What is 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 small offices or 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.



  • Running out-of-the-box
  • Debian Linux OS
  • Web based administration
  • Easy system updates via Debian package management
  • Volume management
  • S.M.A.R.T.
  • Link aggregation
  • Wake On Lan
  • IPv6 support
  • Email notifications
  • File sharing
  • Extendible via plugins

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Try out OMV5 (beta)

If you want to try out OMV5 (beta) on AMD64 compatible hardware, then simply download the ISO image and install it.

You can also use any Debian 10 image and manually install OMV5 according to this forum post.

Last but not least you can give it a try on a virtual machine using Vagrant.

The following changes have been done:

  • Adapt code base to Debian 10 (Buster)
  • Use Salt to deploy configuration settings. Using ‘omv-salt stage run all’ will deploy the whole system according to the configuration database.
  • The omv-salt CLI command superseds omv-mkconf. Note, the command will not only create the configuration files, it will also take care about to start/stop/restart the services.
  • The omv-initsystem command has been replaced by ‘omv-confdbadm populate’. This command discovers the current system settings and synchronizes them into the database.
  • Default systems settings will now be applied by the Salt orchestration state ‘omv.stage.setup’.
  • Add Time Machine support to SMB/CIFS shares.
  • Use systemd-logind to handle power button action.
  • Use systemd to reboot/shutdown/standby the system.
  • Issue #93: Use chrony instead of ntpd.
  • Issue #146: Use systemd to configure the network.
  • Issue #266: Remember size and position of windows.
  • Issue #281: Display system uptime in RRD graph.
  • Issue #302: Display reboot notification.
  • Issue #317: Remove the ability to configure Zeroconf services via UI. They can still be customized via environment variables.
  • Add options ‘Group’ and ‘Owner’ to rsync settings. If the ‘Archive’ option is enabled and one of its implied option ‘Recursive’, ‘Preserve permissions’, ‘Times’, ‘Group’ or ‘Owner’ is disabled, then this option will be prefixed with ‘–no-xxx’ in the rsync command line.
  • Remove ‘Local master browser’ checkbox in the SMB/CIFS page. If you still need that use the ‘Extra Options’ field to add it manually.


New update available

openmediavault 4.1.21

  • Improve quick disk wiping. Remove signatures at the end of the device, too.
  • Fix bug in wsdd configuration.


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