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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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    blackvoid Grafana dashboards and upcoming v7.0

    Almost a year ago I wrote on how to setup Grafana via Docker on your Synology NAS using a popular GIT configuration (Grafana + InfluxDB + Telegraf). In that same article I haven’t posted any pictures or dashboards that I use daily. Many things have changed in the past year regarding my Grafana...
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    blackvoid New Synology x20+ NAS models are coming

    Well if we are to believe the documentation on Synology web site looks like we will be getting more then a few new + models soon. The four new models will be divided into two two bay and two four bay models. So DS220+, DS720+ will be an upgrade to the existing two bay devices DS218+ as well as...
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    blackvoid Docker Top 10 images and solutions

    I’ve been using Docker for about 5y and up until now have tested a large number of various images. Some official some community driven but no matter who is maintaining it, if it’s a useful product that I need I’ll use it. So this is my list of my top 10 images that I can’t function without on...
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    blackvoid HTTP to HTTPS redirect

    This will be a quick tutorial on http to https redirect for all of you using Synology reverse proxy (usually in a combination with Docker containers) or in general any means to host any content on your NAS. Why is http to https needed? Well for one it will force any attempts to access your...
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    blackvoid Hybrid Share & Active Insight - Evolution of DSM 7

    Due to COVID-19 situation all Synology workshops were converted into webinars. Most of them stated on the 31st March, world backup day. What a coincident ha? I tuned into one of them, South Central US regional, that was suppose to take place in Texas. The whole workshop was very well done and...
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    blackvoid World Backup Day, March 31st

    March 31st. World backup day. If you are unaware, this is the day to raise awareness regarding your data its backup and your overall peace of mind knowing that all those digital bit and bytes are safe. Synology as a brand that works day and night to make products that focus primarily on data...
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    blackvoid The holy (mesh) trinity

    Setting up a mesh wifi configuration with Synology router lineup. The question is can an old model still serve it’s purpose, or is it just an old dinosaur in a modern age? Synology only recently started to sell and develop network devices, specificity routers. To date there are 3 models that...
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    blackvoid RSS - dying platform or the right way to read the news?

    Let's open up with a questions shall we? How do you read news today? Social media, Youtube like content, written words on web portals? Today there is a huge number of ways that you can get to almost any information you want. Sites, blogs, videos, tweets, just to name the few and yet, people...
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    blackvoid Acronis True Image Mobile - on-premise backup for your mobile device

    Today I would like to focus on a nice and elegant solution to backup your mobile device and not pay anything (if you own a compatible Synology NAS that is) that you might pay with any other solutions that you might be using. Just to keep things clear, we will talk about backing up only your...
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