Pi-NAS is an open source alternative to a commercial NAS for your home or small business. At low operating and purchase costs, it can handle all basic functions as well as its certified commercial rivals. All without commerce, openly and safely.

What is that good for?

You will appreciate your home NAS  for sharing and backup electronic content in your home or business. The NAS is connected to a local network and the specified folders are shared using SMB/CIFS or FTP, NFS etc. to a local network. Any user and device such as laptops, smart phones or modern TV, multimedia centres (KODI) can see the shared folders and read/write data if authorized. It is then possible to back up your personal data to these folders, download and share multimedia, share it with other household members, etc. The NAS performs mainly a backup function, i.e. the disk can be mirrored to another physical disk (RAID) or better backuping on second disk on regular basis (e.g. by RSync).


Pi-NAS Scheme

What do we need?

Hardware - we can use any older PC, laptop. If you want low running costs, the best is miniPC with minimal subscription, the most common is Raspberry Pi or Pine64.
Software - we use the Open Source platform Open Media Vault, which is built on Debian Buster's Linux distribution


  • Multilanguage including Czech
  • Web Administration
  • User and Rights Settings
  • Task Scheduler
  • Optional plugins
  • Link aggregation
  • Wake On Lan
  • IPv6 Support
  • RAID 0/1/5/6/...
  • EXT3/EXT4/XFS/JFS support
  • Shared Folders Management
  • HDD Power Management
  • Syslog
  • Watchdog
  • S.M.A.R.T.
  • Email notifications
  • SSH
  • FTP
  • TFTP
  • NFS (v3/v4)
  • RSync


For more information on features, go directly to the Open Media Vault project site.


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