OpenMediaVault VS Nextcloud

Compare OpenMediaVault vs Nextcloud and see what are their differences.


openmediavault is the next generation network attached storage (NAS) solution based on Debian Linux. It contains services like SSH, (S)FTP, SMB/CIFS, DAAP media server, RSync, BitTorrent client and many more. Thanks to the modular design of the framework it can be enhanced via plugins. OpenMediaVault is primarily designed to be used in home environments or small home offices, but is not limited to those scenarios. It is a simple and easy to use out-of-the-box solution that will allow everyone to install and administrate a Network Attached Storage without deeper knowledge. (by openmediavault)
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OpenMediaVault Nextcloud
127 209
2,645 17,523
2.8% 1.8%
9.7 9.9
5 days ago 7 days ago
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Posts with mentions or reviews of OpenMediaVault. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-12-05.


Posts with mentions or reviews of Nextcloud. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-11-26.
  • Protocol / software to use for transfering files over the Internet using Windows File Explorer
    1 project | | 3 Dec 2021
    I don't have personal experience with it, but I've seen NextCloud mentioned a lot. It offers a number of ways to access files (Web browser, smartphone app and desktop client. Since you mentioned Windows File Explorer integration, the desktop client will probably be of interest to you.
  • Changelog for v23?
    1 project | | 1 Dec 2021
  • Ich möchte an einer Datei von meinem Rechner zuhause und unterwegs vom Laptop aus arbeiten, wie mache ich das am besten?
    2 projects | | 26 Nov 2021
  • Kaip persiųsti didelį failą? 3 populiariausi būdai
    1 project | | 20 Nov 2021
  • ⟳ 1 apps added, 32 updated at
    9 projects | | 18 Nov 2021
    Nextcloud (version 3.17.1): Synchronization client
  • OPSEC as a High Risk Individual
    3 projects | | 18 Nov 2021
    icloud is not secure (see [1] and [2]) use Nextcloud, self host if possible, of not use a provider outside of the Five Eyes its recommended to stay outside of the Fourteen Eyes but at the bare minimum stay outside the Five Eyes.
  • Creating my own cloud storage from my home PC
    2 projects | | 15 Nov 2021
    Reading a bit between the lines, maybe you're looking for something a bit more like Dropbox? Then you can have a look at Nextcloud.
  • Heard you guys look good-looking dashboard, so here's one! (DETAILS IN COMMENTS)
    20 projects | | 14 Nov 2021
    The link for the Github Page is here: Applications:About Me: An about me page, well, about me (duh)Cockpit: A server monitoring tool ( An DNS-based adblocking monster ( Home VPN with a Web GUI ( A place to store my files ( Chat: The way I use to talk to international friends (imagine having those) ( A way to monitor all my 29 RAM-eating dockers ( A download manager with a Web GUI ( Pastebin, but more private (Ya see what I did there? Its bad? Oh.) ( Server: VS-Code, but in a browser ( Lookup any phone number (because scammers made me) ( Reverse Proxy Manager with a Web GUI ( without the ADs ( A link shortener ( 1.17 Paper Minecraft Server Control Panel with a Web GUI ( A self-hosted search engine (IT REALLY GIVES THE SAME EXACT RESULTS THAT GOOGLE GIVES, LIKE IN ORDER) ( A way to view my totally not pirated movies (totally, who would dare to pirate) ( Way to manage plex ( Youtube-DL with a Web GUI ( A way to add way more smart devices to the Apple Home app ( A print server (who needs a new wireless printer, when you can make your own?) ( My life saver who has been then from the beginning, ahem, I mean a password manager ( Kuma: A way to check if any of my services go down (and a way to get mass pinged at 12AM, since I update all my dockers at 12AM) ( Totally not my router page (I hate FiOS too, dw) (
  • Tell me any app, and I respond an open source alternative.
    12 projects | | 12 Nov 2021
  • Best method to send files/photos from CalyxOS to computer
    1 project | | 12 Nov 2021
    I use Netxcloud . Every time I take a photo/screenshot/whatever it is automatically syncs with my Nextcloud server. I can't recommend it enough.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing OpenMediaVault and Nextcloud you can also consider the following projects:


FreeNAS - TrueNAS CORE/Enterprise/SCALE Middleware Git Repository [Moved to:]

Samba - is the Official GitLab mirror of -- Merge requests should be made on GitLab (not on GitHub)

minio - High Performance, Kubernetes Native Object Storage

syncthing - Open Source Continuous File Synchronization

DietPi - Lightweight justice for your single-board computer!

Seafile - High performance file syncing and sharing, with also Markdown WYSIWYG editing, Wiki, file label and other knowledge management features.

Piwigo - Manage your photos with Piwigo, a full featured open source photo gallery application for the web. Star us on Github! More than 200 plugins and themes available. Join us and contribute!

ownCloud - :cloud: ownCloud web server core (Files, DAV, etc.)

Portainer - Making Docker and Kubernetes management easy.

Jellyfin - The Free Software Media System

Ansible-NAS - Build a full-featured home server or NAS replacement with an Ubuntu box and this playbook.