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Hi dear NAS experts,
I’ve got my new DS220+ a couple of days ago. As a total newbie to the world of backups and Synology I’m getting a bit overwhelmed when I see the many apps offered to the user in the Synology download center.
I wanted to back up mostly all my gmail emails. My first attempt: Active Backup for G Suite. I haven’t make it further than the first screen on the assistant. There I’m asked about a “domain for backup”. What is this or where do I find this in my Synology control panel/setup?
Later on after searching on more information about this topic I noticed there is another Synology app called Cloud Sync. So what is the difference with Active Backup? I think a sync is more convenient to me as once I get to download my emails to the NAS I will surely purge a lot of junk and I’d like to mirror this changes back to gmail.
Have you perhaps already written any article on the topic “CloudSync vs. Active Backup”?
(My next cloud based backup after gmail will be Office 365)
Thanks in advance for your help!
Hi I've been looking to build a virtualization server for home use to better my studies with
- windows server
- plex usage on the side
the current build I've been considering is the following (prices based on ebay as of 03/25/2021)
2650L v3 x2 ($85 per cpu or $170)
supermicro X10DRW-i ($175)
supermicro X10DAL-i ($175)
any suggested motherboard for dual cpu
Samsung 8gb M393A1G40DB0-CPB PC4-2133P DDR4 ECC ($100 per 4 sticks of ram, would buy 2 sets so $200)
evga supernova 550w (91) or any suggested PSU, this part im not to knowledgeable on
optional, If I ever upgrade my main pc for work then I will take the 1080 from there and potentially put it in this pc. Otherwise a 1060 assuming one of my friends has / is willing to part with theirs.
seagate surveillance hdd 4TB 7200rpm (free)
Gregory Maxwell Meyers
Hello, I would like to know if i can host a server on a Nas, which would be a wordpress theme, e commerce gallery. Which one would be the best option for a low budget but which can hold users for e commerce.
first of all thanks for your videos on youtube and yoyur forum, you are very good and explicative !
i don't know nothing about nas :D i'm studying nas from one week looking videos on youtube(...).
i want a security storage for my files. now i'm using 3 different hard disk(2tb each), but im scared to lose files (break of hard disk) and i would like to have it in cloud without having to use just icloud or google drive, but i would like to have all my files in a place that i can have phisically with me, and also in the cloud...so i thought about buying a NAS.
it will be used not just for me, but i hope that in the future it will be used for the medical clinic of my family, (i think it can be very userful also for them) so i was looking for something not basic (in italy we say "spend a lot 1 time, spend well").
so like i hope you understood,(for now) i need a Nas just for storage of files and backups (i ll still use my hard disk for backups), and by keeping it on I'm gonna find out more and more functions that we might need.
i was looking on interent for some Nas, and i looked at one those two :
- Synology DS920+ 4 Bay Desktop NAS (573€, about 674dollars)
- TerraMaster F4-422 4-Bay 10GbE (550€ about 588 dollars).
that could be the choice
i repeat... i'm a noob so i'm sure you can help me about the decision (and giving me some advice about other Nas!!!)
i just read that nas of Qnap are harder to handle, so i didnt looked for them.
i saw your videos about Synology ds920+ and terramaster f4-422, and (with my ignorance), i understood that maybe terramaster is better for the 10gbe, but synology is better for the processor (???) i don't know, i will do everything you will recommend me :)
thanks for your answer, thanks for this forum and for everything
have a good life and greetings from Italy
(sorry for my english, i hope you can understand my question)
What to choose between the older 718+ or the newer 220+ the price is for 718+ is about 20£ cheaper than 220+.
Use the Nas mostly for Plex, but is will try some more things like docker, don't know much about it yet, but plan to use Nas tougheter with smart devices around home also.
I'm preparing to upgrade the NAS I requested for my workplace, and I have the doubt if I can install ECC RAM on it. It's a Synology RS1219+ and while Intel (https://ark.intel.com/content/www/us/en/ark/products/77981/intel-atom-processor-c2538-2m-cache-2-40-ghz.html) lists the server as ECC-compatible, I've yet to see any comments on actually installing ECC memory to this NAS (like 2 x CT102472BF160B).
Also, I want to add a 10GbE card like the Intel Intel X540T2, but heard on another video guide that another intel card failed to work on this server. Is it possible to use?
Can you please do a detailed from beginning to end video like this for the 1520+ that will be used only as a Plex server? With folders for Movies and T.V shows. I need a video that focuses on just that and how to transfer the movies and t.v. shows I have on external usb hard drives to the 1520+. Thanx in advance
I'm retired and in purely domestic environment. I have a couple of computers - iMac & MacBook Pro - plus a phone and a tablet. I had a couple of external USB drives off the back of the iMac to hold a) my Lightroom images files - about 700Gb - and b) Time Machine backups from the iMac, including the LR images from the first drive. Wanting to make the LR images visible across my home network (which is part Cat5 ethernet, part WiFi) I started looking for a NAS. Given my budget I settled on a DS220j. I know it's not as capable as a DS220+ but given my budget & use case, it seemed more appropriate.
