Posts by bluskye

    Yeah, its super flexible. I dont even bother to look at rotational speeds, cache, or brand. As long as its a reliable drive that supports RAID and it goes sale, I buy it. When I made a new NAS, i simply threw the old drives in new case and openmediavault recognized it ready to mount. Easy.

    I have one last question, if you have a minute. Since you added a drive to your array AFTER the array was created,, is the new drive the exact same size AND model as the existing drives, or is it slightly dissimilar?

    I have a mix of 2x3TB and 3x2TB drives. I found a deal on 3TB enterprise drives that were as cheap as WD 2TB reds. mdadm is smart enough to use RAID5 array of 5x2TB, brand is irrelevant. Easy. In the future if I find more 3TB drives, I can grow the RAID to a 5x3TB array. Hope that helps.

    At this point, I've used mdadm command mdadm lines to "add" and "grow" a RAID 5 array several times. I've created failures and recovered. So far, it's been flawless but it's important to note those operations were in a VM. (The real world, with a broad spectrum of hardware, is much different.)
    You said it was reshaping. So how did it end up for you? And if you've been running RIAD 5 for awhile, how long has it been and what issues have you experienced so far? Thanks.

    The RAID grew successfully! I have never had issues with mdadm managing my RAID for like 8 years. I recovered 2 HD failures (and recovered) over the years and migrated the RAID array to a new system. Perfect. This was the first time I grew the RAID to 5 devices. So far, very happy.

    I asked the question OMV 2 versus OMV 3 - Growing RAID 5, in a new thread. Here's to hoping one of the programmers, a moderator, or other subject matter expert takes a look.

    OMV 2 Versus OMV 3 - Growing RAID 5

    Wow took sometime for some replies. I will give your link a shot, but yes, I think something is not working right in OMV3 when it comes to growing a RAID5. Yes, I did wipe the drive prior to hitting the button.

    Update - your command to add the spare to the RAID in your link worked! Reshaping now!

    I added a drive to my RAID5, and I hit the "Grow" button. It only added it as a spare, cant really expand my file system. Any thoughts?

    running apt-get update, I get the followin error. Any clue whats going on? It suddenly appeared.


    the users home directory are /home. Root home is in /root. I successfully created users a while before. I think there's a bug in recent OMV builds. I do not use shared folders for home directories.

    I had the same problem last night, latest version of OMV on BOTH my OMV installations.

    Creating a new user in WebGUI fails to create user's home directory. Very frustrating. Created user via commandline, and user's home directory was created successfully.

    Still got issues, no idea why.

    dpkg -i openmediavault_0.5.17_all.deb
    dpkg: error processing openmediavault_0.5.17_all.deb (--install):
    subprocess dpkg-split killed by signal (Segmentation fault)
    Errors were encountered while processing:

    /var/cache/apt/archives/openmediavault_0.5.17_all.deb did not exist to be removed

    The following does not have effect

    apt-get clean
    apt-get update
    apt-get upgrade
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.

    Can anyone help. Openmediavault's Webui isnt showing up. Trying to re-install because I think the update went bad. I get this error below. Can anyone help?

    dpkg --configure -a
    apt-get clean
    apt-get install --reinstall openmediavault

    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 1 reinstalled, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
    Need to get 1,009 kB of archives.
    After this operation, 0 B of additional disk space will be used.
    Get:1 sardaukar/main openmediavault all 0.5.17 [1,009 kB]
    Fetched 1,009 kB in 2s (440 kB/s)
    dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/openmediavault_0.5.17_all.deb (--unpack):
    subprocess dpkg-split killed by signal (Bus error)
    configured to not write apport reports
    Errors were encountered while processing:
    E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

    I had issues with transmission plugin after 0.4.19 update. I had to force uninstall transmission-daemon and openmediavault-transmissionbt by commenting out some lines in the pre-removal scripts to avoid stopping the transmission daemon.

    When I try to aptget install openmediavault-transmissionbt I get the following error.

    Add debian-transmission user to group: users
    Write Config
    Updating init script links and actions
    Stopping transmission-daemon
    quot: Usage: quot [-acfugvViTq] [filesystem...]
    invoke-rc.d: initscript transmission-daemon, action "stop" failed.
    dpkg: error processing openmediavault-transmissionbt (--configure):
    subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1
    configured to not write apport reports
    Errors were encountered while processing:

    Any suggestions on how to get this working again?

    Quote from "thefunkygibbon"

    I'm getting the same issues with Transmission as someone else on this thread. I cannot actually save the settings in the webgui on the folder page. I change the download folder and click save and it doesnt do anything. I go to a diff page "peer" for example and save works fine. but it doesnt save what was in the files and locations page.

    as such i cannot seem to download more than about 1mb of torrent before it stops and will not start again due to some permissions issues.

    please help. I've removed transmission and reinstalled a number of times now.

    You need to select a folder for Incomplete and Watch, even if you do not enable them. Its annoying ...

    I am using the CUPS plugin on 0.4x. I enabled Airprint functionality, but my devices running iOS6.x do not see the printer. My iMAC does see the Airprint service though. Has anyone run into this problem?