ZFSguru Alternatives

    ZFSguru is described as 'Are you one of many home users who store a lot of personal data, accumulated over the years, and want to store those in a safe and cool way? Then consider the advantages of using ZFSguru:'. There are more than 10 alternatives to ZFSguru for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Self-Hosted solutions, Windows, Mac and Ubuntu. The best alternative is OpenMediaVault, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like ZFSguru are TrueNAS (Free, Open Source), Unraid (Paid), XigmaNAS (Free, Open Source) and StorPool (Paid).

    This page was last updated Jan 7, 2020

    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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    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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    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.
    4. 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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      XigmaNAS vs ZFSguru opinions
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      1. Definitely better support! 2. Can assign multiple groups to individual users! 3. Just as solid as ZFSGURU! 4. Imported my pool from Nexenta (no problem)!
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

      • Linux
      • SUSE Linux Enterprise
      • CentOS
      • Fedora
      • VMware vSphere Hypervisor
      • Ubuntu
      • Debian
      • Ubuntu Server
      • Microsoft Hyper-V Server
      • Red Hat
      StorPool is an intelligent software-defined storage solution that allows service providers, enterprises and other Cloud builders to run data storage on standard x86 servers, instead of on expensive and inefficient storage arrays (SANs).
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    5. 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.
    6. The Amahi Home Server is designed for home and small office environments where the technical support staff do not want the job! It is easy to use and offers cross-platform compatibility (PCs, Mac, GNU/Linux, Playstation, Xbox, you name it.
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    7. ReadyNAS OS ReadyNAS OS is based from Linux and is exclusive for the ReadyNAS products and can be controlled by web address (example and has many features like app support (Plex, PHP, etc) ReadyNAS Desktop Series
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    8. Disk array backup with snapshot raid
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      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Ubuntu
      Unify & organize your data. Protect & recover from disk failures!


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