Need advice on choosing OS/base for NAS/home server

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  • OpenMediaVault

    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 t

  • Ansible-NAS

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

    First I will point you toward this project: https://github.com/davestephens/ansible-nas Which uses ansible to define and manage your docker containers. There's initially no GUI (this is actually a good thing!) but you could probably install Ubuntu with a GUI if you need it before setting up your drives or whatever. After you have configured everything to your liking you can end up with a webui for docker (portainer) and a dashboard linking to the webui for all of your services (radarr, traefik, etc.)

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