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Questions tagged [synology]

Synology manufactures Home, Small Business, and Enterprise-grade NAS appliances, all powered by their Disk Station Manager (DSM) Software suite and expandable through first- and third-party packages.

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NAS IP is outside DHCP Range - now cannot access it

I have a NAS-DS216j and it is not showing up on my DHCP list. As a result, I don't know what it's IP address is and cannot connect to it in a browser, or the Synology Web Assistant (http://find....
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ffmpeg: Convert a lot of images to timelapse video fails

Around 120000 images placed in date-structured folders should be combined to a timelapse-video with ffmpeg 3.3.3 on my Synology DS218Play-NAS. For that I wrote a litte shellscript: It does: First ...
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Would it be advisable to have 2 raid-1 (mirror) using just 2 physical drives compared to just 1 raid-1 on 2 physical drives?

I'm using 2-bay drive Synology (implies I'm using linux mdadm software based RAID system). The motivation for doing so is to lessen the time rebuild RAID-1 array after it goes degraded. I currently ...
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How to merge duplicate folders with “name (1)”, “name (1) (1)” etc. structure

Syncing between my Google Filestream, Google Drive, and Synology CloudSync and got all messed up and I'm left with hundreds of duplicate folders with the folder name followed by a "(1)" or "(2)" etc., ...
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Windows Explorer : suddenly can't access server by host name, but FQDN works

I have a Windows Server 2012 R2 AD Domain. All clients are running fully updated Windows 10 Pro. I have some servers (Synology), fully updated. Up until now, I can access all Synology servers just ...
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How do I keep track of unauthorised login/file operation events in a Synology NAS?

So as the title states, I am wondering if there is an option to keep track of unauthorised events, such as: failed authentication due to invalid credentials (e.g. AFP, NFS, etc.) failed file ...
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NAS does not reconnect to network after router reboot

My Synology NAS does not reconnect to the network when the router reboots or when Internet goes down and then comes back. I am connected over ethernet and the network light is on but I cannot ping the ...
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mounted local network synology folder : Input/Output error when tryign to write inside files

/etc/fstab mounts local network synology folder in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS like this: //<numeric synology ip>/<synology_folder_name> /home/<user>/<mount_folder> cifs credentials=/...
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How to make Synology chat app auto connect at startup?

I run synology chat app at startup with auto connection checked on every home computer for my family and every time (on any computer with every user) it says "operation failed". I guessed the problem ...
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Multiple local servers on same ip without port numbers in the url [duplicate]

I want to run multiple servers on 1 single ip, that can be accessed by its requested domain. Example: Server 1: A Synology nas, runs on local ip 192.168.178.100 Server 2: A ESXI server, runs on ...
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Improve video encoding quality with Synology DS Photo

I've got a Synology NAS box with DS PHOTO where you can upload 1080p videos from your phone or DSLR etc. The result is slow playback but also very bad quality video which I assume is due to using very ...
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Why does Synology spin up HDDs when last device in workgroup shut down?

I have several devices (PC, Laptop, Rasperry Pi, Printer etc) in my windows workgroup. They all access my Synology as central data storage. My Synology spin down the HDDs after not using them. ...
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FFMPEG convert video into a timelapse on synology nas

I'm trying to timelapse video from my nas synology (surveillance station on dsm 6.1.5) with the following command: sudo ffmpeg -i "20180222-080550-1519283150.mp4" -r 15 \ -filter:v "...
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Nvidia Shield TV - mount distant server

I would like to know if it is possible to mount a distant server (Synology DS216+) to an Nvidia Shield TV 2017, using the Nvidia Shield interface. I have already done it to mount local volumes, but ...
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Expanding Storage on Synology 2- Bay with no redundancy

My 2-bay Synology DS216J was initially set-up with a sole 4TB drive. The configuration had to be SHR, not only because of this one disc configuration, but also because I had no intention to use the ...
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Synology cannot sudo to root

My current DSM is 6.1.4-15217 Update 5. There is something I do not understand : I can ssh via an admin account, root account (yes, I shouldn't be according to docs) and my user account (john) which ...
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Change Wi-Fi country/region on Synology RT2600ac

I bought a Synology RT2600ac router in the US and brought it to Germany. The router is configured with the region as the US, which is of course now wrong. The configuration UI has no way to change it. ...
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Script renaming on Synology NAS

I have a Synology Nas that has a lot of files with invalid characters (the Nas does not grant permissions to users to access the file if such character exists in the name) such as * . " / \ [ ] : ; | =...
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How to avoid synology file operations being routed through macos host?

