A question is an utterance which typically functions as a request for information. Questions can thus be understood as a kind of illocutionary act in the field of pragmatics or as special kinds of propositions in frameworks of formal semantics such as alternative semantics or inquisitive semantics. The information requested is expected to be provided in the form of an answer. Questions are often conflated with interrogatives, which are the grammatical forms typically used to achieve them. Rhetorical questions, for example, are interrogative in form but may not be considered true questions as they are not expected to be answered. Conversely, non-interrogative grammatical structures may be considered questions as in the case of the imperative sentence "tell me your name".

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    DSM 7.1 DS218play HDD Upgrade Question

    I want to upgrade the HDD in my ds218play. My question is multipart, so please bear with me. The NAS has 2 HDD bays. One of them has a 4TB Seagate Ironwolf HDD. The other bay is vacant. RAID is not configured. I want to install 2 8TB Ironwolf Pro HDDs: one in each bay and use RAID 1 (the NAS...
  2. Jan Janowski

    Firewall rule question

    Should a firewall rule: denying ICMP(ping) to the IP your ISP assigned you — your router, work, and log hits? Thank you
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    Newbie Question, Copying Container file (forget to mount volume)

    Hello Everyone, please help im new on docker and synology. 4 months ago i install SNIPEIT through this tutor on youtube : and i just realize i didnt mount volume into my /docker (usually people doing like /docker/snipeit) how to make it right..
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    Hello and a special archive question

    Hello all, I've been a Synology owner for a number of years but I've registered here just a few minutes ago. Hello everyone. :) I joined the forum with some questions up my sleeve already ;) so here goes the first one... I'm essentially a mail hoarder :( I know, I could change my habits but...
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    i have a question about sound levels and vibrations

    if you are using four 7200 rpm nas disks in a nas then there is a chance that the nas disks will be loud and there will be rattling sounds and the sounds are louder when the disks are in use. there are a lot of vibrations and that's bad for the nas disks. to solve this problem you have to add...
  6. Gene

    User introduction Recently joined and now cannot find the question I submitted

    Greetings, I have a DS920+ with a DX517 expansion unit. I have 4x4TB IronWolf Pro in the 920+ and 5x16TB IronWolf Pro in the DX517. This is used in my home. I joined on February 11, 2022 and posted a question. I corresponded with several people for a couple of days and now I am trying to find...
  7. Huggy

    Domain Question?

    Hi all, I'm looking for help with setting up my domain with my NAS. I've purchased a domain through GoDaddy and have a static IP address from my ISP. I've added my IP address to the A record and can access DSM via I need to add a SSL certificate so presume Let's Encrypt...
  8. Geodude

    Question re: Factory Reset

    I have a question re: the procedure for doing a complete factory reset: At How do I reset my Synology Router? - Synology Knowledge Center it states: "Data on Synology Router will remain intact after a soft or hard reset. However, we suggest backing up your data before the reset to avoid any...
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    Basic Question about adding photos

    I recently purchased a DS220+ and copied all my photos to a folder on it called "shared photos." Then, I installed Synology Photos. I was hoping that when I called SynPhotos up for the fist time it would populate with the photos, but it did not. So, I dragged the file "shared photos" I had...
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    DSM 7.0 Time Machine backup Question, and how does my Storage look?

    Hello. I am wondering if there is a way to remove a Time Machine backup and force a completely new backup. I have 2 different MacBook Pros set up to use my DS218 for the Time Machine backups. Time Machine 2 is showing me 726GB in Storage Analyzer, but I don't under stand why it is so high...
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    Question on my setup

    Hi guys, Sorry for the n00b question... I have a DS420 with probably an unusual JBOD setup (don't ask). I have drives in bayss 1, 2 & 3 (bay 4 is free). Each drive is it's own volume (ext4) in it's own storage pool.. so 3 drives, 3 slots, 3 storage pools, 3 volumes). Drives are all in use with...
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    Photos Question regarding DS Photos

    I have set this up and log in is via the local IP address, e.g. etc. I have hopefully correctly set a firewall route that only allows access to the NAS on the LAN. So, my question is this, please, I cannot seem to find the answer, when not on the local network, so not on Wifi or...
  13. Jan Janowski

    Specific Firewall (ICMP) IP Range question

    In a month or so, I will need to increase the amount of ICMP (For Pinging) Router firewall "ALLOW" Rules from 1 (Which is working fine now) to 6.... 3 of IP's are scattered in 149 IP area, other 3 scattered across 72 IP area.... My Question: In the Router Firewall ICMP rules, can I mix and...
  14. Huggy

    Another Docker permissions question?

    Hi All, So I've only had my 920+ a couple of weeks and until I bought it I'd never heard of Docker. I'm loving the new NAS and what I'm able to do with Docker but I'm running into a couple of problems and it's clear I need to understand how things work better. A problem I'm having is that...
  15. Jan Janowski

    Another Question on the Firewall Rule automatically deployed when firewall is enabled on NAS

    So this is the rule that was entered automatically when I enabled firewall on my 720+... Up till now I've never really looked at it.... Now that I have, I see programs indicated that I'm not using.... I use DS FILE, DS CAM, and DRIVE on phones.... (Remote connect via QC address-No Ports...
  16. Jan Janowski

    Firewall rule question

    Regarding RT2600ac firewall: Say the rule I want to make involves allowing (or denying) IP of, and Wan IP of (for this discussion). My question is: do I need to make 1 or 2 rules to cover both inbound and outbound directions? One to to cover outbound...
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    Docker question

    Hi everyone, I have ngnix proxy running using both port 80 & 433 and turn off web server all my containers running as supposed but this time i want to run php script with mysql and i want to run it under docker not via web server of synology is this any suggestion please ? Thank you
  18. Questor7

    Newb Question. Is it possible to backup RAID'd and Mirror'd Drives Externally

    Trying upgrade my DS918+ from 4 TB to 8 TB of storage. I have an external WD 4TB drive attached to the USB 3 on the NAS. Is it possible/practical to remove each drive (2 -2TB raided drives and the 1- 4TB Mirrored drive) and clone them to larger capacity drives using an External dock and cloning...
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    [Question] How to re-establish PXE booting with Synology NAS

    First of all thank you for your help. I had a system set up for me with Synology NAS to back up my files, and unfortunately I didn't pay close attention to how it was setup. Anyway, I swapped out the primary HDD in the PC with another, and then attempted to switch back and now I get the error...
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    Question about Safe Access, blocking sites, Cert errors and 3 non located security warning screens

    I've already posted this in Synology official forum, but maybe here I get more help, or quicker :-) I'm getting errors related to Certs Common Name Invalid accesing a concrete url in my browser and I assume it's about Safe Access because: 0. I've an RT2600AC running as a neutral router in my...