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How do I migrate data from an older Synology NAS to a newer one?

I have just purchased a DS213j. I have an older single single bay unit that I would like to migrate the data from. Because the previous unit is a one bay, there is no official migration path. Synology ...
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XPEnology - Filesystem

I've looked all over but I can't seem to find a straight answer. I have 4 NTFS drives with data on them - are these compatible with a fresh install of XPEnology? The aim is to obviously share the ...
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How do you get an SNI certificate for internal host-names? [migrated]

I have a Synology NAS at home, which has a web-based user-interface which I expose to the public Internet. Inside my LAN my NAS has the hostname nas.domain.local. and on the public Internet I have the ...
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Logging user and power activity Synology DiskStation (v5)

Is there any practical way of logging user activity and power state changes on a Synology NAS? I'm not looking for anything very extensively detailed, but I would like to log e.g. Video Station usage ...
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Cannot connect via SMB to Synology bound to OpenDirectory using local or domain credentials

We have a OpenDirectory Domain on a Mac OS X 10.9 Server. Our Synology is bound to the domain. Users are able to successfully authenticate using their OpenDirectory credentials to connect to the ...
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Configuring Synology NAS as freeIPA client

I'm attempting to deploy freeIPA in my company. The network is quite simple: < 10 FC20 (and FC21 beta) desktops < 5 FC20 servers (including the one with freeIPA) 1 Synology NAS DS1813+ (DSM ...
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Synology NAS: hdd hibernation and disk life [closed]

I've a Synology NAS with 2 WD Red hard drives. I've enabled the hibernation for the drives, so they stop after 20 minutes inactivity. However, we use the NAS a lot and the disks get powered up very ...
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Cannot connect to my L2TP IPSec VPN

I am trying to get my VPN (L2TP IPSec PSK) to work. I have a Synology NAS where I have setup everything as it says on the Synology support page. In my Asus RT-N66U router I have opened UDP ports ...
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SNMP exec script timeout

i have a strange problem, i want to monitor my Synology DiskStation NAS with Nagios. I installed SNMP on it and created a custom exec in my snmpd.conf exec synology_disk_usage /opt/bin/bash ...
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iSCSI connection drops frequently - Synology NAS

I have a Windows 2012 R2 Server connected through iSCSI to my Synology Rackstation 2414+. The problem is that the connection drops very very frequently, up to 10 times a day (manually restored ...
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VMWare - NAS - Setup

We're a new company, setting up infrastructure to support our service arm. For this project we have .. Three hypervisors running ESXi 5.5.0 A Synology NAS device. Permission to do what needs to be ...
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Access internal network via VPN

I'm quite the newbie when it comes to network admin, so please excuse my ignorance! I have what seems to be a fairly simple-to-solve problem (so I hope!) Inside my company, we run a Synology Server ...
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Synology behind a proxy responding only with the https port connection

I have a debian vps that act as proxy with the apache2 mod_proxy to pass wan's requests to 3 local different vps systems and 1 synology nas. All works except the synology nas, that have open the ...
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Running RAID 6 with a smaller drive

It looks like one of my hard drives failed in our RAID 6 (4 x 2TB) configuration. Unfortunately, I only have immediate access to a 1TB drive. Would there be an issue with temporarily replacing the 2TB ...
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NAS synology cannot join to domain

I have problem with my NAS synology, 2 days ago my storage are disconnected from the domain, and since then I am not able to connect it back. When I try connect to the domain I see this error: ...
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ssh_exchange_identification: read: Operation timed out

I am trying to connect to my server (Synology DS212) using ssh xxx@yyy -p 22222 -vvv but I can't and I obtain the following error: OpenSSH_6.2p2, OSSLShim 0.9.8r 8 Dec 2011 debug1: Reading ...
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Is there any downtime when expanding a volume on an iSCSI setup using Synology Hybrid RAID?

The subject sums up the scenario. I believe the answer is there is no downtime but the system might simply be slower during the rebuild. Which is fine. But if there is downtime, how long? A small blip ...
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NFS Synology NAS share serves wrong permissions

We have this really weird issue where the permissions on a file on an NFS share show unix permissions of 000 until I stat the directory that the file is in. For instance, if I run: while true do ...
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2-way synchronisation across WAN - DFS, Synology?

our office is soon to get a little sister-office in another location. I'm struggling to understand how for example DFS could help get a proper 2-way-synchronisation done between the two locations - ...
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What bus size does the armadaxp CPU with armv7l architecture of a Synology DS214 have?

less /proc/cpuinfo prints Processor : Marvell PJ4Bv7 Processor rev 2 (v7l) processor : 0 BogoMIPS : 1064.96 processor : 1 BogoMIPS : 1064.96 Features : swp ...
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How to setup/overcome file size limitation/“file too large” error in samba/cifs 2.1 on Synology DS214 with DSM 5

I'm mounting a samba share with some sparse files over cifs with -o username=user,gid=999,uid=999,rw,vers=1.0. The NAS has 3TB capacity and 500 GB free disk space, creating a 4TB sparse file with ...
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VPN Access to a Synology NAS Behind a Firewall

I have a box that I want access to from outside the office (Synology NAS). I don't need access to the rest of the subnet, just that box. For the moment it's to use a git repo, but some day maybe file ...
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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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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 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. ...