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    blackvoid NGINX proxy manager

    Guess this article was one long overdue considering how many Docker containers I run and a decent amount of those are running via reverse proxy. Considering that I run Docker on Synology NAS, I used the built-in reverse proxy feature for years for several reasons. It was built in, it offered...
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    blackvoid Disaster recovery using Snapshot & Replication (Bitwarden scenario using Docker)

    About a year ago, I have written an article on one of Synology's great apps, the Snapshot and Replication tool. DR - disaster recovery SR - Snapshot and Replication BW - BitWarden In this article, I would like to focus on a specific disaster (DR) test when it comes to using the SR tool...
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    blackvoid DSM 7 to DSM 6 downgrade (unofficial and unsupported)

    If you are not familiar with Synology and their DSM OS it would be good to know that when it comes to updates, there is only one official way, forward. Meaning you can't downgrade DSM back to previous versions. Now, this is not entirely true as there was an unofficial way to downgrade that is...
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    blackvoid Is your data safe? World backup day 2021

    Every year March 31st is #WorldBackupDay. In case you are unaware, this is the day that you should backup your data if you haven't already (shame on you!). Of course, you should have regular backups of all your crucial content, but just in case, if you forgot, go and do it now. How do you...
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    blackvoid Matomo - self-hosted web analytics platform

    In case you are on the hunt for some self-hosted web analytics platform and refuse to use Google analytics, then keep reading. Continue reading...
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    blackvoid PLEX, bare metal or Docker?

    If you haven't heard of PLEX, shame on you! Kidding. Just in case if you haven't, it's a media organization and streaming platform. Already 10+ years old, it offers a way to stream and organize your movies, tv shows, music, and private videos (even retro games) and present that content on almost...
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    blackvoid Blackvoid's 2nd-anniversary giveaway!

    Happy 2nd birthday! Yes, this little blog is 2y old today. In the spirit of this event, and the fact that March is #WorldBackupDay (31st of March), Blackvoid.club will be doing a giveaway! Why this giveaway and what is it?!? As I have already said it is the second anniversary of the site, and...
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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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