OMV on Banana Pi - BanaNAS

  • It is $100 for cubox-i2ex vs $60 for Banana Pi. The cubox-i4pro is $140 but it is a quad core machine with 2 gb ram. The cubox-i also come with power adapter and microsd card :) Banana Pi doesn't support CEC from what I read either. I guess I was just disappointed in its media capabilities.

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  • Yeah... Media Center seems to be a no-no on the Banana. But everything else seems to be quite feasable.


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    "Well... lately this forum has become support for everything except omv" [...] "And is like someone is banning Google from their browsers"


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  • @cyryllo Do you have one case left? (It looked like you made multiple...) If so, what would you take for it incl. shipping to your neighbour country?


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    "Well... lately this forum has become support for everything except omv" [...] "And is like someone is banning Google from their browsers"


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  • I ordered a module http://forum.lemaker.org/forum.php?mod=viewthread&tid=3402
    I'm going to test it on Banana Pi. I prepare the case for a greater number of disks :)

    I know that the world does not expect the us to many. It is sufficient that you answer yourself a very important question: what I like to do in life, and then start to do it.


    HP N36L Microserver 60GB SSD + 2x 250GB HDD + 2x 1TB omv 3.0.X 64 bit - 3.16 backport kernel
    Banana Pi + 16GB SD + 500GB - test platform omv 3.0.X - ARM - 3.4.104 kernel
    Banana PRO + 8GB SD + 320GB - test platform omv 30..X - ARM - 3.4.104 kernel
    SimpleNAS project - OpenMediaVault and Case for Banana Pi/PRO/M1/M1+/M3, LM Guitar

  • Hi Cyrillo



    Please keep us informed about that. I was interested into building my new nas with a port multiplier, but I'm not sure this is a great idea : I saw banana pi has a single bus between its CPU and USB+ethernet+sata.


    I'm not yet running mine : still waiting for the GlusterFS plugin ;)


    I'm now wondering which is the best architecture :
    - a single banana pi with several hard drives (I'm targetting a 4 drives array)
    - a five banana pi cluster : 4 driving a single HDD and the fifth sharing the content of the others thanks to GlusterFS.
    - A four banana pi cluster each of them having a drive and one of them being a frontend to my LAN.


    By the way, tekkb, how about the GlusterFS plugin ?


    I'm also working on designing a big 3D printer to print a rackmout case for this array. my home made 19" rack has some more free space :)

    My wiki : http://howto-it.dethegeek.eu.org


    = latest setup =
    proxmox VE 6 hypervisor on a J1900 CPU + 8GB RAM
    guests : OpenWRT (VM), OMV 5 (VM), Samba 4 domain controller (LXC)
    OMV alive since 2011 I guess : never crashed, always upgraded : stronger than my hard drives.


    Searching for a P2P online storage solution : must be open source, client side encrypted, quota supprt. Tahoe LAFS is the nearest, but is lacking quota. Would be perfect to build a OMV based, anonymous online storage for backups

  • Sorry about the glusterfs plugin delays. Hopefully, I will have something for you to try this weekend.

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  • @ftriscari : some years ago I was running my server on a mini ITX system (atom 330 based). I'm still having this computer, but it cannot handle more than 5 drives, and the case does not allow me to put the fifth drive.


    I'd like to find a setup with less limitations, and wasting less power. Thats why I'm trying now these ARM single boards.


    And, sure, that's more fun :D


    @ryecoaaron : If you release a first RC, I'll try it at least 2 of my banana pi.



    @all : By the way did someone test a driver bigger than 2 TB on a banana ? I read everywhere it supports 2TB max HDD, but I don't undrestand it cannot support bigger ones. I'm thinking about computers with a BIOS limitation to 8GB drives. As far as I know, all limitations on HDD size were removable by some software trick (8GB, 128 GB, ...).

    My wiki : http://howto-it.dethegeek.eu.org


    = latest setup =
    proxmox VE 6 hypervisor on a J1900 CPU + 8GB RAM
    guests : OpenWRT (VM), OMV 5 (VM), Samba 4 domain controller (LXC)
    OMV alive since 2011 I guess : never crashed, always upgraded : stronger than my hard drives.


