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OMV Webinterface

Developer Volker Theile
OS family GNU/Linux
↳ Debian GNU/Linux
↳ OpenMediaVault
Latest release 1.12 / 1 February 2015 (2015-02-01)[1]
Platforms IA-32
License GNU GPL v3 (Free Software)
Official website

OpenMediaVault (OMV) is a complete and free open-source software (FOSS) network-attached storage (NAS) operating system (OS).[2] It is developed and designed primarily for home use. Developer Volker Theile began development of OpenMediaVault in 2009[3] Previously he worked with the FreeNAS[4][5] project.


OpenMediaVault is based on the Debian Linux distribution. It is licensed through the GNU General Public License v3[6] as published by the Free Software Foundation. OpenMediaVault uses Debian's official standard for package management, the Advanced Packaging Tool (APT). OpenMediaVault is designed to be configured and administered via the Webinterface, which is written in Ext JS, and is currently compatible with 32 and 64bit hardware


Through an Application programming interface (API),[7] OpenMediaVault is designed for features to be added to the Webinterface via the Plug-in System. The developer provides a group of core Plug-ins that can be installed via the Webinterface, while others are developed by the community.[8] Many of the community supported Plug-ins are currently hosted in an unofficial plugin repository.[9]

Other features include:


Core Plug-ins are developed by Volker Theile

External Plug-ins are available via additional package repositories. The majority of those Plug-ins are developed by a group called OpenMediaVault Plugin Developers.[10] The status of all Plug-ins can be viewed online.[11]

Minimum System requirements[edit]

Hardware support[edit]

Refer to the Debian Hardware Database to see a complete list of compatible hardware.[12]

Release history[edit]

Legend: Old version Older version, still supported Current version Latest preview version Future release
Version Name Release Date Base Notes
Old version, no longer supported: 0.2 Ix EOL 2011-10-17[13] Debian 6 initial public release
Old version, no longer supported: 0.3 Omnius EOL 2012-04-18[14] Debian 6 introduced multi-language web interface and graphical user prompt for rights administration via ACL
Old version, no longer supported: 0.4 Fedaykin EOL 2012-09-21[15][16] Debian 6 general improvements and customizing
Older version, yet still supported: 0.5 Sardaukar old stable version
maintenance only
2013-08-25[17] Debian 6 changes in the API, 0.4 plugins are not compatible[18]
Current stable version: 1.0 Kralizec stable version 2014-09-15[19] Debian 7 Better support for weaker systems, Dashboard with support for widgets, Improved infrastructure for plug-ins.


OpenMediaVault is free Software and is available without charge. It is possible to support OpenMediaVault through PayPal.


In addition to the version number, each version has a codename which is from the novel Dune from Frank Herbert.

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