When I use Finder (or Path Finder) on macos to do file operations (copy/move) on my Synology the files get first downloaded to my macos machine and then uploaded again to Synology. E.g. : I move file ...
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Is it possible to add HDD with existing content to Synology DiskStation without loosing data?

I have an existing HDD (ext4) that already has some data and a Synology DiskStation device (DS218play), which has no disks at the moment. I would like to add this HDD to the NAS device, but need for ...
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Samba mount only allows modification if root

I am attempting to mount a Samba share from a Synology. It's still Samba and Linux. The Guest OS is Ubuntu 16.04. When Ubuntu mounts the directory, it looks just dandy. However, I am unable to ...
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Synology CloudSync: Permissions changing after moving files in Amazon Drive

On my Synology (DSM 6.1.4-15217) NAS, I have a directory hierarchy full of photos synced with Amazon Drive using the CloudSync package, and I noticed that when I use Amazon Drive (say, on my phone) to ...
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Synology LAN connection

I have a Synology DS415+. It has two LAN with Failover and Link Aggregation Support but I have no idea what this means. I have only one Ethernet cable out of the wall which connects the internet to ...
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find + xargs - move files from one subdir to another

My folder structure is like this: /volume1 /photoTest /folderA /@eaDir /eaDir_tmp /folderB /@eaDir /eaDir_tmp /folder with space /@eaDir /eaDir_tmp ...
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Synology's WiFi stops working frequently: TX Deauth pkt

I've got a Synology TC1900ac with a curious problem. WiFi is working fine most of the time, but sometimes all wireless connected devices lose the connectivity. The appear to still have a connection, ...
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Rsync macOS to Synology stopped working

I use rsync to copy files from my Macbook to my Synology NAS. I've been doing this for a couple years now and never had any issues. The other day though, I upgraded the Synology to DSM 6.1.4-15127 ...
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Mount encrypted Synology folder on non-Synology platform

I sold my Synology NAS box on eBay while keeping the HDDs. I completely forgot that I had encrypted some of my "Shared Folders". Now I desperately need to mount these @Test@ folders using anything ...
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Add redundacy disk to Synology Hybrid Raid

I have a DS216j NAS by Synology that currently hosts a single 4 TB disk. Volume is set to SHR (Synology Hybrid Raid) (without data protection). Now I bought another disk, same model, same size. I ...
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May have just screwed the pooch attempting to follow instructions in another thread to shrink my RAID

I used @Paul (https://superuser.com/users/89018/paul) instructions in his answer to Shrink RAID by removing a disk? but I think I may have made a terrible mistake. Here's the lowdown... I've been ...
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How to host multiple distinct web applications through a single domain, multiple URIs?

I have a series of separate application services I host on my home network (e.g. Plex). Some are hosted on separate physical machines on the same network. From outside of my network, I'd like to be ...
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Synology: Convert SHR with data protection to volume without data protection

I have 2-bay Synology DS213j. I had 1 disk (3TB) inside and I have decided to expand it to larger one. I added second 4TB. Than I added second disk to volume and choose option with data protection. I ...
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express vpn on synology running plex

Does anyone here have experience with Express VPN running Synology NAS server? I have a problem with connecting from outside to my Plex server, when I run VPN tunnel on my NAS server. Vpn tunnel ...
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Two servers don't see each other, but both are ok with the others network client

I'm trying to synchronize my 2nd synology server (DS1817+) with my main unit (DS3617xs). I will use rsync job thru standard Synology packages. But I have a network (I guess) problem : Assume that I ...
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Synology: Test Wake On Lan

I recently turned on WoL on my Synology box. Is there a way to test if WoL can wake my Synology box without actually having to turn my Synology box off? There were a few programs for Windows that ...
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Safely replacing two failing disks in a RAID 6

In a Synology DS1812+ with eight 4TB disks set up in a RAID 6, two of the disks report they are failing: Both have almost 2000 reallocated sectors according to SMART, with one having ~400 pending ...
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Use WD MyCloud connected to Synology Diskstation?

