Openmediavault 6 is now stable and Openmediavault 5 is now at the end of life (EOL) which means it will no longer get any more development or security patches. So if you are using Openmediavault 5 you will need to upgrade now. Follow our guide here.
If you are looking to install Openmediavault with a fresh installation then follow our guide below.
What is Openmediavault 6?
OpenMediaVault 6 (OMV) is an open source, Network Attached Storage (NAS) solution based on Debian Linux. Once installed on a Raspberry Pi 4 it will create a fully-fledged server solution.
OMV 6 has a beautiful graphical user interface (GUI) that can be used to fully configure the server. Including setting up user accounts, file shares, docker, and Portainer as well as a mountain of plugins to extend its functionality.
In this guide, we will be installing Openmediavault 6 on a Raspberry Pi 4. If you are ready please read our prerequisites below to make sure you have everything you need to start the installation.
How to Install Openmediavault 6 on Raspberry Pi 4
Step1: Connect to your Raspberry Pi using SSH and update it.
sudo apt update -y && sudo apt upgrade -y
Step 2: Install Openmediavault 6 by running the bash Install script
sudo wget -O - https://raw.githubusercontent.com/OpenMediaVault-Plugin-Developers/installScript/master/install | sudo bash
Towards the end, the OMV install script closes the active SSH connection. This is completely normal and as expected as the install script will change the network and user settings.
Important!. You will need to wait a few minutes before trying to access the OMV 6 Dashboard through a browser. This is because the OMV install script will be finishing up in the background.
Step 3: Connect and log into the Openmediavault dashboard.
Username: admin Password: openmediavault