OpenMediaVault: New version 6 of the Distro to create NAS Servers

OpenMediaVault: New version 6 of the Distro to create NAS Servers

OpenMediaVault: New version 6 of the Distro to create NAS Servers

Earlier this month, the developers of the “OpenMediaVault Distro”, have announced the launch of the new version 6 (Shaytan). Version that includes, among many novelties that we will already know, being based on Debian-11 (Bullseye) and a new user interface written from scratch.

And for those who like to know, where do the code names of programs and distros, it is worth mentioning that the name of Shaitan refers to a character movie and game called Dune. Shaitan was originally the Fremen term for a powerful embodiment of evil, such as the devil or a demon. Y eTo a lesser extent, it was also a name given to the sandworms of Arrakis, certainly less so than Shai-Hulud.

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And as usual, before entering fully into today's topic on the new products of the latest available version of the GNU/Linux OpenMediaVault distribution, ie the "version 6", Also known as Shaitan, we will leave for those interested the following links to some previous related publications. In such a way that they can easily explore them, if necessary, after finishing reading this publication:

"OpenMediaVault (OMV) is a free Linux distribution designed for Network Attached Storage (NAS). OpenMediaVault is based on the Debian operating system and is licensed under the GNU General Public License v3. And it contains services like SSH, (S)FTP, SMB/CIFS, DAAP media server, rsync, BitTorrent and many more". The new version of Java SE 18 has already been released and these are its news

OpenMediaVault: GNU/Linux Distro to create NAS Servers

OpenMediaVault: GNU/Linux Distro to create NAS Servers

What novelties does the new version 6 incorporate?

Among the main novelties de OpenMediaVault 6 (OMV 6) The following are summarized:


  1. It comes with an improved ISO installer.
  2. It is now based on Debian 11 (Bullseye).
  3. It does not allow the installation (coexistence) of graphical environments.
  4. Improves the configuration of scheduled work times.
  5. Improves SMART temperature monitoring settings.
  6. Use systemd watchdog instead of a separate daemon.
  7. Adds recycle bin support for SMB home directories.
  8. Includes a completely new User Interface written from scratch.
  9. SMB NetBIOS support is disabled by default.
  10. Supports ed25519 SSH public keys in the user configuration dialog.
  11. Adds the ability to copy and apply shared folder permissions to an ACL page.

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  1. By default, it includes that static DNS servers will take precedence over DNS servers received from the DHCP server.
  2. Device files in the /dev/disk/by-label file system are no longer supported, because they are neither unique nor predictable.
  3. It brings some new plugins that are based on containers. Such as: S3, OwnTone, PhotoPrism, WeTTY, FileBrowser, Onedrive.
  4. Removes the ability to clean system registries. This is no longer possible because the data is now fetched from the systemd journal, which cannot be flushed per unit.
  5. Allows you to disable the "Access Control List" button on the shared folder page if the selected entry is on a non-POSIX-compliant file system.
  6. The file system page will only show the file systems configured by OMV from now on. This is the standard UI behavior that all other pages use.

And many more, which can be seen in more detail in the following link.

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In summary, this new version 6 de “Open Media Vault” includes many new features (improvements and corrections) that will surely allow better configurations, optimizations and uses on used equipment such as NAS Servers (Network Attached Storage Devices). In this way, to be able to enjoy better storage platforms and home or work clouds.

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