I had a 2tb WD MyCloud for a few years and recently upgraded to a Synology Diskstation with 4x4tb drives. I have migrated the data from my MyCloud to the DiskStation but seems silly to just let the ...
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Western Digital disk not showing up in Synology NAS 1815+

I have a Synology NAS 1815+ with 2 Seagate 8Tb drives running in it, the system is configured in Synology Hybrid RAID (SHR), each drive is a separate volume, there's no disk group. I've been trying to ...
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Synology Nas issues accessing office365 smtp.office.com

I'm trying to set up my DS413j to send emails via office365. I'm doing this via the custom SMTP method, and supplying smtp.outlook.com as the server address (and have tried both ports 25 and 857) I'...
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Synology DSM 6.1.3 Where are the MariaDB 5 files located

I'm having the following problem: My Synology DS216SE doesn't want to install phpBB after I updated MariaDB from version 5 to 10. The problem here is that strangly phpBB seems to find my MariaDB 5 ...
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Does the Synlogy RT2600ac contain a S0-Bus and is compatible with V-DSL?

I'm thinking about buying the Synlogy RT2600ac but I wanted to know if it supports the following features: Does it contain a S0-Bus/ S interface? Is it compatible with V-DSL in Germany/ Does it ...
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Mac Book Air 2013, Synology DS216, WD 3TB HDD's

After a failed NAS and data recovery, I've got a new 3TB HDD that contains about 1TB of recovered data; it's not encrypted. I bought a new Synology DS216 and 2x 3TB HDD's to have a RAID back-up. ...
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Synology NAS disk crashed flag

Trying to understand and find where and how the "crashed" status of a disk is stored/calculated. I've had a little poke around in ssh with some common commands people use (mdadm, mount, fdisk. I know ...
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“Please upgrade your cloud station server package”

When trying to set up Synology Cloud Station backup I get the error message Please upgrade your cloud station server package This does not seem to be coherent as all of my packages are up to date:...
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Synology Hyper Backup to external USB drive: Exception occurred while backing up data (Disk I/O error)

I am attempting to backup my entire Synology1 DS415+ NAS volume to an external Western Digital My Book 8 TB USB drive, using Hyper Backup. The backup worked fine for about 10 hours, but suddenly ...
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W10 - Can't open any file on the network “directory name is invalid”

Hope you're well. Detail Issue: I'm accessing my network files hosted on a Synology via windows explorer (unc path &/or mapped drive) and since a few days I'm unable to open any file via ...
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How to cancel a script running in the scheduler on a Synology NAS?

I have a script running in the scheduler on a Synology NAS. How can I cancel it? I don't see a cancel option on the menu.
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Is there a straightforward (or even not straightforward) way of shrinking a volume on Synology?

I have a 4-bay Synology with a 4x1TB RAID-5 volume that has been up and running without issues for 3-4 years. Of the slightly less than 3TB capacity about half is used. Now, because RAID-5 doesn't ...
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Synology Mail-Server “User unknown in local recipient table”

I have set up a Synology DiskStation as a SOHO email server for my small business. $uname -a Linux servername 3.10.102 #15132 SMP Thu Jun 29 07:35:19 CST 2017 armv7l GNU/Linux ...
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Access computer over VPN

This is my setup: I have a Synology NAS that is running a OpenVPN server. On the same network I have a laptop (#1 IP: 192.168.1.11) that I would like to access. I connect to the VPN server with a ...
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NFS User ID mapping works for some uid only

I try to setup NFS access on my Synology NAS. For historical reasons the uid on my client and my server do not match. I understood that NFSv4 could allow me to elegantly solve this issue, to the price ...