Posts by Peach1200

    Never heard of it :) personally I can't see the benefit unless my network was slowing down or there were connection problems, but there are other tools to use without third party stuff.

    I found it useful to have a live monitor of the network speed in my taskbar, that's really the only thing I used it for.

    Anyway, thank you very much for your patience and for taking the time to give me advices! :)

    I may have found the culprit: NetBalancer

    I's a little program I always install on my PCs because it gives me a way to quickly monitor the network usage in real time from Windows taskbar.

    It also has a "network balancing" feature I've never used.. nonetheless I noticed that it was switched on by default.

    I uninstalled the program a couple hours ago and so far so good.

    I'll test it a little further but I may have finally solved my issue... fingers crossed!

    As you have dropped Webroot then the only logical explanation is the router :) I know the FritzBox but as far as I am concerned I never ever, ever use a routers Ethernet ports I don't care what the manufacturer says on the box.

    I use powered managed switches, (I have 2, that's because I'm too lazy to run Ethernet from downstairs to upstairs) all my Ethernet connected devices go through the switch, the router is connected to the switch upstairs and that is the only connection I have to router.

    Get a switch, connect the router to the switch and your server to the switch and anything else that uses Ethernet.

    Thank you for your answer.
    I have a spare TP-Link TL-SG105 Switch at home; I'll give it a try!


    Unfortunately even the switch doesn't help.

    I've attached the nas, my pc and the fritzbox to the switch and tried moving the same test folder.

    It worked for half the tansfer and then the connection dropped. :(

    I tried to copy the same folder from my NAS to my notebook through a wired connection this morning.

    Exact same problem.

    At this point, it's either:

    - a problem on both my Windows installs (both of them very clean, installed from scratch 15-20 days ago)

    - a problem with my omv NAS

    - a problem with my router (I'd exclude this, though)

    This morning I had a look at Windows Event Viewer.

    This is what happens when the connection drops:
    (let me know if you need any translation from Italian)

    In the last fews days the issue resurfaced.

    Things I've changed in the meantime:

    • the exact error code I'm receiving is "Error 0x8007003B: An unexpected network error occurred".
    • I'm now using a wired connection and a much more robust router than the last time (FRITZ!Box 7490)
    • I googled the error code and found a lot of people experiencing the same issue and a few suggestions (non of which worked for me)
      • tried disabling windows firewall
      • tried disabling the antivirus (I'm no more using Webroot but Windows Defender instead)
      • tried disabling Windows search
      • tried using FTP connection through Filezilla instead of SMB through Windows Explorer

    The result is always the same.
    When I transfer a lot of files between the NAS and my PC, the connection drops and I have to restore it (using the troubleshooting option in Windows or just by disconnecting and re-connecting the ethernet cable to my PC)

    I hate to come back here again and again but I've never found such a persistent and difficult issue to resolve in my entire tech-life!

    Have you got any new idea worth trying?

    Thank you for your time and help! :)

    I revive the thread to add some new details.

    It turned out it wasn't Webroot's fault after all.
    After tinkering a bit more during the last few months I noticed the following:

    • FTP transfer: no problems ever
    • SMB transfer: the network connection drops very often and to re-establish it I have to manually disconnect and reconnect to my network

    What do you think?
    There may be a setting in OMV worth looking at to make SMB connection works?

    I have a W10 laptop which uses wireless only, I very rarely use this at home.
    So I copied 40GB+ of movies to a folder on the desktop of the laptop, then copied that folder to another share on my server, this was in my home office which has my router and server insitu, no network or connection failure. So I then moved the laptop to the furthest point from the router and server and did the same, and again no network or connection failure.

    Your particular problem is either hardware or network related.

    Thank you very much for testing.

    I've tried transferring 40GB of data from my desktop PC to my laptop and while it didn't work with Webroot on, it worked perfectly as soon as I switched it off.
    I'm more and more convinced now that the main culprit may be the antivirus after all.

    Thank you all for your support! :)

    Just done another test this evening, transferring 48GB of data through the wireless connection from my laptop to the NAS.
    Result is:

    • antivirus ON: error after a couple GB
    • antivirus OFF: transferred 38GB so far without any issue

    It looks like Webroot was inferfering somehow! :)

    As I was writing this, the usual error occured.. :S
    Maybe it's not Webroot's fault after all.

    I will continue testing...

    Just done another test this evening, transferring 48GB of data through the wireless connection from my laptop to the NAS.
    Result is:

    • antivirus ON: error after a couple GB
    • antivirus OFF: transferred 38GB so far without any issue

    It looks like Webroot was inferfering somehow! :)

    Also most internet access routers sold today or within the last 5 years already contain a switch and not a hub (and how should a hub have a chance to influence a wireless connection, the whole wireless principle is 'hub' or 'shared medium'... but it happens at the access point component of the router). Those routers usually also allow for static DHCP leases by the way.

    I was curious to know more about this topic today but I did not found any information online.
    Is there anything I can read?

    When data is sent across a network it's from one machine to another and invariably will go through some sort of network switch or hub. The problem with a hub (which is what all routers have) is that the data is broadcast to all ports until it gets a reply from the computer the data is meant for, this happens continuously. A switch on the other hand does the same but only once, it then remembers where that machine is connected on the switch.At home I have one connection from my router to a switch, so all my internal traffic goes through the switch and only internet traffic is directed to the router.
    I still believe the issue here is the router for whatever reason it cannot cope with large amounts of data being sent through it's hub and therefore drops your connection, but it can cope with streaming. Having experienced this long ago I simply do not use nor rely on a routers ethernet connections other than for internet access.

