January 27, 2023

New NAS, new RAM | Upgrading my DS923+ to 64GB RAM

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 you some pictures to bring you confidence that it can be done What to buy Ok, you need to decide first how much memory you want and the same rule applies now as it did then: You can never have too much RAM, so buy...

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January 21, 2023

Schedule python scripts on your Synology

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 python script to our project folder: Schedule your script To schedule our script we are going to create a Task. Go to Control Panel >Task Scheduler: And create a Scheduled Task > User defined Script: And give it a name and make sure the user...

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January 20, 2023

Install and use Python 3.9 in 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 all users. That is where your python scripts will reside. Enable SSH I recommend you to disable SSH when you are done because it disables 2 factor auth and makes your synology more vulnerable. Go to Control Panel > Terminal & SNMP > Terminal tab: Check “Enable...

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April 28, 2020

Factory reset your NAS

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 million of good reasons, I can make a post on that later on. Before you reset it… You know this already, but let me remind you, Backup all the data somewhere else, as it will be gone if you reset your NAS. If you only...

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April 21, 2020

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 have multiple servers around the world, Site-to-Site VPN allows them to share resources across different networks through secure IPsec tunnels over the Internet. This eliminates the need for employees to configure VPN settings on individual computers. Requirements What do I need to get the free...

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April 17, 2020

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 your synology cant be found on your network or your quickconnect settings are greyed out and you cant enable them or access the synology that way or hyper backup or any external source for that matter. Then follow this tutorial, I got you covered These...

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January 26, 2020

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 you expect to see the left image, you find yourself with the one on the right. Not fun right? Source: The worst part of all is that once your data is corrupted, it can get worst with time. What can cause your data to...

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July 12, 2019

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 mentioned above is for QNAPs but no long ago, the same thing happened to Synologies, and this acts as a great reminder to take security of your NAS devices seriously. In this post, I will remind you of the minimum security settings that you MUST...

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May 12, 2019

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 brand new Synology!! Here is the list of upcoming and existing posts: Part 1: Install DSM in your Synology (operating system) Part 2: Configure your hard drives: Storage pool configuration Part 3: Upgrade your Synology RAM Part 4: Basic Security settings Part 5: Move/copy files...

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April 30, 2019

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” With the following explanation: “You can keep the current admin password unchanged if you press and hold the RESET button on your DiskStation for 4 seconds for system reset”. Does it mean that if I tick this option and in the future I will forget...

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