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  • OK tnx.
    The thing for me is, why offering a full harddisk for only 2-4 gb OS partition and the rest cannot be used.
    Ah well, what you are telling me, I have plenty room for it, and thinking to make a raid10 for it.

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  • lol


    He's right though. This has been discussed MANY times. I'll say it again: Do NOT use anything other than a hard drive for OMV. SSDs of course being the exception. That means no SD cards, no USB flash drives, no compact flash cards, and nothing over USB even if is a hard drive. You have 8 drive slots, that leaves you 7 for storage and that should be plenty. If you cannot afford higher density SAS drives, simply mount SATA drives. The server is fully compatible with SATA and can still do RAID functions with them.


    Many use a 2.5" HDD in an external USB enclosure... ;) And I wouldn't say something against it.


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  • Many use a 2.5" HDD in an external USB enclosure... ;) And I wouldn't say something against it.


    Greetings
    David


    But....

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  • hi there,


    I ordered my microserver gen8 today, I hop to get it before the weekend, if not it'll be on Monday. It's for home use, but will be on 24/7.


    Have been reading (here but on other home-server-fora) a lot today (and very little working :D), the questions that I still have:
    - I want to have NO raid (so just big disks in the 4 slots in the front). I want a 2.5" hdd (no sdd) connected to the optical disk drive sata connector and boot from it
    - I read a lot about fan noise - I hate noise


    What is my best solution?
    1. harddisk-question
    -Install the os on the 2.5 hdd, knowing it can't be booted and install grub on a microSD (boot from the microSD)?
    2. fan-question
    - some other/hack iLO-firmware?
    - put one of my data-disks in raid 0 (stand alone raid 0 - so useless) so iLO can access it and put the fan speed to normal (or do ALL the disks have to be raid 0?)



    I have a few disks full of data, and don't want to lose that converting them to a fakeraid0. I just want to plug in the data-disk and serve them accross the network.

  • You guys are real creative! Yeah, that boot loader solution over SD or USB is perfect, I see zero issues with that.


    David, I had a lot of trouble doing it over USB. Maybe I had a crappy HDD enclosure, but every so often I would lose communication to it from the server. One thing to keep in mind is that with a usb enclosure, there's yet another PSU and a cheap USB cable. So for heaven's sake, put it on a UPS and use a high quality USB cable.

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  • I used to have that config on my RPi and will continue to do that with my Odroid C1 once the damn serial cable is here to debug why it has so much quirks for me...


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  • Yeah, that boot loader solution over SD or USB is perfect, I see zero issues with that.

    Could one please tell me why booting from the ODD does not work anymore? Have not googled, yet :whistling:


    Maybe I had a crappy HDD enclosure, but every so often I would lose communication to it from the server.

    I used my first server for over 6 month with an old externald HDD without any issues.

  • I don`t have yet the Gen8, but let me ask:
    1- Is it possible to reorganize the intermals conexions to have the 1st port for the ODD bay and the 5th port for the 4th bay disk?


    2- Is it possible to configure each bay disk in Raid0 in the bios and have OMV manage a software Raid1?
    - And, with this set up, boot on the 5th port ( the ODD one )?

  • 1. No. The connector is mini-SAS, ODD is a traditional SATA port. Not interchangeable.
    2. Yes, you can configure each drive on a "RAID 0" (fake RAID) fashion and use the soft RAID software in OMV.
    -No, you cannot boot from the 5th port (yet).


    You will have to install a boot loader like GRUB onto a USB drive or microSD card that points to the OMV drive. This was just discussed in this thread.

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  • 2. Yes, you can configure each drive on a "RAID 0" (fake RAID) fashion and use the soft RAID software in OMV.
    -No, you cannot boot from the 5th port (yet).


    I got mine yesterday, and I attached a 2.5" to the 5th sata (odd). you can boot from it - if it is the only disk in the machine.


    For exaple : you can boot the odd-2.5-disk, and when booted you can insert the 3.5" sata in the tray and mount 'em from the omv-interface.
    But .... I'm going to do the microSD solution.


    Nice machine it is, that gen8

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