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Synology - delete or decrease file versions to free up disk space

Synology CloudStation file versioning uses a lot of space so how can I free up some space? How can I see how much space file versioning used?
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How to access Synology git server remotely?

I can access the git server when using the same WiFi. But if I switch to mobile network, I can no longer access it. DSM version 7.0 Does the NAS have a VPN or other phone home to get me back to the ...
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Resize Raspberry Pi partition mounted on a iSCSI target

I have a Pi installed on a Syno iSCSI target using Berryboot. I started with 15 GB partition, but I now need more space. I resized the Syno target to 25 GB. I resized the /dev/sda2 of the Pi to 25 GB ...
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How to read the information from RAID's HDD when NAS is broken and HDD are not?

Since my Synology NAS (DS411slim) declared as "hybrid" RAID5 I guess this means "software", the plan should be: I should get Synology DSM 6.2 as virtual machine image from ...
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Synology: can log in via ssh as admin, but not root

Synology DS1513+, DSM 6.2.4-25556 Update 5 I can log into admin via HTTP (and see a GUI desktop) or via SSH (and get a command prompt). Trying to log in via SSH as root, or from admin, su as root, ...
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Surface Pro 6 "COULDN'T FIND BOOTABLE OPERATING SYSTEM"

I have a Surface Pro 6 - tried to use a hard drive from a Synology a friend didn't want - in the process of doing that, the Surface hung, so I did a hard shutdown. Since that point, I haven't been ...
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Script to moves the files to the folder with the date name the files were created

I need a script (for NAS Synology) to move a large number of files from the main share folder to folders created with the name of the files creation date (year \ month \ day). This script must be ...
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Locked out of my NAS - 2FA codes don't work while I'm abroad

I'm currently abroad. I have my Synology NAS set up in my apartment. While still there I set up a 2FA on it for my admin account. I remember a while back when I was trying to log in to it, it didn't ...
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Secure file sharing with a Synology NAS reverse proxy

I am trying to configure a Synology NAS for a small business, allowing secure transfer of files to clients. I opted to configure the NAS as a reverse proxy server, since I anticipate having to connect ...
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Platform/version-independent sorting for gnu sort

I am trying to do an offline comparison of two lists generated on two different systems. They both have GNU coreutils so to aid the diff'ing, I sort both lists using sort before transferring them. I'...
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Color folders (directories) on SMB NAS so all windows users can see the colors

is there a way to apply a color to folders (directories) on a Synology NAS so that all windows users can see the colors? Thanks, Al
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Transferring data between a QNAP and Synology NAS over distance

I have two NAS devices, one from Qnap, one from Synology, each in a different city and need to transfer tens of GB between them. The Synology is accessible through QuickConnect and the Qnap through ...
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Batch remove trailing space in directory name on Synology DSM7

on my Synology NAS, i found that tons of directories have trailing space in names, which leads to be unreadable when parsing from os X, name changed to strange string with capitals and tilde. I ...
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Synology NAS VPN connection woes from iOS devices

I’m trying to set up VPN on my home Synology NAS DS918+ so that I can use it while I’m traveling. I set it up for L2TP/IPSec: As such: To get an IP address of my home (I don’t have a static IP) I’m ...
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Synology NAS - add new drive and change RAID type

I have DS220+ with 1 3TB drive, and basic raid (no data protection). I want to add another 3TB drive, and change the RAID type to SHR. On the storage pool action menu I have no "Add Drive" ...
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Remove Drive from NAS, Test on Windows

I would like to remove a drive from a NAS that is part of a RAID. The aim is just to test it. Use case 1: e.g. QNAP Bought a new drive, I created a first RAID1, but I forgot to test. Now I want to do ...
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SSH key authentication installed on DSM 7, now sudo is refused

My Synology is upgraded to DSM 7 somewhere in june and I was running openHAB on it. All broke down so I have to rebuild my complete openHAB environment. To help me out I updated my connection to the ...
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Two "Routers" and a NAS

I have what Xfinity calls a gateway (really a modem/router combo) on the main floor of my home. I have an ethernet cable coming from it, connecting to a powerline networking device at the wall. I ...
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synology drive client connection failed please check your network settings

I have a Synology Nas DS1019+ and I have access to the admin panel. I want to use Synology Drive Client but It cannot connect and shows the error below : I had read from Synology Knowledge Center ...
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What exactly is Parity Consistency Check that Synology NAS runs when a new disk is added and why does it normally take a long time to complete?