    Searching for a P2P online storage solution : must be open source, client side encrypted, quota supprt. Tahoe LAFS is the nearest, but is lacking quota. Would be perfect to build a OMV based, anonymous online storage for backups

  • I have a model with chip JMB321 and when connected to my BanaNAS 1 disk everything works ok. Tomorrow I will test on more disks.

    I know that the world does not expect the us to many. It is sufficient that you answer yourself a very important question: what I like to do in life, and then start to do it.


    HP N36L Microserver 60GB SSD + 2x 250GB HDD + 2x 1TB omv 3.0.X 64 bit - 3.16 backport kernel
    Banana Pi + 16GB SD + 500GB - test platform omv 3.0.X - ARM - 3.4.104 kernel
    Banana PRO + 8GB SD + 320GB - test platform omv 30..X - ARM - 3.4.104 kernel
    SimpleNAS project - OpenMediaVault and Case for Banana Pi/PRO/M1/M1+/M3, LM Guitar

  • I managed to run two drives. It works well. Remains for me to test the performance between disks. I had recompile kernel and remove flag AHCI_HFLAG_NO_PMP.

    I know that the world does not expect the us to many. It is sufficient that you answer yourself a very important question: what I like to do in life, and then start to do it.


    HP N36L Microserver 60GB SSD + 2x 250GB HDD + 2x 1TB omv 3.0.X 64 bit - 3.16 backport kernel
    Banana Pi + 16GB SD + 500GB - test platform omv 3.0.X - ARM - 3.4.104 kernel
    Banana PRO + 8GB SD + 320GB - test platform omv 30..X - ARM - 3.4.104 kernel
    SimpleNAS project - OpenMediaVault and Case for Banana Pi/PRO/M1/M1+/M3, LM Guitar

  • You have exactly the same model of my port multiplier card :)


    Very good news to hear, if it works with the banana a very cheap (and very energy efficient) build of an OMV box is possible.
    Please let us know how your tests are going.

  • I test transfer between 2 disk and get max 40MB/s (average speed ~25MB/s). Copy file 1GB.

    I know that the world does not expect the us to many. It is sufficient that you answer yourself a very important question: what I like to do in life, and then start to do it.


    HP N36L Microserver 60GB SSD + 2x 250GB HDD + 2x 1TB omv 3.0.X 64 bit - 3.16 backport kernel
    Banana Pi + 16GB SD + 500GB - test platform omv 3.0.X - ARM - 3.4.104 kernel
    Banana PRO + 8GB SD + 320GB - test platform omv 30..X - ARM - 3.4.104 kernel
    SimpleNAS project - OpenMediaVault and Case for Banana Pi/PRO/M1/M1+/M3, LM Guitar

  • I'm new to OMV and NAS building, but I'm intrigued by the Banana Pi as a single-drive NAS. Ultimately, I would like to build a NAS primarily to serve media (HD Movies/TV) through the house to various android boxes running XBMC. Assuming my network doesn't have an issue, would the read/write of ~30Mbps be enough to stream media to a single user? What about multiple users?


    My spouse isn't a believer, and I'm thinking this could be a cheap build to prove the benefit of a NAS before building a much more powerful box. Still, if it won't serve a single user, it won't really help me out

  • would the read/write of ~30Mbps be enough to stream media to a single user? What about multiple users?


    Yes this is no problem. Before I had gigabit ethernet, I streamed FHD 1080p BluRay backups over 100MB/s. No Problem.
    Therefore multiple users should also be no problem. But keep in mind, without transcoding.


  • Yes this is no problem. Before I had gigabit ethernet, I streamed FHD 1080p BluRay backups over 100MB/s. No Problem.
    Therefore multiple users should also be no problem. But keep in mind, without transcoding.


    Thanks, that's good to hear. Yes, I'm planning on it acting as a simple file server, no transcoding needed. Thanks for the reply.

  • hello cyryllo
    what is your model of 3D printer ( profi3dmaker ) ? and with what program did you design your case? tinkerpad? ( autodesk 123d design )

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