OpenMediaVault 6: the new version for NAS has arrived


OpenMediaVault 6 is the new version of the system for NAS based on Debian 11 which has come with a new user interface written from scratch. In addition, OMV will allow you to have all the functions for network storage that you can imagine. It also includes support for SSH protocols for secure remote connection for administration, SFTP and FTP for uploading or downloading files, RSync for file synchronization, BitTorrent client, etc. And that is almost nothing, as it has a modular design so you can add even more features thanks to its plugins.

On the other hand, it's worth noting that OpenMediaVault has a proven track record as a solid NAS solution, and knowing that Debian is behind it means strength, security, and stability. OpenMediaVault emerged in 2009, as a successor to the well-known FreeNAS (now called TrueNAS) which was based on FreeBSD. Also, it's not just a straight-up successor, it has one of the original FreeNAS developers working on OMV, but now using a different system.

The project has been specially designed for use in domestic environments due to its simplicity of management, or for SMEs, although it is not limited to those segments and can give much more of itself. With its easy web interface you will have a good ready-to-use NAS solution without the need for additional computer skills. And now you can enjoy all the new features that have been included in OpenMediaVault 6, the latest stable version of this project:

  • Based on Debian 11 instead of Debian 10 like the 5.x series
  • New graphic interface completely designed from scratch to be cleaner, modern, easy to use and with the latest trends
  • Container-based plugins (S3, OwnTone, PhotonPrism, WeTTY, FileBrowser, Ondrive, SMART monitoring,…)
  • Recycle bin support for SMB
  • Many other improvements, including lots of bug fixes

If you already have OpenMediaVault 5.x and you want to update to OMV 6, you should be careful and make sure that your hardware does not use JMicron USB drivers, as it can cause problems as some users have detected. In all other cases you can update without fear. And remember, OMV 5 comes to an end at the end of June 2022, at which point support ceases and there will no longer be any fix updates and security patches to cover vulnerabilities. Therefore, it is important to move to version 6.x proton…

Remember that the OpenMediaVault 6 ISO can also be found for ARM architecture, to use a NAS based on the Raspberry Pi.

More information from OpenMediaVault – Official Web site

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  1.   José said

    What a scare you gave me with the JMICRON. I have put the 6 since I have had the 4 without problems for a few years, if I am not mistaken, no problems. The correct installation in everything. But when I read about JMICRON I say we're back with JMICRON again and you've given me a scare. I seem to remember that the problem was corrected in 5.x. I do not detect any fault and it is very fine. By the way, the capture you have posted is from 3 or less, the new one is very material design and they have given a more coherent order to the menus and the dashboard. All the best.

  2.   Fernando said