I recently bought a new Synology NAS (!) , the brand new DS923+ and as always it comes from the factory with a tiny 4GB RAM so as with all my other NASes, it was time for an upgrade. How to upgrade The process is the same as I did before, but I will show… Continue reading New NAS, new RAM | Upgrading my DS923+ to 64GB RAM
On a previous post I showed you how to install Python 3.9 and virtual environments on your Synology. On this post, we are going to learn how to schedule them! Upload python script to your virtual environment We finish our previous post with the creation of the virtual environment, now we need to add our… Continue reading Schedule python scripts on your Synology
One of the advantages of installing python in your Synology is that you can write and schedule python scripts. In this post I will show you how to get python 3.9 running, but in a future post I will show you how to schedule it. Enable Home for all users First, lets enable home for… Continue reading Install and use Python 3.9 in your Synology
Yes, I am about to factory reset one of my synologies for two reasons: I want to convert it to a external server only, so guests can access it and I dont need to worry about security issues, locking my remaining servers even more. I want those drives formatted as BTRFS (synology’s own) for a… Continue reading Factory reset your NAS
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Synology is offering free VPN Plus licenses to all Synology Router users in an effort to support businesses with employees working from home. This special offer ends on September 30, 2020 (PDT). What is site-to-site VPN? For companies with branch offices in multiple locations, or in cases where you… Continue reading How to get a Synology free site-to-site VPN licenses!
Every now and then my Synology will stop working, specially when I move it to different locations and more often than not, the issue is always the same but it will show in different ways. If you are having any of the following problems: Your synology package wont load Your DNS settings are gone and… Continue reading Synology Package center won’t load!
What is data scrubbing? First of all, what is data scrubbing? Data scrubbing is a data maintenance feature that inspects storage pools looking for corrupt data and repairing it. Still a bit unclear right? Let me show you with an example. You go into your synology to retrieve one of your summer pics and while… Continue reading Protect your data with Synology Data Scrubbing
2019-07-27 update: It is happening on the synologies too right now. Follow the guide below to protect yourself from the attack! Have you heard the news? A new ransomware is alive and kicking and is targeting all QNAPs it can find on it’s path. Yes, I know, this is a synology blog and the ransomware… Continue reading Protect your NAS from ransomware like eCh0raix
Now that you have some basic security settings on, let’s start moving some files. But before we get started, if you are still thinking about which synology to buy, check this guide instead: Synology 2019 Buying Guide, but if you are the happy owner of a new Synology, here is a guide on how to configure your… Continue reading Synology 2019 Configuration Guide Part 5: Move/ Copy files to your NAS
I received this comment on my article on how to reset the synology password article last week: “Hello! Very interesting article and very interesting blog. In DSM I have recently seen an option: Control Panel —> Update & Restore —> Reset —> Reset Option There is an option to tick: “Keep current admin password unchanged”… Continue reading The most important security setting for your Synology: The reset option