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    blackvoid DSM 7 - Directory Server - add macOS 11 (Big Sur) Mac to Synology Active Directory

    When you say Active Directory in 99% of the time, one name comes to mind, Microsoft. I'm sure that people reading this article are here for a reason, and are aware of the mentioned name, and what it means. Continue reading...
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    blackvoid 3rd-party package support in DSM 7

    A few months back Synology had announced 3rd party DEV materials that are needed for 3rd party support of various apps. Today I would like to expand a bit on the story regarding the general direction that Synology is heading with 3rd party support. Continue reading...
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    blackvoid DSM 7 - Active Backup for Business v2.2.0-11761 (BETA)

    In October of 2019, I have written a general article on the Active Backup for Business Synology package. If you are interested in how it works and what it is, be sure to check that article first. In this one I would like to focus on the current (still in beta) ABB version that works with DSM7...
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    blackvoid DSM 7 - 41222 public beta upgrade and new features

    Yesterday was an exciting day for Synology. We have got our first DSM 7 public beta after three months of public preview and over 2,5y since the initial announcement of DSM 7. I have been running the public preview version since day one and have had no problems at all. The NAS was stable and...
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    blackvoid DSM 7 - Office and Drive Server 3

    Synology Office and Drive services are one of the most common apps used by all Synology users. Formally Synology had all these apps as separate packages but over the years they have merged into one (well two) app. Document, Slides, and Spreadsheet apps are already part of a package called...
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    blackvoid Synology C2 Directory

    Along with Synology Directory Server and LDAP server, Synology is bringing C2 Directory*, a hybrid model directory service that lives on premise and in the cloud. Continue reading...
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    blackvoid DSM 7 - NAS OS for the modern age

    Since Dec 31th 2019 when Synology first announced DSM 7 preview, much has changed. On Sep 8th, 2020 we had hands-on with the first version of DSM7, and already then it was stable. Initial upgrades and user feedbacks were very positive. So what does this new version of Disk Station Manager...
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    blackvoid DSM 7 - Upgrade from DSM 6 to the new version

    In my general DSM7 article you can feel how excited I was about the new version of DSM. Still, going with the new version of any OS on your production device is no small feat. Is jump to DSM7 justified? Is this something that you should do? Can you go back? Let's see. Upgrade process First...
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    blackvoid DSM 7 - Synology Secure SignIn

    The new version of DSM 7 will bring a lot of features and some of them will be more visible to the end-user, some will not. The new Secure SignIn is one of those front and center features that will elevate your NAS security by use of a new mobile app for authentification. Security nowadays is...
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    blackvoid DSM 7 - Configuration backup and restore

    If I have to point out one single thing that I like about DSM7 it would be this. If you were in a situation that you have to restore or backup some settings to have them ready, you would find out soon that not all settings in DSM are backed up. Well, DSM7 has put an end to this. With the new...
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    blackvoid DSM 7 - Active Insight - all your NAS metrics in one place, and more

    Alongside Hybrid Share, Active Insight is yet another feature/service that will be of big use to a wide range of users when it comes to monitoring, reporting, and just the overall big picture as well as a better overview of your NAS and their operations. Continue reading...
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    blackvoid Active Backup for Microsoft 365 and DR scenarios

    A little over a year ago I wrote about Synology's Active Backup tool, Active Backup for Business. Their lineup of AB packages includes a total of three options. Microsoft/Office 365, Gdrive, and Business. In this article, which was a while on the back burner, I will focus on Active Backup for...
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    blackvoid DSM7 - development materials are here!

    Today Synology has announced that the new 3rd party dev tools are ready for the upcoming DSM 7. On the official community site, @Yennefer from Synology made this post: New documents and tools are available on the Synology Dev Center, along with all the info you might need. Toolkit and GPL...
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    blackvoid Standard Notes - Docker self-hosted alternative for all your note needs

    Not another one of those notes apps am I, right? I mean we have Synology Note Station, a globally popular Evernote, Apple Notes, Bear app, and a million others, so what makes Standard Notes special? Notes? Who needs a notes app...? Before I write a bit why this article should make sense, in...
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    blackvoid Midnight Commander via Docker

    This article will be all about running a great file manager tool on your NAS using Docker, Midnight Commander. Continue reading...
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    blackvoid PrivateBin - ignorance is bliss

    If you have ever needed to send a text output of some sort you would copy it, paste it in a document and send it right? Wrong! You would use Pastebin. Continue reading...
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    blackvoid DSM 7 public preview is LIVE!

    Finally! We have waited and waited, but DSM 7 public preview is finally here! Announced initially last year Dec 31st, Synology opened up public preview signups for their upcoming DSM 7 NAS OS. Unfortunately, on Feb 13th, we got info that the preview version will be delayed. For the past 9...
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    blackvoid Loki - log aggregation platform from the creators of Grafana

    This article will be about running Loki, the new Grafana Labs platform for log aggregation. What Loki offers is to present the logs that you can then query, parse, and compare inside Grafana! How cool is that? Metric and logs in one place, as it should be. As with all platforms that I use, this...
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    blackvoid Migrate your Plex setup from one Synology NAS to another

    In case you are wondering can this be done, yes it can! Checking Plex support site you will find detailed instructions on how to do this. For this article, I will focus on the Synology NAS solution as a Plex server of choice. Before I continue I would just like to say what I did exactly and...
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    blackvoid DSM 7 internal preview has begun!!

    The last time I wrote about DSM 7 was back in May, regarding some upcoming feature in the Synology NAS OS version. Then again a short July update in this article about some inside information that we might get the preview version in September 2020. Well, looks like this is still on track...
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