I installed 3.5 hard drive external bays/trays on my OMV box.
I have two data drive.
First one is for live data (where I modify files often).
Second one is a backup drive where I rsync or rsnapshop some folders from the first once in a while. I would like to be able to take out that second disk and put it some place safe since it is not used most of the time.
Just to be clear, that is not my only backup, I also backup to a USB drive that I keep at my work. So I do repect the 1-2-3 backup rule. moving on...
Please consider that I am not using RAID, my drives are formatted in EXT4 and I am using AHCI.
- Can I unplug a drive or do I need to power off the OMV box first? Do I need to unmount first? Or hdparm -Y? Or can I just pull it out? Is it risky?
- I don't seem to be able to unmount without deleting all my samba shares first. Even deactivate them is not enough. Why is it so? It's clear that I do not plan on deleting and recreating my share every time. What is the workaround for this? Force unmount?
- Can I put back an existing hard drive on a different sata port? Will it be recognize correctly by OMV/Debian or is the drive ID is linked to the SATA port where it was connected first?
- Let's say that I power off and remove the drive. What happen if a drive is missing when OMV is powered on? Will it create any issue with OMV? Will everything be back as I replug the drive?
I do realize that I could simply try it to get my answers. But I prefer to understand how it should be done first.
thanks a lot for your time