X750v2 Spitz not enough space for plugins?

Hi,

Just bought a X750v2 Spitz and have problems with installing plugins…

I first updated the X750v2 to the latest Sw version 3.201

Then I saw there is almost no space to install any plug-in??? Only 2MB starting from a factory reset configuration?
(I even tried the ‘Revert Firmware’ option that restores the factory default and removes all settings, applications, data,… Still same problem, only 2MB available for plug-ins…)

When I enabled the default plugins like ‘File Sharing’ and ‘Multimedia File Sharing’ this leaves 0% room for other plugins…???

I can’t even install Luci anymore.

Some help please… This cannot be normal…?
Would installing a microSD storage allow for more plugins space?

I also have a AR750-EXT Slate, and there I have ~89MB free with FW 3.201 and ‘File Sharing’, ‘Multimedia File Sharing’, ‘Luci’ plug-ins all installed, so something is definitely wrong with the X750v2 Spitz configuration???

Please help, what can I do to resolve this?

Got an answer through mail…

The AR750s Slate has 128MB Nand flash. X750V2 Spitz only has 16MB Nor flash.
Very unfortunate…

Question, if I would install a microSD, could I then install additional plugins on the SD-Card and increase the plug-in storage?
If yes, any guide available somewhere ???

Pls check this post How to expand the "disk space" of gl router by exroot?

exroot on 3.201 should be very easy.

Thanks, can you just confirm the following…

If I use exroot to use the SDcard as additional storage.
If the SDcard gets corrupted, will the device than still function? Or will it brick as it then looses it’s main storage?
Just want to understand, as there always is a risk that a SDcard or USB stick gets corrupted and surely don’t want to brick the router if that happens…

If the SD card is broken, you can remove the SD card and it will boot the normal system.

In my AR750 Creta
Save backup User config
Update Firmware resetting everything 3.201-402 (beta6)
Install Luci just right after updating
I had a 512Mb USB in it and also a 64Gb SD
I made /overlay in Luci>System>Mount Points
Add
Select SD or USB Flash, in my case USB.
/overlay
Reboot.
Easy after few tries.
Import User Config
Bye

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Thanks,

could I get a bit more help on the setup in V3.201?
I formatted a 8GB MicroSD as EXT4…

Then went towards Luci>System>Mount Points

I see David mentioning to use /overlay, but unsure if this is correct??

So should I select use as ‘root filesystem’ or ‘external overlay’?
And what is the difference ???

I just did this too. use /overlay. Here’s my setup, before and after screenshots:





Thanks for the guide, David!

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Thanks indeed!

I now used an 8GB MicroSD and now have ample storage for whatever plug-in I would like to install…

Still unfortunate that GL-INET decided to only include 16MB NOR for the GL-X750, that should have been different!
(Especially with the V2 version where they had the chance to do so…)

Hello!

/overlay
you put extra space but the main system files will be in the router…when router space is full, all the additional files will be in SD, like new packages/plugins… You can remove SD (not recommended), some fonctions will have errors but not your entire router.

/root
all your main system files will be in your SD. I don’t recommend this as SD may fail or corrupt.

I’m not an expert but I think this is how it works…

This is my config…one 2Gb SD for files and one old 512Mb USB for additional router software like plugins. AR750, no space after update 3.201 firmware.
mount points1

Bye!!!