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Day: May 1, 2020

Stories from a new Synology user – SSH Keys: wtf, no DSM support?

Wow. Despite the fancy UI fronting pretty serious storage operations beneath, and a whole range of managed packages on offer, I’m amazed there’s no DSM support for ssh keys in 2020. Yes, you can go manually set them up, but sheesh! Offering to enable SSH in the UI, nagging you about having a “strong password”, […]

Stories from a new Synology user – SHR: the order you add drives still matters!

When creating a new volume, start with the smallest drive first! When expanding capacity by swapping out drives, start with the smallest drive first! Despite the publicized benefits and ease of management of SHR over classic RAID, a under-highlighted problem is that it still requires new drives to be equal to or greater than existing […]