Thank you for your details explanation. I curious see to how long the boot can last for basic usage like me. Also curious to see how many write it need just for shutdown and boot. Thank you for the link. I will look on it.
Did you install the flash-memory plugin? It was designed to resolve this. Many moons ago, before the flash-memory plugin, I nuked a flash drive install in about 3 weeks. That server was typically "on" about 10-12hrs a day.
Thank you for your reply. Yes I did install that plugin. I will monitor and see how this going.
I successfully setup my OMV for a storage purpose. I would like to know what exactly will wear down flash drive faster. I read about it but only can understand a bit. However, will it wear down my falsh drive if I frequently shutdown and boot my OMV everyday? I will only boot it when I want to use Plex Media Server from my Nvidia Shield. Other than that, i will only use it to transfer a video from windows nettwork.
My question, is it safe to use OMV like that rather than leave it ON 24/7?
- Many users here (most?) have their system running on a 32GIG USB flash drive. Don’t waste a SATA port on your system OS.
- you don’t need a separate drive for file data, just make sure is not on the same drive as the OS.
Thank you for your respond. I will explore the method to use usb flash drive and I agree to not waste my sata port.
Ok 1 other question about data file, does it need a separate partition or I can just create it in my storage drive without a need of partition.
This is my 1st post in this forum and I read what I want to know is similar to the thread. I'm about to setup my first OMV now pending a motherboard to start this project.
My motherboard will come with 4 Sata port and I plan to use 1 HDD (80 Gb just to install OMV) and other 3 port for my data (all for movies). From what I read and watch in installation video, I must need to create a file data storage volume. It confuse me whether I need 1 HDD to run OMV + file data (2 partition on 1 HDD) or 2 HDD (1 for installation and 1 for file data).
If I need just a partition to allocate for file data, how much space I should allocate for it? If any guide or explanation on this, kindly let me know.