I have a nightly backup of essential stuff to an external 5 TB drive, a weekly backup to an on-site NAS (my old production NAS with older drives), and a weekly full backup to backblaze B2.
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If you can get it to boot without a graphics card installed, you should be able to install either via serial port console or via network console by enabling those options in SYSLINUX on your installer boot device. Your BIOS may need to support console access to enable the UEFI device for booting (or set it as priority CD->USB->HDD with a video card installed then pull the card and boot the installer).
DebianInstaller/NetworkConsole - Debian Wiki
I'm using a j5040-itx board in my omv. it has 4 SATA on board. I also have a Jmicron JMB58x m.2 2230 to sata adapter which adds another 2 ports. So 6 total right now, and if I need more drives I'll add a pcie card.
It's in a silverstone DS380 case, which is small but does hold 8 3.5" drives in hot swap bays (plus 4 2.5" internal).
If you get one I'd recommend 3d printing or buying a fan duct to ensure the hard drives cool properly.Creating a Cooling Duct for the SilverStone DS380BIn the building of the DIY NAS: 2017 Edition, I’d made a potentially tragic mistake of putting it somewhere with zero airflow, which triggered an alert inside…blog.briancmoses.comCooling Fan Duct For Silverstone DS380B Case by patshead.com on TindieA pair of carbon fiber fan ducts for Brian Moses's 2017 DIY NAS buildwww.tindie.com
I just switched my server to an entirely new system, different motherboard and sata controllers. The only thing that was the same was the drives.
It booted up just fine. I just had to run omv-firstaid to fix the network and it was a drop in replacement. I was impressed.