GoFlex Net as OpenMediaVault

It is important, that the rootfs is on a fast disk! I had it on a (rubbish!) usb flash drive and it was not usable. I moved it to a hdd (LaCie 5TB) which is connected via usb, and it works perfectly. I’ll see how TimeMachine backups are working.

I am not to happy with the performance and did not get TimeMachine to work (connection – fine. But I guess sone issues with timeouts and such stuff…).

So for the time being, I rely on TiomeMachine on a USB hdd attached to the monitor and use an old laptop as my NAS / Plexserver.

1 Install Wheezy

download from https://bitly.com/1rXpFol from http://forum.doozan.com/read.php?2,12096

  • Generate ssh-key
  • Change password
rm /etc/ssh/ssh_host*
ssh-keygen -A
apt-get update
apt-get upgrade

2 Change host name to nas

Edit /etc/hostname and reboot system.

3 Fix locale

apt-get install locales
  • uncomment the required locale(s) from /etc/locale.gen (e.g. “enUS.UTF-8 UTF-8″)
  • then runs

4 Install convenience programs

apt-get install zile mc

5 Install OpenMediVault

I actually don’t know if all this is necessary – but if I remember correctly, it was.


echo "deb http://packages.openmediavault.org/public stoneburner main" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/openmediavault.list
apt-get update
# Note: You will get a warning that the PGP Key can't be found. Thats fine.

apt-get install openmediavault-keyring postfix
# Note: You will get a warning that the package 'openmediavault-keyring' can't be authenticated. You're fine to ignore that warning and install it anyways.

apt-get update
apt-get install openmediavault

There might be an error concerning collectd, so use the following in /etc/collectd/collectd.conf. See http://forums.openmediavault.org/index.php/Thread/7504-OMV-in-Radxa-Rock-ARM/

    Hostname "localhost"
    FQDNLookup true
    LoadPlugin syslog
    <Plugin syslog>
      LogLevel info
    LoadPlugin rrdcached
    <Plugin rrdcached>
            DaemonAddress "unix:/var/run/rrdcached.sock"
            DataDir "/var/lib/rrdcached/db/"
            CreateFiles true
            CollectStatistics true
    LoadPlugin unixsock
    <Plugin unixsock>
      SocketFile "/var/run/collectd.socket"
      SocketGroup "root"
      SocketPerms "0660"
    LoadPlugin cpu
    LoadPlugin df
    <Plugin df>
    # MountPoint "/"
    #MountPoint "/media/4d9e5266-d234-4130-a084-d8b1be090ce8"
      IgnoreSelected false
    LoadPlugin interface
    <Plugin interface>
      IgnoreSelected false
    LoadPlugin load
    LoadPlugin memory
    Include "/etc/collectd/thresholds.conf"


  apt-get install collectd openmediavault

Configure openmediavault


and shutdown system and (cold) reboot.

and you should be able to login to OMV via you Browser with


NB: Please change your PW over the WebGUI after logging in.


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