In order to keep things as optimized as possible I try to defrag the drives every once in a while. Depending on how fragmented the drives are, this could help improve performance in sequential read and random IOPS.
In this post I’ll show how it easy it is to kick off the task. Just keep in mind you will want to do this during low usage as the defrag task will certainly impact performance while it’s running.
A common request I’ve seen among Synology NAS owners, is the ability to run virtual machines directly from their NAS. Recently Synology released a beta version of their new Virtual Machine Manager package that allows users to do exactly that.
Below I’ll detail how to install, configure, and create a Windows 10 virtual machine on my Synology DS1815+.
Before getting started, your Synology NAS not only needs to be compatible but also needs to meet a couple requirements:
- Have at least one Btrfs volume
- 4GB or more memory (now might be a great time to check out my Upgrade Synology DS1815+ to 16GB RAM post)
- Running DSM 6.1.1 or better.
With that, lets get started!
Just last week I replaced my Synology DS412+ to with a Synology DS1815+, which has twice the drive bays with the addition of supporting two expansion units, a much more powerful CPU, and 2GB RAM out of the box.
I’ve seen some people mention with very mixed results that both the Synology DS1515+ and Synology DS1815+ can be upgraded to 16GB of RAM, the biggest issue seems to be around what memory modules to use. So I figured I’d document how I upgraded my DS1815+ to 16GB RAM and what memory I used with success.
Public WiFi is something many of use enjoy while we’re at the coffee shop, hotels, airports, libraries and so on, but one thing everyone should or needs to know is that public WiFi is NOT secure. In fact it’s so easy for people to eavesdrop and hack a public WiFi that even a 7 year old girl can do it, in under 11 minutes!
The solution would be to use a VPN which will encrypt your traffic between you and the VPN server. So even if someone is attempting to hack the public WiFi, your traffic becomes useless to them and thus your emails, chats, web browsing and file transfers are now secure and out of other peoples sight.
The new DSM 5.2-5592 Update 4 fixes several security vulnerabilities as well as the false-positive that the Antivirus was reporting in /usr/syno/bin/zip. In addition this update also fixes the issue where DSM cannot be updated after system recovery on certain models