OpenMediaVault is a free network-attached storage server, supporting CIFS ( Samba), FTP, NFS, rsync, AFP protocols, S.M.A.R.T., local user authentication, and software RAID (0,1,5,6,10), with a web-based configuration interface. OpenMediaVault is currently distributed as an ISO image and in source form. OpenMediaVault needs to be installed on a Compact Flash, USB, or dedicated hard drive. Using the dedicated hard drive will use that drive just for the operating system, and files cannot be stored on it. OpenMediaVault is powered by Debian GNU/Linux.
OpenMediaVault was inspired by
FreeNAS and other commercial NAS but is a complete new implementation. It is released under the GNU General Public License. [1 ] [2 ] [3 ]
Features [ edit ]
CIFS (via Samba), TFTP, FTP, NFS, SSH, rsync, AFP, UPnP, BitTorrent (protocol) and iTunes. Extensions (plug-ins) for:
SlimServer, Xbox Media Stream Protocol.
rsync server, client and local sync. File systems:
XFS, JFS and ext2/ ext3/ ext4 are fully supported, NTFS read/write and FAT32 read/write supported. Hard drive:
P-ATA/ S-ATA, SCSI, iSCSI, USB and FireWire.
GPT/ EFI partitioning for hard drives larger than 2 Terabytes. Network cards: All wired and wireless cards supported by
Debian. Boot from HDD, USB key, CompactFlash, CD-ROM + floppy disk, or USB flash.
RAID cards: All those supported by Debian. Software RAID levels:
0, 1, 5, 6, JBOD, 5+0, 5+1, 0+1, 1+0, etc. (using mdadm). 4KB sector formatting support for hard drives using
S.M.A.R.T. support. Remote
SNMP monitoring. Email log and reporting notification.
Link aggregation and link failover interface
UPS (Uninterruptible power supply) support
See also [ edit ]
Comparison of iSCSI targets
CryptoNAS - NAS specially designed for encrypted partitions (Debian-based Live-CD, GPL)
NASLite - another low-cost commercial NAS operating system from the developers of NanoNAS
NexentaOS - open source OS and enterprise class NAS with kernel based ZFS
Open-E - unified file and block storage management software that supports NAS, iSCSI, InfiniBand, Fibre Channel, SAN and Failover
Openfiler - CentOS-based NAS operating system
FreeNAS - the FreeBSD-based NAS from which OpenMediaVault was originally forked
NAS4Free - another FreeBSD 9.x-based NAS operating system, fork from FreeNAS
napp-it - free browser-managed ZFS Internet-Nas-San-Server for user with less computer or OpenSolaris experience
PulsarOS - another attempt to create a lightweight NAS operating system
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