storage

  1. solutions for a storage file server

    I have to retire an obsolete physical linux samba file server, with mapped shares on workstations, and migrate service on existing infrastructure of 2 proxmox nodes and microsoft active directory domain. Currently the server provides shares to about 80 users that will be integrated into the...
  2. Smartctl not working

    Hi, so just reinstalled Proxmox on my system. But I am getting the following smart error on one of my drives in my ZFS pool: The following warning/error was logged by the smartd daemon: Device: /dev/sdc [SAT], 1 Currently unreadable (pending) sectors Device info: Hitachi HDS723020BLA642...
  3. Local Shared Storage: Question about behavior

    Hello all, So I have a 3-node cluster which each server loaded with local hard drives. I want to share the local hard drives across all the systems in the cluster, so I did the following: Used parted to initialize with GPT and create a partition Used mkfs.ext4 to create a filesystem on each...
  4. FreeNAS ZFS-over-iSCSI Issue

    I am trying to use a FreeNAS server for shared storage in a 3-node Proxmox cluster to enable HA and live migration. The iSCSI target is set up on a ZFS pool of 4 identical enterprise-grade SSD's and is reporting "healthy" in FreeNAS. I followed the helpful instructions here...
  5. Ceph - question before first setup, one pool or two pools

    hi, i just migrated our proxmox cluster to v6 and now i am starting to plan and repurchase hardware to replace\upgrade our storage to ceph till now we had qnap filer servers. and it is time to go ceph we have two major pools: lxc\vm\db containers (total size is small, few TB and growing slowly...
  6. Unable to activate storage - cifs mount dies randomly

    Hello, I've been running into this issue recently where my cifs mount for "backup" randomly goes offline. The icon in the GUI has a question mark and I start seeing entries like this in the log: Oct 11 11:41:05 vmh01 pvestatd[1371]: unable to activate storage 'backup' - directory...
  7. Moving VM's from VMWare to Proxmox

    Hello, We are moving all of our VMWare virtual machines to Proxmox. Moving, converting, and transferring the .vmdk to our new Proxmox server is going fine. However, we have a 5TB vmfs5 Dell RAID storage that is being used as a company shared drive. The vmdk file for that storage space is of...
  8. ideal storage for proxmox os and ceph mon (not to overspend it)

    hii all. i am in the process of getting new hw and go to ceph storage i think my hardware will be based on 5 nodes each with with 3x pcie-nvme and 10x 2.5 ssds each the ssds 2.5 will be used for mostly read intensive access and the pcie-nvme will be used for os\sqldb and lxc containers...
  9. [SOLVED] Storage Considerations: ZFS, LVM/LVMthin, File and thick vs. thin

    Hi there, me and a friend are managing multiple gameserver, teamspeaks and low_access-websites for some friendly clans. Mostly we do it as a training for us themselves (trying new things; we are system engineers). Now we want to move on to new hardware and some questions arise: Currently we...
  10. Cephfs storage not unmounted on removal?

    Hello, After adding and then removing a cephfs instance in the storage gui I noticed that it was not unmounted and/or deleted from /mnt/pve/[title]. I was wondering if this was intentional or not? Note: This was my 2nd cephfs storage instance in case that matters. I cannot remove my primary...
  11. NFS Storage mount error

    Hello, when try to add NFS storage, and submit information get this error create storage failed: error with cfs lock 'file-storage_cfg': mount error: mount.nfs: access denied by server while mounting 192.168.100.5:/mnt/cache (500) the details: so need to do something manually before make this...
  12. No hard disk found

    I am getting the error message "The installer could not find a supported hard disk." The server is using a dell PERC 6i raid controller, which, according to the official page, is supported by proxmox. I am using a 1tb sata hdd and a 2tb sata hdd. What should I do to start debugging?
  13. How to organise drives (passthrough, snapraid, etc)

    Hello Dear Forum, i am still very new here and have only lurked before, but now i have encountered a problem that i can't seem to solve. I plan to build a server with Proxmox as a main OS and OMV (openmediavault) as a NAS VM. (specs if this is relevant that i want to use: 8GB RAM, 250GB m.2...
  14. [SOLVED] Drive/RAID Configuration for Proxmox - Advice/Guidance

    Hello, A nice Supermicro Server (CSE-216A-R900LPB, X8DTU-F mobo) has come into my possession from my employer. I am attempting to get a simple homelab setup to practice virtualization, devops and security work. It has come with twenty-four 120GB SSDs with an Adeptec RAID controller. I could use...
  15. A correct setup for a HP Z800

    I have been looking at purchasing a HP Z800 workstation. The idea of have 12 cores/24 threads sounds like I can really be productive. I have yet to get the correct storage layout, but it would seem that the Z800 has only 4 drive bays and no real room to add for instance, a 1TB boot HD for...
  16. Migration ohne Shared Storage

    Hallo zusammen. Ist es möglich die Migration, gerne auch offline, ohne Shared-Storage zu nutzen, dass also bei der Migration gleichzeitig automatisch das Image auf ein lokales Medium einer anderen Node umgezogen wird? Wenn ich das ohne Shared-Storage versuche, dann bekomme ich die Meldung...
  17. Restoring Backup of OMV. Storage issues

    Hello, I'm looking for help in a backup restore of OpenMediaVault in proxmox. So, today I have 4 VMs in proxmox, one of them (VMid 101) is OMV, where I use it as my storage for sharing content with my personal computer and other VMS. My hardware is compose by 3 HDs and 1 SSD where the...
  18. mcparlandj

    Some thoughts on making live storage migration better.

    We have 4 Proxmox host servers and two different NFS servers for VM storage. We usually we manually distribute the VM storage load between them. The two NFS storage servers are all flash and have 10 gig connections to our ProxMox hosts. A few times a year we need to update the firmware on our...
  19. Storage Server Virtualisierung und ZFS

    Da mir mein HP ProLiant G8 nicht mehr Performant genug ist habe ich mir neue Hardware angeschafft: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 ASRock X470D4U 16GB Kingston KSM26ED8/16ME Im alten HP ProLiant G8 hängt ein HP P212 Controller der wiederum ein logisches Laufwerk mit 8TB (RAID5) erzeugt. Als Host System...
  20. LVM-Thin + Metadata Usage

    Hallo zusammen, habe eine Verständnisfrage bzgl. LVM-thin Storage und dessen Metadata Usage... Ich habe zwei komplett voneinander unabhängige, alleinstehende Proxmox Server, die beide mindestens einen LVM-thin Storage für die VMs verwenden. Server A verwendet einen LVM-thin mit insgesamt 1,79...

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