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… Continue reading Guide to Synology NAS with Time Machine

Synology DiskStation DS218+

https://www.synology.com/en-uk/products/DS218+ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Docker_(software) – 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… Continue reading Synology DiskStation DS218+

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

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. https://www.techopedia.com/definition/23919/events-per-second-eps : EPS is a computing metric and means “Events per Second“ https://forum.synology.com/enu/viewtopic.php?t=80315 – this article helped me understanding the issue DSM: Log Center > Notifications > Notification rules > No. of logs per second exceeds … DSM: Control Panel > File Services… Continue reading 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 …”

plan9port AKA “Plan 9 from User Space”

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plan_9_from_User_Space https://github.com/9fans/plan9port https://9fans.github.io/plan9port/man/man1/intro.html : 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“: https://github.com/UNGLinux/9base https://git.suckless.org/9base https://tools.suckless.org/9base 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: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ipkg – the history https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/opkg – ipkg fork, the currently popular one The repositories: Optware, Optware-ng, Entware, Entware-ng: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Optware – how it all started https://github.com/Optware/Optware – outdated https://github.com/Optware/Optware-ng – an Optware fork using opkg – supports PPC, i686, …; does not support x86-64 – this page has the installation instructions – they do use… Continue reading ipkg, opkg, Optware, Optware-ng, Entware, Entware-ng for my Synology NASes

“pdftohtml” – the one PDF utility I cannot “be” without

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poppler_(software)  – very nice description of the poppler-utils https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xpdf https://github.com/Entware-ng/Entware-ng https://github.com/Entware-ng/Entware-ng/wiki https://github.com/Entware-ng/Entware-ng/wiki/Install-on-Synology-NAS 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)… Continue reading “pdftohtml” – the one PDF utility I cannot “be” without