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Roon On NAS

Restrict directory access on Synology

If you run your own Synology NAS, you may want to run roon directly on your server for audio streaming. Roon on Nas provides a package to conveniently install on your Synology server. The issue with this option is that the Synology service runs without any restriction on what it can see.

I noticed this issue when configuring my client. While adding the location of my music, the roon client was able to browse the entire NAS. Though the roon app will only add music to its library, this was not something I wanted available to any roon client that was on my network.

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Feb 10, 2022 2 min read

SynoCommunity packages for Synology NAS

A great source for all sorts of packages such as Node.js, Zshell, BitTorrent Sync, Redis, and Firefox Sync Server just to name a few. Check out the full list of packages or just add the source to your package manager :)

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Jan 9, 2015 1 min read

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