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How to enable SSH access to Synology DiskStation

Log into your system with an administrator account and open the 1Control Panel applet. From there, click on 2Terminal & SNMP, 3Enabled SSH service, and 4Apply.

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Jul 12, 2014 1 min read

How to setup automated backups to SSH server with Synology DiskStation

As a best practice, it’s great great to have your data in more than one location. I use my Synology Diskation as a local network file server at my home. The reality is something can happen and I lose all my important data in that little box. From a BBQ, a birthday party, or maybe the house just burns down and now all my data is gone. Unfortunately my network rack at home will never be as secure as a network rack in a data center. So, backup your data because that’s much easier to do rather than trying to restore from no backup. Makes logical sense right? Derp.

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Jul 12, 2014 4 min read

Replace a bad hard drive on a Synology DiskStation RAID 5 with DSM 5.0

I received an alert from my Synology RAID regarding a few bad sectors on a hard drive. Even though the RAID is still operational, it’s best practice to replace the hard drive before any data gets corrupted due to the bad sectors.

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Jun 28, 2014 3 min read