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Is there still no solution for users to quickly search a NAS?

This vexes me greatly. I have read of the mdutil command, but my understanding is it must be entered each time you log on, which just isn't going to work in a multi-user environment. Furthermore, if ...
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How to setup an OpenVpn tunnel to IPV4 from a dualstack lite (ipv6 address only) cable modem

As of today, I am on a nice and fast new cable modem connection. Unfortunately, that connection is natted to an external shared IPV4 by my ISP. It is only possible to reach my modem via a unique IPV6 ...
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Synology Rs812 and WD Red WD60EFRX 6 TB - The volume size must be under 16TB

I'va got a synology Rs812 and 4 x WD Red WD60EFRX 6 TB, now I want those drives in raid-5 or raid-6, but the DSM gives me the message 'The volume size must be under 16TB'. I'd like to have 24TB.. On ...
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NFS v4 access denied by server while mouting between Synology and Raspberry Pi

I'm trying to mount an NFS (v4, or v3.. but get the same error...) from a Synology Server to a Raspberry Pi client. But I get this error: mount.nfs4: access denied by server while mounting ...
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DiskStation - Printer does not work any more

I have a USB printer connected to my DiskStation and use it from both a MacBook and a PC. Both were able to print for a very long time. Suddenly, both could not print any more. MacOS X showed the ...
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Delete empty directories Synology NAS Shell

I try to delete my empty directories on my Synology NAS (DS415+). I tried: find . -type d | xargs rmdir But the problem is that I have directroies with spaces in the names like "hello (2012)". ...
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How do I change Synology DSM 5.0 http port via SSH?

I need to change port for HTTP from 5000 to 7777 on my Synology NAS via SSH. Is this possible?
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Installing Byobu on Synology DSM

I have a Synology DS412+ running DSM 5.2. I would like to install and use byobu on this machine when I log in via SSH. I went as far as the following: install ipkg for this DSM/CPU running the ...
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LXDE, TghtVNC and IceWeasel on Synology NAS

I have a DS412+ Synology NAS (Dual Core a 2.13 GHz - 1Go of RAM). I would like to install the LXDE desktop on it and VNC server to access it. Is it possible to install these packages by the command ...
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Synology does not connect to internet

I have a Synology 210j, it's been a pleasure for a long time. A while ago I noticed it stopped connecting to the internet. Works great on LAN, but I cannot get it to download updates or search for ...
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Detect synology shutdown to shut down other server

I have a cubietruck (raspberry like) Linux server, which is powered by USB from a synology server. This unconventional setup has some reasons. The problem is now that when the synology server shuts ...
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How to download the latest version of youtube-dl programmatically?

The latest version of youtube-dl is at: https://yt-dl.org/downloads/latest/ which redirects to (as of today): https://yt-dl.org/downloads/2015.07.04/ I'd like to set up a cron job to download the ...
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Slow FTP speeds on Synology DiskStation

We just got a Synology DS2415+ NAS which is connected to internet via a FIOS 300/300mbps connection. I am testing download speeds from a remote location with a 200mbps download connection. When ...
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Create a snapshot of hard drive for Synology DiskStation NAS

I am currently using my DiskStation DS415+ with TimeMachine for OS X. But in addition to this, I would also make a "snapshot" or a "lockdown" if you will, of the file contents on my computer. What ...
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How to securely access Home NAS from WAN?

I have a Synology NAS on my network, it has a static IP and I want to be able to access it from outside of the LAN. Currently I have 2 services running there that I want to access from outside: ...
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One 4TB hard drive or two 2TB in RAID 0 – which gives better performance? [closed]

I’m looking into getting a new Synology NAS and looking at these two options for hard drives: 2 bays: 1 x 4TB - file system (video, music, private cloud) 1 x 4TB - daily backup 4 bays: 2 x 2TB ...
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Synology read performance degrades with Jumbo Frames over 6000

Short Version My home network is pure gigabit with devices that all support jumbo frames up to at least ~9000 bytes. Increasing the MTU jumbo frame setting on the Synology to 6000 (bytes) increases ...
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How do I secure the network of an outside the house IP-camera

I have 3 IP-Camera's outside my house, they are all connected via network(RJ45) to my 8 port POE switch (D-LINK XXXX). The POE switch is connected to a 18 port switch (D-LINK XXXX), and finally that ...
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Make my NAS send me a notification when it receives a new public IP

In order to keep my most valuable files safe(r) I have a remote NAS setup. Every night I use rsync to send my changed files from my local server to the NAS and this is working somewhat okay. My ...
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Can't map network drive

(I asked this before on the Synology forum, but got no answer there.) Configuration: - Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit - Synology DS213air NAS I've connected my NAS in Synology Assistant, and I can ...
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Understanding a computer providing a bridge to the Internet

Where I work we have a very old Linux machine that is doing our DNS/DHCP and other network services. That machine is our Default Gateway and all internet connections go through this computer somehow. ...
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Mac OS X backup to NAS Server - Time Machine or other

I just bought Synology DiskStation and I want to backup my files. I was thinking about Time Machine and I started to make this happen but I found out that Time Machine backup whole Mac and not just ...
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File integrity monitor solution for folder on linux [closed]

I will buy a NAS to hold some very important long term storage. I would like to periodically run an integrity check on the data to make sure it doesn't get corrupted for whatever reason. Ideally, ...
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Access shared folder over vpn

I have a Synology NAS that I would like to access while I'm away. I have set up OpenVPN on my NAS and can successfully connect to it. When I am connected though the shared folder does not show up in ...
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Need help getting Mercurial operational on Synlogogy DS412+

I am trying to get Mercurial to work on my Synlogy DS412+ with INTEL processor running DSM 5.1-5022 Update 4. I have installed v2.8.2-1 from https://synocommunity.com/packages and it says it is ...
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www prefix is not working locally

