Posts by LarryL

    There is a tweak for MacOS available.

    You can temporary increase priority of the background processes.

    Open a terminal and type:

    sudo sysctl debug.lowpri_throttle_enabled=0

    Then start your backup (If backup is already running, this has no effect. Then you have to stop the backup and re-start it).

    Note: all other background processes have higher priority, too. So the system might feel a bit slow.

    After backup is finished, you can reset the priorities back to normal again:

    sudo sysctl debug.lowpri_throttle_enabled=1

    Or you reboot, then it is back to normal, too


    Don’t think this is an OMV issue.

    Time Machine backups are running on Macs as background processes with veeeery low priority.

    So the data rate seems to be low, but this is by intention.

    short update:
    after re-install of OMV5 everything seems to work fine!
    Did a lot of configurations, set-up OMV-extras, various docker containers, rsync jobs, etc.
    No issues so far
    I think there was a Python update just recently - maybe that did the trick...

    very pleased until now :-)

    thanks for your help


    I am the one from „the other thread“
    Setting a domain did not help.
    i tried to reconfigure a lot - all with the same error message
    Something must have happened before, to stop the config save mechanisms to work.

    Did a fresh install in my system today and only configured standard things and some shares - nothing fancy.
    So far, so good

    Tomorrow I will continue adding things like usbbackup, clamAV, rsync to my second NAS, etc


    unfortunately the first command resulted in lots of errors

    also the second command resulted in similar errors


    I am running OMV5 for a few weeks now (before I used OMV4 and made a fresh install).
    From one day to the other, I cannot save the configuration anymore, because I am getting the following error:

    Failed to execute command 'export PATH=/bin:/sbin:/usr/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/local/sbin; export LANG=C.UTF-8; omv-salt deploy run halt 2>&1' with exit code '1': Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/lib/python3.7/encodings/", line 165, in encode raise UnicodeError("label empty or too long") UnicodeError: label empty or too long The above exception was the direct cause of the following exception: Traceback (most recent call last): File "/sbin/omv-salt", line 136, in <module> sys.exit(main()) File "/sbin/omv-salt", line 132, in main cli() File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/click/", line 764, in __call__ return self.main(*args, **kwargs) File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/click/", line 717, in main rv = self.invoke(ctx) File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/click/", line 1137, in invoke return _process_result(sub_ctx.command.invoke(sub_ctx)) File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/click/", line 1137, in invoke return _process_result(sub_ctx.command.invoke(sub_ctx)) File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/click/", line 956, in invoke return ctx.invoke(self.callback, **ctx.params) File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/click/", line 555, in invoke return callback(*args, **kwargs) File "/sbin/omv-salt", line 120, in deploy_run caller = salt.client.Caller(mopts=mopts) File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/salt/client/", line 1995, in __init__ self.sminion = salt.minion.SMinion(self.opts) File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/salt/", line 842, in __init__ opts['grains'] = salt.loader.grains(opts) File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/salt/", line 784, in grains ret = funcs[key]() File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/salt/grains/", line 2259, in ip_fqdn info = socket.getaddrinfo(_fqdn, None, socket_type) File "/usr/lib/python3.7/", line 748, in getaddrinfo for res in _socket.getaddrinfo(host, port, family, type, proto, flags): UnicodeError: encoding with 'idna' codec failed (UnicodeError: label empty or too long)

    I tried to add a DNS Server into the network configuration and after applying and saving I got this error

    OMV version is 5.2.7-1

    Does anybody know what went wrong?