Migrate to Open Media Vault (OMV) NAS


My Ubuntu server crash last month for unknown reason. After some investigation finding out Ubuntu the latest update break the server, I am trying to get it restores hard. Almost 80% of my data in the main drive corrupted even when running RAID 1 setup. It is unimaginable update can do so much damage.

I decided to gave up reinstalling Ubuntu server since I have to reconfigure remote access and reinstall most of the software again. Why not just jump into NAS OS this time. FreeNAS doesn't work well for me previously so I tried Rockstor. However, it didn't work as well for some reason trying to get the installer to load. Without wasting too much time finding solution. I made final choice going look back at Open Media Vault (OMV).

The OMV installation was fast and easy to set up, this time I decided to install directly into 160GB SATA HDD which I plan to migrate into SSD drive in the future once solving the hard disk space issue first. The only problem I encounter was OMV plugins were somewhat limited. This is due to the copyright related so you have to find another way. OMV Extra. Once installed, those removed plugins will be made available.

So far the OMV is running great after I am familiar with the configurations and testing.The only thing I will be avoiding is updating and delaying at least three or one month cycle before applying. This is just to avoid having another unexpected crash.

Back to Square One (Again)


Probably starting this month I may have more time on blogging. There are a lot of topics in mind still pending to start writing. It just my back pain is holding me off quite often than ever and can’t sit too long. The existing chair is so lousy built and needed to get replace with more comfortable chair. That will be when the Salebration begin next month on 19th.

Now, what going on with my life? Bad. Local companies are suffering and now all about retrenchment. Ours no exception and recently our department get targeted, it's not so good news. I didn't join the meeting, however, according to my colleagues. The conversation is stupid and one of the head want majority of us to start doing sales. I myself already had trouble keeping track on the current jobs. Not to mention I originally hired as IT Support Technician and there's no account for successful income sales. So what's in for me then?

All I can say, most of us will be out of jobs sooner or later if there's no business improvement coming beginning next year. For me becoming unemployed going to be problem because I got no IT certification except previous Windows Server 2012 training I took upon myself. Having just only skills is not enough and it's time to step ahead taking CompTIA A+ exam. It's a risk, this is why I decided go slowly on reading and find more study material online for a while choosing the right timing next year taking the exam since CompTIA updated in the official website with new A+ exam code.