1. C

    Moments storage

    I was just wondering why the app, "Moments," stores 2 copies of the photos in the Home and Homes folder? TIA
  2. P

    How to remove excess drives from storage pool and increase capacity?

    I have a 4-bay DS918+ which was originally configured with 2 drives in SHR (1 drive redundancy). I needed more space, so I added 2 more drives. My goal was to have more storage space, and still to have duplicate drives. I mistakenly chose to "convert single volume storage pool to multiple...
  3. C

    Adding Storage - DS920+

    This question is for future knowledge. Have had my NAS DS920+ for a couple of days and with the help of a few members here, I now have my PC backing up to the nas on the fly! Currently my DS920 has 2, 4tb iron claw drives which the second is mirroring the first using SHR, "Think that's the...
  4. S

    Hyper Backup to Azure Storage - migration

    Hello, On my previous NAS DS412+ I have a Hyper Backup configured backing up files from a file share to Azure storage. Recently I upgraded to a new DS420+ with new HDD. I copied all the data to the new NAS. Is it possible to transfer the Hyper Backup job to the new NAS and link this with the...
  5. L

    Multiple Storage Pools and SSD Cache

    Hi, I’ve got a DS1520+ (5 bay) with 5 x 4TB HDDs, and 2 Samsung 970 Evos as cache. I’ve just attached the DX517 expansion unit and installed 5 x 10TB HDDs in there. Unfortunately I made the mistake of simply expanding my original storage pool and consequently, the new 10TB drives are now only...
  6. J

    Video editing storage suggestions for 2-3 editors

    Hi all, nice to meet you! I was just hoping to get some recommendations to help me get started in my research for a storage solution for our office. Myself and another colleague are video editors (Adobe Suite), we generally edit fairly high resolution media, up to 8k resolution, so fast...
  7. D

    More storage in my NAS

    I have two 4TB drives in my DS216J NAS. I am not using RAID. These drives are pooled as Volume1, so I have about 7.25 TB available. Naturally, all of this data is backed up. I want to add more space. 1) Can I just replace one of the drives with an 8TB (and restore the data), or will this mess up...
  8. fredbert

    Data scrubbing in Storage Manager

    Have been alerted [scared] by @jeyare about RAID 5 (SHR-1) potential for failure during rebuild due to unrecoverable read error (URE) when accessing disk sectors. The likelihood of this occurring increases the larger the RAID size. So given that in RAID 5 you have to reconstruct the missing data...
  9. T

    Your NAS Storage is almost FULL

    Hi guys, I have a Synology DS218+ with 3 TB x 2 (SHR-1), and till yesterday I had 80% free space. Today, I tried to start to try a plex solution on it, and I copied a large folder of 1080p movies on it. When I get the message "Your storage is almost full" (91% of space is full!), I deleted...
  10. D

    Noob is the storage for Active backup decided

    Hi, I can't seem to find this in the manual although I am speed-scanning... I went round yesterday and installed the agent on 13 devices. That was meant to be part 1 of a 'satged' approach and today I was going to see how they backup, how long it takes etc and gather as much information before...
  11. jeyare

    SD card reviews for your photo NAS workflow (from the card to your storage)

    there is one basic principle: when you need copy of your data from a SD card (camera) to your NAS through your desktop/laptop, just think about the SD card performance heavy bottleneck in this case. Nothing will help you, even USB-C, TB3 or 10GB Eth, when your SD card is able to perform...
  12. O

    Moments - how to change storage volume

    Hi i'm new to synology (xpeonology). I have created XPeonology nas on my server which has two volumes 1 is 100gb where the moments is installed and data is stored currently. I would like to change the moments storage to Volume2 which is 3tb in size. So, i would like to use this volume to...
  13. vwq47

    Adding USB storage to a DS218j - newbie questions

    A couple of years ago I finally decide to buy a NAS unit for my home PC and that of my wife to back up appropriate files/folders, some of which are decades old. I also wanted to store copies of photographs and other documents that were accumulating on cameras and Google Drive etc. Some of this...
  14. D

    File Storage space not released after deletion

    Background I am abandoning Synology Drive for Backup and moving to GoodSync. I am gradually deleting the files/folders in the Synology Drive backup as I get them backed up to the GoodSync shared folder. There is a chunk of files that I have deleted (5TB) from Synology Drive, but none of the...
  15. Jheroen

    Sell storage to clients, what to use?

    Hi everyone, I am thinking of renting / selling disk space to customers. Think of private users as backup for their computer / laptop / mobile device but also of small to medium-sized companies as backup for server / NAS / Office365 / G Workspace etc. An (extra) offsite backup is also possible...
  16. aGraphicz

    Replace drives to expand Storage Pool

    Hi I would like to replace 3 SSDs in my Storage Pool with 3 HDDs of bigger sizes (red marked ones). I know it sounds strange but i need to send back the SSDs due to a wrong initial evaluation :cautious: In the specific: - I need to replace Drive 1 with an HDD of 16TB - I need to replace Dive...
  17. aGraphicz

    Repair degraded Storage Pool with dead SSD using an HDD

    Hi So long story short: I have a DS920+ with 4 SSDs in. All of them are 1.92TB. I am using SHR. One of the SSD died for the 3rd time so I will replace it. I don't have another SSD right now but I have a 16TB HDD. Can I use it to repair the Storage Pool and then remove/deactivate it so it does...
  18. A

    Hyperback up storage space

    I am completely new to the NAS system and trying to learn as I go so have many questions. I am trying to learn about Hyperback up. Currently I am use to Time Machine via Time Capsule on my current MacBook Pro and how that backs up my computer. I am creating a NAS for my Plex Media and that...
  19. Rafa08

    User introduction Newbie seeking advice on phto storage.

    Hi. Thanks for letting me sign up. I have just bought the DS220+ but not set it up yet. Should I use Photo Station or Moments, or can I use both? We have thousands of pics from our phones and cameras.
  20. NAS Newbie

    Out of curiosity, would you use a NAS for 50Tb of media storage?

    I came across a guy on another forum that says he has over 50Tb of family videos and pics stored across 25 3-Tb drives that he currently manually swaps out when needed. He was talking about getting a used enterprise server. I don't know if he was hoping to just drop the drives into a 30- or...