OMV Has to be the best out there......

  • So I just wanted to share my opinion. I have tried most of the freely available DIY NAS server OSes out there, and I keep going back to OMV. I'll be honest, I'm more of a noob when it comes to Linux / Unix as I just recently reminded myself. Most of the alternatives require a good deal of knowledge about the command line just to get started. I'll give Rockstor an honorable mention. I guess I wrote this to say thank you to the developers at OMV for the ease of use, and reliability. It's good stuff.

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  • I really liked Freenas (when Volker was there).. I could never warm up to BSD, but I could get the basic stuff done. When Volker left, iX took over, etc... it was such a mess I switched to using Ubuntu Server. It wasn't easy, but I got through it and used it pretty successfully for a bit when I heard Volker had started OMV and it was based on Debian (which I've always really liked). That was October 2011, and I tested it for a month in VM before moving on since I had Ubuntu running well. Installed OMV .2 just after Thanksgiving and have been hooked ever since.

    Hard to believe it's been 9yrs

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  • I ran a recovery diskette for years because it could automatically add all drives to NFS, that was fancy back then. As a plus, it also had an unusable x.500 client.

    I've never been a "computer" person, and for that fact I like that OMV is Debian based as help is plentiful, almost too plentiful. I'm starting to stay away from its GUI though, bad things can happen in there.

  • I've seen the yellow banner at the top asking me to apply changes, but I'm not sure what I've changed. Maybe somewhere there is a text view of the command queue which is about to be ran (when you click apply), but I haven't seen it. I'd like to have those commands right in my face every time.

    But I do think OMV is amazing. Without playing a fluffer, I know nothing magically appears, so thanks to all who've taken some time out of their life to create it.

  • I've seen the yellow banner at the top asking me to apply changes, but I'm not sure what I've changed.

    So that means bad things are happening? There has been a couple of OMV updates that require applying changes. Otherwise, it should have been a change you made. If you want to see what modules are dirty, you can look at /var/lib/openmediavault/dirtymodules.json. It won't tell you the exact changes but you really should know what changes you made. I think a request for OMV 6 has been made to make this a little more accessible but it won't be like a git diff.

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