Category: Synology

  • Guide to Synology NAS with Time Machine

    A Guide to Using Apple Time Machine and your NAS Apple Time Machine is a backup software application included with macOS operating system from Apple. The software is designed to work with their range of AirPort Time Capsule devices, the Wi-Fi router with built-in hard disk (which apple are pulling out of), as well as other internal and external disk drives connected […]

  • Synology DiskStation DS218+ – virtualisation software, actually: “containerisation” – after the DS713+ my 2nd attempt to get Docker running on a Synology device In order to give the software a little more air to breathe, I got a 4GB RAM module right away together with the “chassis” and the 2 3TB discs to go into the […]

  • Synology DiskStation DS718+

  • Synology DiskStation DS713+ NAS – How to Upgrade the Memory, a Step by Step Guide on YouTube

    Apparently officially there is no way and no recommendation, but here is how to: The memory for the DS713+ is a 204 pin SODIMM DDR3 1066/1666mhz 2GB / 4GB / 8GB.

  • Jenkins vs Java8 – SSL, fonts, “-Djava.awt.headless=…”, …

    I had to migrate from Java7 to Java8 eventually. When you start launching your jenkins WAR file, you will run into at least these issues: for HTTPS you are requested to create a certificate “-Djava.awt.headless=…” font trouble In order to ignore the HTTPS / certificate noise for the time being, I switched on the HTTP […]

  • my Synology NAS keeps telling me: “Synology DSM Alert:Number of received logs per second on … exceeds the tolerance value of 10” and “Event detection: EPS is larger than …”

    This started recently, and it happens around 03:30, and it occurs 9 times. : EPS is a computing metric and means “Events per Second“ – this article helped me understanding the issue DSM: Log Center > Notifications > Notification rules > No. of logs per second exceeds … DSM: Control Panel > File Services […]

  • unsuccessful installation of DSM 6.1.6-15266 on my Synololgy DiskStation DS713+ I do not succeed installing DSM 6.1.6-15266 on my DS713+: Unknown error occurs (21). This has happened repeatedly since Thursday/Friday midnight. Update: rebooted, re-downloaded the update, update succeeded.

  • plan9port AKA “Plan 9 from User Space” : do not put the Plan 9 utilities’ directory a the beginning of your PATH! “9base is a port of various original Plan 9 tools for Unix, based on plan9port“: Optware-ng one my Synology NAS has a 9base package: root@DiskStation $ ipkg files 9base /opt/lib/9base/bin/… /opt/lib/9base/lib/… /opt/share/man/man1/…

  • ipkg, opkg, Optware, Optware-ng, Entware, Entware-ng for my Synology NASes

    Linux package management systems for embedded systems. The utilities: – the history – ipkg fork, the currently popular one The repositories: Optware, Optware-ng, Entware, Entware-ng: – how it all started – outdated – an Optware fork using opkg – supports PPC, i686, …; does not support x86-64 – this page has the installation instructions – they do use […]

  • “pdftohtml” – the one PDF utility I cannot “be” without  – very nice description of the poppler-utils I actually mean “pdftohtml -xml” – which creates XML from PDF, and this is my command line: $ pdftohtml -xml -i -nomerge -hidden FILE.pdf resp.: $ pdftohtml -xml -i -nomerge -hidden FILE.pdf FILE.pdftohtml.xml Sometimes I need to run “pdftohtml -xml” (on the command line) […]