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We're now ready to add a hard disk, to store our files on. After you plug it in, it will appear as a "file" [1] Linux has the convention that everything can be treated as a file. First, we need to create a partition [4] Partitions are used to split a disk up into separate, independent sections that can be used for different purposes.

Since I will only be storing data files on this disk, I only need a single partition. If the drive is 2 TB or smaller [5] For drives larger than 2 TB, you will need to use the parted command, but the process is similar. There are many different types of file system, but I use ext3 [10] This post provides a work-around for a problem ext3 has when deleting large files.

Firstly, it would be a good idea to turn off quotas, since this can sometimes cause lengthy delays when the system boots up:. Secondly, by default, mkfs.

This policy was implemented when disk drives were much smaller, and these days, with much larger disk drives, it will result in a lot of space being wasted [11] In this example, I'm using a 1TB drive, and blocks size 4K each is about 46 GB! Furthermore, since I will only be storing data files on this disk, and not using it for anything system-related, holding back this space is pointless.

Fortunately, it's easy to reclaim this space using tune2fs :. Normally, we would now use the mount command to load the new file system into Linux, but since we're going to use it for OMV, it's better to let OMV do this for us.

Hi, Taka! Nice tutorial. The link in footnote 10, though, doesn't seem to go to the right place. Good to see you're still around Congrats on an easy to follow set of instructions. I 'broke' one of my drives not physically and got in a total mess trying to remove references to it. Having finally fixed that, I couldn't remember how to get one prepared for use.

I wish I'd found this page the first time around. Email will not be published. Adding a new hard disk to Open Media Vault. Assuming it's a brand new disk, we need to prepare it, so that it can be used by Linux. Preparing the hard disk First, we need to create a partition [4] Partitions are used to split a disk up into separate, independent sections that can be used for different purposes. Accept all the defaults, so that the partition will take up the entire disk.

Type "p" to print the current partition table. Since we started with a new disk, there should have been no partitions present, so the only partition will be the one we just created [6] If there are other partitions present, you should delete them beforehand.In this section you can create, edit and access information of openmediavault users, groups and shared folders.

The configuration panel gives you options to add, edit or remove users. The grid displays all openmediavault current users.

Samba service is watching any changes in users database section so it also sets the password in the samba tdbsam storage backend. The mail field is used for cron jobs when the task is selected to run as specific user.

Add or remove users from specific groups. In linux groups can be used to control access to certain features and also for permissions. Adding a user to the sudo group will give them root privileges, adding a user to saned will give access to scanners, etc. Designed for bulk user creation. Create a spreadsheet with the corresponding data as described in the import dialog window, save it as CSV make sure the field separator is semicolon ;then just simply:.

The button opens a window that displays all current exisiting shared folder and their privileges for selected user from the grid. How the privileges are stored is described further down in the shared folder section. Option to select a shared folder as root for home folders for new users created in the web interface. Previously existing users created before enabling this setting will not have their home folders moved to this new location.

Create groups and select the members. You can select current openmediavault users and system accounts. Information is stored in config. Bulk import works in similar as user account import. Just a csv text, delimited with a semicolon. The dialog displays the necessary fields. Just to add or remove members from groups. Default groups created in the web interface have a GID greater than By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie PolicyPrivacy Policyand our Terms of Service.

Raspberry Pi Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for users and developers of hardware and software for Raspberry Pi. It only takes a minute to sign up. And I have the Raspberry Pi model B compare here :. Because you state that your Pi is the original model b and that another external hard drive also does not work I believe that you are experiencing a power issue.

The original model b raspberry Pi used polyfuses to protect USB devices, but what this also did was limit the USB output current to approximately miliamps which should be enough for things such as USB drives, but with spinning media your Pi won't be able to provide enough power to the drive as you have noticed with the other non externally powered drive that you own.

Although you are under the impression that your adapter bring externally powered that this can not be a power issue. I believe that your adapter simply believes that it isn't connected when it is, this is likely because your adapter is expecting the USB slandered minimum current of ma.

To solve this I belive that you should purchase a powered USB hub, or to bridge the polyfuses on your Pi to increase the power output limit.

You can find out how to do this here. I noticed that it depends on witch of the 4 USB Connectors you plug your Hard-drive, you get different values for your removable devices sda1 sdb Sign up to join this community.

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Create Shared Folders OpenMediaVault for USB Hard Drives

Active 4 years, 4 months ago. Viewed 12k times. What could be wrong? What can I do to get maybe more information or even get it running? Does the drive work when connected to a PC? Can you also please share the type of adapter being used?The filesystem section of the openmediavault web interface is where you integrate disk volumes to be part of the server.

This is very importantusers that come from an existing debian installation with filesystems already present in their fstab file will see that no volumes will be available for creating shared folders even if they are mounted. For the disks to be properly integrated it is better to delete all fstab lines except rootfs and swap, reboot your server and start mounting the disks through the web interface. The mount process acts like many other services in openmediavault, first it writes a database entry in config.

