BUILD MY OWN HOME SERVER WITH ODROID-HC1 FOR A LARGE AMOUNT OF MULTI-MEDIA DATA (Part II)

Posted by Lisa Park on

This is a continuation of blog post :  Part I.

Step 3 - General configuration:

On your ODROID-HC1, insert the Openmediavault (OMV) installed microSD (from Step 1)
Slide and insert the hard disk drive to the SATA connector. 
Connect the LAN cable from the WiFi router to the HC1.
Plug the power supply to turn it on. It takes ~10minutes for the first booting and ~1minute from the 2nd. 
With another LAN cable, connect my MacBook to the same WiFi router which is connected to the HC1. 

Note: The HC1 will need a few minutes for the OS to boot and reboot before going to the next step of looking for the IP address.

Download and install Angry IP Scanner and scan the IP addresses of connected devices on my MacBook. The Hostname is shown as odroidxu4.local since I am using the OMV OS for ODROID-XU4. I can use any OS for HC1 available for XU4. 

Open a browser and enter the ODROID-HC1 address. Mine is 192.168.0.159.

I am now on my server!

The default username and password is in readme.txt on openmediavault. For this version, 
web interface:
- username = admin
- password = openmediavault

This is the home screen of OMV. 

Go to System>Date & Time. Change the time zone to my location. I am using America/Chicago. 
Activate [Use NTP server] > Save > Apply. I need to Apply each time I change the configuration. 

Tip, change the session timeout to “0” not to log out for my configuration. 
General Settings > Session timeout > 0 > Save > Apply > Yes

Update the system to the latest version.
- Update Management > check Package information > +Upgrade

Once update is done, close the pop-up window.

Reload the page to update the changes. 

And reboot the ODROID-HC1.

Error message ignored. Click OK.

I can hear the HDD spin-down sound. And it will reboot. 

I have seen another Software Failure popup. I just click the left mouse button. You may be taken to the login page again. 

Step 4 - Giving permissions

I logged in. The HDD is physically connected. My HDD was taken from my old Macbook. 

Now, I need my HDD to communicate with the HC1. OMV supports ext4 but not NTFS , vfat or other format. If the file system of HDD is not ext4, I need to create a new file system. 

I need to delete the existing file system first, click [Delete].

Yes, I know that I am deleting all data in my hard disk drive. 

Yes, I really want this. I know that all data will be lost stored in HDD. 

Create > Select Device (I have only one device connected) > Label (I label it as 500GBHDD > File system > Select [EXT4] >OK

Yes, I really want to format this device and I am aware that all data is going to be deleted. 

I had to wait some minutes until I see the final message [The file system creation has completed successfully.]. Close the popup. 

My HDD Filesystem is changed to ext4. 

Select [500GBHDD] and Mount

Apply. The HDD is communicating with my HC1. I can use my HDD now. 

Register users who can transfer data from/to my server. I will add one user, odroid, first.

Users > +Add > Name and Password > Save

Now, I have one user, odroid

I will make a shared folder which users can share. 

Shared Folders > +Add > Name > select Device > Set Permissions : I permit the administrator and users read/write >Save

I still need to give Privileges to each user. 

Give a user, odroid, Shared folder privileges of Read/Write. Save.

ACL is another type of giving permission. You can check the details from the OMV forum. I give user, odroid, permissions of Read/Write/Execute since it is my user ID. I will give different permission to other members later. 

ACL > Modify shared folder ACL > check user odroid Read/Write > Select Extra options > Apply > close the window


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