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What does enable DoS protection in Synology DSM 5 do?

If I open Control Panel > Security > Protection, check Enable DoS Protection and click Apply, what kind of traffic gets blocked? The text reads "Denial-of-Service (DoS) protection helps to prevent ...
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Mitigating low usb disk space error in backup scenario

In our workplace we have setup a backup system consisting the Symantec Backup Exec 2010 R3 and Synology NAS The backup are scheduled as follows Symantec Backup Exec ---[1]---> Synology Rack ...
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Shutdown Synology NAS and Linux server on power loss with one UPS [closed]

I have a Synology NAS (DS413j) and a small linux server on my small home network. Protecting these equipment there is a small UPS (APC Back-UPS CS 650). The Synology is a recent addition to the ...
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Synology and Active Directory - “no logon servers available”

I have a Synology Diskstation DS412+ here configured for Active Directory authentication on the shared folders. I have a shared folder that our backup software writes backups to (so, CIFS). This all ...
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Can't establish PPTP VPN windows 8/8.1

I am having an issue where I keep getting either error 800 or 807 whist trying to connect to a VPN server via PPTP on Windows 8 and 8.1 pro. The server itself is Synology's VPN Server running on a ...
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Will expanding my Synology Hybrid RAID delete the data on the initial disk?

As the title states, I currently have my Synology NAS with a single 4TB drive in it. I now wish to expand this with another 4TB drive. If I expand the volume (it's currently setup as SHR) will the ...
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How to configure synology NAS for SMTP server [closed]

first of all I have to admit that I'm a beginner in this topic. In fact this is my first post. I have a synology 213J that I want to configure as SMTP server. I discovered that I needed a domain in ...
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How to set the default shell when chsh is not present

I've a Synology DS412+ NAS box running Busybox, which has a default shell of ash. Previously, ipkg install optware-devel was run and it installed bash and set it as the default shell. Running ipkg ...
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Is it possible to choose the Amazon Glacier Vault when backing up from Synology NAS?

I am using Amazon Glacier Backup on a Synology NAS (rackstation). But the Synology backup software for glacier does not allow me to choose the vault to backup to. This means I can not give my own ...
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How do I bootstrap a DS214+ running Synology DSM 5.0? [closed]

It seems that identifying the right bootstrap is quite hard with Synology products. >cat /proc/cpuinfo Processor : Marvell PJ4Bv7 Processor rev 2 (v7l) Based on the wiki link this should be an ...
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How to configure Synology to use only standard HTTP ports 80 and 443 instead of 5000

I want to reconfigure a Synology running latest DSM 5 to work on normal HTTP ports. The default configuration is to use port 5000 and 5001 for HTTPS and I do not like these because they are quite ...
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TLS from Radius for Wifi is rejected by Win7

We do have the following Setup at our company Synology RS812+ hosting LDAP, RADIUS, DNS (Version DSM 5.0-4458 Update 2) 2*Cisco Wifi APs WAP561 (Firmware 1.0.3.4) Cisco Router ISA500 (Firmware ...
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Only specify IPv6 suffix in DSM

I'm using a dual stack connection at home and have a DS213+. As my public IP (both v4 and v6) is dynamic, I'd like to only specify a suffix in my Diskstation's network configuration. My router ...
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WFS/NFS Shares lagging then crashing client machines

We're running a Windows domain (2008 R2 on 2 DC's) with a Synology Rackstation hooked up with all our shares on. We have about ~100 workstations and 30 phones hooked up to the domain (the phones have ...
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Horde Groupware in Synology [closed]

Need information to install Horde on Synology. I heard there is a Horde package for Synology, Can someone help me find the link. I am new and tried in many ways to find it myself before asking. Thank ...
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Mount FTP folder on Synology (not CIFS)

I am trying to mount folder using the FTP protocol on my Synology. What I managed to do so far is to use the option mount remote folder of the file station, but you can only mount folders with CIFS ...
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Synology Cloud Station selective folder synchronization

