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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.

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    I started using OpenMediaVault (OMV) on a Raspberry PI (29 USD) with an extra hard drive, as an experimental data backup to a Windows Server. The initial set up was easy to do from OMV's web page interface. I was impressed with the solid stability and that fact that OMV just works. This "experiment" graduated into a low cost, low power, compact package that has proven itself to be reliable. The plug-in’s function as they should which makes setting up OMV to do what you want it to do, an a-la-cart process. Add what you need, leave out what you don't, and enjoy the best possible performance. (Of note, every plug-in I've tried works as advertised.) OMV will operate reliably and well on minimum hardware as is evidenced with good performance on a Raspberry PI. (Again, I'm using a 29 USD R-PI, with OMV installed on an SD card, an external drive dock, and a 1TB hard drive.) As a point of reference: I have extensive experience in enterprise networking, user and administrator experience with the various iterations of Windows in it's server, workstation and consumer variants all the way back to Windows 3.1. I also have knowledge of Linux that I believe is better than the average novice. Why use OMV?: I've accumulated a lot of personal data that I want to preserve without issue or incident. I also want to have physical possession of my data without relying on someone else's server in the so called "cloud" (A foolish term for the Internet). Why? Companies go bankrupt everyday, employees become disgruntled, disasters happen, and data dissapears. (Believe it.) While I've dealt with complex software solutions in times past (Client / Server operations, VIA remote access terminal servers come to mind). I'm at a point in life where I value simplicity and reliability. Even if it's at the top level, I don't want to redesign a custom solution and test it every year, to store my data. Further Windows based software and Windows itself, simply can't be trusted as the sole solution for storage. In the bottom line: I've tried various pieces of NAS hardware. I've also tried various free and paid software products. I settled on OMV for many of the reasons noted above, but it's also important to note that it provides additional high end features that are typically found in paid products. The average computer literate user will find that, if they have some older out of date hardware laying around, OMV can be used to create a NAS device, at very low cost. Further, OMV can provide numerous other network services. (Media streaming, DHCP, Local DNS, WEB sites, RAID arrays, etc..) It's a fine product. ((Oh, by the way if OMV is used to handle your data, a 10 dollar donation is in order. The money saved on hardware and / or software will more than cover a small contribution.))

    Posted 10/07/2016
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    Have been using OMV for a couple of years. Run 3 disks rsync'd and SnapRaid across all of it. The plugins are excellent, using it as a media server as well. Whilst the webUI could be prettier, you know what it doesn't matter. You can do everything through terminal if you want to anyway. The system is solid, and the only issues I have had have been my "experiments" Support through the forum is excellent, and I am always surprised more people do not use it!

    Posted 09/12/2016
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    OMV is outstanding! I've run it for a couple of years now, presently using v2.1.23 to serve filesystems from 8 drives. It has been fully reliable, I've yet to have any software issues with it. The web UI is easy to use but also comprehensive. OMV has broad filesystem support, which I've found useful when upgrading our pcs/laptops - I can add the old drives to my OMV server to have all of the data easily available on the LAN.

    Posted 06/27/2016
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    I use OMV on a daily basis and once configured it just works like a charm. Even if there's a problem to solve, both, community and support act very responsively and answer questions in a helpful and constructive way.

    Posted 06/23/2016
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    an impressive NAS/VM host setup I yet to come across off. works very well and have an impressive number of plugins and add-ons to work with. seams very stable. need some work in area of supporting KVM via GUI. but that is just nit-picking :-) virtualbox works very well. thanks for a great product.

    Posted 05/31/2016
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