Posts by salgem

    For some reasons I still do not fully understand, my OMV set-up neither could be reached over LAN nor was booting properly.


    I therefore ...

    • connected the SDD with the backups to a laptop running Ubuntu,
    • downloaded the newest version of etcher (since I was on an Ubuntu machine, I used Linux 64Bit appimage),
    • flashed the latest full backup (ddfull) to my spare sd card,
    • removed the power cable from my pi,
    • swapped the sd card with the one with the newly flashed backup,
    • powered up the pi and volia: everything is back to normal!!!

    I'm not sure why etcher now worked flawlessly compared to my dry-run in April 2020. Last try, I was using etcher on a Windows PC and now on Ubuntu. Not sure whether that was the reason. Anyways, usbimager is available on various systems (Windows, Linux, etc.).


    Many many thanks for the backup plugin: it definitely saved my say.


    Best Markus

    You don't have 5.4 installed. You have 5.2.6 installed as the output shows. The plugin list just shows the version you can install.

    Thanks, but I do not quite follow you.


    I cannot install 5.4 as the install button is greyed-out. only the uninstall button is visible:


    I went to OMV | OMV-Extras | Settings and to the Updates tab and tried 1) update , and 2) apt clean and then update. After 1) and 2) I then went to OMV | OMV-Extras | Settings. On the Portainer tab I clicked on install with no effect. I get the same output that 5.2.6 is installed.


    M

    Hi,


    I have omv-extras 5.4 installed but I still cannot update Portainer from 1.24.1 to 2.0.0.


    In OMV, in Plugins I checked which version of OMV-Extra is installed. It reads "5.4".


    In OMV | OMV-Extras | Docker, I clicked on Portainer | Install. Output:

    Then, I'm reconnecting to the Portainer web ui. It still reads 1.24.1 "An new version is available"


    I don't understand why the version no. of OMV-Extras reads 2.4 in OMV | Plugins but in the output it reads

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    extras :: 5.2.6

    What am I doing wrong?


    Thanks, Markus

    I'm not good at being overly verbose

    ... no, actually the problem was my stupidity: the timestamps of the files were clearly different, a clear indication that these files were different backups.


    With that said, I ordered the exact same SD card. Shipping took some time but I can now test whether it is possible to restore the full-disk backup to a new SD card. The outcome:

    - I cannot restore the backup with etcher (failed three times)

    - (I haven't tested w32 diskimager)

    - I manged to restore the backup with usbimager on the first try. Can boot from the restored SD card without any problems any everything looks fine


    (formated the SD card with SD Card Formater between each try).


    I don't know why I could not restore the backup with Etcher. The error message was not really revealing ("failed device / write error"). No idea what the problem was.


    I can write a guide if this is helpful.


    M

    Which file would I have to select to write the full disk image to an SD card in Etcher?

    Selecting backup-omv_boot-31-Mar-2020_15-31-48.dd.gz would write the boot partition to the drive, and
    selecting backup-omv-31-Mar-2020_16-59-33.ddfull.gz would write the root partition,

    But I cannot write both partitions to an SD card, correct? Do I have to put all these files in one container (zip?)?


    I'm a bit confused. would it be possible to write the backup into one single .img file (i think dd is capable of doing this)?


    Thanks, M

    Arrgh, sorry. backup-omv_boot-31-Mar-2020_15-31-48.dd.gz is from an older backup. The image file backup-omv-31-Mar-2020_16-59-33.ddfull.gz is the bit-to-bit image of the entire drive, correct? So, in case of emergency, I only have to select backup-omv-31-Mar-2020_16-59-33.ddfull.gz in Etcher to write back the bit-to-bit image of the full drive to another SD card, correct.


    M

    ctrl-shift-R or clear your browser cache.

    Thank you, that worked.


    I now can see several files in the shared folder:

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    backup-omv_boot-31-Mar-2020_15-31-48.dd.gz
    backup-omv-31-Mar-2020_16-59-33.ddfull.gz
    backup-omv-31-Mar-2020_16-59-33.blkid
    backup-omv-31-Mar-2020_16-59-33.fdisk
    backup-omv-31-Mar-2020_16-59-33.grub
    backup-omv-31-Mar-2020_16-59-33.grubparts
    backup-omv-31-Mar-2020_16-59-33.packages

    Which file would I have to select to write the full disk image to an SD card in Etcher?

