OMV remote access ?

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    • OMV remote access ?

      Hey there !

      I've recently set up an OMV server on my raspberry pi 3 using the dedicated image and everything seems to work fine as far as LAN use goes.

      However since I will mainly use this server to backup work projects, a very nice feature would be to to access my files anywhere from the web. I've been searching around for the best way to proceed but I'm completely lost. It seems that the easiest way would be to setup an FTP (I enabled it and it works perfectly over LAN) but I'm having a really hard time understanding how to proceed about remote access.

      If I understood correctly I could just open a port and route it to my OMV but that wouldn't be secure at all. I've seen a lot of people talking about setting a vpn via the OpenVPN plugin. I tinstalled it but I have no idea what to do next, I searched around to find a guide explaining the procedure but haven't come up with anything, and I couldn't find any documentation for the plugin either.

      Is there a tutorial I missed somewhere ?

      Thanks !
    • Remote Access, you would just need forward the FTP port to your Pi (usually 21 or 22 I think) in your router.. then use your Public IP and Port in your FTP client.

      Edit: Just saw the rest of your post...

      Using FTP is perfectly secure so long as you're not using your FTP anonymously (which would be incredibly foolish). Set up a user and access it properly.


      You might consider looking at TechnoDad's excellent Nextcloud video, and then set up a secure log in with letsencrypt (I would do this before using FTP to be honest).

      If you follow his instructions, it's very easy.
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      FTPS, SFTP, HTTPS ... and if you do not want to be exposed to the world, Zerotier and UDP hole punching
      In theory, it does not provide any service directly to the world.
      However, almost any other solution will make one or another service available from your server for the world.

      Knocking on the door will always be possible. The only thing that will remain is how strong / secure the door is.
      It does not matter if you use ftps, sftp, or https for any kind of cloud service. There will always be something standing in front of the row.

      As for ftp... you need to redirect port 21 on your router to point to your server.
      If you decide to FTP then please use TLS! Bare ftp in 2019 is a crime, as is http.
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      tkaiser wrote:

      KM0201 wrote:

      Using FTP is perfectly secure so long as you're not using your FTP anonymously
      In my opinion it's exactly the opposite. Using FTP in 2019 is only ok for anonymous access (sharing public data/downloads) but using FTP (and not at least FTPS or SFTP which are two entirely different beasts) with authentication these days is insane. ssh.com/ssh/ftp/server

      I know a lot of places that still use FTPS with authorization (of course tls not ssl). Only sometimes I have the impression that people do not see the difference between FTP and FTPS and even SFTP.
      Personally, I use both sftp and ftps in a few places. But I did not want to use bare ftp just like http in 2019.
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      tkaiser wrote:

      KM0201 wrote:

      Using FTP is perfectly secure so long as you're not using your FTP anonymously
      In my opinion it's exactly the opposite. Using FTP in 2019 is only ok for anonymous access (sharing public data/downloads) but using FTP (and not at least FTPS or SFTP which are two entirely different beasts) with authentication these days is insane. ssh.com/ssh/ftp/server
      Well the OP asked to access his own private files, so while your statement may be true in a general sight, it may confuse OP in what he should do to achieve accessing his files.

      @Parmachin as others have stated, try to get a look at @TechnoDadLifes Videos for installing Nextcloud, this should be the best solution for you.

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      skittlebrau wrote:

      If you only want file access, Seafile is a good option too and is a bit more snappy than NextCloud. NextCloud however has a few other features which you might find useful.

      Seafile is really pretty good. I'm not sure I'd call it snappier than Nextcloud... I used both quite a bit (Seafile on OMV 3, Nextcloud on OMV 4)... and had very similar performance out of both. On OMV 3, there was no Seafile plugin and it required setting it up completely via command line. Once setup, it worked very well (there's a multi page thread somewhere here on the forum). When I upgraded to 4 and began migrating more towards docker, I had some issues w/ the Seafile docker containers... Nextcloud, was quite easy to set up in Docker. I didn't set up encrypted access for a while with it, but once I did, it was also easy.

      I'm a fan of both, and had I gotten the Seafile docker's to work how I wanted them.. probably would have just stuck with Seafile. As it is, I'm perfectly happy with Nextcloud.
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