Posts by ratzofftoya

    Hey folks!

    I've got a server on OMV5 that I will use for the following activity:

    serve media to clients at home

    serve media to clients outside the network (seldom)

    serve files to clients in and outside the home

    downloading and sorting initiated by automated recurring requests from docker containers software and ad hoc requests from web uis of said docker container software

    snapraid sync/scrub/fix jobs

    What's the best way to set up power management and WOL so that I'm using as little power as possible?

    Thanks!

    Hi there! I want to get Jellyfin (or Emby or plex or whatever, though jellyfin is my preference) to use my video card for transcoding. The media server will be running in a Docker container, and I think I can user nvidia-docker ( https://github.com/NVIDIA/nvidia-docker ) to get the job done. But for now, I can't even install the NVIDIA drivers, which seems to be a prerequisite. Following the guides I can find online, the package installation keeps failing, and running NVIDIA-smi says that no drivers are running. Halp, please!

    Long story short, I need to remove a disk from my UnionFS pool and instead use it as a parity drive. I'll be replacing it with a different, smaller drive. I have a "most free space" policy, so my data is pretty evenly distributed among the existing pool.

    Depending on what policy you use in mergerfs new files are not accepted, are stored on one drive until it is full, or spread out on all drives. It is all in the docs. Existing path, most/least free space and so on.


    I think it is called create policy, not storage policy.

    Further update! I notice that now, in light of the "most free space" policy (with no "existing path"), the files are getting moved around the various disks in order to find the right level. While this is going on, I can't seem to add any more files from the external USB drive ("Failed to execute command 'export PATH=/bin:/sbin:/usr/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/local/sbin; export LANG=C.UTF-8; umount -v '/srv/84b7f8555478cb6519636c9623872717' 2>&1' with exit code '32': umount: /srv/84b7f8555478cb6519636c9623872717: target is busy."). Does this mean that I will run into problems adding new content while this drive balancing is occurring in the future?

    Depending on what policy you use in mergerfs new files are not accepted, are stored on one drive until it is full, or spread out on all drives. It is all in the docs. Existing path, most/least free space and so on.


    I think it is called create policy, not storage policy.

    So, I have it on “most free space,” but it looks like the USB backup plugin is just dumping everything on one drive...

    UPDATE: Figured this out, it's because the policy was on "existing path."

    When you set up the rsync job you specify to preserve owner, group and permissions.

    Or you can add the --chown argument to the extra options to change owner and group.

    I am not aware how to inherit owner, group and permissions from the upstream folder.


    But you can reset permissions by using the resetperms plugin

    Ah, interesting. I didn't realize that it would keep the old owner. Those are gonna be completely different from what OMV operates on now...But using resetperms makes sense, too.

    You should move the data as the user that shall have access rights to these data. You can check this with a few files first, to see if everything is working.

    So don't run rsync as root?


    To be clear, I see there being a difference between the shared folders explicitly defined within OMV (which will only be "Server") and the actual folder structure, as imported from the old HDD, which will be "Server\Movies," "Server\Music," etc.

    Thanks! Yeah, I think I will just have one folder, "Server," with the rest being subfolders that are not explicitly defined in the Shares menu in OMV. Make sense?


    By the "right storage policy," what do you mean?

    hi there! I have a bunch of files (10TB) on an external HDD pulled from an old server, arranged into a particular folder structure. On my new OMV drive, I've set up my data drives pool as a single shared folders called "Server" (through MergerFS). If I use rsync to copy the entire HDD (with folder structure) into "Server," will the new folders show up as folders and be available for sharing within the OMV GUI? Or is it a better ID to create a folder structure within OMV first and move the contents of each folder over one at a time?


    Thanks!

    Hey folks!

    I installed a cheapo SATA expansion with a Marvell controller. I can confirm that I can access the controller BIOS and have left the drives "Unconfigured" (I don't want to enable RAID). I don't see the drives in OMV, so I assume I need to enable backports. How do I do that? I've installed OMV-extras and hit the "backports" toggle, but can't see what the next step is. Thanks!