Posts by molmagman

    I have two external Seagate USB3 5TB hard drives connected via USB3 to a Dell Wyse 5020 thin client running OMV 5.5.11-1.

    All of a sudden, the system will not boot with them connected to USB3

    It doesn't even get to Grub menu - just hangs with a black screen.

    If I unplug both hard drives during the hang, it boots normally.

    It also boots normally if the drives are disconnected or connected to USB2 ports.

    The strange thing is that I have another drive of the same model formatted on OMV which boots fine in both USB3 and USB2 ports.

    I've have not changed the bios settings since it was working.

    Any suggestions?


    It works!

    I manually, recursively changed the owner of all the website files back to nobody:users through ssh

    Span up a linuxserver/nginx docker and mapped Volumes : /srv/dev-disk-by-label-storage/Websites:/config/www

    Set two environment variables (you can't set parameters in the command field in Cockpit)



    Browsed to the mediavault server and there it is!

    Thank you so much for your help :)

    Ah - OK.

    Pulled the linuxserver nginx image with docker pull linuxserver/nginx

    Fired up a docker with option Volumes: /srv/dev-disk-by-label-storage/Websites:/config/www

    Now I can browse to my website and it works very well (couple of odd PHP issues but I'll sort those) :)

    Problem - all the files have been hijacked by user id 911 (I presume this is Nginx user now) and I can't make any changes :(

    Nearly there!

    output of id www-data is uid=33(www-data) gid=33(www-data) groups=33(www-data)

    output of docker exec -it nginxcontainer id www-data is uid=33(www-data) gid=33(www-data) groups=33(www-data)

    So, the same :(

    Is there anything I should be doing with the container re conf files?

    Thanks for your help so far!

    So I can spin up an nginx and a php docker :)

    It serves files from /usr/share/nginx/html :)

    I have websites stored in folders within:


    So, I spin up a docker with the volumes mapped:

    Volumes: /srv/dev-disk-by-label-storage/Websites:/usr/share/nginx/html (from cockpit)

    ... and I get "403 Forbidden" :(

    When I check the logs, I see this:

    2020/10/18 17:14:03 [error] 28#28: *2 directory index of "/usr/share/nginx/html/" is forbidden, client:, server: localhost, request: "GET / HTTP/1.1", host: "mediavault"

    I have changed the owner of all the files in the Websites folder to www-data which I believe is the correct user for nginx.

    Please help :(

    Thank you for your answers - really appreciate them. I'm getting to grips with it.

    We use docker for our website at work so this is really useful experience.

    I was experimenting with Cockpit - at first glance, this seems much clearer than Portainer.


    So this is what I've done.

    • Changed OMV Web-admin port to 81
    • Installed Docker from OMV-Extras Panel
    • Enabled SSH
    • Logged into server using Putty
    • Run 'docker ps'
    • This tells me there are no docker containers
    • Run 'docker run --name mynginx1 -p 80:80 -d nginx'
    • Image not found
    • Image is pulled from library/nginx
    • Nginx installed
    • Browsed to 'mediavault'
    • Nginx welcome page

    So, that was easy so far.


    1. How does docker know where to download nginx from? Is there a list somewhere?
    2. How can I see the list of docker containers in the web interface
    3. How can I manage Nginx - I presumed there would be a panel in OMV?
    4. What else can I install?
    5. How do I remove the docker container?
    6. How do I add PHP and MySQL?

    Thank you.

    I have OMV 5.5.12-1 Installed on Raspberry Pi 3B

    I have OMV-Extras Plug installed

    I would like to install Nginx or Apache, PHP and MySQL for development purposes

    I have spent hours watching videos - none of which give me any clues. Most of them just say to install it from the plugins menu, but it's not there.

    Can someone please explain how to install Nginx/Apache, PHP and MySQL please?

    Go easy on me :)