Advanced features powered by Linux, BTRFS, and Docker

Rockstor is a Linux and BTRFS powered storage operating system with advanced NAS and Cloud Storage features.

Compatible with commodity hardware - managed with ease via browser. For Small to Mid-size organizations looking for Anti-Bitrot flexible storage.

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Resource Monitor via Dashboard and Snmp

In addition to our Netdata Rock-on we have a build in Dashboard for top-level stats.

Rockstor’s dashboard has customizable widgets for storage capacity, network, CPU and memory utilization. SNMP is also supported to monitor Rockstor using other monitoring options. And of course we have a Netdata Rock-on.

Rock-ons (Docker plugins) - 'There's an App for that'

Rockstor has a built in engine to run tailored Docker based applications. There is a focus on easy-of-use and maintain. We call these Rock-ons and they provide many popular media streaming, backup, and cloud storage/service Apps. More Advanced users can also add their own apps of choice.

Rockstor to Rockstor Replication

Using Rockstor’s asynchronous replication feature, users can configure Shares to be replicated to another Rockstor instance on a schedule. Replication uses the BTRFS send/receive feature to efficiently transfer only the on-disk block changes.

Backup Services a-plenty

In addition to the file sharing capability (i.e SMB Time Machine/Windows Backup) we also have an ever growing Rock-on complement. Many of which are backup focused. Client/device backup is just a technology choice away. Consider for example our Duplicati Rock-on.

Fast Online/Live Capacity Scaling - Larger or Smaller

Disks can be added or removed to grow or shrink storage pools while simultaneously serving clients.

Directly from the Web-UI via step-by-step wizards. Similarly, Pool redundancy profiles and Share capacities can be updated without service interruption. Shares and Pools can be thin provisioned and can grow along with capacity need. BTRFS, our linux kernel based filesystem, supports practically unlimited capacity (16 EiB / Pool/Volume).

Instant/Efficient Share and Snapshot Clones

Shares or Snapshots can be instantly cloned into brand new Shares; directly from the Web-UI. The Btrfs (Copy-on-write) features allows clone creation in a instant. Cloning is instantaneous and takes not additional space until there is deviation from the source.

File Sharing for all Platforms

Rockstor supports all popular file sharing protocols including Samba, NFS, and SFTP. Samba (SMB) is excellent and the recommended protocol for desktop/laptop and Mac devices, with special Time Machine backup capability. In addition to these protocols, mobile devices have access using Rock-ons. For more advanced scenarios, NFS and SFTP are also supported.

Copy on Write (CoW) Snapshots

Users can take a snapshot or schedule periodic snapshots from Rockstor’s web-ui. Snapshots take no extra space (until they deviate) and happen instantly. It is easy and efficient to restore accidentally deleted files or rollback a Share to a previous snapshot.

Simple Installer - completed in minutes

Rockstor’s install is fast and light taking only a few minutes on commodity x86_64 or ARM64 systems. Pick system disk, language/keyboard/timezone, and master (root) password; and you have a running Rockstor in minutes. Before even rebooting.

Simple Web Interface

All management can be done easily and securely (https) from a web browser. Documentation is embedded into the web-ui in the form of tooltips and guided wizards. This, combined with simple design, helps to easily manage even complex storage environments.

Bitrot Protection, Checksums, Compression etc courtesy of the BTRFS filesystem

Rockstor’s underlying filesystem, BTRFS, provides self healing data protection, compression, and many other advanced features. Rockstor makes it easy to consume these benefits.

Linux Btrfs Open Source Storage on Commodity Hardware

Rockstor is “Built on openSUSE” Linux, Open Source Licensed: FSF Free/Libre & OSI approved. Easily installable on commodity hardware (X86_64 and ARM64), and compatible with most hypervisors.