And about the recent discussion about SMR and CMR is it something that I'll notice on this kind of device?
Which should I choose, cache or RPM?
The default OMV root filesystem is very small. Most of it is in RAM the whole time. So it won't benefit a lot from being on a SSD. Boot will be faster, but running, not so much.
However if you use dockers or other software to have the NAS do more than being just a NAS, then there may be a lot of benefits to have that software installed on a SSD. Especially if there are databases and metadata and other similar stuff involved.
As long as you use the flash memory plugin I would suggest to leave the rootfs on the SD card and put all extra software, dockers and so on, on the SSD. And data files on a normal HDD.
Having the rootfs on a SD card or a thumb drive also makes it trivial to clone the rootfs. Just clone the SD card or the thumb drive.
Makes sense what you suggest, thank you.
Install OMV on a 32GB sdcard. Set docker storage and Nextcloud db and configs files to external SSD. HDD for data.
Right now I don't have any other application for docker than Nextcloud.
I'll try to install OMV on a Tinkerboard. On armbian docs there is an option to Boot from SD, system on SATA / USB.
Install the system on a SSD connected to the USB will improve the performance?
Since I'll also install Nextcloud and want the db and configs to be on sdcard so the hdd can spin down, will it degradate sdcard?
I know it is a nextcloud question but 32gb sdcard is enough for OMV and Nextcloud db and configs for an average user?
BTW I read that the script that install the OMB on SBC install something to prevend the sdcard to fail, will it disable writing on sdcard?
If I run OMV on a RPi4 or another SBC will nextcloud be installed on the HDD by default or SDCARD?
I don't know what I did differently but I am getting about 95-110mbs. I just did the regular setup and I am using a Seagate Expansion drive connected by USB 3.0
Do you get this speed over network?
For the second point: in nextcloud you can use the remote storage app to integrate smb shares. So if the photos are in a shared folder that is added to smb service, you can add it also to nextcloud.
I need to create a shared folder called photos on OMV and add it to nextcloud using remote storage app?
Is it possible to configure the access rights to this folder by nextcloud and choose which nextcloud users can read this folder?
With the recent end of free google photos I looked around for an alternative and found Nextcloud. Looking for info on Nextcloud I found that a lot of people use it on top of OMV. I want to know if it is possible to achieve what I want.
1 - Is it possible for OMV and Nextcloud share credentials or will I need to create the same users for both?
2 - I will use Nextcloud as an alternative to Google Photos and possibly for Dropbox too. However since I'll have a disk connected to a SBC I'm thinking to install OMV on it. Is it possible for the nextcloud users to have read access to a folder that is created on OMV?
Use case: I have two users each one with a OMV and Nextcloud account. On OMV I create two folders: photos and backups; Both users have access to these folders on local network, they can write and read to these folders. Is it possible to configure Nextcloud to also give them read access to folder photos so they can access it outside with Nextcloud clients?
Have a try and post some performance test