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I started using OpenMediaVault as my NAS of choice. My reason: it includes plugins for running and installing Plex Media Server and VirtualBox. This makes it very handy, especially the Plex Media Server. And it is based on Debian.
This is work in progress and additions will follow.
1 enable ssh
From the web GUI.
2 Install some tools
3 disable quota.
Quota causes sometimes long waits upon reboot if the drives are large. See OpenMediaVault Forum for an example and the solution: run under ssh:
update-rc.d quota disable
4 create links to the mounted drives with their label names
When using ssh regularly, it becomes cumbersome to identify the mounted drives by their UUIDs. Solution: create symlinks using e.g. the Label of the drives. Using ssh:
cd /media ln -s ./293a10f7-b560-4e60-9d4c-2be8091f748a ./ThisIsMyHugeHDD
5 install gpt
gpt is a set of command line tools for GPT partitions, i.e. disks over 2TB. Essential if you want to partition hdds via ssh.
apt-get install gpt
6 install gparted
I like the simplicity of gparted for partitioning discs – so I installed it as well.
apt-get install xauth gparted
7 install cifs-utils
As the remoteshares plugin is not working, I install cifs-tools to set up remote shares manually
apt-get install cifs-utils