Hi i recently put a web page online on a synology NAS, the problem is the following: When typing www. before my domain name the page is not loading This is what i got so far: Added both ...
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Implement QoS on home network (maybe using a Synology NAS)

My home router (Technicolor TG784n v3, firmware version 8.G.M.1) has no Quality of Service (QoS) settings. Still, I would like to implement QoS, mainly to be able to control bandwidth occupancy by ...
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Wipe disk free space in Synology DS1315+

I have a Synology DS1315+ running the latest (non-beta) DSM software. In addition to my own files, I used to store sensitive information from my employer that is under NDA (e.g. project source code - ...
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Synology NAS network drive slows down Windows 8 computer

I have mapped multiple shared folders from my Synology NAS as network drives to my pc, so they look like real drives (D:, E:, F: etc.). Unfortunately, even with a very stable LAN collection, it does ...
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Synology ssh port receiving too many intrusion attacks, how to ban systematically?

I have a synology NAS which I leave at home, and leave it open so I can access it remotely from the office. One of the useful things to do is enable the ssh port so I can access it with my terminal. ...
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Cannot map Synology WebDAV (HTTPS) share on Windows

I've tried everything from this post that applied as well as the answers from this post. I can connect successfully with Kodi on Android as well as NetDrive on Windows. I cannot connect with Kodi on ...
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Can I use dd to upgrade 1-bay synology NAS to bigger HD?

I have a 1-bay Synology NAS (DS112). According to the Synology compatibility list it can take a 6TB disk. If possible I'd like to clone my existing 2TB disk to the 6TB disk using dd or any other tool ...
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How does Windows (7) handle network share logins

What credentials does Windows 7 use to access network shares by default? The context: I have a Synology Diskstation in my network, that provides some network shares. These shares (and their ...
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Synology jailkit debian cron debootstrap

I have a Synology NAS. For advanced using of my server, I installed a debian with chroot-jailkit and debootstrap. I follow those instructions (in french sorry) This is working really fine. I have ...
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Making a Synology diskstation accessible via WLAN

tl;dr What do I need to get a Synology DS214 locked in a cellar room to connect to my Wifi/ethernet/DSL router (to which the DS414 and the clients are connected via ethernet)? The situation I have ...
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rsyncd daemon - how to minimize logged information?

I backup my synology NAS to a linux Debian server that runs rsyncd daemon. A typical backup session will write hundreds of thousands useless messages (sample below) to the daemon log file. Q: How can ...
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Setup VPN connection with Synology NAS

I want my Synology NAS (located at home) to be connected to my VPN on the WAN. This allow to keep alive a VPN from home to wan without worring about dynamic IP. I setup a ppdpd server on my VPN ...
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Removed drive from NAS not recognized when plugged in via USB

I'm having a problem accessing the data from a drive that was in my NAS but is now plugged in via a USB caddy. This drive was not in a RAID array as it was a volume with a single disk. Although it ...
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Slow transfer speeds on Synology DS2413+ with Windows over wifi only

I am using a Synology DiskStation DS2413+ in a mixed OS environment. It is connected via 2 ethernet cables to our n router (Asus, will update with details). When I mount the NAS via smb to an OS X ...
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SFTP cannot rename files but FTP is OK

I have enabled both SFTP and FTP on my Synology NAS. Using CyberDuck, both SFTP or FTP can create or delete a text file in a shared folder. However, there is an error when I try to rename the ...
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Using Synology with Lunix NAS

While looking to invest in a storage solution, I came across Synology which looks decent. I noticed in a demo of the product it runs a piece of software that processes the backup to the Synology. I ...
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Unsure about permission logic on Synology NAS

I am bit confused as to how Synology NAS permission logic works, so I want to have a bit of a confirmation about how this works: As far as I can see, the "access value" to a NAS "shared folder" can ...
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OpenVPN traffic with Synology not encrypted?

Requested: I would like to have the possibility to encrypt my internet traffic from my portable computer when I'm on networks outside my home. From what I have understood, this should be possible ...
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Backup Windows Server to NAS

I have a Windows Server 2012 R2 that I want to backup to a synology NAS (412+) network share. I've created a shared folder on the NAS. In windows backup when I select "Backup Schedule..." and go ...
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Synology Diskstation DS2015 - Simultaneous Backups?

We have a network with four iMacs and two PCs; each of which have 2TB of data. We would like to run Time Machine and File History simultaneously. We have followed the directions found here. ...
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How do I set up a Synology NAS so it can be accessed by URL/name instead of by IP address

Example On Windows, I open Run with Win+R and enter \\192.168.1.30. The trouble is, every time the NAS reboots, that IP address may change. Question So that's why I'd prefer to access the NAS' ...
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6TB HDD in Synology RS814 NAS

Is it possible to put 6TB HDD's in a synology RS814 NAS? This isn't clear. This is the NAS: https://www.synology.com/nl-nl/products/RS814 ...
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Brother network printer config for Synology DiskStation AirPrint server

Synology DiskStation's DSM 5+ NAS OS includes Apple AirPrint and Google CloudPrint server services. However, it doesn't include drivers for my specific printer, a Brother DCP-7065DN. Do I need to ...
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Connect WP8 to Zarafa/Synology mailserver only using mobile data when home WiFi not available

I have a Lumia 1520 WP8 phone that I'm trying to connect to my Zarafa mail server on a Synology rackstation. The rackstation is connected to the internet via a DLink DSL-2890AL router which connects ...
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Trouble with shrinking Synology RAID array

I purchased a new Synology, and copied most of my data over to the new device. The data I've left behind isn't worth professional recovery, but I'd like to have it if possible. There wasn't room on ...