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  1. M

    DSM 6.2 RAID 1 volume crash after power outage. Need advice.

    Hi! After moving my NAS to a different location, it turns out they do have power outages weekly... As a result NAS doesn't work properly after forth power outage. Setup: DS918+ with DSM 6.2 4+4 GB RAM (upgraded with official Synology RAM) No SSD cache 4x Seagate IronWolf 4TB (all formatted...
  2. rajalot

    After a system partition failure and just avoiding major data loss, I'm looking for some advice on the best configuration/RAID setup for my DS218Play!

    Hey everyone - hope you've been keeping safe and well :) I recently experienced a System Partition Failure due to a dislodged drive - therefore reverting the volume to Read only status. I had a single volume configuration, with a JBOD Raid Type. So after spending a good week and a half copying...
  3. ed.j

    Advice BEFORE you buy your first NAS

    Not sure if there is already a thread like this, but it could be helpful to include generic advice that wouldn't necessarily come through on the acquisition advice threads. The advice I would give to someone is that if they are buying a NAS with more than two bays, and they want to use...
  4. Huggy

    Just because you can, doesnn't mean you should - Security/Firewall advice needed

    Hi All, So basically a couple of weeks ago I decided to try setting up mailplus server. It was more tecnical than I was expecting, and to be honest some of it was a bit over my head, but it all seemed good. Since then I've been a bit concerned about the security implications of having a...
  5. Huggy

    Router Advice?

    Hi All, So I know this isn't exactly on topic for this forum, but I've come to respect the advice given here. I've just moved to a new property and signed up with a new ISP. After initial testing, the ISP provided router is put back in it's box. So I'm back to my previous router, an old...
  6. D

    Newb looking for advice on adding third drive to DS920+

    Hello everyone, I have read through the archives and learned a lot but I have not found my exact situation so I am hoping the experts can help me out. I recently purchased a DS920+ and populated it with two 3TB WD Red Plus drives, they were installed with the default Synology recommended SHR...
  7. V

    Photographer / First NAS Advice

    Hello Everyone I would be new to this forum. It was while reading up a bit about NAS on the internet, that i stumbled upon this resourceful page. As often as i thought reading up about software was complicated, i have mostly been seeing stars when i pursue any hardware related reading. I would...
  8. Huggy

    Advice on migrating to Mailplus

    Hi All, So I'm trying to improve my online privacy and move away from the likes of Google. So far I've sorted photos, calendar, contacts and now thinking about mail. I believe that I get a 5 user license for Mailplus which will be sufficient. Therefore I'm hoping someone can help educate me...
  9. Sly870

    New NAS and some advice...

    Hello all :) I have recently set up my new DS920+, very chuffed and happy with it. Just looking for a bit of security advice please? 1) I have run a "port check" on my IP and can't see my NAS exposed. 2) I have also changed the HTTP and HTTPS port away from the 5000 range. 3) Do I need to...
  10. A

    Upgrade advice for working RS3412xs

    Hi all, I have a RS3412xs. It was the 2012 model of the Rackstation XS line. It's been rock solid. It is populated with 10 Western Digital Raid Edition 2TB (WD2003FYYS-02W0B1) drives in RAID 6 . They have been operating since 2013 at least. I have also expanded the unit with RX1217...
  11. Saqr

    GIT Server advice

    Salam ! I'm planning to buy a NAS and install a GIT server on it. The use will be for document control for team projects in a translation service business. After searching the forum here I found that GITea is a preferred GIT server to use. Are there any considerations prior to installation...
  12. K

    Bare metal recovery of NAS via cloud, experiences? advice?

    Hi guys, I'm looking to get a synology nas as a small file server and backup target in a SOHO environment. I've been looking at Hyper back up and using backblaze as a cloud storage provider. Is hyperback up enough to do a full bare metal recovery from total drive(s) failure? For example, if...
  13. SynoMan

    Info Want to buy a new NAS but don't know which one to choose? Fill out the form!

    Fill out the form with as much information as you can give so our members may help you out with your NAS acquisition advice. For the form check the subforum above: https://www.synoforum.com/forums/nas-acquisition-advice.116/ ... or in the navigation under Forms. If you have specific needs or...
  14. Robbie

    Info Need UPS Advice - Lithium Ion?

    I need a UPS. Again. It must be 10 years since we had a power-cut but gone through 2 UPSs and a few batteries in that time. Cyberpower unit this time - need a new battery but the old one has swollen so much it has disrupted the case and it isn't going anywhere. Same issue with the UPS before...
  15. G

    Docker advice please

    After originally using 3rd party community packages when I first got my nas I’ve moved to docker and think it’s great. Just after a bit of advice from someone with more experience though please. I’ve been using docker for quite a bit now so I’m comfortable with deploying containers and basic...
  16. E

    Advice with changing RAID

    Hi guys Hope everyone is well and all your loved ones are safe and well. I have been lurking for a while and this is prob the best Synology forum ive come across. Ive been learning a lot. I am looking to make some changes to my current nas setup so needed some advice. Having looked up some...
  17. W

    Advice re most compatible Linux Distro

    HI I have a dual boot laptop and when I set up my NAS last year, was having major issues with Mint accessing my NAS, so I dumped it and went with Manjaro KDE This was a great OS that to my pleasant surprise, recognised the NAS right away Sadly, I had to dump it after fruitless months trying...
  18. J

    Need advice on ext4 to Btrfs

    I currently have a DS1819+ with only 4 - 4TB drives in it with data on its configured properly for me running 1 Volume (Volume 1) for all the drives. I want to change it to Btrfs so that I can use extras features like snapshot replication and active backup features. How can I do this without...
  19. K

    Advice about Synology Drive wanted

    I am still running Cloud Station and associated apps on MacOS and IOS. I have been hesitating about moving to Synology Drive as it is unclear how well it works with either of these. Specifically we have 3 macs which have different sets of user folders synced to the NAS. None of them are...
  20. Rafa08

    User introduction Newbie seeking advice on phto storage.

    Hi. Thanks for letting me sign up. I have just bought the DS220+ but not set it up yet. Should I use Photo Station or Moments, or can I use both? We have thousands of pics from our phones and cameras.
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