Introduction

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Advantages of NAS

Currently, the volume of data grows exponentially, so we need a high-power, reli- able memorizer. Nowadays, more and more people begin to attach importance to and believe in the advantages of NAS (network-attached Storage).

Compared to the public cloud, NAS is easier to control, especially the speed of data transmission is faster than same kind of products. During uploading and reading, the use of public cloud services will be limited by the network, but NAS won’t.If you need multiple devices to access and play a 4k video, NAS would be a good choice.

NAS is private to the user, which makes the data stored in it more securely. And some hidden dangers of data can be avoided, such as Network Virus, Network At- tack, Information Disclosure and so on. All you need to do is make sure that the data you upload is safe.

Compared with the mobile hard disk, NAS has a more convenient way of data shar- ing and access which benefits you when you and your colleagues are in a hurry to copy the same files.

Frequent use of hard disk interfaces is likely to cause wear and lead to poor contact. It is inconvenient for you to access a file on different devices, such as computer, tablet, mobile phone, etc. Accessing and sharing a large number of files, exchang- ing files with multiple terminals (multiple devices) needs you to have a NAS server.

About OMV

OMV (OpenMediaVault) is a next generation of open source network additional storage solution (NAS) based on Debian Linux. It includes services such as SSH, (S) FTP, SMB/CIFS, DAAP media servers, RSync, BitTorrent clients, and more. It also fea- tures a modular design framework that can be enhanced by plug-ins. OpenMed- iaVault contains the following cores:

  • Debian Linux (Squeeze) system (i386 or x64)
  • Web-based system management
  • Simple system upgrades through Debian packages
  • user management
  • Task scheduler
  • Multilanguage support
  • Service bulletins based on DNS-SD (Apple’s protocol)
  • Service Bulletins

Next, we introduce how to install OpenMediaVault on Raspberry Pi 4 so as to install NAS server. As a NAS system, there is no doubt that OMV is excellent.