Getting started with openmediavault: A home NAS solution

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With so many cloud storage options readily available, some folks might question the value of having a home NAS (network-attached storage) server. After all, with your files on the cloud, you don’t have to worry about managing the maintenance, updates, and security of your own server.

But that’s not entirely true, is it? You have a home network, so you’ve got to pay at least some attention to that network’s health and security. Assuming you’re already keeping on top of that, then a home NAS really isn’t adding that much additional hassle. And there are all kinds of benefits to gain from that minor amount of work.

You can have a local backup of every computer in your house (you


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