full).


    Hacky way:
    blkid command returns:


    So I've added

    Code
    <quota>
    <uuid>9626383561025520466</uuid>
    <fsuuid>9626383561025520466</fsuuid>
    </quota>

    to node /system/storage/filesystem of file /etc/openmediavault/config.xml and restarted openmediavault-engined daemon but it didn't helped the FS to show up on OMV WebGUI.
    Is it the right place and procedure?


    Create a shared folder on a different drive and bind mount the zfs volume to that.

    I cannot create any Shared folder because there is not a single (ZFS or not) Volume listed:

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    David

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    Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former.

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  • Hello i could use some help with mounting the zfs pool also. when i do the bind it works until i have to reboot, and i added it to fstab. Thanks in advance.

  • I have updated ZFS plugin to to 0.6.4 and ZFS volumes are are now available when creating a shared folder.


    Then I was able to create a CIFS/SMB share: but I now have an auth issue when trying to access the SMB share.

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