How To Manually Update Your Synology Nas

How to manually update your synology nas

In certain situations it becomes necessary to install updates manually even though Synology Nas offers support in the form of automatic download and installation of updates for both the operating system and third-party and non-third-party packages. Remember the operating system files have the .PAT extension and all packages have the .SPK extension. (Learn how to force Manually update on your Synology Nas).

What is a .PAT file? It’s a system file extension used by DiskStation Manager (DSM), the operating system used for Synology NAS devices; it contains the files required to install or update the low-level operating system software that runs the device; it can be used from the DSM Control Panel by choosing “Update & Restore” and then the “DSM Update” option.

What is a .SPK file? It’s a file extension for the installation package used by DiskStation Manager (DSM), an operating system developed by Synology for use with their NAS devices; it may contain programs or other software components that extend the base DSM software; it can be installed using DSM’s Package Manager, which is available with DSM firmware 722 and later.

How do you manually update your DSM Synology Operating System? You can download the .PAT update file from Synology Download Center and perform a manual DSM update. First of all visit the Synology Website and then go to the download section to download the latest DSM update to your local computer. Unzip the file to get a .PAT system update file. Follow the instructions in the images below.

  • Select your Synology device.
  • Click Operating System
  • Download the latest .PAT file.

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Go to the Control Panel / Update & Restore and Click on the top part on “DSM Update” then “Manual DSM Update”. Click Browse to select the system .PAT file. Click Apply to start to update your DSM. The system will reboot automatically when the update completes. Troubleshooting: If you cannot update DSM, the following suggestions might help solve the problem:

– Check if the upgrading process was interrupted by users or other unexpected events such as a power failure.
– Check the DSM version. You can only update the system with a newer DSM version.
– Download the DSM update again because the update file might be corrupted.
– If the problem persists, please contact Synology Technical Support.

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To manually update your Synology Package you have to follow the exact steps depicted in the first images – go to the Synology Website and then go to the download section to download the latest update. Follow the instructions below and in the image:

  • Select your Synology device.
  • Click Operating System
  • Download the latest .SPK file.

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Last Updated on by Marius Bogdan Lixandru