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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New updates available

openmediavault 5.6.24

  • Notify users that an upgrade to OMV6 is not possible on side-by-side installations with a desktop environment.

openmediavault 6.0.9

WARNING … Starting with 6.0.8, a side-by-side installation with graphical environments will be prevented technically.

  • Update locale files.
  • Use systemd watchdog instead of separate daemon.
  • Issue #1181: Use ‘Warning’ color for SMART assessment status ‘BAD_SECTOR’.


New update available

openmediavault 6.0.8

WARNING … This update will break side-by-side installations with graphical desktops.

  • Various improvements.
  • Update locale files.
  • Add the ability to copy and apply the permissions of a shared folder to its ACL page.
  • Add ‘Conflicts’ section in package control; openmediavault can’t be installed side-by-side with graphical environments anymore.


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