This article will be updated with new info on the beta as they come to light, with specifically dedicated articles for new DSM 7.2 versions and features at a later date.
As the new year has started Synology has rolled out a few new devices, and on the heels of late last year's keynote "2023 and Beyond" we got glimpses of the upcoming DSM 7.2 features as well.
This is the second part on the topic of the Synology surveillance solution. It will cover Surveillance Station 9 and its features. The focus will be on general usage, as well as some advanced elements and also features that are possible by using DVA devices like face detection and the like. Part 1 can be found here.
In the first part of the review we have talked about the general setup of the DVA3221 unit and some of the general, most frequently used features. Now, we continue with some more advanced elements that are only accessible on the DVA lineup models as well as some that can be utilized on the NAS lineup models.
This is the first part on the topic of the Synology surveillance solution. It will cover the DVA3221 device as well as 3rd party cameras used for testing. The article will also include DSM installation and Surveillance Station 9 initial configuration.
In case you have missed the official news on the Synology site, or their email newsletter, as of May 1st 2023, certain legacy DSM, as well as Surveillance Station, SRM, and some other smaller packages will no longer be supported and as such their installations will no longer be available on the download support site.
Full info is accessible on the following link as well as below.
If anything, this year flew by from the perspective of new Synology products and services, as well as for Blackvoid coming up to its 4th year of existence.
Let's review some of the key moments, products as well as platforms that were introduced this year, and how they in some way shifted Synology and its users to new directions.
As of 29/11/2022, Synology has pushed a new update for their DSM 7 SMB package. This 4.15.9 version will include a previously announced SMB multichannel feature recently mentioned during the 2023 and beyond keynote.
This package is still in beta and will be accessible via the Package Center beta channel. While it was announced that this feature will arrive in DSM 7.2, the notes indicate that it will work on DSM 7.1.1 version as well.
As off today, Friday the 25th up until Sunday the 28th at 23:59 (UTC+8), Synology is having a flash giveaway!
All that will redeem this prize will get 1y of C2 Password Plus subscription as well as 500GB of C2 Backup for 6 months!
As off today, Synology has released a new 12-bay NAS from their high scalability range, the SA6400. With its global launch on January 11th, 2023, this model is available today for the Asia/Pacific region.
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It was 2016 when Synology started to roll out their popular 4-bay NAS models in a version that supported more potential bays and offered more power to the NAS. These models, starting with the DS916+, had an eSATA port on the back and support for more RAM than their previous 4-bay version (like DS412+ or 415+)
In 2018, Synology released the DS918+ model which had some visible changes to the previous model, and that look remained until today, with the brand new 4-bay version, the DS923+.
Many were expecting this version even sooner but here we are. Just as the new year is about to start, the very first DS device from the new x23 lineup is here.
With the introduction of macOS Ventura (v.13) as well as the new iOS 16, Apple has also rolled out the new Passkeys features first introduced at WWDC 2022.
Apple's introduction to Passkeys feature in macOS 13 and iOS 16
While Apple is not the only company going down the passwordless route, nor is it the first, it took a bit of time to bring this new password-free future to its customers. It is still not all there, and in order for this to work, many companies, platforms, and hardware need to become compliant with the technology behind it.
There is much to say on this matter, but this article will demonstrate how anyone can use this method to log into the Synology DSM 7 using the passwordless method.
Now it is worth mentioning that...
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: WRX560 - package & content
: WRX560 - specifications
: Setup and configuration
:: SRM install
:: SRM 1.3
:: Network Center
:: Mobile Internet connection
:: VLAN configuration
:: Security and protection
: Wi-Fi support and speed tests
:: Mesh configurations
:: Speed tests
This year has been very fruitful for Synology in terms of new devices coming to the market. On top of the new x23 models, back in May, we got a brand new RT6600ax router. Presented as a flagship model and with the introduction of wifi6 support, this was a clear indication that the age of AC standard has come to an end.
Summer is finally over (yes not a fan), and it's that time of year again, "Back to School"! In that spirit, Blackvoid will be doing another giveaway!
Back to Synology 2022 Giveaway is the third one this year after the 3rd-anniversary one back in March, as well as the June summer one.
So why this giveaway? Well, a while back (Nov 2021) I started official cooperation with Synology GmbH which is going really well so far, and I do hope that it will continue. Because of that, I was able (and will do so in the future) to deliver some content that would otherwise be impossible, as well as have a chance for an occasional giveaway such as this one.
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For a while, I have been looking for a task/ticket management solution that I could self-host on my own. Using Docker you can run a huge number of apps and services on your hardware, and for the past 5 years now that is all I have been doing.
No matter if it's a password manager, chat platform, blog (like this one), or comment section, if you can configure it in Docker, you will be good to go.
Now, while having a self-hosted ticket platform does raise some questions, the main thing is that I found it :D. Sure there is a lot of them out there, and I mean a lot. But most of them are lacking some elements and none is 100% perfect (paid or open-source). The same goes with trudesk..
This article will focus on a single DSM 7.1/Active Backup for Business feature that was a long time in the making.
Announced a few years back, and implemented for the first time in DSM 7.1, bare-metal DSM and data restore is now possible using Active Backup for Business package.
The first solid info of this was presented at the beginning of 2022, during Synology 2022 and beyond event. It was clear that Synology did not give up on this feature and on top of it all, it even made the Active Backup for Business package an even better solution than it is/was.
Nowadays, security is a top priority for almost everyone, especially businesses. Running your own services, or storing data but still being able to get to it all while away from your network is a common question.
There are ways that you can get to your data while you are away from your local network by publishing the services over revers proxy for example. The "problem" there is that you have to harden those services as best as possible or limit access if you want to increase security. Also, you have to allow access to those resources on your router in order to be able to access them in the first place, and that means, you are not the only one that can do that.
But what about when you have multiple locations that you want to have...
Personally I don’t user torrents. My preferred choice is Usenet. Still every now and then people tend to ask me how to setup docker containers and most often is how to set up a torrent client with VPN protection.
I have wrote in the past how to utilize VPN on your NAS and one method of tunneling your torrent traffic via your NAS and a VPN connection is using a VDSM instance that will be protected with a VPN and in return any other app running under that VDSM instance will be protected as well.
Now this is useful if you will be using that same instance for more then just torrenting. If you are looking for occasional torrent download, then maybe a docker container will be far less resource demanding, not to mention that you will not...