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clone failing drive without losing redundancy on Synology NAS

I have a Synology NAS (DS416play running DSM 6.2) configured as SHR with 1 drive redundancy. One of the drives has been flagged as failing but is not yet showing any kind of errors. I could simply ...
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Universal Search/Synology Drive indexing

The constant indexing is driving me crazy. I can find no way to permanently turn off indexing, I can delay it for 6 hours. Short of login on every six hours and turning it off is there an automated ...
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Synology SSH key auth only or, failing that, different SSH password to file share access

I would like to enable SSH key only access (no password logins enabled) for shell accounts on my Synology NAS (DSM 6.2.4-25556 Update 5) to prevent brute forcing attempts. Alternatively, is it ...
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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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Cannot access Synology File Server from VPN using pfSense

OK, here is the situation: I have a Synology file-server/NAS on my home network, watched over by pfSense (router/firewall). I am trying to set up a VPN going through pfSense so that I can connect to ...
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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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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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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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How to find the process which does ping 8.8.8.8 on a synology?

Just installed a new firewall in my (home) network and recognized that my Synology DSM does ping 8.8.8.8 every second. So there seems to be a running ping somewhere... I can't recall letting a ping ...
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will nas lose connection to eaton 5e650iusb

I have a DS920+ and I recently bought Eaton 5E650iUSB. I connected it to my NAS and after 6 hours I got a notification from the DSM saying that the NAS has lost connection to the UPS. I investigated ...
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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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Solution for repeatable/templatable external hard drive creation

I work for a small media company. We currently have a NAS that is filled with content, often times when clients request stuff they ask us to send them a drive instead of a download. Today we manually ...
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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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How can I stop indexing under Synology DSM 7.0 permanently?

I recently upgraded to version 7.0 and the previously working permanent disable process as in https://mariushosting.com/how-to-disable-or-uninstall-synology-universal-search/ does not work anymore ...
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Ubuntu VM on Synology NAS for easier rsync & rdiff-backup usage?

I am considering buying a Synology NAS such as the DS720+ (Intel processor, 2 GB RAM) for storing backups of multiple users, which are all using Ubuntu on their computers. My current plan is that ...
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How do I migrate from one Synology NAS to two redundant Synology NAS on different locations?

I bought a Synology NAS for myself, a few years ago, and I would like to get another one that would be located at one of my relatives. My current Synology has 2 disks that are redundant (default ...
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Can I access external hdd remotely on Synology diskstation?

I use Synology DS120j with single hdd which I'm accesing mostly with Windows 10 PC trought shortcut folder in windows explorer. All works flawlessly. Now I have the situation, as I want to connect ...
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SSH/rsync failure on Synology machines

I have two Synology machines - a DS1813+ (Codex) and a DS1817+ (Crypt), both running DSM 6.2.4. I have an rsync task on the source server (Codex) that moves a growing (currently 10TB) folder over to ...
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Why is my Synology NAS always caching data even when nothing new has been written?

I have a Synology NAS DS720+ with two 4To HDD and two 250Go SSD for read/write cache. Most of the time, the NAS is not used and nothing is read or written on it. Yet it makes noise all the time ...
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How to swap out old 4TB drives for new 8TB drives and change from RAID 6 too SHR in a Synology DS1817+?

I'm trying to do two things - replace half of my old, small drives with new, larger drives, and change my RAID type from RAID 6 to SHR. My NAS is a Synology DS1817+ running DSM 6.2.4. It has eight ...
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Encrypted backup of synology folder to aws glacier

I have ~5 TB on my Synology DS1821+ and want to backup the data to AWS Glacier. I know there is a Glacier App which can do these backups, however I need the data to be encrypted in the cloud. My plan ...
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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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ls command on a Synology NAS via SSH returns "ls: cannot read symbolic link"

DISCLAIMER: I know nearly nothing of unix based things, shell etc... A month ago a ransomware (0xxx) infected my Synology NAS. I contacted an expert to know if there's anything I can do. He told me to ...
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Problems accessing one share from a Synology NAS by some users

I have a Synology NAS (DS218, DSM 6.2) that's set up and working fine. Several members of the family can access the NAS, and Plex is set up also. Using my account (I'm a member of the administrator ...
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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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Rsync stalls while transferring some files

My computer is running macOS 11 with rsync version 2.6.9 protocol version 29. My backup destination is a Synology NAS running DSM 7.0 with rsync version 3.1.2 protocol version 31. I access the ...
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How can I use a cron job to execute a script inside a chroot?

