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Easy pool

Posted: Sun Jun 26, 2011 9:27 pm
by PCPal68
Noob to Linux,

I'm having a tough time with my HDD and pooling. Before I reinstall (for the 4-5 time) and follow the wiki for multiple disks, I was wondering if there was a quick fix to my problem.

I can't get files to be saved on the 936GB pooling drives (made of 2x500GB). When saving files, everything goes on the OS drive (I've empty the drive before the screenshot) and soon I run out of space while the 936GB is still empty. The shares seem to be limited to that 60GB drives.

Is it because of the two different mounting points? ( / and /home )? And if so, how can I change the mounting point of the 936 pooling (to match the 80GB drive)?

Ideally I would prefer to have only the OS on the small drive, and all the shares on the 936GB pooling, but I have yet to find a GUI answer. (i'm not into terminals)


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Thank you.

Re: Easy pool

Posted: Mon Jun 27, 2011 2:02 pm
by PCPal68
Perhaps this could help to determine where's my mistake:


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Re: Easy pool

Posted: Mon Jun 27, 2011 5:25 pm
by sgtfoo
It looks like you may have done things the hard way and installed with LVM.
I've found that's unnecessarily complex.

When you re-install, make sure you use the non-LVM install method and be sure to mount at least one partition as "/var/hda/files/" which is supposed to be your dedicated shares partition.

for my custom partition scheme I did this with my 74GB dedicated OS drive...
/boot = 500 MB partition
/home = 20 GB partition
/ = 42GB a partition

Then I have additional drives... each mounted seperately..

drive 0 = landing zone = /var/hda/files
drive 1 = /var/hda/files/drive1
drive 2 = /var/hda/files/drive2
drive 3 = /var/hda/files/drive3

the last 4 drives here are my pooled drives for storage. The first OS drive is a system drive only.

I added the drives 1-3 AFTER successfully installing Amahi

Re: Easy pool

Posted: Tue Jun 28, 2011 3:19 pm
by rjwaldren
Did you remember to select "Uses Pool" in the settings for each share that you want to move to the pool? You post only indicates that you defined a device for the pool not that you told any shares to actually use it.