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You are new to Synology NAS or network-attached storage and make your first stride into this world. The Beginner posts get you started with the essentials without getting overwhelmed. Enjoy the ride and have fun.
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How to

You need to solve a specific problem or perform a task. Step-by-step instructions will get you there. Each How-to post describes your actions in detail and the objective to achieve. Only necessary background information is shared.
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  • How To Create A Service Account

    How To Create A Service Account

    This post is donation-ware. If it did help you, please consider leaving a comment or even buying me a coffee. I will be eternally grateful. Primary objective Create a service account to run a service on your Synology NAS. Secondary objective(s) When you create a service account, you improve the system’s safety and the service’s…

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  • How To Configure A Fixed IP Address

    How To Configure A Fixed IP Address

    Configure a fixed IP address on your NAS and your router.

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You know that some tasks are not that simple. There are too many variables in the equation. A broad overview with in-depth information, a detailed configuration, and possible sidesteps would help. Each Tutorial post is your source to get the job done. Tutorials often link with the brief Datasheet posts and How-to posts.
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  • Understanding Synology NAS Updates

    Understanding Synology NAS Updates

    Your NAS is a computer. Computers run the software. The software receives updates. That is the basic rule. There are two kinds of updates on a Synology NAS and roughly two ways to deal with it.

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  • Using quota on Synology NAS

    Using quota on Synology NAS

    Using quota on Synology NAS is a very effective way to control who can store how much data on a specific volume or in a shared folder. Depending on the file systems of your volume, a Synology NAS offers different ways to set quota.

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Every administrator needs a cheat sheet. Imagine the installation and removal, configuration, backup, certificate, shared folder, and more all on one page. Each Datasheet contains essential information in a compact and standardized format for quick reference. Datasheets often link with detailed Tutorials.
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  • PHP 8 – datasheet

    PHP 8 – datasheet

    PHP 8 is an open-source scripting language for web development

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  • USB Copy – datasheet

    USB Copy – datasheet

    USB Copy lets copy files and folders between a DiskStation and a USB or SD storage device, in both directions. The DiskStation identifies the USB drive and can start a task assigned to that drive. A task can start automatically or manually from DSM or after pressing the hardware Copy button on specific NAS models.

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