Setting up a NAS 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

    TrueNAS is totally ok. It is NAS OS and based on FreeBSD UNIX, supports ZFS, containers. Also, consider UnRaid https://unraid.net/. It is also a NAS OS and includes Docker containers and KVM-based VMs. Same for OpenMediaVault https://www.openmediavault.org/. UnRaid and OMV are both Linux-based. If you want a virtualized OS, I would take a look at Starwind NAS & SAN https://www.starwindsoftware.com/free-san-and-nas. Supports both ZFS and mdadm. However, in this case, you should consider Proxmox or ESXi.

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