Docker: no, except what official Synology packages use it for.
What I do use it for: file sharing and archiving; various media servers; private cloud services (photos and docs); archive mail server (forwarded from a paid Internet service); DNS server; LDAP server for SRM VPN Plus; web server.
Running but not actively used: calendar and contacts, as these are working ok with iCloud.
Time Machine for Apple laptops (desktops have a local external drive for backups)
Docker - containers: Zabbix, SoulSeek, LibreNMS, Squid Proxy Server
Virtual Machine Manager (running a DietPi_x86 VM on here for redundancy)
DNS Secondary (I have my RT2600ac running Primary DNS & DHCP)
Bliss music tagger
Syncing using Shared Folder Sync to Backup DS418play - thinking whether to change this to something else (CloudStation/Drive?). I also have a DS218 that I may move offsite, so versioning of backups is of interest.
Syno DS Hw/OS is really good for daily data mining operation. Then RS3617RPxs with their performance and redundancy (power) is strong enough (SSD RAID10) for advanced Java “custom MChL tools). I like it, how Syno moved the Enterprise features to SME pricing. How far is it from 10y old history, when the enterprise feature has been domain of Big blue and similar brands.
I use my primary 1813+ for shared file storage of documents, drawings, photos, music files, software install packages and as a target for a Time Machine from several Macs.
The second unit received shared file sync copies. It recently died. So, while I try getting it fixed, the disks moved to the newly acquired 1019+.
I am kind of a privacy wonk and don’t share any data with the cloud.
I have been messaging with tech support (I opened a ticket) for 2 weeks (hence the new unit).
It failed the memory test so I replaced the memory but that failed too. I am suspecting power supply issues since it seemed to run until there was disk activity. But, I can’t be sure.
The last two reply’s I made to tech support asked for help getting it repaired but it seems they are dodging the question. I don’t see anything on their web site about repairs. An equivalent replacement (ds1819+) is nearly a thousand bucks.
Any suggestions? I suppose I should start a topic about it.
I use it in many small business office that do not want to pay huge fees for running a office server. These perform just as good as regular servers and save huge amounts of money and fees, with no down time and loads to other systems are transferred easily with the best in backup features for office systems. Oh and the licencing vers regular server licensing is a HUGE SAVINGS for the smaller office.