Synology released Diskstation Manager 2.3 (firmware)

Today Synology released Diskstation Manager 2.3 (DSM 2.3). Currently the main download sites are very slow. You can find a miror here and the release notes here.


Synology released new firmware (DSM v2.2)

A couple of days ago Synology released new DSM firmware (v2.2) with a big list of new features/upgrades/fixes and improvements. For the whole list, please click here. Synology even offers/supports 2 free iPhone applications (DS Audio and DS Photo)!! Those applications allows you to play your own music ,stored on the NAS, on your iPhone and easily upload/share your photo’s.

Synology unveils Diskstation Manager 2.2

The Disk Station Manager 2.2 is expected to have its beta in July and official release in September. It will have some nice features, like:

  • iSCSI Target Support
  • iPhone Support – Photos, Music and Files
  • Apple Time Machine Support
  • DLNA Compliant Media Server
  • Built-in Firewall
  • New Surveillance Station 2 – SMS and More
  • New Download Station 2 – RapidShare and RSS Support
  • NTFS Write on External Drive
  • System Resource Monitor
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    New firmware Synology DSM 2.1.0839 released

    Today Synology released a new firmware version (2.0.0839). It is recommended to install this version because it will fix a security issue.

    Change log:
    DSM 2.1-0839 fixed a security issue by disallowing general users to access other users’ home folders through Samba. Users who are using the User Home Folder feature are encouraged to upgrade to the current version.

    For File Station 2, DSM 2.1-0839 enhanced progress display when copying files and download handling for Internet Explorer 8, and fixed the failure of setting group privileges for sub-folders.

    For Download Station 2, DSM 2.1-0839 improved special character handling for eMule service and fixed error download progress when download is finished.

    DSM 2.1-0839 applies to the following models: DS209+, RS408, RS408-RP, DS508, DS408, DS108j, RS407, CS407, CS407e, DS207+, DS207, DS107+, DS107, DS107e, and DS-106j.

    Synology Mirror:

    Subversion on Synology DS209+

    Today I installed Subversion on my Synology DS209+ NAS. A very good point to start is this step-by-step tutorial written by the guys of Synology. Installing Subversion was/is very easy because there is an IPKG package available which will download and configure all dependencies for you. If you don’t know how to install IPKG, just read this blog.

    To understand a bit more of how Subversion exactly works, visit this website, where you can download a free e-book in a lot of different formats (like pdf / HTML).

    Install IPKG on Synology DS209+

    IPKG is a Package Management System, this means that you can install packages on your NAS with a single command like ipkg install PackageName. This article will describe step-by-step how to do this.

    Continue reading Install IPKG on Synology DS209+

    Symbolic Links on Synology DS209+

    Synology’s Disk Station Manager (DSM) creates folders (e.g. volume1/music) for you when you activate e.g AudioStation or iTunes. Currently there is no possiblity to change this. But what if you want to use your own folder structure? The solution is to use Symbolic links. This article describes how you can do this.

    Continue reading Symbolic Links on Synology DS209+

    Connect HDX-1000 with Synology DS209+ via NFS

    I just bought a new NAS and had some troubles with setting up NFS on the HDX-1000. I figured it out and in this blog I will describe step-by-step how to set this up.

    Continue reading Connect HDX-1000 with Synology DS209+ via NFS