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DistroWatch.com: Rockstor

Rockstor

Last Update: 2017-03-22 23:32 UTC


Rockstor is a specialist CentOS-based Linux distribution designed for Network Attached Storage (NAS) and private cloud storage solutions. It is based on popular open-source technologies, such as the Btrfs file system and Docker for automating the deployment of applications inside software containers. In addition to standard NAS features like file sharing via NFS, Samba, SFTP and AFP, advanced features such as online volume management, CoW Snapshots, asynchronous replication, compression, and bitrot protection are also supported. Rockstor provides additional applications, including ownCloud, Syncthing, OpenVPN and Plex. These applications (called "Rock-ons") are powered by a Docker-based application hosting framework. The Rockstor user interface, written in JavaScript, makes it simple to manage the server from within a web browser.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 89 (148), 6 months: 89 (161), 3 months: 88 (156), 4 weeks: 62 (226), 1 week: 17 (628)

Average visitor rating: 8/10 from 1 review(s).


Rockstor Summary
Distribution Rockstor
Home Page http://rockstor.com/
Mailing Lists --
User Forums http://forum.rockstor.com/
Alternative User Forums LinuxQuestions.org
Documentation http://rockstor.com/docs/
Screenshots DistroWatch Gallery
Screencasts YouTube
Download Mirrors http://rockstor.com/download.html
Bug Tracker https://github.com/rockstor/rockstor-core/issues
Related Websites  
Reviews  
Where To Buy http://shop.rockstor.com/

Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 2017-03-22: Distribution Release: Rockstor 3.9.0
 • 2016-11-09: Distribution Release: Rockstor 3.8.15
 • 2016-06-20: Distribution Release: Rockstor 3.8-14
 • 2016-01-23: Distribution Release: Rockstor 3.8-11
 • 2015-12-12: Distribution Release: Rockstor 3.8-10
 • 2015-10-29: Distribution Release: Rockstor 3.8-9
 • More Rockstor releases...

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Feature 3.9.0
Release Date 2017-03-22
End Of Life  
Price (US$) Free
CDs 1
Free Download ISO
Installation Text mode
Default Desktop --
Package Management RPM
Office Suite --
Processor Architecture x86_64
Journaled File Systems Btrfs
Multilingual en
Asian Language Support  
Full Package List 3.9.0
Package 3.9.0
abiword (3.0.2) --
alsa-lib (1.1.3) 1.1.1
ati-driver (16.40) --
bash (4.4) 4.2
bind (9.11.0-P3) --
chromium (57.0.2987.110) --
cups (2.2.3) --
dhcp (4.3.5) 4.2.5
e2fsprogs (1.43.4) 1.42.9
firefox (52.0.2) --
freetype (2.7.1) 2.4.11
gcc (6.3.0) --
gimp (2.8.20) --
glibc (2.25) 2.17
gnome-shell (3.24.0) --
gnucash (2.6.16) --
gnumeric (1.12.34) --
grub (2.00) 2.02beta
gtk+ (3.22.11) --
httpd (2.4.25) --
inkscape (0.92.1) --
k3b (2.0.3a) --
kmod (24) 20
libgnome (2.32.1) --
libreoffice (5.3.1) --
linux (4.10.6) 4.6.0
Package 3.9.0
lxde-common (0.99.2) --
mariadb (10.1.22) --
mate-desktop (1.18.0) --
mesa (17.0.2) 11.2.2
mysql (5.7.17) --
nautilus (3.24.0) --
NVIDIA (378.13) --
openbox (3.6.1) --
openjdk (8u121) --
openssh (7.5p1) 6.6p1
openssl (1.1.0e) 1.0.1e
perl (5.24.1) 5.16.3
php (7.1.3) --
plasma-desktop (5.9.4) --
postfix (3.2.0) 2.10.1
postgresql (9.6.2) 9.2.18
Python (3.6.1) 2.7.5
qt (5.8.0) --
samba (4.6.1) 4.4.4
systemd (233) 219
thunderbird (45.8.0) --
vim (8.0) 7.4
vlc (2.2.4) --
xfdesktop (4.12.3) --
xorg-server (1.19.3) --

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Version: 3.8.16
Rating: 8
Date: 2017-03-20
Votes: 0


I've been running this for over one year, stable with no problems.


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