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The OpenMediaVault NAS Project
« on: December 17, 2011, 12:01:55 pm »
There are several complete free NAS projects available to built your own NAS.

One of them is OpenMediaVault:
http://openmediavault.org/

OpenMediaVault is the next generation network attached storage (NAS) solution based on Debian Linux. It contains services like SSH, (S)FTP, SMB/CIFS, DAAP media server, RSync, BitTorrent client and many more. Thanks to the modular design of the framework it can be enhanced via plugins.
 
OpenMediaVault is primarily designed to be used in home environments or small home offices, but is not limited to those scenarios. It is a simple and easy to use out-of-the-box solution that will allow everyone to install and administrate a Network Attached Storage without deeper knowledge.

It can be used to build your own NAS based on a PC or server that has a 32bit or 64bit architecture.
It can be installed on a USB Flash disk, where it boots from freeing up all normal disk space for NAS use.

OpenMediaVault Features:
http://openmediavault.org/features.html

OpenMediaVault Wiki:
http://wiki.openmediavault.org/

OpenMediaVault Community:
https://sourceforge.net/apps/phpbb/openmediavault/
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Re: The OpenMediaVault NAS Project
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2012, 08:32:56 pm »
Hi,

I thought I'd point out that it is not a good idea to use a USB flash drive as the boot drive for openmediavault as the frequency of read/write can actually burn the drive out.

I'd like to ask how YAMJ to Mede8er from a Windows PC can be run on this.
Would one need to strictly use Samba or can YAMJ to Mede8er see an NFS share as I believe NFS gives better network performance? Could one use NFS and SMB simultaneously?

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Re: The OpenMediaVault NAS Project
« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2012, 10:35:33 pm »
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I thought I'd point out that it is not a good idea to use a USB flash drive as the boot drive for openmediavault as the frequency of read/write can actually burn the drive out.

The usb flash drive is not written to many times, more read from during boot and only written to when you change things in the used nas os or underlying linux os.
The most write activity will be on the added disks that are used as network filesystem (by NFS or Samba filesharing).

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I'd like to ask how YAMJ to Mede8er from a Windows PC can be run on this.
Would one need to strictly use Samba or can YAMJ to Mede8er see an NFS share as I believe NFS gives better network performance? Could one use NFS and SMB simultaneously?

You can point YAMJ to a network share where the movies are placed on to scan, so that is not an issue.
But yes, you need a PC to run YAMJ to Mede8er on, you cannot run that on a OpenMediaVault server.
And yes, you can run both NFS server and samba fileserver on the OpenMediaVault NAS and connect by NFS and Samba from the Mede8er player.
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Re: The OpenMediaVault NAS Project
« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2012, 07:47:41 am »
The usb flash drive is not written to many times, more read from during boot and only written to when you change things in the used nas os or underlying linux os.
The most write activity will be on the added disks that are used as network filesystem (by NFS or Samba filesharing).

Unfortunately this is a known issue with openmediavault and USB Flash drives failing over time hence why I thought I'd point it out as I've been considering this route.

http://forums.openmediavault.org/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=631
http://sourceforge.net/apps/phpbb/openmediavault/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=717
http://sourceforge.net/apps/phpbb/openmediavault/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=146

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You can point YAMJ to a network share where the movies are placed on to scan, so that is not an issue.
But yes, you need a PC to run YAMJ to Mede8er on, you cannot run that on a OpenMediaVault server.
And yes, you can run both NFS server and samba fileserver on the OpenMediaVault NAS and connect by NFS and Samba from the Mede8er player.

Thanks!  That's easy then, I'll use NFS for the Mede8er and use Samba to run YAMJ to Mede8er from my Windows PC.

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Re: The OpenMediaVault NAS Project
« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2013, 08:43:47 pm »
how to get nfs working i also have a mediavault machine and a 600x medi8er

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Re: The OpenMediaVault NAS Project
« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2013, 10:03:16 am »
First you need to have some filesystem in place ofcourse.
In OMV Gui make sure you have made a filesystem under Storage and shared under Access Right Management section.

A short step by step for OpenMediavault  NFS:
1] first be sure you have your OMV NAS on a fixed IP
2] in OMV admin GUI goto Services - NFS
3] enable NFS under settings tab
4] goto shares tab under NFS, choose add
5] choose read/write access if you want watched indicator and autoview mode to work
6] under client fill in the ip of your mede8er, or even better fill in the whole subnet section if your mede8er is not on a fixed ip. (e.g. if your subnet all ip numbers start with 192.168.0 with a subnet of 255.255.255.0, fill here 192.168.0.0/24

Now be sure on a X3D you have the latest mede8er firmware installed (1.0.5 or up) and goto media library, select NFS press menu button and choose probe. Fill in your NAS ip number. Press OK. That should find them.

If you want to make favorite shortcuts, be aware that you cannot make shortcuts to the first level, only below.

So if you have made a shared root folder movies on your OMV, make one subfolder movies below it and put all your movie folders in there.
Then map the favorite to that created movies subfolder.

For a X3D also check the NFS options section on Mede8er setup, put UDP selection on and choose 32k mode.
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