User portal

The next really important feature has been implemented, the ‘User portal’. This is the OpenMediaVault WebGUI for the normal NAS users. If they have been allowed to modify their user account data it is possible to modify the email or password for example.

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  1. MrWho

    Is it possible to deactive that “Featured Post” part on the website.

    Reading “Installer is ready” every 5th time i enter the page is NOT healthy. ;)

  2. Per

    Volker, OMV looks fantastic can’t wait to install it. I know several others have asked this, but are you able to give an estimate as to when OMV will be ready for download?

    • Lars

      volker said on 13-07-2010

      I can not say anything definitevly, but i hope that it will be released within the next 2 or 3 months. I did some great steps forward during the last 2 weeks which enables me to install OMV from CD or ruunning it from a USB without problems. I had to improve some things after that, but it makes fun to work with the system. I know that i have to stop to make make it perfect at a given point, otherwise it will not be released ever, but there are still some open issues that make me crazy. Because of that i had to rewrite some code again. But i hope that the default workflow is now ready and will not be changed anymore.
      There are also still some issues open:
      - AFP
      - Statistics, e.g. graphs, display running state of various services
      - …

  3. David Prinzing

    We have several server 2003 standard and server 2008 R2 standard machines we can setup for you so you can test OMV. I would be willing to setup a test enviroment with both inside of a VMWare system so you could test network interactions with OMV. Please contact me via email if that interests you.

  4. David Prinzing

    You said you didn’t have access to a Windows Server box. We have several that are currently not in use. If you would like access to one so you can VMWare up some tests for programming, I would be more than willing to make those available to you. Contact me if you are interested.

  5. J S

    Looks good! Eagerly awaiting first test version!

    I couldn’t see enough detail, but from my work with FreeNAS, I hope you’re reworking the menu order.

    It would be good to have status and maintenance tasks near the top – what you’ll use most often after the machine is running. Putting the initial setup tasks down near the bottom. Then keep the header graphic thin so content is moved toward the upper left.

    Then the setup tasks should be ordered in the sequence needed to build the system (again, FreeNAS had a few items that when formatting and installing it was like an order of 1,2,5,3,6,4 or something).

  6. Tony

    Just discovered this project, loving the progress so far, also loving the fact you actually interact with the users (well soon to be users ;-))

    Can’t wait for release!

  7. Ivo

    Hey you are doing awesome work! The vids give a great impression! Do you have any info on when there will be a release (can imagine you’re starting to get sick of that question :). A great idea for your site would be a way to sign up for a email notification when OMV hits the web!

    • “”"
      I can not say anything definitevly, but i hope that it will be released within the next 2 or 3 months. I did some great steps forward during the last 2 weeks which enables me to install OMV from CD or ruunning it from a USB without problems. I had to improve some things after that, but it makes fun to work with the system. I know that i have to stop to make make it perfect at a given point, otherwise it will not be released ever, but there are still some open issues that make me crazy. Because of that i had to rewrite some code again. But i hope that the default workflow is now ready and will not be changed anymore.
      There are also still some issues open:
      - AFP
      - Statistics, e.g. graphs, display running state of various services
      - …
      Antworten
      “”"

  8. mantronik

    ich führe die frage von DoD mal weiter…
    gibt es denn eine alternative zum jDownloader, um dateien von diversen filehostern down zu loaden?

    PS: nice work… 100% daumen hoch.

    • volker

      Also bisher gibt es nur TransmissionBT. Von mir gibt es keine weiteren Plugins in Sachen böse Downloads, aber OMV ist ja Plugin basiert, so wird es wohl früher oder später ein Plugin aus der Community geben.

  9. DoD

    Hi Volker,

    erstmal ein großes Lob für die klasse Arbeit!
    Ist es möglich auf den OMV den JDownloader zu installieren?

    • volker

      Nein.
      Das Teil hat ne GUI und ist deshalb für Desktops only. OMV ist ein Headless Server ohne GUI (Gnome,KDE, whatever) der sich nur über den Browser oder der Konsole administrieren läßt.

  10. Marcel

    This is my first week of my vacation. So i thought lets do some testing. Thus I tested FreeNAS and unRAID what i notice the FreeNAS project looks death. I also notice low transfer speeds (client –> NAS). What are the transfer speeds of OpenMediaVault?

    Searching for a beta tester? Absolutely no problem to give you a hand.

  11. Hi Volker, I just wanted to say a big thank you for you’re efforts and determination at keeping this going. We the community really appreciate the fact that you are willing to spend your time and efforts to make this dream a reality.

    KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!

  12. Schark

    Hallo Volker,

    I could not find a mailaddress of you and I do not know why, but I am not able to create a new thread at the forum (though I have a sourceforge account).

    So, I place my questions about a possible features here in the blog. I know that you are working hard to get this project forwards and I am not questioning about an date, just if it is possible and if you have plans to add these.