What exactly is "Parity Consistency Check" that Synology NAS runs when a new disk is added and why does it normally take a long time to complete? Why does the process takes a long time? (can ...
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Can I use remote desktop via Synology VPN Server

I have a Synology NAS running VPN Server. After some struggling I've managed to get a IPSEC connection to the VPN server. So far so good. The IP address given to the client is 10.0.0.1 which is on ...
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Synology disk station as local dropbox alternative

Does anyone know if and how I could use my Synology disk-station as a kind of local dropbox server, i.e. I have a folder that is always synchronized locally between the NAS and the respective ...
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How to set up passwordless login for SSH with different usernames?

I have a Windows 10 system and use the username "WindowsGod". Funny. :-) And I have a Synology NAS named "MyDisk" that uses Linux as operating system but my user name for this is &...
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USB 2.0 and 3.0 speed comparison for HDD

So I have a Synology device, with both USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 ports. I wanted to add on additional HDD devices for backing up data. Now my problem is that the USB 3.0 has already been utilized now I am ...
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Will Synology still recognize its drive after it's been assembled via mdadm on another OS?

I have one HDD with a single Basic ext4 volume, and accidentally deleted some of my files on it. I want to try extundelete or ext4magic under Ubuntu, but I'm worried - does mdadm assembly modify the ...
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How do a change the user under which JDownloader runs on a Synology NAS?

When installing JDownloader from the package center on Synology, the package runs as root, and therefore all of the files it creates are owned by root. Not ideal. How do I run it as a user so that the ...
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Browser related display issue with Synology Docker

This is a new problem, but I have not checked this scenario in months so don't know when it might have started. Synology DS-718+ (on local network) DSM 6.2.4-25556 Docker 18.09.0-0519 Windows 10x64 ...
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How do I create manual DNS entries for Synology's routers running SRM?

dd-wrt and Tomato use dnsmasq to allow easily adding manual DNS entries for reserved DHCP addresses. This is useful for adding names for devices with static IP addresses that don't use DHCP (e.g. a ...
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Enabling HTTPS on all Synology ports

I’m attempting to set up external access for a couple services on my Synology DiskStation. I have a cert created from LetEncrypt (using the DSM’s GUI to do so) and I can access https://mysynology....
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Rebuild RAID with Old HDD in Synology NAS

A HDD has been removed from a two bay Synology NAS (DS214j). The remaining HDD is working fine as remaining part of the degraded RAID 1. Is it possible to re-add the once removed HDD in the NAS to fix ...
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Accidentally changed an IPv4 setting on Synology NAS Cannot access it anymore

I have a Synology NAS which was working fine - for the usage I was making of it : backup - but it wasn't connected to the internet. I was able to access it via the browser GUI or in windows (via \...
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Why rsync found files who has vanished on exfat synology?

I try to transfer some files from an external hard drive in exfat to my synology Nas using rsync using the usb connection. During the transfert rsync found files who have vanished when it's time to ...
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Assigning user privileges on Synology DSM

I have multiple shared folders on my Synology: Family Photo Video Now, I have several users: Peter, Andrew, Margaret. I would like Peter to have access to all the shared folders. Andrew should have ...
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DSM unaccessible via browser since update to 6.2.3

Since I upgraded my DSM from version 4 to version 6.2.3, I can't access DSM interface via browser. I see my Syno (413J) in the Synology assistant and I can access my data via the finder. Performed ...
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Transfer data to NAS synology from server located behind a VPN

