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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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    blackvoid Shlink.io - modern open-source URL shortener running via Docker

    Shlink.io It’s been a while since I have looked for a different short link platform. So far I have used yourls solution. Not that it is not working but with Shlink, there are some features that are welcome. QR code, multiple server (domain) support, tags, and mobile optimization to name the...
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    blackvoid NEW upcoming x21+ model(s)? Looks like it!

    While some of us just started showing off their new x20+ models like DS720+ and DS920+, Synology is hard at work with some bigger models in the x20 lineup like the upcoming DS1520+ (more info on that here), but also with at least one x21 model! That's right. It looks like we will be getting a...
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    blackvoid Synology C2 - Express Box

    Just last week, Synology has opened a new C2 data center in Seattle, USA. More info about it here. What might have gone under the radar was the fact that Synology now offers one more service connected to their C2 platform, called Express Box. Continue reading...
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    blackvoid Second location for Synology C2 users, welcome Seattle!

    On July 1st Synology made it possible to use a second location for their growing cloud backup solution, C2. Continue reading...
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    blackvoid End of life for some Synology packages

    As it was already announced last year, Synology has delivered on their promise to remove a good amount of apps from their Package center. Continue reading...
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    blackvoid NEW Synology 2.5" SATA and M.2 NVMe SSDs are here

    What a surprise this is. Synology just announced their very own SSDs! Coming in two form factors. 2,5" SATA and M.2 NVMe these new drives have capacities from 400GB all the way to 1,9TB. New SAT5200 SSDs 480GB - 1,9TB PDF specificiations for 2,5" SSDs are here. New SNV 3000 models at 400GB...
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    blackvoid k6 - load and performance testing platform

    Ever wanted to test out how fast your site was? Then you probably heard of JMeter? Well, today I would like to turn your attention to an open-source platform that’s not running in a UI under Java (?!?!) but rather from the command line. The best part is, your can Docker it. Loadimpact is now k6...
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    blackvoid DSM 7 new features that might come

    About a month ago I have had an opportunity to get some information regarding some potential changes regarding DSM7 and some of its features as well as some apps and services that will come at some point in time. Continue reading...
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    blackvoid LIFX & PLEX webook integration via Docker

    In this short article, I would like to focus on Plex and LIFX integration using webhooks. In case you are not familiar with webhooks, it is a method that allows you to alter the behavior of a web page (or service) with an HTTP callback. More info here: Webhook - Wikipedia In case that you own...
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    blackvoid qBittorrent via VPN docker container running on Synology NAS

    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...
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    blackvoid DS718+ all-flash VMM speed tests

    Since I have switched my 718+ NAS to all flash (double WD blue 500GB) I haven’t had a chance to test it out regarding it performance. Truth is that I was waiting for more RAM considering that this model comes only with 2GB RAM. Now that I have 16GB running in it, I decided to see how well does...
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    blackvoid Synology Solution Day 2020 gone virtual as well

    Like any other 2020 events in the world, Synology is also hosting all of their events as streams. Month ago Synology Workshops were also converted to streaming events, with a high quality I might add, and today we got new events coming in the next month. Synology Solution Day 2020 will cover...
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    blackvoid Hyper Backup disaster recovery method via C2

    We all love our data. But you know what we love more? When that data is backed up. But I bet there is also something more that we all love, a valid, working backup. In this short tutorial I will cover a very basic method of testing your Synology C2 backed up data and how to get to it if you NAS...
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    blackvoid DS718+ RAM upgrade

    Exactly 2 months ago my 718+ NAS got an upgrade with a pair of brand new WD Blue 500GB SSDs. The whole idea behind that is to have 718 and 918 running with max RAM and all flash storage. Continue reading...
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