    • Selecting backup-omv_boot-31-Mar-2020_15-31-48.dd.gz would write the boot partition to the drive, and
    • selecting backup-omv-31-Mar-2020_16-59-33.ddfull.gz would write the root partition,

    But I cannot write both partitions to an SD card, correct? Do I have to put all these files in one container (zip?)?


    I'm a bit confused. would it be possible to write the backup into one single .img file (i think dd is capable of doing this)?


    Thanks, M

    By doable, I meant the plugin could be changed to do this. Otherwise, you can always do it from the command line and a cron job.

    This would be great. Being able to do this from within the plugin also implies that older backups are removed, etc. in other words this would imply a script and not just one command line.


    Did you click schedule backup again in the plugin?

    Yes, I did. Clicking on "scheduled backup" brings up the dialogue.


    M

    Hi,


    I'm running OMV5 on a Raspberry Pi4. The easiest way to make backups is to clone the sd card with win32 disk imager and to restore with etcher.

    However, my system is physically stored away somewhere... i need to climb a latter to physically access the pi.


    I therefore was looking into the backup plugin. The plugin's gui reads that "dd - use dd to clone the entire drive to a compressed image file". I therefore expected one single img file, however, the backup created several files (gz, blkid, fdisk, grub, grubparts, packages). since dd is capable of writing sigle img files, it would be very handy if there would be a parameter for this. This would be very handy to single-board computer users like myself, because one needs just etcher or something similar to restore the image to a SD card.


    Is this doable?


    Best, M

    I was following this guide (in German). Steps:

    1 ) in System | Certificates | SSL: added key "OMV"

    2 ) clicked on "Edit" and copied Public key to clipboard (symbol in the right hand upper corner)

    3 ) created text file, named it omv.pub, opened file in Notepad++, saved the file to my laptop

    4 ) in HiDirve settings, imported public key via uploading omv.pub. appears to work fine

    5 ) used Putty to ssh to my OMV5 (since it is running on a Raspberry Pi4 the user is pi)

    6 ) executed rsync from terminal in order to retrieve the ECDSA key fingerprint of HiDrive:

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    rsync -av --delete -e ssh /srv/dev-disk-by-label-[xxx]/config/  [USERNAME]@rsync.hidrive.strato.com:/users/[USERNAME]/OMVBackup/
    
    [xxx] = the label of my drive
    [USERNAME] = my HiDrive username

    7 ) checked whether HiDrive's ECDSA key fingerprint is in known-hosts:

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    nano /home/pi/.ssh/known_hosts

    The file used to be empty but has now entries

    8 ) set-up a rsync job in the OMV gui:


    9 ) after saving the settings, manually ran the rsync job.

    outcome:

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    Please wait, syncing </srv/dev-disk-by-label-[xxx]/config/> to <[USERNAME]@rsync.hidrive.strato.com:/users/[USERNAME]/OMVBackup> ...
    
    
    Host key verification failed.
    rsync: connection unexpectedly closed (0 bytes received so far) [sender]
    rsync error: unexplained error (code 255) at io.c(235) [sender=3.1.3]
    
    
    The synchronisation has completed successfully.
    Done ...


    10) alternatively, I tried the password method.

    outcome:

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    Please wait, syncing </srv/dev-disk-by-label-[xxx]/config/> to <[USERNAME]@rsync.hidrive.strato.com:/users/[USERNAME]/OMVBackup> ...
    
    
    Host key verification failed.
    rsync: connection unexpectedly closed (0 bytes received so far) [sender]
    rsync error: unexplained error (code 255) at io.c(235) [sender=3.1.3]
    
    
    The synchronisation has completed successfully.
    Done ...



    Can someone help?


    Best, M

    Thanks.


    I don't even understand what went wrong. I finalized the set-up and was at a point which I perceived as a "keeper". So I shut-down the system from the web interface and made an image of the SD card as backup. I experienced the problems after boot. However, I shut-down/rebooted the system several times in the past days without any problems.


    Does...

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    apt-get install openmediavault --reinstall

    ... change the configuration of my system? Everything seems to be working fine except php7.3-fpm.


    M

    damn... I just checked. I did not post the complete config. The complete file looks like this: