It’s likely you’ve noticed your Synology Nas was “off” at least once, apparently without a reason and definitely without you performing any manual action. What should you do in this case? Going to check the log center once the device is turned back on will give you confirmation of the following error message: “System booted … Read moreSynology Nas: System Booted Up From An Improper Shutdown
Thunderstorms? Earthquakes? Natural disasters or whatever? An UPS could be the ideal solution that allows you to stay online in case of a power failure. If you run a web server with an online website, it is a must-have. It doesn’t matter what you think, you can’t predict when the power goes out. An Uninterruptible … Read moreSynology: Why Do You Need an UPS?
A Power Schedule enables a DiskStation to enter a deep sleep mode during a specified period of time. Note: Do not confuse Power Scheduling with Hibernation. If you are using your Synology Nas as a simple file server and you can be certain of your dead times, there may be an argument for using the … Read moreSynology: Should I Use a Power Schedule?
Hot Spare: On models that support the feature, a hot spare is an HDD that occupies a spare drive slot. It is initialized and registered in Storage Manager as a Hot Spare. If another drive goes into a degraded state, the system will bring the hot spare on line to replace the faulty drive. Note: … Read moreSynology: Difference between a Hot Spare, Cold Spare and Hot Swap
Which file system to use on your Synology Nas? There are two options, depending on DS model – EXT4 or BTRFS. Once again, Synology NAS provides a Knowledge Base article to help you choose. For most general purposes, BTRFS is the best choice; where performance is paramount, EXT4. For example, the two “Crucial” SSD’s that … Read moreSynology: Which File System To Use?