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How to get a Synology free site-to-site VPN licenses!

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!

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Synology Package center won’t load!

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!

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Protect your data with Synology Data Scrubbing

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

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Protect your NAS from ransomware like eCh0raix

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

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Synology 2019 Configuration Guide Part 5: Move/ Copy files to your NAS

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

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The most important security setting for your Synology: The reset option

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

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Synology 2019 Configuration Guide Part 4: Basic Security settings

In this blog post I will show you basic security settings that I highly recommend you to follow to increase the security of your files and NAS. 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… Continue reading Synology 2019 Configuration Guide Part 4: Basic Security settings

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Synology 2019 Configuration Guide Part 3: 16GB RAM specs and how to upgrade your Synology DS918+

In this blog post I will show you how to upgrade the RAM on your Synology and give you choices on which one to buy. Disclaimer: Memory upgrade will most likely void the warranty. Also, installing a new RAM memory on the DS918+ is very easy but you can still cause damage to it, so… Continue reading Synology 2019 Configuration Guide Part 3: 16GB RAM specs and how to upgrade your Synology DS918+

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Synology 2019 Configuration Guide Part 2: Configure your Hard Drives or Storage pool (RAID or SHR)

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 brand new Synology!! Here is the list of upcoming posts: Install DSM in your Synology (operating system) Part… Continue reading Synology 2019 Configuration Guide Part 2: Configure your Hard Drives or Storage pool (RAID or SHR)