    1.) I saw the feature request for hotswap drives. Do you have plans to add this feature? Is it technical feasible?

    2.) What about online raid expansion? So I could update the capacity of my raid more easily? Do you have plans to add this feature? Is it technical feasible?

    Best regards and in awaiting your next update and a short answer to my questions.

    Schark

  13. Marcel

    Just notice it has has HDD power management. Great! I’m not familiar with RAID. Will this spin down drive independent or will this spin down arrays?

  14. Marcel

    Volker, How green is OMV? Does OMV support power saving? For example spin down drives when not is use. I think this is important feature for a home NAS. It would be nice if a system uses about 30Watts idle.

  15. nathank

    OMV is looking great and I can’t wait to try it! Thank you for all the time and work you are putting into this project.

  16. Zach

    We haven’t heard anything for almost a month. I hope everything is still running smoothly. Looking forward to an update; keep up the good work!

  17. Dennis

    Great work Volker, looking forward to a release! quick question do you have any estimate on the size of the install? im looking to upgrade FreeNAS to OMV, but i only have a 1GB SSD and curious if it will be enough to fit a Debian based OS.

    -Thanks!

  18. chrismurf

    Thank you for your response Volker. I understand and respect your desire to only release when it’s done. I was referring to the fact that you haven’t ever given an idea of your expected timeline. Do you expect to finish soon? Or will it be a year? Will it be two years?

    Again, thank you for your hard work, it looks like an excellent and useful project.

    • volker

      I can not say anything definitevly, but i hope that it will be released within the next 2 or 3 months. I did some great steps forward during the last 2 weeks which enables me to install OMV from CD or ruunning it from a USB without problems. I had to improve some things after that, but it makes fun to work with the system. I know that i have to stop to make make it perfect at a given point, otherwise it will not be released ever, but there are still some open issues that make me crazy. Because of that i had to rewrite some code again. But i hope that the default workflow is now ready and will not be changed anymore.
      There are also still some issues open:
      - AFP
      - Statistics, e.g. graphs, display running state of various services
      - …

      • chrismurf

        That’s awesome – thank you for the rough timeline. I’ll install Ubuntu to fit my immediate needs, but not waste a bunch of time customizing it as a NAS since OMV isn’t too far out on the horizon.

        Won’t hold you to it, but it’s good to know that things are starting to shape up. Know that there are those of us who will happily help after it’s released.

        Best Regards,
        Chris

  19. chrismurf

    OMV looks like a great project, fills a real need, and I’ll certainly consider it whenever it actually gets released.

    In the meantime, I need my NAS back online and am sick of waiting with no updates or even a rough timeline. Without any guidance as to when a release will be available (1 month? 6 months? 2 years?) I can’t plan on using it. Instead, I’ll be installing Ubuntu and doing my best to replicate some small portion of your efforts.

    I understand your desire to “release it when it’s done”, but I wish you would consider things from the users perspective for a minute. I’m just trying to get a home media server up and running. I am technically savvy enough to do it myself, but would rather share the efforts. I don’t NEED interface bonding. I do need to know whether this project will ever be available, and I’m therefore afraid it may not be for me.

    I hope you take this as feedback and not too negatively — I certainly wish you the best and respect the quality of the product you seem to be creating. Regards, Chris

    • volker

      Releasing too early in a buggy state increases the stress for myself to fix them asap. Releasing it when it is done reduces this for myself, thats why i will not release OMV right at the moment,

      • So maybe just update informations on blog more frequenty. It doesn’t take much time and we will see that “when i’s ready” is coming :).

  20. Engels

    Habe den OMV gerade erst entdeckt und bin schon begeistert, ich werde das Projekt auf jeden Fall im Auge behalten.

  21. Hallo Volker,
    bin schon sehr gespannt und warte auf das erste Release. Freue mich auch schon darauf, wenn man mal selber ein wenig coden kann. Ich weiß gehört hier nicht hin, aber https für das webgui wäre toll. Ich weiß apache kann das, aber ein automatisches generieren des Zertifikates wäre schon sehr komfortabel.
    Grüße
    Mathias

  22. idelectrik

    Hi Volker !

    Thanks for the update !
    Like everyday, i’m waiting for the next video (or release ;) )
    One question about the webUI, do you use php/sql/css ?
    Can I imagine to write a webUI for mobile (iphone / android) ?
    Thanks for your work.

  23. Darkbyte

    Hi volker, waiting for your release I’m plannig to setup a temporaly box with debian lenny and a software raid 5 volume.
    Will be able to import this volume in OMV when you release the software and I make a reinstall ???

    Thanks in advance for all your efforts, work and vision !!!

    • volker

      I plan to reimport existing mdadm installations. This feature is also required for users that reinstall OMV and want to reuse their already existing RAIDS.

