Installation on Debian

You can install openmediavault on a Debian installation as well.

To do so, on x86 simply install the system using the Debian netinst images. After that apply the commands below. Please do not install a graphical environment, use a minimal server installation only. For a step by step install guide have a look into the Debian minimal install guide.

On ARM devices check if there’s an appropriate Armbian Buster (Debian 10) image available. After installing Armbian then use the armbian-config tool to install OMV in a single step with all performance and reliability tweaks included. If there’s no Armbian for your device simply follow the steps outlined below.

On Raspberry Pi OS the below instructions only partially work. Please refer to a specific installation script

Install the openmediavault keyring manually:

apt-get install --yes gnupg
wget -O "/etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/openmediavault-archive-keyring.asc"
apt-key add "/etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/openmediavault-archive-keyring.asc"

Add the package repositories:

cat <<EOF >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/openmediavault.list
deb usul main
# deb usul main
## Uncomment the following line to add software from the proposed repository.
# deb usul-proposed main
# deb usul-proposed main
## This software is not part of OpenMediaVault, but is offered by third-party
## developers as a service to OpenMediaVault users.
# deb usul partner
# deb usul partner

Install the openmediavault package:

export LANG=C.UTF-8
export DEBIAN_FRONTEND=noninteractive
wget -O "/etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/openmediavault-archive-keyring.asc"
apt-key add "/etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/openmediavault-archive-keyring.asc"
apt-get update
apt-get --yes --auto-remove --show-upgraded \
    --allow-downgrades --allow-change-held-packages \
    --no-install-recommends \
    --option Dpkg::Options::="--force-confdef" \
    --option DPkg::Options::="--force-confold" \
    install openmediavault-keyring openmediavault

omv-confdbadm populate