I'm in a lab and we share a Synology RS411 with the package 'Cloud Station' installed. We have a folder called 'LabUsers' and several subfolders under it for user-a, user-b, till user-z. Everyone has ...
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WHS (Windows Home Server) as an backup agent for Synology [closed]

In short, can I use a WHS as the backup agent to fetch data from our windows-based servers and perform backups to a Synology nas? We just purchased a Synology 8-bay nas as our onsite backup device. ...
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synology nas DS213 J rsync files from ubuntu 12.04 server

I´ve a Synology DS213 J Nas System. I´m trying to sync folders from a ubuntu 12.04 webserver to the nas without password prompt. therefore I logged into the nas via terminal with root account. ...
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Vmware Nas slow transfer rates/IOPS

I have built a test environment with a Synology RS812+ and an old HP140 server which has a gigabit nic installed. I have dedicated one nic to the network to DHCP and the direct to NAS from the server ...
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Synology iSCSI Target - Install Ubuntu Server using PXE

Massive iSCSI/PXE noob here. I have a iSCSI target on my Synology NAS that I have attached in OSX using VirtualBox. I have the Ubuntu Server install ISO mounted on the Synology at ...
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NAS shares cannot be accessed by name in a domain

I have a NAS (Synology DS411, DSM 4.3) that was configured to be joined to an AD domain. Privileges were appropriately set on the shares and everything was fine. I (foolishly) changed the name of the ...
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vmware conflicts with physical servers

I'm running some HP Proliant DL360 G6 servers with vmware esxi, and I have a Synology Diskstation appliance, all connected to a layer3 switch "Cisco Catalyst 4500" in a specific vlan and every server ...
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Synology NAS - rsync messing up versioning / deduplication

Is it true that Synology DSM 4.3's default rsync implementation is not able to handle "vast" amounts of data and could mess up versioning / deduplication? Could it be that any of the variables (see ...
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Ubuntu rsync to synology: IP denied

I am trying to sync my (new) Ubuntu webserver directory to my Synology NAS. Network backup is enabled, when I do a dry run: rsync --dry-run . rsync://root@192.168.1.150 It shows the available ...
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Idmapd apprently only works in one direction

I connect to a Synology NAS using NFSv4. Everything looks nice and read access works as expected. But writing produces the wrong uid gid on the server, i.e. writing a file produces a nobody:nogroup ...
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Synology Server. Bipolar ports and connections are driving me insane

I've never worked with a Synology server before so maybe it is something entirely obvious I am missing- but down to the letter, I've set up the Apache Web Server that came pre-installed. Now ...
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Can't get rsync over sftp to work

I'm trying to set up a backup system from an Ubuntu server to a Synology NAS (DS413j) using rsync and sftp. I have created a user for this that we can call ubuntu-backup. I have a directory in ...
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Diskstation backup tasks being deleted?

We use a diskstation as a backup destination for most of the servers on our network. Daily, these backups are sent to an external hard drive using the backup and restore tool. Drives are swapped each ...
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iSCSI LUN, more than one intitator

I am experimenting for the first time with iSCSI. I ´ve setup a Synology DS1513+, target and LUN configured, first initiator (WS 2008) configured, copied some folders on it, everything works fine. ...
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How do I backup 50GB+ of files on a linux box to a remote sftp account [closed]

How do I backup 50GB+ of files on a linux box to a remote sftp account. My requirements Store several versions of the backups. Encrypted before sent to remote server. Disk and bandwidth efficent, ...
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Can I mount a share to an EMC array?

I would like to mount an NFS share to an EMC array enlarging it's capacity until we can expand the EMC environment. I have a cheap Synology with 12TB of storage I would like to use to expand it for a ...
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Use External DNS Record local with additional subdomains

We have a server in our LAN which is locally available at a fixed ip. We now have a DDNS Service and a port forwarding rule to make the server available from outside. Additional we added subdomain at ...
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Recording IP cameras on dual Synology Diskstations [closed]

I have currently a very elegant setup for surveillance, where 6 AXIS IP cameras are being recorded on a Synology DiskStation DS1513+. I plan to install a further 2 IP cameras and what I need to do is ...
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Synology diskstation - alternating drive backups

At our job site, we have a Synology Diskstation (DS412+) serving as our backup device. It currently backs up our ESX host and mail server. We also have an external drive backup in place for off-site ...
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Why won't CVS allow user login (on a Synology server)?