Is it possible to configure a synology NAS to be able to transfer data (using ssh but other protocl are possible) from a server located behind a VPN. I've all the credentials to connect to the VPN and ...
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File based backup in Synology NAS

I've a Synology NAS with two HDD in it. One main HDD and one for the backup of the main. I want to backup a folder from the main HDD to the backup HDD. Using the HyperBackup App (or package) it copy ...
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Synology NAS Multimedia content migration

I'm about to replace my current DiskStation with a new one with more disk space. In the process, I'll move from 6GB JBOD to 10GB RAID storage. Since my current NAS is nearly full, I have a lot of data ...
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rsync ntfs/ext4 (windows/synology diskstation) incremental backup

Im trying to incrementel backup my windows server via rsync from my synology nas. For that i mounted the windows server on my diskstation under /volume1/homes/multimedia Then running rsync: rsync -av -...
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How to live sync files between syonology NAS 713+ and Ubuntu server 18.04

I need some way to sync data from synology diskstation to ubuntu server 18.04 and back. I use Synology drive for windows machines and Ubuntu desktops but I have not found any way to install and ...
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Setting up second router to assign first router ip addresses

First Router = RT2600ac Synology. Lan Address: 192.168.0.1 Starting Address: 192.168.0.2 Ending Address: 192.168.0.254 The second Router = Google WiFi Lan Address: 192.168.1.1 Staring Address: 192.168....
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Separate different filetypes of movies to different folders on my NAS

Background: I have more than 500 movies on my NAS. My Family could watch those movies wherever they are. The main problem is my Synology DS215J NAS device can not play *.avi files, but can play mkv, ...
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Should I put all four HDDs into NAS even if I do not need the their full capacity right now?

I have new four-bay NAS (Synology DS418play) and four new 4TB HDDs (WD40EFRX). Is it advisable to put all disks into NAS right away, even if I do not need the full storage capacity? Or should I put ...
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Storage pool on Synology NAS

I have 1 SA3400 with 12 x 16 TB and 1x RX1217Sas with 12x 16 TB . I have a few questions: how to shut down the expansion? I shutting down the sa3400, but the expansion is not turned off My plan is ...
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"Device name already in use" when trying to access NAS still waking up from sleep

Environment: windows 10 PC + Synology NAS on a static IP set up to go to sleep after 30m of not using it Whenever I try to access a network share mapped to a drive letter, e.g. "V:" in this example I ...
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Access Synology DS418play using *myddnshostname*.synology.me DDNS with quickconnect.to already working remotely

I've been struggling with this quite a bit! I am able to access my Synology DS418play remotely (i.e., not on my home network) by using myquickconnectid.us1.quickconnect.to. However, after setting up ...
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ffmpeg error while opening encoder for output stream

I have 2 versions of ffmpeg installed on my synology DS718+ NAS. It comes with the default and outdated 2.7.1, but I have installed the synocommunity ffmpeg package (4.2.1) as well for improved ...
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How to connect Windows PC to a Synology NAS via a 2-router configuration?

I'm using Synology DS918+ NAS. It is connected via 2 routers. The best way to explain it is to show it in a diagram (sorry for my mad MS Paint skills): So what I am trying to do is to connect from ...
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Rsync from Mac OS to synology with btrfs having issues with file and directories that contain umlauts and similar characters

I want to copy a folder from my local Mac (Catalina with APFS) to my Synology (btrfs filesystem) on my local network. And all files that have an umlaut in it (ö,ä,ü,....) gets in trouble somehow. ...
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How can I transfer 8TB of data from a two 4TB disk RAID 0 array to a new 8TB disk I want to place in that same array

I have a small Synology NAS with 2-bay and 4TB HDD on each bay. It’s configured in RAID 0 (Yes, I know. I like to live dangerously). I would like to upgrade both drives to 8TB but for that to happen, ...
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What is taking up space on my Synology NAS?

My Synology NAS DS216j has two x 2TB drives in a RAID configuration. Storage Manager shows 1.37TB capacity as in use, which surprised me when I noticed as I do not have anywhere near that volume of ...
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