Recommended NAS?

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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

    That is a perfect solution. Otherwise, you can build your own NAS. The server might be Supermicro mini-towers, Dell Optiplex. You can use them for anything, including virtualization, file storage, etc. With a DIY server, you can install XPenology https://xpenology.org/, a very popular and decent option or alternative solutions like Openmediavault, https://www.openmediavault.org/, Starwinds SAN & NAS https://www.starwindsoftware.com/san-and-nas-free. Last was designed to be running as VM in ESXi, supports ZFS and mdadm.

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