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How do you get an SNI certificate for internal host-names?

I have a Synology NAS at home, which has a web-based user-interface which I expose to the public Internet. Inside my LAN my NAS has the hostname nas.domain.local. and on the public Internet I have the ...
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How to build a crosstool-ng toolchain for a Synology DS 214 with DSM 5.1?

I'm trying to build a gcc 4.6 which "just works" on a Synology DS214 with DSM 5.1 (the Synology OS which effectively is a horribly outdated Linux 3.2.x), i.e. allows me to compile applications on the ...
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Synology and Dropbox

I'm planning to buy a Synology NAS to use as an always-on media server. I currently have all my photos and music in my Dropbox folder on two Macs, and would like to simply mirror them onto the NAS as ...
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Multiple SSH ports for Synology Diskstation DSM 5.1

I have a Synology Diskstation that I recently upgraded to DSM 5.1 (5004). I previously had my system configured to allow connections on both port 22 and port 10000. After the upgrade, it appears that ...
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How to wipe all CloudStation data and start from scratch

I believe my CloudStation somehow got corrupted. At least it never seized updating, and I can't tell if it was the client applying changes to the server, or the server applying changes to the client ...
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Is it safe to stop a RAID 5 expansion?

I'm having some issues expanding a RAID 5 array on a Synology DS413. The drive has gone from 3 x 3TB WD Green drives to 4 x 3TB. I started an expansion operation and it's been stuck at about 60% and ...
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Win 7 mapping to NAS only works by IP, not UNC

Windows 7 pro desktop. Last night (maybe after an update) I lost the ability to map drives to our new Synology NAS (running DSM 5.1) by UNC (\diskstation\homes\user). After many reboots and much ...
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How to tell the version of CloudStation client and server, and tell if they are updated to the newest version

When trying to set up CloudStation on my computer, I get the following error message. Please make sure Cloud Station is updated to the latest version both on the DiskStation and your computer, and ...
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Shrink RAID by removing a disk?

I have a Synology NAS with 12 bays. Initially, we decided to allocate all 12 disks for a single RAID-6 volume, but now we would like to shrink the volume to use only 10 disks and assign two HDDs as ...
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Add 2 HDD connected via USB to Synology DS211j using Raid 1

I have a Synology DS211j and 2 old 2TB S-ATA HDD. What I plan to do is to buy two cases for these two hard disk drives that allow for connecting the hard disks to my Synology using the USB port. I ...
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Synology CloudStation log?

Sometimes my CloudStation takes forever to do something, that I think should be quite quick. Sometimes it says "Processing" and some file name, but I don't know if it is updating my client ...
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White screen on Diskstation after updating to DSM 5.0-4458

This morning I updated my diskstation to DSM 5.0-4458. After the reboot I tried to login with quickconnect. After typing my username and password I get a white screen. Other browsers and clearing the ...
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install ipkg on DS413j DSM 5.0

I would like to install sudo with ipkg. First ipkg need to be installed. You can find the bootstrap tutorial of Synology here. The DS413j has a Marvel Kirkwood mv6282 ARM processor. So I used this ...
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Synology DS214se - Possible to find MAC addresses of connections?

I need some help to find the hardware addresses of earlier connected computers. Some detailed log file or something Can i do this somehow ?
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Adding a drive to a two drive Synology NAS to increase capacity

I have a 1TB disk in my 2 drive Synology DS212J. This drive is set up as "Raid Basic" in the control panel. I'd like to add a 3TB disk to the NAS to give me a total of 4GB of storage. I do not require ...
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Why does my busybox diff report 'Common subdirectories' for every file pair?

I am using this version of diff on my Synology NAS to verify a backup: xyz> diff BusyBox v1.16.1 (2014-05-29 11:26:15 CST) multi-call binary. Usage: diff [-abBdiNqrTstw] [-L LABEL] [-S FILE] [-U ...
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Is there a way to update SMB protocols on legacy Synology products like USB Station 2?

