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OpenMediaVault Reviews

OpenMediaVault is the next generation network attached storage (NAS) solution based on Debian Linux.

Social recommendations and mentions

We have tracked the following product recommendations or mentions on Reddit and HackerNews. They can help you see what people think about OpenMediaVault and what they use it for.
  • Thinking about making a home storage server
    Basically, there a few options to start with. The most decent ones are TrueNAS/FreeNAS ( , OMV (, both supports zfs. Also, you can look into UnRAID ( which allows you to scale easily. Also, some info on zfs - Source: Reddit / 21 days ago
  • just how well does the nvidea shield pro do as a plex server?
    I have 5 Optiplex 3010's (i3-3rd Gen processors) sitting in my closet with 4GB RAM that would work just fine as a direct play Plex server with openmediavault as it's OS. And should even HW Transcode a couple of 1080p files with a Plex Pass. - Source: Reddit / 2 months ago
  • How I reclaimed my server after resetting devices after the breach (Ubuntu)
    Wow, I'm on a Debian based headloess OS ( and my update was much easier. - Source: Reddit / 3 months ago
  • No write access after clean install of Linux Mint
    The link that u/Fribbtastic had quite a bit of detail. Or there is always r/linux4noobs. I don't have mine installed on Mint and the GUI of my OS is quite a bit different (I.e. There is no desktop, only a web interface/command line). But the command line should be the same for all distros built off of Debian. - Source: Reddit / 4 months ago
  • How stable/dependable is your PleX instance?
    Once I got all the correct settings on my server and clients the only problems I've had is the ones that I have no control over (I.e Plex issue on their end). Other than that it has been rock solid running on since 2017. - Source: Reddit / about 1 year ago
  • Is it worth me moving back to a Linux based OS?
    I've been running OpenMediaVault and Plex since 2017. I also use this machine for my file server for my personal files, Tautulli and it is my PiHole. My next project will probably be NextCloud on the server since it has been so reliable ...even on 9+ year old Dell 7010. - Source: Reddit / about 1 year ago
  • Raspberry Pi Plex Server External Hard Drive Always On
    I'm running OMV and in the web gui I have an option to disable the sleeping of each drive. (Mine spin 24/7/365 so that I don't have to wait for them to "wake up"). Each OS is different, a Google search may help. - Source: Reddit / about 1 year ago
  • Easiest way to attach external storage?
    FreeNAS or OpenMediaVault can be run on something as small as a Raspberry pi. Plug in your USB HDD and go. - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • Why is Amahi not a popular home server solution?
    Anyway, I also use ZFS. My server distro of choice is OpenMediaVault, which has a great ZFS plugin that allows easy management via Web UI. - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago

External sources with reviews and comparisons of OpenMediaVault

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