Posts by corey5188

    So I have just spent some funds to get my OMV based Plex/NAS server upgraded. I just upgraded from an old Intel X5460 quad core with 4GB of RAM to a Ryzen 2600x on an ASUS mobo with 16GB DDR4 3200MHz. Having done this, I wanted to start playing with the VirtualBox plugin as there has always been a few other things I wanted to configure.

    To start off, I have installed, uninstalled, purged, re-installed manually, via plugin, etc for hours. I have created a shared folder giving vbox and vboxusers full R/W privileges to on one of my 3 3TB HDD's. I have added that folder in the SMB shares and can access it from my main PC to see the VM files populate as I create a new machine. I have turned on the virtualization settings in my mobos BIOS. But no matter what, the same thing happens.

    I end up getting into phpVirtualBox, and I am fully able to do the steps shown in any YouTube video about setting up a VM, regardless of having had plenty of experience with VM's, but only on windows. The problem is when I go to load the virtual optical drive with an ISO. And it doesn't matter what type of OS I am going to install, I'll set up my machine as shown in the picture, but once I go to LOAD ANYTHING, I never get folder or files to show up, just the screen shown in the second picture. I've been pulling my hair out all day, but I cannot for the life of my figure out how to get to SHOW MY FILES AND FOLDERS so I can go and select the .iso.

    Please, please, if any of you have an idea on how I can get this fixed, I would be ever so grateful...



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    Cache issue? Especially since you just did an upgrade.

    Open your browser in Incognito/Privacy Mode, and log in to the webUI.

    See if that resolves the problem.

    That immediately fixed it... The banner was there, I click apply but this time the box wasn't empty and I clicked ok and it disappeared. Now it is gone in the non-incognito mode.

    What can I do to avoid this? Maybe something related to this is why my Tautulli login page just refreshes essentially when I try to log in...

    Thank you! Now I need to see if I can get MiniDLNA reinstalled and running properly

    Ok, it was this that I couldn't understand, remove/uninstall the plugin from the plugins tab, then run apt clean again, if that doesn't resolve it you may have to edit the config.xml in /etc/openmediavault

    It already shows as uninstalled in the plugins tab. Also, if i try to reinstall it it just pops up that blank window that never changes. So no matter what, the pop up box shows up empty and does nothing but sit there....

    I tried to turn on my DLNA plug-in for the first time since updating to 4.x, and it gave me the option to apply the configuration but it is just an empty box that doesnt ever show anything or disappear. I have included a snap shot.

    I tried rebooting, used SSH to remove minidlna, but no matter what the prompt is displayed above the GUI and clicking either option results in the blank box.

    If its noteworthy, I just had a ton of mono-cert updates for Jackett..


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    Docker is like a virtual environment of sorts. It can appear to be a bit unwieldy at first, but there are guides available here on the OMV forum site that will show you the way. I use to have quite a few programs running on my OMV that were either done via OMV plugins where available or separate manual installs. I replaced as many of those as possible with dockers, a dozen of them so far. It's the way to go.

    Wow so its that nice!? One of my biggest grips is that my OMV server cannot be running a VPN, and thus cannot do the actual downloading of the files for plex, else plex will not work outside of my home. If I was able to run docker setups, I imagine I could finally do both the downloading and streaming on one device... where should I go to start getting a feel for how docker setups work?

    I had been on OMV 3.99 for months without issues and was perfectly content with the system so saw no reason to risk losing everything in an update to 4.0. Last week I noticed my plex page keeps telling me there is a new update, but it never showed up in the update management section of the webgui. I AM a plexpass member with beta if that makes much of a difference. Thinking that maybe the plex plugin was no longer being supported on 3.x I went ahead and updated to 4.1, but still no plex update is available. Everything seems to be running fine in the meantime, I just need to try and find out why my VPN stopped working months ago....

    In the meantime, is there some reason the newest Plex updates aren't available? Typically the plugin updated the same day I'd see the notification on my homepage...



    i think it has to do with the program being called Tautulli now... I opened putty, then cd /opt/plexpy. When I type ls, it shows all the old plexpy files, and now also shows the Tautulli files. If I then run python it will begin running the server, on its original port (8181), and I can access it just fine. As soon as I shut down putty however, it stops working. So, basically I think whatever script the built in plugin runs on startup needs to be changed to start the program Tautulli instead of PlexPy and then it would work fine. I need to keep digging until I find out what method the plug in uses to boot PlexPy at startup...