      • skimpax

        Easy revert from an existing OMV RAID configuration is a major point for sure. On FreeNAS, so many people were asking for support on this topic. If OMV offers it natively, this is a major advantage.

        So I am afraid we will have to wait a little bit more to let Volker implement it… as he planned…

        OMV : Outstanding things Made by Volker ;)
        (and hopefully continued by contributors when it will be delivered…)

        As of the crowd, I am eagerly waiting for OMV delivery…

  24. Adam H

    Alexey, from a recent post by Volker on the OMV homepage, the following is the to-do list:

    + (DONE) iSCSI Target WebGUI refactoring + include iSCSI authentication
    + Refactor session authentication
    + Refactor volume management (configuration)
    + Mounting ISO files via WebGUI
    + Statistics
    + Apple file protocol (AFP). The latest Lenny backport is 2.0.5, so TimeMachine support should be possible.
    + UPS support
    + (DONE) Iface bonding
    + WebDAV
    + (DONE) Userportal to allow the user to admin its personal settings

    Volker – any chance you can let us know if any of the still-to-do items have been completed already and I’ve just missed the announcements?

    Thanks,
    Adam

  25. JoseM

    I agree with everybody in this post.
    I’m waiting because of your solution on a debian system is easy to extend: think of wiki-home, mysql db for my books-ebooks-music-whatever.., bittorrent client, web access and so on, all in one box (remember, for home use) is the best (IMHO) aproach.
    Also, rsync, zamanda (i’ll give a try)….
    I’m getting nervous….
    And, last but, nevertheless, not least, is GNU.
    Remember my (our, I think) offer in traslation when it becomes ready….
    Bye,…

  26. Alexey

    Hi, Volker! Thanks a lot for your hard work!
    Do you have any To-Do list? If so, could you show it for all the languishing future users of your great OpenMediaVault? :)

  27. Russ

    Personally, it isn’t in issue for me. I will be using OMV for home use … a few users. Manually creating shares and access rights is fine with me. Someone could argue that this is even better/ideal … as it really gives you total control.

    I could imagine someone using OMV for a larger group of people however … and not wanting to manually create dozens (or hundreds?) of users AND THEN ALSO manually have to create private home shares. In this scenario, it would be nice and somewhat consistent w/ other NAS \devices\ I’ve used to have /home/shares.

    I think your solution w/ a check box for system to create the share optionally makes sense. Where the share is located (i.e., not in typical /home/ folder) is certainly your prerogative … and I can understand and agree that having consistency with your share design scheme overall makes 100% sense (i.e., I assume that means it all shares will be in a folder like /omvshares/ or something).

  28. ptmuldoon

    Ditto what Max said. It looks great, and so looking forward to changing over to it when its ready. And like Ian said, your work and effort in creating this is just tremendous.

  29. Microgluf

    Well done mate !!!
    Keep up the good work, your work is very much appreciated and we’re all looking forward testing it all out.

  30. Joaquim Gil

    It looks great, Volker!

    I’m quite impatient to put my hands on the first distribution of OMV!

    Thanks for your dedication and hard work to this project!

    Cheers. :)

  31. Russ

    Very cool. As usual … looking good Volker!

    When creating a user account, will there be a “home” share automatically created?

    • volker

      After thinking about the ‘home’ share issue i came to the conclusion that the default user home at ‘/home/xxxx’ does not fit into the way how OMV handles shares. But you can emulate home shares by creating a share especially for the required user (set r/w access for the new created share only for this user and deny access for the rest).

      Another solution might be that this will be done automatically when a new user is created. Maybe adding a new checkbox like ‘Create home share automatically’ in the WebGUI notifies the backend to do this automatically.

      • Russ

        Personally, it isn’t in issue for me. I will be using OMV for home use … a few users. Manually creating shares and access rights is fine with me. Someone could argue that this is even better/ideal … as it really gives you total control.

        I could imagine someone using OMV for a larger group of people however … and not wanting to manually create dozens (or hundreds?) of users AND THEN ALSO manually have to create private home shares. In this scenario, it would be nice and somewhat consistent w/ other NAS \devices\ I’ve used to have /home/shares.

        I think your solution w/ a check box for system to create the share optionally makes sense. Where the share is located (i.e., not in typical /home/ folder) is certainly your prerogative … and I can understand and agree that having consistency with your share design scheme overall makes 100% sense (i.e., I assume that means it all shares will be in a folder like /omvshares/ or something).

  32. sp1

    Hi Volker.
    Thank you for the continued updates on the development. OpenMediaVault is looking more fantastic each time i visit.
    Great work Volker..!

  33. Have been eager to hear some recent news. It’s looking great. Keep up the good work, I am sure I speak for everyone when I say “we appreciate your time and effort”.

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