All the steam engines are chugging away at OpenMediaVault HQ as the team rolls out yet more updates before we close up the first month of 2023. Today, we’re looking at OpenMediaVault 6.2.0 and an update to the FTP plugin. Let’s take a look at what’s new and how to go about installing these latest releases.
When the best NAS enclosures don’t tickle your fancy, you could always go it alone and put together your own server. It;’s incredibly easy to build your own NAS as it’s essentially a PC that’s always on and connected to the network, running an operating system like OpenMediaVault.
What’s new in OpenMediaVault 6.2.0
- Relocate FTP service into a separate plugin. Please install the plugin if you are using the service. The configuration will be migrated.
- Initial release.
OpenMediaVault recommends installing the openmedaivault-ftp plugin after the system has been updated, should you have the FTP service enabled in an earlier version of OpenMediaVault. The configuration would be migrated once the latest update to the plugin has been installed.
As well as the latest updates above, we missed the previous batch of releases rolled out by OpenMediaVault on January 24. We’ll include them below for reference.
- Update locale files.
- Various improvements.
- Use canonical device file of the root device.
- Make plugin uninstallation more failure tolerant.
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:
- Log into OpenMediaVault.
- 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). The rest of the plugin updates can be managed as usual.