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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openmediavault 3 goes EOL

At 30.06.2018 openmediavault 3.x will become EOL. This means no security/bugfix updates will be released anymore. Please upgrade to 4.x to be up-to-date.


Release of openmediavault 4 (Arrakis)

After a long development phase i am happy to announce the release of openmediavault 4 (Arrakis).

A big thank you goes to all translators, forum moderators and bug reporters for their contributions and support.

The main features at a glance:

  • Using Debian 9 (Stretch).
  • Shared folders can be accessed via /sharedfolders/<name> in the root filesystem.
  • The SNMP feature has been outsourced as plugin. Please note that the existing configuration will be deleted.
  • Refactor RRD graph generation. Introduce omv-mkrrdgraph tool.
  • Fix various email configuration issues, e.g. problems with Gmail.
  • Fix timeout on filesystems page when having many filesystems. Also reduced time to collect filesystem information.
  • Improve UI usablility on mobile and touch devices.
  • Many fixed bugs and improvements.

The whole changelog for openmediavault 4 can be viewed here. The ISO image can be downloaded here.

If you plan to migrate your system from OMV3, please check if all used plugins are ready for OMV4. Please note that the whole operating system is upgraded. You should therefor consider to reinstall the system from scratch with OMV4.

You can also install OMV4 on every Debian 9 based distribution, e.g. using the Netinst ISO images, Raspbian or … if your platform is not supported. You will find a guide here how you can do that.

If you have any questions, feel free to post them in the forum or have a look into our troubleshooting section.


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