OpenMediaVault releases 6.1.4 update

Update your OMV today!

The OpenMediaVault team has released version 6.1.4 for the main OS. As well as this update, there are also new releases for two other packages. Here, we’ll break down the changes, as well as how to go about installing it on your DIY NAS.

You could go out and buy the best NAS from Synology, QNAP, and other brands, install some drives, and you’re good to go. But if you’d like even more control over your server and data, there’s always the route of creating your own NAS server. This allows one to put together a PC build and install a custom OS.

OpenMediaVault is an OS that can be installed to run and manage the server. It packs a punch like those that run prebuilt enclosures. It has been around for many years, has a helpful community, and is based on Debian Linux, a stable and reliable platform for a NAS package.

What’s new in OpenMediaVault 6.1.4

  • Update locale files.
  • Various bug fixes and improvements.
  • Add tags form field.
  • Convert Comments field into Tags on various pages across the whole UI. Please check and adapt your settings if necessary.
  • Issue #1447: Display a notification if updates are available.

As well as an update to OMV, these packages also received some changes:

openmediavault-clamav 6.0.2

  • Update locale files.
  • Convert Comments field into Tags.

openmediavault-usbbackup 6.0.2

  • Update locale files.
  • Convert Comments field into Tags.

How to install this OpenMediaVault update

Installing the latest version of OpenMediaVault on your DIY NAS couldn’t be easier. Follow these steps and you’ll be installing the latest release in no time at all:

  1. Log into OpenMediaVault.
  2. Go to System > Update Management.

Here you can check for and install available updates, as well as configure whether you want access to the OMV beta channel (not recommended for a live NAS).

By Richard Edmonds

Richard has been covering the technology industry for more than a decade. He has spent more time tinkering inside a PC chassis than anywhere else, for better or worse.

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