I have been using a Synology USB Station 2 for some time. It was working fine with my Mac until I upgraded to Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion) & Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks). After that upgrade, there's always ...
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BASIC program on Samba share gets 'Access denied' when launching other process

This is the situation. We have a Synology NAS (running DSM 5.0) hosting a Windows file share called general. This folder's permissions are set as in the screenshot: This folder is used as a mapped ...
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Synology NAS station - how to mirror 2 HDD (Simple how-to)

I have a following problem with my Synology disk station: I had one small HDD in Synology Diskstation, so I removed it. I bought 2 new HDD with same capacity. I transferred backup from old disk to ...
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Synology + 12345678

I am facing a weird problem with synology Diskstation. Problem: Suppose I created a user that is "Test" with the password "testinguser" I see user created and I can see synology logs for it. Now if ...
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Special characters on Synology NAS

I've been backing up my photos and mp3s from my MacBook Pro to a Synology NAS. Many files have names containing special characters like é and ö. I've been copying them with Rsync, as follows: rsync ...
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Synology NAS (DSM 5) cannot access the Internet through Tomato router?

I have just revived my Linksys E3200 router by upgrading it to Tomato 1.28 (Shibby). I have a Synology NAS running DSM 5 attached by cable to the router. After the upgrade my NAS can no longer update ...
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3 small disk RAID5 -> 4 large disk RAID6 upgrade. Add drive or replace drives first?

I'm going to upgrade my Synology NAS from 3*1TB/RAID5 to 4*3TB/RAID6. Which is the better approach (and why): a) Add 1 new 3TB disk, and convert the group to RAID 6, then swap the remaining drives ...
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“2 way” NAS 'time-machine' backup [closed]

For off-site backup purposes I am looking at putting a NAS in 2 places (my own and another) and having them sync. This can be done with rsync obviously, but I'm looking for a bit more security ...
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Synology DS212+ indicates disk failure

We recently had a power outage at my house, caused by a short circuit. Because of that, my NAS was shut down improperly. After we restored the power, everything seemed fine for a few hours. But now ...
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Activate jumboframe on Synology and windows/linux network

i wish to activate jumboframe in my home network. I have several computers (windows 7 and linux), and a NAS Synology on the same network. How can i activate jumboframe? and how can i test it ...
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Storage Manager on Synology DiskStation is blank and refuses to quit

On my Synology DiskStation DS1812+ (running DSM 5.0-4493 Update 3), the application Storage Manager is completely blank and refuses to quit. The application stays open even after restarting. How can I ...
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Recover LVM with software raid

I have a Synology NAS using SHR mode, which is basically LVM and Raid 5. Somehow my LVM volume became corrupted and won't mount anymore. This volume houses over 20TB of data, and most of it is NOT ...
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SSH into Synology DSM 5 without password

I can ssh as root and as admin but not as a non-admin user. Here is a log of an attempt: % ssh -vvv -i ~/.ssh/diskstation-rsync-key hughdbrown@192.168.2.130 OpenSSH_6.6.1, OpenSSL 1.0.1f 6 Jan 2014 ...
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Is Synology's QuickConnect secure?

How does it work? Does it work like a proxy? Will the data being sent and received between my remote computer over the internet and my NAS be secured when using SSL?
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Does rewrite module work in httpd on DSM 5.0?

Adding the following VirtualHosts to my httpd configuration (separate file included at the end of httpd.conf-user; inclusion works because syntax errors in file cause crash) <Directory ...
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How to prevent httpd on DSM 5.0/Synology DS214 to remove errornous config files?

I'm trying to set up some Rewrite* directives for a httpd 2.2.27 on DSM 5.0 on a Synology DS214 by adding dokuwiki.conf to /etc/httpd/sites-enabled-user which is included in ...
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Is it safe to move files on Synology NAS when verifying disks?

