NAS Applications

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Understand the wide range of applications for your NAS device, as well as client tools too. Here we discuss the 1st party and 3rd Party applications hat may be just what you are looking for to use your data effectively.

Best NAS for iPhone camera backup?

I am about to by my first NAS. But I can not find good information about some details that are on high priority to me. I want: * Instant upload of iPhone photos and the possability to have them deleted automaticly from iphone after uploaded. * iPhone Live Photos support (on auto uploaded photos and browsing photos) * to be able to use my iPhone to browse my photo collection stored in my NAS. I plan to have nothing locally stored in my phone so there will be plenty of space for a big cache files for thumbnails. I am comfortable with configuring systems but can not really say what NAS brand that I want. But if one of them are better on my wishes above - that will be what I go for.
DA Davidfharm asked on 13 January 2021, 18:34
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TSH686 or something else?

Ive been strongly considering the QNAP TS-H686 with XeonD1602 but I did notice the tvs-672n(currently out of stock). which one should I consider? My requirements are as follows: 1. Powerful unit with future upgrade options (adding a GPU, RAM, HDD/SSD/NvME later would be a plus) 2. I plan to start off with 3-4 4TB drives as I feel the need to start small (wallet friendly), obviously with options to upgrade to higher TB drives like a 16 or 18tb 3. Should have less power usage 4. Ability to setup a private cloud out of the box. I feel the need to completely do-away with Google Drive for long term costs and privacy concerns 5. Primary files types will be photos, videos and documents. Eventually should be in a position to integrate CCTV and some home automation. 6. Most important aspect, I would prefer something that has the least to no maintenance for the next 8-10 years. Synology does not have the upgradable options and the flexibility offered by QNAP. Recommendation??
NA Nas rookie asked on 22 December 2020, 09:36
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QNAP - SSD buying/configuring device.?

I recently purchased a QNAP 453D for a great price. I have installer 4x4TB. I also bought a QM2-2S-220A to hold a pair of M.2 SATA SSD Expansion Cards. I have a series of questions ... thanks in advance for your responses. NAS Purpose: -File server for home businesses - nothing special. -Plex for watching a various movies on home tv ( 1 4K TV) most movies are 1080P -Photo organization (likely QuMagie App - but I have not played with it yet ) (200 K photos) -Backup for various devices. -VMs but not for the foreseeable future. -Surveillance down the road. How to configure SSD Should I run them the 2 SSDs as 2 RAID 0? In using Cache why would I ever configure RAID 1? How much cache? How much for storage/Apps? What Apps should I install on the Application Volume if any? for QuMagie? Plex? I plan on buying 2 x 500GB. Should I consider going to 1 TB? what questions should I be asking myself? Thanks for your help, I look forward to adding value to site.
NO Nojunk asked on 06 December 2020, 21:43
1 answers / 0 votes / 113 views

AI Cameras with Synology Serveillance Station?

I have a Synology DS-718+ and use Surveillance Station. One problem is that Surveillance Station does not let you use AI the the DS series NAS devices. It only works on the DVA or NVR series devices which are dedicated devices. Some of the newer security cameras have AI built into them. Instead of triggering and recording movement from every shadow, branch, dog or bird, they are able to recognize people or automobiles. I was wondering if these new AI features of these cameras can be used to trigger an event on Surveillance Station running on a DS-718+. It would be nice to get AI functionality on a DS-718+. Will this work?
NO Norm asked on 02 December 2020, 02:58
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QNAP HBS versioning/snapshots only to external backup?

I have a Backup job set on a daily schedule in HBS 3 from a QNAP to an attached external USB Drive. When I did a test Restore job I only see a single backup version available from the most recent backup of the day before. How do I save these daily scheduled backups as versioned backups more akin to Time Machine? I've watched some of your (very helpful) videos about snapshots but as far as I understand it, the snapshot lives on the main source QNAP. I was hoping to get the versioning only on the external USB backup. Are you forced to turn on snapshots on the main QNAP first and then the HBS scheduled backup job would also grab the snapshot data each day? Essentially I’m asking what’s the best way to replicate w/ HBS (or a different QNAP app) how Time Machine can backup daily versions to an external drive only. Thanks!
JA Jas asked on 07 September 2020, 20:58
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Synology Ds918+ and iPhone sync trouble?

