Posts by David B

    I am interested in writing a custom plugin for my OpenMediaVault installation, but I have one problem: I do not know where to start, and I haven't been able to find information on where to start even though I am certain that it exists.


    What do I need to know to get started, and how can I get to work?

    Very well. I can tell you that I have not had any problems. I just finished setting it up.


    Successfully connected my laptop to the server, and running a speed test through it right now.


    I have a question about the plugin. Is it possible to port forward through both TCP and UDP instead of just one or the other?


    Also, is there a way I could connect to the repository, but only for this one plugin so that I receive updates for it when they are pushed?

    The RPi doesn't have an i386 or amd64 cpu. It also doesn't have a bios. It needs its own version of u-boot to boot from. So, definitely has to have its own image.


    You learn something new everyday.


    I have no previous experience with Raspberry Pis. The one that I have was just purchased solely for use with OMV. I didn't even know that the Pi has its own version of Debian since it cannot run the original.

    That's fine. I'm not concerned with the long-term storage of data. I just want the ability to look at recent data.


    I would assume that such issues should only occur if the Pi is shut down? If that is the case, then I should be fine, as I plan to leave it running all the time, so the only reason it would ever be shut down is if there is a power failure.

    I installed OpenMediaVault on my Raspberry Pi 3, and when going through the configuration, I noticed that the selected timezone was wrong, so I modified it to match my timezone. Since doing this, the graphs for everything under the Performance Statistics tab have been acting strangely.


    When I first boot the system, the "Last updated" timestamps on the graph are from December 2015, and there is data showing even though the OMV installation is only a day old at this point. After I hit the "Refresh" button, the timestamps on the graph update, but no data is shown, and all I see is this on every graph:



    I rely on these graphs for monitoring the server's hardware usage, so it essential that they are working properly. What exactly has happened to cause this to happen, and how can I fix it?

    Okay. I installed OpenVPN on my Pi using this video, which is wonderful, but it does not explain how to generate the OVPN config file for the user, nor does it explain how to use custom TCP and UDP ports. Could someone please assist me with that?


    I have the "keys" folder that he has at the end which contains all of the files he uses to connect, but I am using the OpenVPN client for Windows.

    I am currently in the process of moving my OMV server from an old, power-hungry computer to a Raspberry Pi. One of the plugins that I run from my server is the OpenVPN-AS plugin. Obviously, I want to move the VPN to the Raspberry Pi as well, but my "Plugins" tab does not have the OpenVPN plugin listed as an option even though I have enabled the VPN repository in the OMV-Extras.org tab.


    What is the problem? Why is the repository not listed?

    openvpn and openvpnas are two different plugins. openvpn plugin doesn't openvpn access server.There isn't much to the openvpnas plugin. It is meant for people who aren't comfortable with the Linux command line.The version of openvpnas in the omv-extras repos isn't that much older than what is available on the openvpnas web site.

    Well, it is a great plugin even for inspirational purposes. I have wanted to host a personal VPN server for some time, but I never thought to use my OMV server for it. I know the version that ships with the plugin is not much older than the latest release. I just wanted to try upgrading it to see if it would work.

    I run an OMV server from my home that not only functions as network attached storage for my network, but I also use it to host a VPN server that I use when I am traveling. In the next few weeks, I will be traveling for an extended period of time, and to save energy, my original plan was to use Wake on LAN so that I could turn the machine on and off as necessary. Unfortunately, my router has some limitations that prevent this from being feasible even though the computer I use as a server supports it with no problem whatsoever.


    I do not know if what I would like to achieve is possible, but ideally, I would like to make the entire machine go in to a low power state that makes it still available whenever an attempt to connect to load the VPN server admin page is made. I do not know if there are any hardware limitations that would prevent this from working, and I also do not know if my primitive Verizon FIOS router would stop this from working. Can such a thing be achieved?