Posts by danilovesky

    I also struggle with the size of OMV-Backup email report, especially when on a mobile mail client and mobile network.

    It would be really convenient to have verbosity parameter configurable via GUI or OMV_* variable..

    I wonder what Storaxa config and addons people choose to run OMV with a handful of dockers and a couple of VMs?

    I am mostly on a fence between AMD and Intel options. Initially I wanted AMD because of ECC support, mostly because my current Microserver uses ECC memory and never let me down. However, ECC may be an overkill for home use and Intel with heterogeneous cores and QS is a better choice.

    Also, is SSD caching a thing with OMV? I never fell a need for it, but maybe I missing a lot..

    I can also vouch for Samsung FIT Plus 64GB, same as the one pointed by macom - works well as a boot drive for the last half-year. It replaced a rather old 32GB SanDisk which was noticeably slower.

    When you replicate the USB stick are you doing it to another stick or just a backup file somewhere that's easy to restore in case of emergency? The other concern I guess I have is the stick itself taking a dump though from what I understand OMV is not very hard on drives when running as a standalone boot OS and the stick should last as long as I need it to.

    I do both :)

    Before going for an update I usually backup System USB image onto HDD with OMV backup plugin. Then I reboot with SystemRescueCD and a "new" USB stick in place of the System USB, and restore the image to that new USB stick.

    Basically I alternate between 2 identical USB sticks, and have a couple of recent System images on HDD, just in case.

    To prolong the lifespan of USB stick use OMV flash plugin - it moves few most frequently updated directories to RAM disk:

    SInce moving to OMV a couple of months ago I tried several options from your list:

    I started with Option 2 (both System and Data on the same rather small SSD), but underestimated how much space various docker images occupy...

    Then I transferred to Option 3 by moving Data to one of HDDs, but did not like it (speed and spindown aspects).

    Now I converged to Option 1 (system on internal USB, data on larger SSD).

    The main reason I like this setup is the ease of replicating the whole USB stick, e.g. before system updates, and also the speed of Data SSD.

    boxersoft sorry it did not work smoothly for you...

    I guess the problem in my setup was different from yours, even though it manifested itself with exact same error message on update.

    Worth mentioning -- after update reported an error I tried doing grub-install /dev/my-boot-drive from the command line and it completed with no errors. After that experiment I started to suspect that the update process tried to run grub-install on a wrong drive (I couldn't find the explicit reference to the drive name it in the log though).

    Also, in Step 2 I still had queued for update in the web interface -- this seems to be different in your case.

    If it helps, I have a snapshot of the system disc from a week ago, so can restore and try to go through the update process again, paying more attention to all the warnings and errors.

    Alternatively, we can wait for somebody more knowledgeable to face this problem and propose a robust solution :)

    I faced exact same problem with update of just yesterday. Reading forums did not clarify much. And I did not do anything that could break grub in the last few months...

    In the end the following worked for me:

    1. uninstall grub-pc package via command line (connected via SSH)

    2. proceed with update of via web interface - no error this time

    3. reinstated grub-pc via command line

    All seems to be good - the system reboots and updates with no issues.

    Note I am still not sure what was wrong and if my "solution" is a valid one, so use with caution.

    Yes, I had a very similar experience just few days ago. I restored grubparts and fsa files to a fresh USB stick (identical to the one I use as OMV 6 system disk). After reboot I got to the same state as in your post.

    What "solved" the problem for me was running grub-install for the new USB stick. I thought copying grubparts file with dd would do the same job, but somehow it did not... Could more experienced people of advise on this?