Openmediavault (OMV) has a Web UI to control and monitor the system but does not have a file explorer that you can use. So I thought there should be a web UI based application that I can install in OMV to access my files. I found Pydio which has very good UI (see image 1.1). It not only has Web UI but also have dedicated apps for iOS / Android OS.
Lets begin the installation. First we need to install openmediavault-website plugin from plugin section of OMV. Go to http://omv-plugins.org/ and select appropriate plugins. My current OMV version is 4 (Fedaykin) so I have downloaded the file >upload / install it from plugin section.
After installation you will have a section “OMV-Plugins.org” under System Folder. Now select all the option and press OK.
Now install website plugins.
After installation, refresh the browser. You will see website section under Services
In this section, you need to first create folder where you want to store AjaXplore files.
We are going to use “Port Based” as Virtual host Type and 8181 as Virtual host port. Note: You can change port to any other number you like, make sure no other application are using it. [Maximum port = 65535]
And then select user in User section select a user which is in User group. You can create user from Access Right Management > User and put that user into User group in Groups.
After that go to share folder and select the folder that you created for website and give your user read/write privileges from privileges section.
Than go back to Website section
Now we need to download Ajaxplore and install it.
First ssh into OMV and go to website folder. In my case its /media/partitiction name/web
Now move all the files from ajaxplorer-core-4.2.3 folder to web. [Explanation: By doing this you just need to type ip:port number, don’t need to remember folder name for ajaxplorer]
Now check if its running or not. Goto browser and type
It will ask you to enter login detail. Default user name / password is admin. After login in we need to change password.
Top Right corner click to admin and change password
Till now you can access your server and create a folder but have no access to any other folder. Generally Ajaxplorer creates all files and folder in
To access other folder in your system you need to make sure your user has right to that folder. Go to
Now in AjaXplorer
Click on Workspaces and new workspaces then choose Access Drive : File System (Standard)
Again, give a Label, enter the path to your folder and change File Creation Mask to 1777.
There are other settings like enable recycle bin or not, its totally up to you. (see image 1.3)
There are many other useful feature in AjaXplorer like accessing samba share in other local network drive (eg. Mybook Live (you need smbclient for this apt-get install smbclient). Similarly, many other function like multi user acesse, imap, drobpox, etc. So have fun exploring.
If you want to access AjaXplorer outside your network open the given port in your router. For this example its 8181.