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You can inspect a mntent entry in config. With the mntent entry in config. It is important to mention to not alter the information in between these tags. If you delete or modify a fstab option noexec or quota for example the next time you mount a new disk into the server, omv-salt deploy run fstab will deploy the original value there again.

If you need persistent change use environmental variables. Finally the backend will proceed to mount the filesystem. After this the volume is ready for creating shared folders.

Warning Filesystems greater than 16TB in ext4 The default mkfs. Version 1. However the current resize2fs tool in Debian Wheezy cannot handle the flag for expanding the size. To overcome this a newer version of e2fsprogs is necessary. For avoiding recompiling the package, you can boot systemrescuecd and perform the expansion using gparted.

However you can add devices to your btrfs array in CLI and it will not present any problems. No extra features of btrfs are available in the webui like snapshots or subvolumes. Additional subvolumes will have either be mounted outside of the OMV fstab tags or manually add mntent entries to config. The development of the plugin was done in conjunction with core of openmediavault, so new code was added in the filesystem backend to improve support for zfs.

The plugin registers datasets and pools in the internal database so you can create shared folders for zfs volumes.

What is openmediavault?

The creation of zvols is automatically recognized by openmediavault so you can format them and mount them in the web interface. Read the Docs v: 5.These new upgrades make it perfect to use as a low-cost OpenMediaVault server. Note: do you have an older Raspberry Pi device?

Want to set up OpenMediaVault on it? Follow this guide here.

How to setup a Linux Fileserver with Snapraid and Mergerfs Re-Export

Raspberry Pi 4 is a fast device. However, you will still need a high-speed Micro SD card to run a server. If your Pi 4 does not already have a quick Micro SD Card in it, consider replacing it with one of the following on the list below.

There are quite a few ways to install Raspbian on the Raspberry Pi 4. You must then, format it to the Fat32 file system. If you are using Mac or Windows, skip steps You will need to consult with your computer manual to format your SD card to Fat Step 5: Find the drop-down menu on the right in Gparted, and click on it.

Select your Micro SD card in the list. Unsure about how to find your SD card inside of the menu? Click on the device that matches the memory capacity of the Micro SD card.

However, keep in mind that some SD cards round up the data. So 32 GB may be 29 GB, etc. Step 6: Select and delete all present partitions on the SD card. Not sure how to mount your SD card in the Linux file manager? Find it on the left-hand side, and double-click on it to mount it. With the Raspberry Pi 4 turned on, follow the step-by-step instructions below to install Raspbian Lite on the Raspberry Pi. Sit back, be patient, and wait.Hope someone can shed light on how to delete referenced disks from the file system menu.

One cannot un-mount or delete them because they are referenced somewhere and I don't know where. I played around with some plugins. I tried removing them from as many places as I could recall using them. But some still remain. Can one force a command via cli? Please help. You need to undo any service that is using it e. Then go trough your users, in access rights management, and make sure no user has a share on that drive as it's home directory. Highlight the user and then click on the Settings TAB.

If you user has a shared folder as it's home directory change it to None. Then remove any shared folder on the drive. Hi,I checked and removed all the locations where it was referenced. Is there perhaps a command that will show you where that specific drive is referenced to? One spot that most people overlook is the home folder section. Even if disable the reference for the shared folder still exists.

Will this be true even if I never created users or groups? I share all my stuff with "guest only" or public shares. Where can one find that file? Edit with notepad? Please excuse me I'm a windows operator. PM me your credentials. So I'm running into this same issue and was hoping for some direction.

I've dropped down to CLI and grepped through the config. I'm not finding any traces. Any other places to look? As I understand the resetperms-plugin has a functionality to show the referenced folders.

May be that will help. Checked both. Good ideas, but still coming up short. I just really don't want something to get messed up if I pull the disk and it's still referenced from some config in OMV.

I have an issue a long while back when I first started out with it that caused me havoc in a config that needed to be "redone" and removed again to get rid of the errors I kept getting making changes to other non-relevant things.OpenMediaVault allows the user to create shared folders and manage access to these shares within the web interface.

The first step is to make sure the USB drive has a file system and is mounted. If your USB hard drive was automatically recognized you can skip these steps about creating the file system and jump down to Create Shared Folder. Navigate to Storage then File Systems and click Create.

If you want to be able to plug this hard drive into a Windows machine in the future then it is best to use NTFS. As the drive is now recognized and mounted, it is time to create shared folders with OpenMediaVault from a USB hard drive. Fill in the requested information, name the folder, select a volume and a path.

The path refers to the path of the folder to share and will be auto-generated, it is ok to use the default. Click Save and the specified folder will be created, if it does not already exist. Note: if you get a permissions error, check to see how the hard drive is formatted. We will also need to tell the system who has what access to these folders. Select a folder and press the ACL button.

The individual guides show how shared folder access rights are given for each plug-in. I want to see the top picks for PI Units. See Comparison Table. Our Top Pick. Raspberry Pi 3. Processor: 1. Raspberry Pi 2. Raspberry Pi. Banana Pi. Banana Pi Pro.