And indeed, mostly it is. It's installed, with two 4TB drives configured as a mirrored pair (SHA?). The LR images are stored in one shared folder, which is itself being backed up to one of the old USB drives using Hyper Backup; and Time Machine is now backing up the iMac, minus the LR images, to a second shared folder. So I'm pretty happy.
But there were some unexpected things. I had planned on installing 2 Volumes within the storage pool and separating the two data stores in that way (a shared folder in each volume). However, the software did not give me the choice of creating multiple volumes during setup - at the end of the setup I was presented with the single Storage Pool and a single EXT4 Volume occupying the whole storage pool. I also quickly learned that a volume cannot be reduced in size! - only increased. So I trashed the first setup and went through it again, with the same result. In many ways this doesn't really matter except for one thing: the Time Machine 'quota' system requires that the file system be btrfs, it seems, not EXT4. Therefore I can't automatically limit the eventual size of the Time Machine backup file, I will have to keep it under observation and eventually trash it (or move it to a safe place temporarily) and then start again with a fresh Time Machine backup. Not a biggie, however.
I think I'm just curious as to why I wasn't presented with the options to create more than one Volume. Is it a limitation of a two-disk setup? Or could it be specific to the DS220j, which is after all aimed squarely at NAS-beginners? I can see that making things easy by removing setup complexities could be justified in that situation.
Finally, I'll add that so far I haven't found the limited resources of the 220j to be a problem. I'm pretty much the only user, so that's not an issue. I was watching the CPU and memory meters while a) copying the LR image files onto the NAS; b) while Hyper Backup was running and creating the backup on the external USB drive; and c) while Time Machine on the iMac was creating the initial backup file on the NAS, and in all cases the CPU stayed at around 25%/30%, while the memory meter never went above 60%. So in my situation, the available resources seem to be good enough.
I have 2 different 4K TVs (2018 Samsung QN65Q6FN and ~2015 LG 55UF6450 using Ultra Deep Color on HDMI1) , and no luck getting 4K 60hz with my TS-453D. With a laptop I have no such issues, using the same cables, with soundbar or without. With the Samsung I do get 1920x1080@120hz though which surprised me.
The TS-253D has a PCIe 2x4 slot, while the TS-453D has a 2x2.
The TR-002 expansion unit has a SATA3 6Gbps controller, whereas the TR-004 only a has a SATA 2 3Gbps controller, or is that not correct? TR-002 has USB 3.2 Gen2 , TR-004 has USB 3.2 Gen1.
I bought the TS-453D knowing the difference on the PCIe slot ahead of time, now reading the fine print on the expansion units. I haven't decided what to use my PCIe slot for.
To me buying into old SATA 2 technology, PCie 2x2 USB 3.x Gen 1, DDR3, etc is undesirable. Is SATA2 ok? USB 3.2 Gen1 ok? Where is the performance bottleneck I should concern myself with?
Why have a lesser spec on the 4 bay unit? to save a few bucks. I think it only leads to frustrated users that have researched the 2 bay unit but decided to up their budget. Call the 4 bay model something different but make the specs the same if using TS-x53D and TR-00x.
Are there any suggestions on what to get for photo backup with google photos and gmail merging space my wife wants not to pay for google backup. Can I use a NAS to automatically back up the full resolution photos from a few phones?
I would like a simple set up that works and doesn't cost money after I buy the equipment.
I am starting a year-long filming project and am looking for about 40Tb of useable storage. I have 2 lightning ports on my Windows 10 editing computer and a 1GbE port. I will be filming in and exporting in DCI 4k video that is being filmed mostly at 160Mbps but will have some video that is 410Mbps. I have very limited knowledge when it comes to computers and especially NAS systems, any advice would be greatly appreciated.
I am looking to upgrade the memory of my QNAP TS-251D-2G NAS server to get going on virtualization. On Kingston's "Find compatible RAM" page, KVR26S19S6/4 comes up as an compatible upgrade. I would buy 2 modules of that kind, just 8 GB each for a total of 16 GB. However, I was wondering if I instead could use the paired HyperX set HX426S15IB2K2/16. Looking through specs, they should be identical except the HyperX modules have a lower CAS latency (which is normally considered better). At the local retailer, the HyperX set is nearly the same price as two valueRAM modules, and I am not able to find a paired set of ValueRAM. I expect it is better to use paired modules, but I have no evidence for this. Normally I wouldn't hesitate going with the HyperX modules instead, but online forums almost exclusively mention crucial memory upgrades. That is why I am a bit hesitant, and would like expert and/or user advice on whether the HyperX modules would be expected to work, or there could be some subtle differences I am not aware of, that could potentially disqualify the modules. Thanks in advance for any help you can offer.