Hi there. First I must say I just love ur videos on YouTube! Very informative, straight forward and No hassle. Have a question for you, a problem I can't sort out. Have been searching all over the web and YouTube but can't seem to find a solution for this. Please also consider making a video on this topic. I resently bought a Synology Ds918+. I have a Samsung S9 and my wife an iPhone 8. I have downloaded the Moments app on both phones. On my android the backup/syncing of photos and videos happens smoothly in the background, but on the iPhone you actually have to have the app open for the phone to sync. If you exit the app to do something else it stops syncing. Is there a way to fix this? This actually ruins the use of the app because u litterally have to go in to the Moments app everytime u take a new photo. I hope u take the time to help me out.
TU Tubear asked on 10 July 2020, 07:03
1 answers / 0 votes / 209 views

Where do Synology apps like Calendar store their data?

I have been slowly adding synology apps to my DS1019+ since putting it together back in March. I have been playing around with the idea of using the calendar that you have a review on your site. I don't use Hyperback but instead use a cloud service called IDrive backup which is inexpensive and has no issues backing up the data in named volume directories. I don't see anywhere in Synolgoy's documentation on how to protect calendars or shared calendars with backup. Can you point me in the right direction?
RO Ronv42 asked on 23 May 2020, 01:37
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To sync or symlink, that is the question...?

Hi everyone, here’s the photo setup I’m trying to accomplish in Moments: 2 separate personal accounts that store individual photos from before 2013 & a family account where all photos/videos since ‘13 are stored. I enabled the shared library, so I can be logged into my personal account and see my photos as well as our family shared photos. Both my wife and I are backing our iPhones up to the family account (Home>Family>Drive>Moments). The issue is that I have to do a manual copy from the Family account to the /Photos folder for the pics and videos to show up in the shared library. Taking all this into consideration, I’m wondering the best way to sync the Family Moments folder with the /Photo folder. Is it better to symlink the Family moments folder to the /Photo folder or create a script that runs nightly to copy its contents to /Photo? Ideally I would like to prevent duplicate copies (same photos in the Family Moments folder and the /Photo folder). Help please :D
SG Sgil asked on 18 May 2020, 14:50
1 answers / 0 votes / 207 views

POE Switch for IP Camera with Synology?

I want to add IP cameras to my older Synology DS1511+. I am confused about where the POE switch should go in the wired setup. My system background: Modem to Router Router to unmanaged switch to other devices like Apple TV, etc... Router to Synology Where in the lineup is the best location for POE switch? Directly to Router? Directly to Unmanaged Switch? Directly to the second port on the back of Synology NAS?
PA Paulg asked on 09 May 2020, 14:07
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Synology DS Manager – macOS application and Safari extension for your Synology Download Station?

If you use the Synology Download Station and use macOS or Safari, it may be interesting for you that there is a Mac application for managing your Download Station tasks right from your Mac. It also has an embedded Safari extension allowing you to add new download right from Safari. You can try the trial version here:
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SK Skavans asked on 29 April 2020, 20:03
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Asustor4004T, setting up ADM Defender firewall settings? An idiots guide required?

Hi, I'm setting up my Asustor NAS and have no idea on how best to setup the ADM Defender in settings. I want it for 2 pc's home at the moment but may well need it for mobile phone access later. Win 10/android. i have several IP's showing the main provider, DNS and LAN IP's? Thanks
JI Jim asked on 09 March 2020, 10:31
2 answers / 1 votes / 742 views

NAS For DVD Ripping?

NAS Plex server I’m looking for a way to digitize my personally created videos as well as upload digital backups of my purchased DVDs, Blu Ray, and 4K Ultra as well as purchased CD music
NA Nascompares_blog_push asked on 28 February 2020, 17:00
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Free CRM And Accounting System And More On A NAS?

