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TrueNAS Alternatives

TrueNAS is described as '(formerly FreeNAS) is an operating system that can be installed on virtually any hardware platform to share data over a network. TrueNAS is the simplest way to create a centralized and easily accessible place for your data' and is a popular NAS system in the file sharing category. There are more than 10 alternatives to TrueNAS for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Windows, Self-Hosted solutions, Mac and BSD. The best alternative is OpenMediaVault, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like TrueNAS are XigmaNAS, Unraid, Rockstor and Amahi Home Server.

TrueNAS alternatives are mainly NAS Systems but may also be Virtualization Tools or Web Servers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of TrueNAS.
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Linux
  • BSD
  • Self-Hosted

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  1. OpenMediaVault is the next generation network attached storage (NAS) solution based on Debian Linux. It contains services like SSH, (S)FTP, SMB/CIFS, DAAP media server, RSync, BitTorrent client and many more. It can be enhanced via plugins.

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    Almost everyone thinks OpenMediaVault is a great alternative to TrueNAS.
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    Faster and lighter weight than FreeNAS.

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    I use it for over three years now without any major problem. It's based on Debian and very stable. The interface is smooth and all works great. I use OMV for backup, file server, media server (DLNA), downloads (YT and torrent) and it performs and extra virus scan on all my files.

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    XigmaNAS

    • FreeOpen Source
    • BSD
    • Self-Hosted

    XigmaNAS (formerly NAS4Free) is an embedded Open Source Storage NAS (Network-Attached Storage) distribution based on FreeBSD. This project is a continuation of TrueNAS 7 series project.

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    Most users think XigmaNAS is a great alternative to TrueNAS.


  3. An operating system for personal and small business use that brings enterprise-class features letting you configure your computer systems to maximize performance and capacity using any combination of applications, VMs, storage devices, and hardware.

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    Almost everyone thinks Unraid is a great alternative to TrueNAS.
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    Rockstor

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Self-Hosted

    Rockstor is a free and open source NAS (Network Attached Storage) operating system. It’s a software solution and can be installed on commodity hardware or a hypervisor satisfying minimum system requirements.

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    Almost everyone thinks Rockstor is a great alternative to TrueNAS.

    adding more disks is much easier than freenas. i have implemented it for client.

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    The Amahi Home Server is designed for home and small office environments where the technical support staff do not want the job!

    The Amahi dashboards "Storage" tab allows you to view the temperatures of your hard-drives (that is if they have that ability) and also how much used and free space that drive has. Can show unlimited amount of drives.
    Some users think Amahi Home Server is a great alternative to TrueNAS, some don't.


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    EasyNAS

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • Linux kernel

    It uses openSUSE Leap as a base with the Btrfs advanced file system. EasyNAS is managed through a web-based interface and offers such features as on-line growing of file systems, snapshots and copy-on-write.

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    SnapRAID

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Disk array backup with snapshot raid.

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    FuguHub

    • Free PersonalProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Self-Hosted
    • Raspberry Pi

    FuguHub lets you set up and operate your own secure file-sharing site, even if you're not a techie. FuguHub is an easy-to-use server that runs either on your own computer/device or on your own private online cloud/VPS server.

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    Some users think FuguHub is a great alternative to TrueNAS, some don't.
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    Gigatribe

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows

    [NOTE: new Mac version and Windows beta version 3.5 were released in December 2019]

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    Easy File Sharing Web Server

    • Windows

    Easy File Sharing Web Server is a file sharing software that allows visitors to upload/download files easily through a Web Browser (IE, Mozilla, Netscape etc.). It can help you share files with your users, customers and partners.

    Discontinued

    The program is no longer updated. Last version, 7.2, released in October 2015, can be still downloaded from the official website.

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