    Thank your for the explanation, I will give it a try!

    In the meantime, I realized that among all the variables, the antivirus software was one I still haven't worked on (been using Webroot SecureAnywhere for a few years now).
    This morning I tried to backup 20GB of data disabling it and it seems to have worked flawlessly (crossed fingers).
    I'll keep testing in the next few days and report back if anything changes.

    In the meantime, thank you very much for your help! :)

    As you have found this could be anything but almost certainly related to your network. Most of mine is Ethernet but there are things I never do, 1) Never connect anything directly to a router I used a powered switch, connections on the back of routers are no more than hubs. 2) Nearly all of my transfers are done done via Ethernet, if for any reason I need to transfer via wireless then I break it down in chunks of no larger than 2GB in size.

    The other problem could be traffic/interference on your wifi channel, inSSIDER was the software to use but this has now become a paid application, you could try this what you are looking for is a clean channel or one that is not in use much and change to that in your router. There is also one available in the MS store for free, WiFi analyzer, no idea if it's any good though.

    - "connections on the back of routers are no more than hubs."
    What do you mean exactly?

    - "The other problem could be traffic/interference on your wifi channel"
    I've already tried switching channels; in addition I've also moved to a new house in the meantime and the problem still occurs

    Have you tried to change the frequency range? 2.4 GHz can be very crowded. 5 GHz might give better results.

    Unfortunately it does happen with both frequencies (I usually stay on 5GHz).

    The thing I can't quite explain is why my computer does lose its connection and I have to manually disconnect and connect again to make it work again.
    Why does it happen only when transferring files to the NAS?
    The NAS works great when I'm just streaming contents from it. Does this mean that it's my computer's fault?

    Thank you both for your answers! :)

    I hope this is the right place to post the issue I'm having.

    My configuration:

    • a Windows 10 PC connected through a wireless connection to my Router
    • a self-build NAS with OMV, directly connected through a cable to my Router

    The problem I've been having since I first installed OMV 1 year ago is that everytime I start moving a large quantity of files from my main computer to the NAS for a backup, the wireless connection on my PC randomly drops. It may happen soon after I start or after many minutes. Sometimes it even does not happen at all and I'm able to complete the task without any issue.

    Specifically, when it happens, my PC loses it's wifi connection and I have to manually disconnect from the network and reconnect to make it work again.
    I though it may be an issue of my PC but it only happens when I'm transferring files to OMV so there must be some kind of relation?

    A few things I've tried/done in the last few months without resolving the issue:

    • connected the NAS to my PC directly through a cable
    • changed the wireless card on my PC with a better one (now an Asus PCE-AC68)
    • changed the network card on my NAS with a better one (from a Realtek RTL8111F to an Intel 82574L)
    • changed Router/Modem
    • formatted my PC and changed a few components

    What do you think?
    Is there something obvious I may have overlooked?

    Thank you for any hints! :)

    (let me add that I'm quite experienced with windows PC but I'm really a noob with Linux)

    Yes, it is similar to Filezilla.Yes, you can use it to move files directly between hard drives. How? Depends on which setup you installed with. If you installed with two explorer style panes, just drag and drop. If you install with one pane, you can right click on the thing you want to move/copy and select move or copy. Try it. It is pretty easy.

    I've tried Filezilla, since I already had it installed. It works GREAT!

    Thank you @ryecoaaron, I don't know why I haven't thought about FTP before.. ^^

    Thank you so much for all your answers!
    I am overwhelmed by the support received!

    First thing I probably need to clarify: what I mainly want to do is to be able to movefiles between the hard disks installed in the NAS, in the fastest way possible.
    I've already tried to do it from my Windows PC (through SMB shared folders) but it's obviously a slow process since files can't be copied/moved directly from one HDD to the other.
    This is why I was looking for a native file manager of sort.

    That said, let me answer all of you:

    Thank you!
    My question wasn't clear enough; thank you anyway for suggesting an FTP client.

    It was not ported to OMV 3.
    You could also use WinSCP.

    I've installed WinSCP; is it similar to Filezilla, right?
    Could I use it to move files directly between HDDs installed in my NAS? How, exactly?

    Just navigate to the folder (no matter if you have made it a shared folder in OMV or not). Your hard drives are mounted in /srv/...You can also use MC in a Putty session.

    Great, it worked like a charm. Thank you!
    At the moment I'll use this method!! :)

    Maybe I mistaken something. :/ Thought @Peach1200 has intended to move files from another PC to the NAS.

    Sorry, I didn't explain clearly enough what I was looking for.. ^^

    I've managed to install openmediavault 3.0.73 on a spare computer last weekend to use it as a home NAS.
    Since then, I've been able to configure everything and I'm pretty satisfied about the result (considering that it's my first time and that I have zero experience with Linux ^^ )

    However, there's one thing I can't figure out myself.
    How can I install a file manager to move file from different partitions, without using a host computer?

    What I've tried so far:
    1) SHELLINABOX + MIDNIGHT COMMANDER: this could probably work but I don't know how to make shared folders appear in midnight commander.

    2) EXTPLORER: I see this is probably the most suggested option.
    The problem is: how do I install it? What version do I need to download?
    I've looked for it in the "unofficial plugin repo" by ryecoaaron but I can't find it.

    3) PYDIO: I found a guide where they suggested to install a plugin called "openmediavault-website" first but I can't find it for openmediavault 3.0.73 and I'm kinda blocked.

    Thank you for any help!! :)