OMV brings to you a network attached storage solution for beginners and avanced users. It has the simplicity, yet is still comprehensive, that is needed for beginners who don't know much about Linux. It is even easier to install than your Windows. OMV takes care of anything itself. You just need to setup your root password. No more interaction is needed from you to install this Distribution. After the installion you can start right away with settup up your shares, configuring plugins and services, creating a raid or filesystem on your new hard disk. All that can be easy done via a simple Webinterface. OMV features a simple Plugin API and comes with a bunch of Plugins developed and maintained by votdev itself. Plugins that are included from the beginning and just need to be installed in the plugin section feature support for clamav (Antivirus), DAAP (itunes media server), netatalk (AppleTalk) and one for USB Backups. There are also some Plugins for Users with needs that go above the usual: LDAP, LVM2, iSCSI Enterprise Target, UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply) and one to manipulate the the IP Route table. Besides that there are already many Plugins made from the community for the Fedaykin (OMV 0.4) version. Available User made Plugins are: autoshutdown, dnsmasq, git, mysql, processlist and transmissionbt. More Plugins, that are not maintained at the moment, but available and working on Fedaykin are: cups, minidlna, openvpn, subversion, virtualbox and a website plugin. Greyhole will be available again in the next OMV version. The upcoming version Sardaukar (OMV 0.5) will feature a better and redifined Plugin API which will make it even easier for Users to devolop Plugins. Other new Features that are coming to OMV are Static IPv6 Support (0.5) and dynamic Support in 0.6. Version 0.6 also takes the step to move from Debian Squeeze to the new stable Debian version Wheezy. Keep in mind that openmediavault just builds up onto a standard minimal Debian installation. So, anything that can run on Debian, will much likely also run on OMV.
Come out baby in the market. Will teach you a real good lesson.
Have been using OMV for over a year now - very satisfied. With the possible exception of the Synology (commercial) NAS solution, this is to me the best NAS OS available at the moment. Superb!
A powerful, debian based NAS Software. Many features out of the box, but also easily extendable with plugins. Recommended!
using,good job nas,but any bugs!
It took me a while to install it and configure it, but it eventually worked. Still some bugs to deal with. All in all, being Open Source and Free, I'd say it's a good piece of software and it definitely comes with nice potential. Thanks for it!
Great NAS with many plugins and a very active community support. Yes it has it little quirks but they fix them fairly quickly.