Posts by PimpMyNAS

    I restored my OMV4 installation from a Clonezilla backup. The system is operational, i.e., the shared drives are available and all data seems to be intact. I can SSH into the server. But the web interface is not working. I can get to the server using a browser, but none of my settings are available. Please see this image:

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    Also, I got this email from the server:


    Status failed Service mountpoint_srv_dev-disk-by-label-DataBackup



    Date: Sun, 26 Jan 2020 17:52:06
    Action: alert
    Host: OPENMEDIAVAULT
    Description: status failed (1) -- /srv/dev-disk-by-label-DataBackup is not a mountpoint



    Your faithful employee,
    Monit



    I was able to mount the disk DataBackup and Clonezilla appeared to load and restore the image file. What am I doing wrong? Thank you.

    I have two brand new CyberPower UPSs and both of them have connection issues with OMV 4 using the NUT plugin 4.0.13-1. One is a CyberPower CP1500AVRLCD Intelligent LCD UPS System, 1500VA/900W. The other is a CyberPower BRG1500AVRLCD Intelligent LCD UPS System, 1500VA/900W. Both are supposed to be compatible with the usbhid-ups driver. Both have problems communicating over USB to the server (HP Z400). If I stop the UPS service and restart it, it works normally for a while, then loses communication again.


    Edit to add: I forgot to add that both of these UPSs communicate fine with a computer running Windows with the CyberPower PowerPanel software!



    Typical log messages when I use either of the UPS mentioned above.



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    Oct 5 11:54:06 OPENMEDIAVAULT upsmon[1562]: Poll UPS [ups@localhost] failed - Driver not connected
    Oct 5 11:54:06 OPENMEDIAVAULT upsmon[1562]: UPS ups@localhost is unavailable
    Oct 5 11:54:11 OPENMEDIAVAULT upsmon[1562]: Poll UPS [ups@localhost] failed - Driver not connected
    ...
    Oct 5 13:58:09 OPENMEDIAVAULT upsd[5888]: Data for UPS [ups] is stale - check driver


    Previously, I had a CyberPower CP1000PFCLCD PFC Sinewave UPS System, 1000VA/600W connected to the server using the usbhid-ups driver and never had any communications issues. I've tried changing the USB cable and also the USB port on the server but I still have problems with the two new UPSs.



    Any suggestions? Thanks.

    You can do that with the rsync plugin.
    Have a look at the user guide linked in my signature.

    Thanks for your help. That's a good tutorial on rsync. OK, so the rsync service basically creates a cron job? This is a cron job I came up with after doing some testing with rsync:


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    0 22 * * * /usr/sbin/rsync -raAX --update /sharedfolders/NAS2 /sharedfolders/BackupNAS/

    What is noatime supposed to do? I cannot find it on the man page or rsync.


    Why don't you use the GUI of OMV to setup the rsync job?
    You can also specify a dry-run so you can check what is happening without actually copying files.

    noatime "do not alter atime when opening source files"


    Maybe duplicati is what I need. I can schedule the backup of folders to run at a designated time every day from source folder to my external USB drive.

    rsync seems to be such a laborious and time consuming process. I did create an rsync script

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    rsync -ar --noatime --ignore-existing /sharedfolders/NAS1 /sharedfolders/BackupNAS/

    Right now the source and destination are unchanged. I ran the script to see if it would quickly determine there were no new files and then quit. It's been running for hours and the load level is staying around 4.

    I was under the impression that usbbackup would continuously keep my shared folders synced with my external drive. It works fine manually, but that's it. If I keep the drive attached I it doesn't sync automatically. Am I doing something wrong? (I don't have the external drive mounted). Is there a way to do what I want to? In Windows I use an app called SyncBackFree that automatically syncs my PC's folders to my OMV shared folders.

    I turned off "Allow this server to try and become a local master server" (again) and now the OMV share is visible without having to disable/enable SMB/CIFS. I had done this before and the share didn't show up. But I made the changes listed in my posts above and hadn't turned off "Allow this server...". Now that I've turned it off with the changes I made it seems to be working. <knock on wood> If the issue comes back I'll update the thread.


    I have to say this is a very friendly forum. You guys answered my questions and nobody said "you're posting in the wrong section" or - has happened on another forum - my post was just deleted. As I said, I'm new to OMV, but not computer and networking, and I didn't realize the forum had a SMB/CIFS section. I found it while googling for an answer to my issue.


    By way of (late) introduction, I've been working on and with computers since the early '70's. IBM punchcards, PDP-11 paper tape, I worked on one of the earliest IBM PC's at a government agency where we used UNIX long before I was introduced to PC DOS. In my last job before retirement we used Sun Sparc workstations and Dell rackmount servers running CentOS. And on and on til today. :)

    let me guess you have openvpn installed on omv4?
    if yes you can read this thread there is your answer Windows 10 Build 1809 und OMV Shares sind in der Netzwerkumgebung verfügbar.


    short tun0 is killing wsdd.py functionality

    No I don't. I do use a VPN but even when I turn it off (not just disconnect from the VPN, but quit the application altogether) I still can't see the OMV share.


    I mapped the shared folders on OMV to drives on my computer and they are visible and usable after I reboot OMV for test purposes. I guess this will have to do. Apparently this is a Windows issue. I've researched it online and lots of people have this issue with the newest version of Windows.

    There's the problem in one sentence, I am not a believer in connecting anything to a routers ports, having used a few in my time. I have a powered switch anything on my network using ethernet is connected to the switch, then an ethernet connection from the router to the switch for internet access on the network.

    I've never heard anything like that before. But the reason it's plugged into the router - beside the fact that the router has four available ports - is that the port on the router is gige. I have a oldish switch plugged into the router with some devices attached to it, but the switch is only 100mb.

    I followed the instruction in the web page in my previous post. This video gives even more detailed instructions and I completed them, too. I found that in advance network sharing I had sharing turned off, even though the other computers could still see my shares. Hmmm



    I still don't see the OMV server after it reboots from my Windows wifi computer, however, a computer on ethernet does see the OMV shares. In order for it to show up on my wifi computer I have to disable then reenable SMB/CIFS on OMV.


    So it's not a big deal. I understand it and can deal with it. I'll keep looking for a solution and if I find anything new I'll update this thread.

    What is OMV running on? Turn off Enable master browser in SMB/CIFS

    It's running on a HP Z400 with 16gb RAM, 32tb storage. Massive overkill, but it might take care of my storage needs for the rest of my life. <cough> I'm not as young as the average user. <cough, cough> Thanks for the suggestion, but I started with it disabled. After I noticed the SMB issue I enabled it. No change.

    Hey everyone, new user and I love OMV. One thing I've noticed and I wonder if it's a bug or a feature - when I reboot my OMV server the SMB share disappears from the Windows network. However, it can still be reached if say I use the explicit path to the shared folder. In order to make the SMB share name reappear in Windows I have to disable then reenable the SMB/CIFS service in OMV. Is this a known issue or am I doing something wrong? Thanks. :D