NAS for ERPNext solution I am looking for a NAS Storage for media, Documents and where I can setup ERPNext ( easily on my own as a non tech guy. Is it possible 1) is it possible to Setup ERPNext on a NAS storage device? 2) is it safe and secure to do it (hacking) ? 3) Can you recommend a NAS Storage that works well with ERPNext 4) How can I protect my ERPNext from unauthorized access or leaking information? 5) Is the whole system encrypted during storage and data transfer?
NA Nascompares_blog_push asked on 28 February 2020, 16:59
1 answers / 0 votes / 287 views

A Netflix On Qnap NAS?

I’m going to buy QNAP TS-251B-8G and I need advice if there will be possible to run Netflix somehow? I know there is possible to use chrome, and open netflix page, but I don’t know if this hardware will be enough efficient to play movie on it?
NA Nascompares_blog_push asked on 28 February 2020, 16:55
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Asustor Mobile Apps For Photos And More?

Photo app recommendation for Apple user who just got a Nimbustor 4 Do you have software recommendations that may help me manage my photos on my Nimbustor 4 NAS? Ideally I would like the functionality and convenience we enjoy with our Apple devices (iPhone 8+, iPhone 6, Apple TV, MacBook Pro, Mac Mini) but instead of storing our photos in iCloud, have them stored on our new Nimbustor 4.
NA Nascompares_blog_push asked on 28 February 2020, 16:38
1 answers / 0 votes / 291 views

Cheapest UPS Battery For TVS-872XT?

Cheapest UPS battery for TVS-872XT Hello, Hope you are doing well. Based on your previous recommendation I had purchased a Qnap 872-XT. I am now looking for ma UPS to ensure i don’t loose any data during a power outage. I am looking for something affordable. (Under $200 CAD) I was wondering if you can offer me a recommendation for my qnap. The Qnap Will be the only thing plugged in to the UPS. I found a few in my price range, but was wondering if these can communicate with my Qnap and ensure enough time for proper shutdown. TVS-872XT consumes 65.03 W while actively running. Can anyone suggest a USB UPS that is compatible with the DS218+ for use in the USA and under $200?
NA Nascompares_blog_push asked on 28 February 2020, 16:36
1 answers / 0 votes / 276 views

How To Make Two Synology NAS Backup Each Other Over The Internet Or Local Network?

Do you know if the software will allow one unit to backup to another unit at another location via the internet? What I would like to do is get two of these, install one at my church (very small – office is our Pastor and a church secretary) as file storage/backup for two PCs, and install the other one at the Pastor’s house (which is not far, but not on the same network) to which the first one would sync/backup.
NA Nascompares_blog_push asked on 28 February 2020, 16:17
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Safest Way To Back Synology To Another Synology NAS Remotely With Encrypted Connection?

Following “most” of your advice I bought a 918+ for main house and 218+ for lake house. Each is ubiquiti with its own cloud key gen2 (i use protect from them). (I don’t want to send video over the Net) What is the best way to connect these two for Hyper backup and Vault? Does Quick connect allow this – as I can’t seem to make it work. Both ends are served by non-satic addresses from the ISPs. Do I have to set up Dynamic DNS via a service and use port forwarding? would like your advice – mendes – remember two private networks that don’t know each other exists – purely home use
NA Nascompares_blog_push asked on 28 February 2020, 16:15
1 answers / 0 votes / 266 views

How To Sync QNAP With Google Shared Drives?

Sync old QNAP with Google Shared Drives What is the best app to sync QNAP with Google Shared Drives. My IT guy said that it is not possible that you can only sync QNAP with Google My Drive. Is this true? If not, what app do we use on QNAP to do it?
NA Nascompares_blog_push asked on 28 February 2020, 16:13
1 answers / 0 votes / 233 views

Backup IMac Using Time Machine Over The Internet?

Subject: Macos (Catalina) backing up to Synology over internet I’ve been looking online in many places for the best way to get an iMac using Time Machine or another backup app to backup over the internet to my Synology DS412+. Both ends have a moderate speed of ADSL broadband connection. I have achieved this using another iMac inside the LAN before and Time Machine and have read that it may be possible to use a VPN (IPSEC) to achieve connection. Do you have any ideas on the best low cost route please?
NA Nascompares_blog_push asked on 28 February 2020, 16:09
1 answers / 0 votes / 204 views