Posts by iNTiGOD

    G'day all.

    A bit of background. I'm enjoying my docker setup with rutorrent (diameter), sonarr (linuxserver), radarr (linuxserver) and plex (linuxserver) which has greatly automated downloads for viewing.
    It allows me to choose a show in sonarr, download it through rutorrent then copy it to a separate media folder for plex.

    Here is my issue though. I'm running out of space fast by having sonarr make a second copy of the a tv show for plex (therefore 1 for seeding, and 1 for plex).
    I have read that sonarr and radarr have the ability to hard link files therefore using less disk space. I need to start saving space :)

    Has anyone been able to set this up in OMV via docker? I have read that you need to have everything in docker mounted in the same volume but i'm not too sure.
    Could you kindly share your folder structure?
    (Also i am using unionfs plugin).

    Everything is contained within my unionfs share called media (rutorrent, sonarr and plex).

    Below is my folder layout for rutorrent
    Below is folder layout for sonarr

    Below is folder layout for plex

    I hope this makes sense


    Thanks mate.
    Looking forward to trying this. I’ve always been able to access plex from the outside network but read somewhere hardware decoding isn’t possible. Will try it out (might breath new life into my proliant n40L).

    You won’t ever look back running plex on docker. Updating plex is so much easier (eg restart plex running in docker) and if you want the latest builds they are available quickly.

    The only thing I believe that isn’t supported is hardware decoding (server side).

    Hey guys just a quick question although a little off topic.
    I’ve setup my Helios 4 (loving it btw) currently as just a backup server but wanted to consider it for my media server.

    Currently I use plex server on my HP N40L micro server.
    Is there any website that would compare the cpu of the N40L (AMD Turion II Neo N40L 1.5GHz) with the helios4?
    I am considering using the helios4 for plex but didn’t want to go through the hassle if there wasn’t too much difference for transcoding (for remote viewing).
    Does anyone have any experience or any thoughts?

    Hey I pulled open my kit today excited to assemble. To my disappointment one of the fans is broken (fins are snapped).
    Does anyone have a link where I can purchase a replacement pwm fan? I've taken a look on aliexpess and ebay but can find an exact mate.
    This seems a close match.

    EC21 has the exact model I believe but I have never ordered from them.

    Any advice would be great.


    ... just an update.
    I had a quick email reply from kobal. Ordered some new fans, fingers crossed :)

    Hi guys,

    Just a question regarding the union filesystems plugin which I have recently installed on my current OMV 3.x setup.
    I already have several shared folders setup across the 4 hard disks in my server as illustrated below.

    Now since installing the unionfs plugin, and creating a new filesystem (across 3 of the drives) do i need to delete or recreate my shares on the filesystem?
    E.g. should I change the "Downloads" share from the hard disk named "Torrents" to my new union filesystem?

    Will it impact anything if I don't?
    At this stage all I have altered are the mount points for my docker plugins to point to the new union filesystem.

    Thanks in advance


    Ok Nibb I think I’m getting my head around this. Just a couple more questions.
    If the os drive fails, will the pool work with a clean reinstall?
    If one disk fills up eg. Plex drive, will data going on next drive maintain the same folder structure (if I where to look at individual drives)?
    Lastly, if everything appears as one single disk what about backup copies of files .
    E.g I have my Aperture photo library backed up on my two 6tb (using rsync ) from my Mac.

    Cheers again

    Thanks for the reply Nibb.
    My microserver has 4 bays plus an icy dock (2 drives, one for the os and 1 I have used for offsite backup, swap this out).
    I can’t remember the last time I rotated the offsite disk (mainly don’t use it by it won’t fit all the data, it is a 3tb drive).
    I will take a look at union fs.... but I would still need to copy the data ?

    Can you easily keep track of what folders are on what drive with union file systems? I’m worried it might confuse me


    Just want some feedback please.
    I am running out of space quick-fast in my micro server and have purchased larger hard drives. I have 1x 8tb drive for media (including plex database), 1x 8tb for downloads, 1x 6tb for backup (photos, home videos, documents e.t.c.) and lastly 1x 6b drive (a backup of my other 6tb drive via rsync). I was going to shuffle my drives around (purchase 2 10tb drives, move the 2x 8tb drives to them and then use my 8tb drives as my backup drives (copy data from the 6tb drives).
    I want to avoid setting up my shares again, setup plex again etc. Can I simply clone the data from one disk to another (e.g. clonezilla)?
    Would this keep OMV happy?



    Hey there.
    The hardware looks good. Will easily run plex and be great for a storage server.
    You mentioned you want a backup of documents, pictures etc.... one thing I have learned from around here is that RAID doesn't equal a backup. It only provides file availability which in my opinion isn't important for home use.
    I myself use OMV for plex (and I use a RPI for the media player) and as a backup file server.
    My important data is backed up from my Mac (and externals) to OMV (via chronosync), then I have rsync jobs duplicate this on a second drive (as well as rsnapshot).
    Here is some great info from ryecoaaron.


    I also have time machine running on OMV as well.
    OMV runs fine on my old HP N40L.

    From google.
    "Use tab to auto complete commands in the command line. When at the MS-DOS, Windows command line, or a Linux or Unix shell typing in long file names or directories can become a burden. Use the tab key to auto complete the names of directories and files while in the command line."