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 to install and administrate a Network Attached Storage without deeper knowledge. (by openmediavault)

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  • suggestions on diy nas configuration
    1 project | reddit.com/r/DataHoarder | 19 Jan 2022
    On a self-built NAS, consider XPEnology https://xpenology.org/ to have the same functionality as Synology or use similar solutions like https://www.openmediavault.org/, Starwinds SAN & NAS https://www.starwindsoftware.com/san-and-nas.
  • Transform laptop into mini server?
    1 project | reddit.com/r/linuxmint | 15 Jan 2022
  • Windows for NAS?
    1 project | reddit.com/r/HomeServer | 14 Jan 2022
    Look into this and see if it may fit your needs https://www.openmediavault.org
  • Home server for a noob
    1 project | reddit.com/r/linux4noobs | 11 Jan 2022
    There's a distribution for home servers, OpenMediaVault, that has conveniently pre-configured many things you would want (SSH, FTP, Samba, ...). The extension OMV-extras adds Docker support through the web GUI and direct install of Yacht, which offers convenient management of running Docker images. Running Plex/Nextcloud/PiHole etc. as separate Docker containers is then a breeze.
  • First time making a server from a old pc
    1 project | reddit.com/r/HomeServer | 2 Jan 2022
    Openmediavault would be an alternative solution. https://www.openmediavault.org/
  • Setting up a NAS server
    1 project | reddit.com/r/HomeServer | 28 Dec 2021
    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.
  • NAS suggestion
    1 project | reddit.com/r/HomeNAS | 27 Dec 2021
    You need a Synology NAS solution. But if you want to play with your own NAS and build it, there are a lot of good options. Supermicro mini-towers or Dell Optiplex servers should fit your needs. With a DIY server, you are not limited to the NAS solution and can install XPenology https://xpenology.org/ or alternative solutions like Openmediavault, https://www.openmediavault.org/, Starwinds SAN & NAS https://www.starwindsoftware.com/san-and-nas-free
  • Which OS to run my plex media server?
    1 project | reddit.com/r/HomeServer | 27 Dec 2021
    OpenMediaVault (OMV) is free. It is based on Debian and uses native Linux Software RAID (MD/RAID) by default. I believe there is a ZFS plug-in as well. Plex can be installed in a Docker container.
  • Home server....or NAS??
    1 project | reddit.com/r/pcmasterrace | 26 Dec 2021
    Start with something small like Raspberry Pi, Intel Nuc, SFF computers. Learn and build a self-hosted NAS on that hardware using pre-built solutions like OMV https://www.openmediavault.org/, EasyNAS https://easynas.org/, any Linux distribution. Scale once you face something bottlenecking the performance.
  • Building a home NAS, need advice
    1 project | reddit.com/r/HomeNAS | 26 Dec 2021
  • Recommended NAS?
    1 project | reddit.com/r/homelab | 26 Dec 2021
    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.
  • Does TrueNAS run OK inside a VM (i.e. Docker)?
    1 project | reddit.com/r/truenas | 24 Dec 2021
    if you have specific questions ask. i.e. there is no such thing as "enabling nas environment on linux" - it is just enabling sharing what you have over whatever protocols you want (i.e. SMB if you are in the Windows world, again depends on what your client hardware is ). You can do with out of the box distribution like OMV (https://www.openmediavault.org/) a Debian based build to run NAS that would make it easier for you, you can also just put straight up Ubuntu and use that for learnings. Everything would work.
  • I'm going to be moving to truenas scale soon, any recommendations? Or any better Nas operating system?
    4 projects | reddit.com/r/homelab | 23 Dec 2021
    I am using DIY NAS on VM on home PC. Works great to share storage for plex and home PCs via SMB. There are nice alternatives. UnRAID is populare, as mentioned. In addition, you can check OMV and Starwinds SAN&NAS. https://www.openmediavault.org/
  • Advice needed on creating raid setup without losing all my data.
    1 project | reddit.com/r/DataHoarder | 21 Dec 2021
    I would follow the 3-2-1 backup rule in order to keep the data safe. This is the main thing. Also, RAID is not a backup, I'm pretty sure you understand it. I would buy ready NAS solutions as Synology or build my own NAS. Regarding OS, there are a lot of choices. XPenology https://xpenology.org/, Openmediavault, https://www.openmediavault.org/, TrueNAS Core https://www.truenas.com/truenas-core/ or Starwinds SAN & NAS https://www.starwindsoftware.com/free-san-and-nas if you decide to stick with virtualized OS. In this case, you deploy Proxmos or VMware.
  • Need help between Xubuntu + ZFS or TrueNAS Core for a multi-purpose homeserver
    1 project | reddit.com/r/HomeServer | 19 Dec 2021
    You have several options. TrueNAS is NAS OS and based on FreeBSD UNIX, supports ZFS, containers. UnRaid is 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 decide to stick with virtualized OS, I would take a look at Starwind NAS & SAN https://www.starwindsoftware.com/free-san-and-nas. Supports both ZFS and mdadm. In this case, you should consider Proxmox or ESXi.

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