Posts by Learning2NAS

    I'm looking to add data integrity checking/verification for all of my data drives. I know snapRAID can do this in addition to its main ability to make parity disks. Is there anything else out there that handles data integrity? Note: I don't want to use something like Par2 because I don't like the .hash or .md5 files scattered throughout my file structure. I'd much prefer anything other than storing hashes in the folders with the files themselves.


    Thanks for your help!

    Going back to my original install error on OMV directly, I reinstalled the printing plugin (which worked fine) and added my special print drivers using CLI (which, much to my surprise, also worked fine). So this time I had high hopes, but even without any dependency issues, the printer just won't print anything. It is properly detected, I select the correct driver, and when I try to print a test page it doesn't do anything. I'm stumped.

    I had to sleep on this and come back to it before I completely understood what you were saying, but I figured it out on the second read. I uninstalled the plugin using the OMV GUI and then I went to CLI and removed CUPS. I then pulled the image again and created a container using default settings. It still gives a "network bridge not found" error.

    Someday soon, boys. I understand the advtanges of both options. I'm just out of power plugs behind my entertainment center and I'm out of HDMI inputs on my TV. Since we still play PS3 games (unfinished business there, since some games took a bit to come down in price after the switch to the new generation of consoles), I don't want to unhook it just yet, and it is SO frustrating to have to plug and unplug things each time you want to do something with your TV.


    I lived that life back in the 90s, but there's no excuse for it today. I won't go back!

    Yes, of course the 4.1-xxxx.deb is not meant to be used literally.


    I tried both 4.1-1355 and 4.1-g7a919b1, but I never tried to string them all together because I never saw the complete bintray link like you posted. Haha! What a waste of time that was.


    Thanks so much for posting an example. I'm sure it will work when I next try to run the command :)

    That is AWESOME! As I said above, I tried to add that repo using nano, but somehow or another it failed to pickup the package (I'm guessing the file I edited wasn't the right one). I didn't realize there was an easy way to do this in the GUI!


    I'll give this a go later. Thanks so much for posting this suggestion. I've spent so much time crawling around the forums and the UI that I'm starting to feel like I know something about OMV ;p


    Worked brilliantly! TVHeadend in a matter of minutes.


    Of course, this doesn't mean that my PVR is working. I downloaded the HDHR drivers and config-utility from the official source here, but the file is not useable. If I unpack it and run install, I get an error about a missing directory. If I try to use the version that's in the debian main repo instead by running apt-get install hdhomerun-config, it doesn't work either. It installs fine, but my tuner does not show up in TVHE. I've configured and tested my tuner on Windows and everything is good-to-go, but Linux (and therefore TVHeadEnd) can't find it.

    TVHeadend is a great option, but I have not been able to get it installed on OMV to test it. I started by using TVHeadend's linux install guide for ubuntu, which didn't work. Then I used the guide on the forum here for OMV, but it just leaves me with an error. If you have any idea how to install TVHeadend, please jump in on this thread. It would be super helpful.

    I appreciate you joining the thread, but I disagree with your criticism. When I say something is simple, I mean that what I am trying to accomplish is not novel. It is a problem that has been solved before and many users (of OMV and of other NAS products) have the functionality I'm trying to add. It is not simple on OMV and that's the crux of the issue. Heck, it would be simple if any of the guides worked as intended.


    I understand that OMV is developed for "free", but I am not going to be using it for free. To me this is a product and, if it works, the project will be compensated. I've tested five NAS distros in the last two months. UnRAID works exceptionally well, but does not yet provide good data integrity checksumming, so I ended up with OMV because of the SnapRAID plugin. As such, I intend to donate what I would have paid to unRAID for my software, which is more than $100.


    Frankly, my experience has been less than stellar lately. That critique is honest, accurate, and more than fair to OMV. I'm far enough in at this point that I'd like to finish configuring OMV and get on with using it, rather than switching back to unRAID.


    You sound knowledgeable about the software. Perhaps you could also try to address the substance of the thread while you're here? This would be a good place to begin

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    When I ran apt-get install tvheadend, I get the "unable to locate package" error, so...any suggestions on this?


    Cheers!

    Neither of these methods worked for me when trying to install TVHeadend. If I do

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    dpkg -i tvheadend_4.1-xxxx.deb

    I get an error saying no such file or directory.


    If I try to compile using the second set of instructions, I get stuck at the first step. The directory in line one

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    cd /home/hts

    doesn't exist. If I'm supposed to have that, I do not in the latest OMV build.


    Thoughts? Or can someone point me to a guide that has more detailed instructions? I feel like I should have done something before running dpkg, but the guide doesn't say to.


    Thanks.

    Okay, that Docker image is a bust. I can't get it to start on OMV because it just keeps throwing errors. I installed Docker (which was not smooth to get working), got it going, then pulled in the container you linked. I set it up using default settings and tried to run it, but I get a slew of rotating errors. The most common ones are "cannot find network bridge", "invalid argument, cannot use -net and -h" and on they go.

