Symlinks Plugin For OMV6

Symlinks Plugin For OMV6

Symlinks Plugin For OMV6

  • Openmediavault-symlinks provides a tool to create folder shortcuts from the openmediavault GUI.
    • A symlink can simply serve to abbreviate the mount path of a disk mounted by uuid. An example of this could be the following path: /srv/dev-disk-by-uuid-89527b07-ad7a-4bae-b5b0-5fd311jk588b/
    • We can define a symlink that is simply this in the OMV root path: /disk1
    • In this way when we need to define the path of this disk in a container, for example, we will only have to write /disk1

In OMV6's GUI:
Under System, Plugins, find and highlight openmediavault-symlinks 6.X, and click the install button.

Under Services, Symlinks

Services Symlinks

Create symlink

  • Go to Services > Symlinks Press the + Create button. In the window do the following:
    • The Source field defines the actual folder on the file system. Click on the tree on the right, find the folder for which we are going to create the symlink and select it. In our previous example we look in the /srv directory for the folder /srv/dev-disk-by-uuid-89527b07-ad7a-4bae-b5b0-5fd311jk588b/
    • The Destination field defines where the symlink will be located and the name that we want to use, we can use the tree or write directly. In this case we write /disk1.
    • Press Save. The symlink is created.
  • To delete the previous symlink, select the line and press the Delete button.

  • You can import symlinks that you have created in the CLI, so that you will have a list of all of them in the OMV GUI. To do this, press the Import existing symlink button.
  • Existing symlinks will appear in the drop-down list, select the one you are interested in and press Import.
  • In the list of symlinks another line will appear with the imported symlink.

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  • omv6/omv6_plugins/symlinks.txt
  • Last modified: 2023/05/13 08:15
  • by chente