Solved Browse snapshots of encrypted shares?

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Solved Browse snapshots of encrypted shares?

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Most of the shares on my Synology aren't encrypted, but I do have a couple that are encrypted.

I've noticed that I can browse any of the snapshots of the 'regular' shares when I want to find & restore a few files or folders. But with the encrypted shares it seems like I can't select a snapshot then browse it, I can only restore the selected snapshot or clone it with a new name?

Just checking there isn't a different way to browse these snapshots? If not I might switch them to 'regular unencrypted shares', as I really like the safety net of snapshots every 5 minutes for files/folders I work on for my job, but not being able to browse them to pick out files or folders from previous snapshots is hampering me.
 
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Another lame Synology contrivance...
To browse the snapshot, you need to enable "Make snapshot visible" option for the shared folder. But this isn't possible for encrypted folders. Ooops!

Synology warns that the snapshot folder won't be visible when setting up an encrypted folder, but they fail to mention that such a constraint imposes a major limitation on snapshot usage. So snapshot restoration is trial and error (emphasis on error).

This is just another example of Synology's mantra that things (hardware, software) are "good enough" (but never completely featured). It as if a team of summer interns was tasked with developing Synology packages, and then just wrapped them up in whatever condition they were in when their internships ended.
 
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jonohunt.design
NAS
DS1019+, DS218+, DS416play, unRAID
Router
  1. RT2600ac
  2. MR2200ac
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  1. Linux
  2. macOS
  3. other
Mobile operating system
  1. iOS
Another lame Synology contrivance...
To browse the snapshot, you need to enable "Make snapshot visible" option for the shared folder. But this isn't possible for encrypted folders. Ooops!

Synology warns that the snapshot folder won't be visible when setting up an encrypted folder, but they fail to mention that such a constraint imposes a major limitation on snapshot usage. So snapshot restoration is trial and error (emphasis on error).

This is just another example of Synology's mantra that things (hardware, software) are "good enough" (but never completely featured). It as if a team of summer interns was tasked with developing Synology packages, and then just wrapped them up in whatever condition they were in when their internships ended.
Ah, so there's no way around it.

Yeah, that's pretty lame. Switching to non-encrypted for all shares then :rolleyes:
 
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Yes. Worthless for individual file recovery. With encrypted folders, it is "all or nothing".

Still... no need to go unencrypted if hourly backups suffice. Hyper Backup can do that. But unlike snapshotting, the backups need another device destination.
 
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jonohunt.design
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DS1019+, DS218+, DS416play, unRAID
Router
  1. RT2600ac
  2. MR2200ac
Operating system
  1. Linux
  2. macOS
  3. other
Mobile operating system
  1. iOS
For most of my files hourly backups or less frequent is fine.

But for my work I'm doing snapshots every fine minutes, as a kind of extended versioning. I don't need it very often, but it's been a life saver a few times.
 

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