    Well...that was weird.


    I tried this port change several times with no success, so I started to make you a video of my settings/process/error, and when I went to do it for the fifth time there was no error. It allowed me to put through a pull request for the first time, so repeated port changes may have actually fixed my issue. I don't know why it didn't work the first four times, though. Hrm.


    Thanks for the tip!

    What!? That live TV plugin looks neat! I'm going to install it just to see what it's like.



    I tried to install TVHE on OMV and it ended up giving me an error. I followed the official tutorial here.


    It looks like TVHE is not included in any of the default repos, so I had to add one. I didn't know how to do it via command, so I edited /etc/apt/sources.list.d/openmediavault.list to add the TVHE repo and that worked well. Other than that, I followed their tutorial to get the key and refresh the list of available packages. When I ran apt-get install tvheadend, I get the "unable to locate package" error, so...any suggestions on this?



    EDIT: Found an OMV specific guide. I'm going to try that now.



    This week has been bad for me and OMV. Nothing works like it should when I go to add features. Basics work great, but everything else...not so much! I tried to install a printer, that didn't work. I tried to install Docker, that didn't work. Managed to get docker to work accidentally, then tried to run a container, that didn't work. (Total invested time: 12-15 hours, no gain). And now I'm here with Tvheadend. The OMV installation guide has two options for installing the program, neither of which worked. It's astonishing how many hours it takes to get something really simple to function.

    I just tried to install the Docker plugin from OMV GUI on the latest stable version of OMV and ended up with the same error. "Code 7: Cannot connect to host"


    I didn't change any of the settings, I just enabled the plugin after it installed and it erred. Is there something I should have done that I didn't?


    EDIT: I just checked and the Docker service is not running, nor can I get it to start via CLI. I'm honestly not even sure that it installed because if I look at my service dashboard in the OMV GUI there isn't one for Docker.

    Fair enough. I'm biased heavily toward plug-ins because they're plug-and-play. I get intimidated by using Docker because I have to set what ports I want to pass through to the underlying OS and I have to map all of the docker directories to other locations on my disk array, and when things don't work I have no idea how to fix them. Heck, sometimes they don't work because people upload incomplete Docker containers, but I'm not good enough with Docker to figure that out without spending two days searching forums to find the solution.


    This is a plug-in request thread, so I made a request. Although Docker is far superior in its breadth, plugins are still king for usability.

    What an incredibly helpful reply!


    No, you're right about x-server. I've been down that road with OMV once before and it is a mess. It's best to keep the desktop GUI off of the server if you can, no doubt about it. It seems like you've got a lot of experience with all of those pieces of software, and at least now I know how they fit together.


    What I'm trying to accomplish is relatively simple, and I should have laid that out sooner. I have several client device (phone, laptops, one PS3, and one Roku). Right now everything is working brilliantly. I have Plex installed on all of the devices and I store all of my DVDs on my OMV disk array so Plex can serve them up to any of the clients as needed. My goal is to take that setup and just add recorded TV (not live and not time-shifted, those would be bonuses but they are not the real objective). I would like to have a DVR software on the OMV machine that I can access from my laptop via web to schedule new recordings. The plan is to treat the recorded TV shows just like movies. I'll make a new directory in Plex, point it toward the new stash of recorded TV, and serve it up to all of the clients through my preexisting configuration. I'm really looking for the DVR/TV Guide function. Anything above that is great, but not required.


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    TVH = DVR - receives signal and makes it available for clients. Also manages timt-shift, schdules and recordings

    it sounds like TVHE is the right answer. Yeah?

    I'm looking for a good DVR software to use and, although there are options available, there is no good plugin for OMV. According to the forums VDR no longer works with HDHomeRun tuners, so that well has run dry. Perhaps we could get a replacement DVR from OMV-Extras?

    Also, I'm curious, does the TVHeadend DVR work well, or at all? Everything I've been able to find is that people use TVHE to pull in the signal/sift out weak stations/provide guide info, but Kodi seems to be the DVR of choice.


    As far as I know, KODI doesn't run on OMV because it requires a GUI and cannot be administered remotely via browser. So if the DVR function works in TVHE, that's the right answer. I wonder whether the issue with VDR not detecting HDHomeRun tuners would be resolved by using TVHE as a backend, similar to what people are doing with Kodi...then I could record with VDR right from the OMV interface. Hm. Interesting thought.


    I'll figure all of this out when I finally have a moment to play with it, I'm just excited and want to ask all of the questions. Any insight is, as always, appreciated.

    As I said, I'm not familiar with TVHeadend at all, but is the update substantial enough to bother going through any trouble to get it?


    I know you can download it using apt-get from the repo, that sounds pretty straightforward. If there's a feature or compatibility issue that is resolved in the latest release, though, then I would go through the trouble to do an alternate install.

    You're right! I just checked the project's website and it does support HDHR.


    Once I install it on OMV, will I be able to use it headless or will it require me to install Gnome or another Desktop GUI on my server in order to configure everything?