I have a Synology NAS 213j with many limitations due to its armel architecture. Via entware-ng I have a chroot with debian stretch running on it, which at least let me do a few more things. Now I ...
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Access Synology NAS from outside. Ports forwarded, just don't know how to set up

Being behind several routers, I needed to rely only on Quickconnect from Synology. Now I've managed to get ports forwarded to me from ISP, so I've got 21, 80, 5000, 5001 ports opened. They also gave ...
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Recover Synaptics Raid 6 after Mainboard Fail

I have a Synology DS415+ NAS with four drives setup as RAID 6. The device is rather old and the soldered-on CPU has had some problems before (specifics don't matter to this question), so I don't know ...
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Windows 7 Backup on Synology: Smartcard Certificate Authority Untrusted

On setting up a backup for the NAS on W10 Pro 20H2, get the following COM error 0x80090352: An untrusted certificate authority was detected While processing the smartcard certificate used for ...
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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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After RAID sync can I be sure disks are exact copy?

I have a 2-bay Synology NAS with SHR (synology hybrid RAID) configuration. I replaced old disks with 2 larger new by making 2 RAID re-sync as described in this article by synology: turned off the nas ...
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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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Network disruption when notebook attached to ethernet is suspended

I have been having this issue for a couple of months now where, if I suspend my notebook, while it is attached to the router via Ethernet, the entire network basically stops working (wired and ...
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Swapping disks with a higher capacity in a NAS

I have a Synology NAS with 3x 3TB in Raid 1. One of the disks is in failure mode and the other one is "not happy" (a few smart errors appeared and disappeared). I am replacing the disk that ...
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2-bay NAS - start with a single 8TB drive and get a second later?

Just ordered a Synology DS220+ NAS and a Seagate 8TB Ironwolf NAS drive to go inside. I'm hoping to start with this and get a second drive later for Raid 1 (mirroring) or perhaps Synology Hybrid RAID. ...
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Synology NAS drive failing, downtime when replace drive?

My companies Synology NAS (DS1618+) has 6 12TB drives in a RAID5 array. One of the drives went from abnormal to failing. We do not have a "hot spare". Co-workers depend on this on a daily ...
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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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SHR 1 Redundancy

I'm setting up my Synology NAS but I'm doubting between using RAID5 (which I'm familiar with) or using SHR1. From what I can tell, SHR 1 divides the drives up in smaller portions so you can mix sizes. ...
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Synology RAID 1 Recovery - Accidentally formatted a BTRFS as ZFS - next steps?

Would really appreciate someone pointing me in the right direction. Today at work we found out our Synology box had its motherboard go. From what I can tell, it was set up with two 8TB drives in RAID ...
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Slow synology transfer - in one direction

I got a Synology Diskstation (220+) and in setting it up, tried copying files to and from it. I was surprised to see ~500KB/s when transferring files to it from my laptop. I can copy files from the ...
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Install other OS than DSM on Synology DiskStation DS16SE — possible?

The DS216SE will eventually reach its end of support. [EDIT: it is not as soon as triggered this question originally,* but that only postpones the issue. Also I'd prefer a less restricted access.] Are ...
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How to connect to iscsi target with iscsiadm from Synology through SSH

Since we want to back up our Synology NAS internally with a rotation system, I'm trying to connect to an iscsi target on my tandberg/overland Quickstation 4 from my Synology NAS (SA3400). I've tried ...
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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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Backup data to NAS and Cloud

I have a local workstation (Windows Server) and I want to backup 2 of its data drives nightly for a total of about 2.5TB. I also have a NAS (DS218+) connected to the network with 2 HDDs in RAID. I ...
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Degraded Synology volume even though all drives report normal

I recently upgraded two hard drives on my Synology DS-412+. When the volume expansion completed, DSM now reports that the volume/storage pool is degraded but all three drives in the storage pool ...
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Synology NAS Hibernation issues due to SMB broadcasts

I'm another user going around this merry-go round again. I purchased a Synology NAS DS718+, installed Plex and Docker (calibre-web-server), and have found the NAS is never sleeping. After looking at ...
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RAID 5 rebuild failed after removing and reinserting a disk

I have a Synology Diskstation 414j at my home that runs RAID 5 across 3 drives. I was curious to see what Diskstation looked like on the inside, so I unscrewed the back, took out the drives, and put ...
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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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docker using btrfs on lvm2 mount

I've modified my synology DS918 (DSM 6.2.2-24922 Update 4) to run docker-19.03.8. Unfortunately, while the main mount /volume1 is btrfs, and docker supports btrfs as a storage driver, it requires a ...
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