    Edit: Until the pros can sort out an actual solution to integrate the new version of PlexPy (Tautulli) into OMV, I have come up with a temporary solution that is working for me for now... open Putty or whatever you use to connect via SSH and while logged in as "root", I did the following...

    nano /etc/rc.local

    then I typed

    cd /opt/plexpy

    then I hit CTRL+O to write out the file. Before doing this, my rc.local was blank. Now I exited putty and went into the OMV Web GUI and went to scheduled jobs. Here I added a job:

    I saved, applied the configuration, and then rebooted. And wouldn't you know it, Tautulli is working again! It is running on its default port 8181, so I had to change my bookmark from 8182, but otherwise its running fine. I have noticed now that going back into nano /etc/rc.local the code I had written initially is no longer there, just some other scripting, but I don't care, it only worked when doing what I did in THAT specific order.

    Until we get a fix, this should get everyone up and running...

    Went to check if there were any updates today and got this error. Does the same thing when using putty...

    I still can't get it to work... this is what I am shooting for: I have a stash of "adult" videos on one of my drives that I am trying to share with a buddy by letting him vpn into my home network. Now I understand how much easier it would be using something like Plex, I have Plex and have about 15 friends and family members connected to it, some signed in with my main account as it was just easier to link their devices instead of making them make their own account. So putting this drive onto the plex would be no bueno. Anyways, my thoughts were, if he tunneled in via VPN to my network, he would then be able to use VLC media player to play the video files on his computer/phone/tablet the same way I can when I am actually connected to my network. The problem is, I have no idea how to find the shared drive after connecting in through VPN. Both his computer and phone show that he is connected to my network, but thats as far as we can get.

    Any help from some bros?

    Worked a few hours straight today trying to get my dang OpenVPN plugin working correctly, went through years worth of old threads trying to resolve this but I'm not getting anywhere.

    Here's what I'm trying to do: One of my best friends wants to be able to access one of my shared folders on my OMV server that I use regularly with my main client PC running windows 10. I access this folder with SMB, so its just like any other folder on my windows system. Today I began the process of getting him connected to my network via the OpenVPN plugin. I set up a DDNS with no-ip, then configured the OpenVPN plugin. I made him his own user account in the GUI with read/execute access to that one folder on that one drive. From his computer, we installed OpenVPN and used the downloaded cert's to connect to my server. Connects fine, shows his IPV4 address is from my location, and lets me access my OMV Web UI from his browser. But in his "Network" connections, its not showing the server nor any of my other home computers that are on the LAN. He too is using Windows 10. After tinkering with some of the toggles and changing the DNS sever address to my router gateway, nothing changed. I cannot get the server's shared drives to even show up, let alone try and log in with his specific user account. Im pulling my hair out over here. Any help would be appreciated...

    So I had been running an OMV setup on a system built from spare parts I've had lying around since about February. The system is mainly used for NAS and as Plex server for my friends and I. Biggest gripe I had was when there would be multiple transcoded streams at the same time, buffering would occur. With my birthday a few weeks ago, I decided to do some upgrading. Let me know what you guys think!

    Old Setup:
    Acer OEM style case
    630W PSU
    Intel E8400 Core Duo Processor
    Budget Gigabyte Mid-Atx Mobo (i think I paid around 45 bucks in 2008 for it)
    2x2GB DDR2 1066 OCZ RAM
    16GB SSD for OMV OS
    3TB HGST Enterprise HDD for Media
    1TB Seagate HDD (for general backups)
    Running OMV 2.x

    The New Setup:
    Raid-Max Smilodon Full Size Case (picked it up brand new in box for $20)
    Same 630W PSU
    Intel Xeon X5460 Processor ($14 shipped)
    Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3R ATX Mobo ($41 shipped)
    Same RAM
    Same SSD/HDD drives
    Cool Master Evo 212 CPU cooler (X5460 has 120W TDP and I plan to overclock it to 3.5GHz+) $28 shipped
    Running OMV 3.x

    So far, this thing is leaps and bounds ahead of what my old setup was capable of. My transcodes in Plex usually run at nearly 6x and temps never get above 48 deg C during load. All in all I am in for around $100 bucks to upgrade this machine, and I couldnt be happier with the results. If you want to see some pictures, check out the album below. It has pictures of the old setup and the new setup for comparison.

    Letme know what you guys think!