New updates available

openmediavault 6.4.0

  • Update locale files.
  • Various improvements.
  • Upgrade to Angular 14.
  • Improve omv-btrfs-scrub and scheduled Btrfs error checks. Deduplicate file system UUID to prevent unnecessary work.
  • Configure DHCP overrides in
  • Fix bug in the bonding network interface configuration page. The Primary field is only used by the active-backup, balance-tlb and balance-alb modes.
  • Improve DNS configuration. systemd-resolved is now fully responsible for network name resolution.
  • Add snapshot lifecycle management to clean up snapshots of shared folders according to given rules. The tool omv-sfsnapadm is called hourly by a cron job to do the cleanup. The settings can be found at Storage | Shared Folders | All Snapshots in the UI. This feature is disabled by default.

openmediavault-clamav 6.0.4

  • Update locale files.
  • Immediately run scheduled task when pressing the Play button.

openmediavault-usbbackup 6.0.3

  • Update locale files.
  • Immediately run scheduled task when pressing the Play button.

New update available

openmediavault 6.3.12

  • Prevent custom network interface search domain settings from being overwritten by settings provided via DHCP.

New update available

openmediavault 6.3.11

  • Update locale files.
  • Upgrade Salt to version 3005.1.
  • Issue #1485: Add option to enforce transport encryption per SMB share. Defaults to disabled.
  • Issue #1542: Add transmit hash policy support to bond network interfaces.

NOTE … You’ll face the following error message during the Salt package installation.

[ERROR   ] Unable to connect pusher: Stream is closed

You can ignore them, the Salt code will be patched by the openmediavault package during installation. After that, there will be no more of these error messages from Salt.

What is wrong with some Open-Source-Software (OSS) users?

A few days ago I received another email which made me wonder what is going on with some Open-Source-Software (OSS) users.

… Try fresh install as I described to you and do your job and fix this ridiculous bug.

First of all, the writer here has quite the wrong tone. Secondly, I have already done my job by extensively testing the functionality before publishing. Of course, it always happens that things run differently at the user than in the development or test environment.

What always saddens me is the fact that some users think they can make demands on software that is created by developers in their spare time and then provided to them for free. How can you make claims on a software and its developers that is free? With paid software I can understand that, but with OSS? In my opinion, many users do not see the difference between commercially driven OSS and those created by volunteers in their spare time. Projects like Linux, Kubernetes, Ceph or OpenOffice, to name a few, are supported by vendors who have a commercial interest and have paid developers working on these projects for this purpose. Such projects have naturally set the bar pretty high for users. It is clear that many users then apply this bar to other OSS projects. However, users should not forget how open source works and where it comes from. In most cases, OSS is driven by enthusiastic developers in their spare time and made available to the community for free.

New update available

openmediavault 6.3.10

  • Issue #1537: `findmnt` is using tree-like output on some systems which breaks the parsing of the content.
  • Enhance the UDEV rules to workaround the duplicate serial number bug of various disk enclosures. Now the `disk/by-uuid` symlinks are created as well if a file system UUID exists.