My Synology DS1812+ is performing a "Parity Consistency Check" on a new volume of 6 disks. This is taking a tremendous amount of time (~0.35% in a half hour). Can I start adding files while this is ...
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DS Photo Instant upload sync'ed my photos in 2 ways

I have activated the Instant Upload feature on my iOS device. So, my iOS Photos are automatically upladed to a given folder on my Synology DiskStation. My problem is that I need to make free space on ...
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Publishing .NET MVC website to MONO on Synology NAS

I'm not able to figure out how I can host a simple MVC 4 or MVC 3 website to my Synology DS413J. I installed MONO V2.11, this is still in beta on the Synology. After installing and running this I went ...
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Where to get ipkg package nfs-utils?

The ipkg list subcommand states that nfs-utils is supposed to be preferred over nfs-server (I'm using http://ipkg.nslu2-linux.org/feeds/optware/cs08q1armel/cross/unstable and checked ...
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OpenVPN on a Diskstation TLS Handshake error, Self signed cert, Defaults

I have a DS 1813+ with DSM 5 4493 Update 1 installed (latest) and am having issues setting up OpenVPN I have it working internally, (which is strange in itself) but when I remote from my house or ...
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Synology disk group

For the moment i've 1 4TB HDD on my synology DS1513+. I'm transfering all my data on it but when this HDD will be full, i'll add a second 4TB HDD. How to have 1x8TB and not 2x4TB on my synology ...
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How to properly configure SSL certificates on a Synology NAS?

While Synology DSM is a wonderful product, that was designed to be easy to be used, it seems that there a few areas where it lacks documentation (even from online sources). In fact most of the ...
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Can't connect to Synology DiskStation through HTTPS when using Windows 7 Import

a little background to my problem: I have a Synology DiskStation 213j that I use as a backup/data storage solution. When I'm at work, I would like to push and pull files from my DiskStation but I ...
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How to add a user to DSM 5.x without initial password and force setting password at first login (ssh)

I want to add users to my Synology DS214 with DSM 5.0. I'd like to let the password be set by the user at the first login with ssh. How to do this? How can I enforce a certain complexity of the ...
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Could server's support of RSync speed up backup process?

I have Synology 210j NAS, which supports rsync. Currently this feature is disabled and I use the following code to backup data there from my Mac: mkdir /Volumes/BackupTemp mount -t smbfs ...
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Synology NAS upload speed very slow

When I copy huge files from my NAS to anywhere in my LAN, the upload speed is not constant. I experience that expecially on HD movies, which are hanging. This is the network graph: The NAS is ...
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Is there a wiki (in English language) about administration of Synology DSM and OS internals [closed]

The only wikis about administration of Synology products I found are http://www.synology-wiki.de: I'd rather like to contribute in English in order to enlarge the audience ...
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Efficient File Sharing with Synology NAS

I am using a Synology DS213. Before I got a new router I could transfer files very quick over the windows explorer. After getting a new router nothing seems to work for me. - Over Windows Explorer I ...
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tcp retransmission on lan, wifi is fine

I have a Dell XPS 17 laptop (about 5 years old) running Windows 7 and a Synology RS412 NAS. I also have various other networked devices (servers, routers, laptops, pcs). Some are in my domain, some ...
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I received notices of multiple IPs blocked by SSH, should I be concerned?

I recently opened a Wordpress public page from my Synology NAS. Shortly after, I received two notices that different IP addresses (both from China) has been blocked by SSH. Should I be concerned?
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Synology DS1010+ shows degraded under status

As the title says I've got an error on my friend's NAS this evening. Even when I check that disk, it said that it's "abnormal" under smart test but the status shows "Not initialized". Under the ...
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SSH with no password (passwordless) on Synology DSM 5 as other (non-root) user

I'm trying to ssh into my Synology disk station without a password (public key authentication), but as non-root. When I try to ssh as root without password, it works. Following the exact same steps ...
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Very slow volume expand on Synology ds2413+

I've posted this elsewhere on the internet aswell, and will obviously reply in both places if a proper solution is found. I am attempting to expand SHR volumne (2x4TB, 1x2TB) with additional 4TB ...