I'm trying to set up a CVS server on my synology NAS, but am getting a recurring error in actually accessing the cvs via login. I'm also posting this on the synology server, but thought that I'd post ...
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Can I safely remove all disks of a synology NAS while its turned off?

I have a Synology 4-bay NAS (RS409RP+) with a RAID 5 installed on 4 hard disks. Now I need to upgrade the NAS to a bigger set of hard disks, and because these hard disks are 3TB each, I cannot use the ...
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Synology NAS performance as main disk for ESXi 5 [closed]

I'm planning on buying a Synology NAS, one of the + models. I'm wondering what the performance would be like if I use it as the main disk for my ESXi 5 server. I mainly run Debian and run web and ...
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Run inotifywait in background

I tried literally ALL ways to get this script running in the background (as startup script, as daemon, etc.). The problem is that this script works in the terminal, but not in the background: ...
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Removing chroot jail on Synology Diskstation 4.1

I'm administrating a Synology Diskstation 412 with DSM 4.1 and I need to be able to upload files to the filesystem via SFTP. However, when I enable the built-in SFTP server in the DSM, it always jails ...
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How to get more informatin regarding a Synology S.M.A.R.T error

I have a 3TB Seagate Barracuda (ST3000DM001-9YN1) that is less than a year old, and my Synology DS1512+ is reporting it as "S.M.A.R.T. Status = Abnormal" and telling me to replace the drive. While I ...
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OPENVPN route all traffic - Synology

I have a synology NAS that is my OPENVPN server. I am always on the road and I want to route all of my traffic through my house. Here is my config and my log. config file dev tun tls-client ...
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Setup Apache Tomcat on Synology

I have an problem setting up an Apache Tomcat on my Synology DS1511+ server. The installing is no problem, but when i try http://"serverAdress":7070 i can't log into the the manage section. I have ...
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SSH tunneling with Synology

I try to tunnel SMB and AFP services through SSH to acces my NAS shares on my machine. I already do it successfully with my ReadyNAS using the following command line (ran as my user on my mac) : ssh ...
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ipkg and apcupsd disappear after logging out of the session in which they are installed

I'm attempting to install apcupsd on 2 Synology NAS servers (RS3411 and RS3412) so that they shutdown when batterlife on the UPS (APC SmartUPS X 1500) reaches a set minimum. Here is what I do: - ssh ...
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Can't log in via SSH to any accounts set to use /bin/bash as a default shell

I'm trying to install bash as the default shell on a ARM Linux running on an embedded device (Synology DS212+ NAS). But there's something really wrong, and I can't figure out what it is. Symptoms: ...
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How do you fix a software RAID1 partition with a bad superblock?

I have two identical 3 TB disks that were in a RAID1 array, where one disk crashed. I replaced the failed disk, but not after the RAID partitions got messed up. I need to figure out how to restore ...
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How to make sure rsync sets proper file permissions?

I'm transfering data from a synology box to a debian box with rsync. Unfortunately the permissions of all transfered files are set to rwxrwxrwx on the debian box. I want to make sure this files can ...
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Trac standalone reading htpasswd file, but still says Authentication information not available

I am having some problems correctly configuring my trac server. I'm running Tracd 0.12.1 on a Synology DS411. I've followed this guide, I can browse the issues in trac, but if I try to log in, it ...
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Understanding the S.M.A.R.T. values from a Synology 1812+ device

I have a Synology 1812+ NAS with 8 3TB drives configured as RAID 5. Its running DSM 4.1. It was purchased to replace USB drives, consolidate storage and short term OS X backups using Time Machine. ...