Unraid Alternatives for Linux

    There are many alternatives to Unraid for Linux if you are looking for a replacement. The best Linux alternative is OpenMediaVault, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 10 alternatives to Unraid and 18 are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Unraid are TrueNAS (Free, Open Source), Proxmox Virtual Environment (Freemium, Open Source), VMware vSphere Hypervisor (Paid) and Microsoft Hyper-V Server (Free).

    This page was last updated Jun 26, 2021

    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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      OpenMediaVault vs Unraid opinions
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      OpenMediaVault lacks support for VM orchestration, among probably other things.
      Negative comment almost 2 years ago

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    2. TrueNAS (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.
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      TrueNAS vs Unraid opinions
      Almost everyone thinks TrueNAS is a great alternative to Unraid.
      Does not have built in functionality of virtual machines and "Docker" apps.
      Negative comment over 4 years ago

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    3. Proxmox Virtual Environment is a complete and easy to use Open Source virtualization platform for running Virtual Appliances and Virtual Machines.
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      and a virtualization platform, not an operating system for nas.
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

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      • Windows
      • Linux
      • NVIDIA vGPU
      • AMD MxGPU
      VMware vSphere Hypervisor ( based on ESXi ) is a free bare-metal hypervisor that virtualizes servers so you can consolidate your applications on less hardware.
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    4. Microsoft Hyper-V Server is a free product that delivers enterprise-class virtualization for your datacenter and hybrid cloud.


      • FreemiumOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • RadeonPro
      • NVIDIA vGPU
      • Nvidia Grid
      • AMD MxGPU
      (formerly XenServer) Citrix Hypervisor is a leading virtualization management platform optimized for application, desktop and server virtualization infrastructures.
    5. Btrfs is a modern copy on write (CoW) filesystem for Linux aimed at implementing advanced features while also focusing on fault tolerance, repair and easy administration.
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      btrfs vs Unraid opinions
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      unraid is an operating system. btrfs is only a (presumably very good) file system.
      Negative comment about 1 year ago

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    6. ReadyNAS OS ReadyNAS OS is based from Linux and is exclusive for the ReadyNAS products and can be controlled by web address (example 192.168.0.20) and has many features like app support (Plex, PHP, etc) ReadyNAS Desktop Series
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      PetaSAN is an open source Scale-Out SAN solution offering massive scalability and performance. PetaSAN uses modern cloud based technologies to provide the elasticity and agility to scale up the storage cluster simply by adding more nodes.
    7. Disk array backup with snapshot raid
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