Octavean

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  1. Parity check can take several days depending on the quantity of data, the speed of the drive you have and if there are other processes running on the OS at the same time. After it finishes just try to update to update 8. If that doesn't work then you can try a reinstall. Little update: The parity consistency check finally went to completion. Unfortunately updates would still not install. I shutdown the NAS to check the loader which is on an SD card connected to a USB adapter. Everything looked OK but the NAS wouldn't boot after that. The GNU GRUB menu would'nt show up seemingly hang
  2. Parity check can take several days depending on the quantity of data, the speed of the drive you have and if there are other processes running on the OS at the same time. After it finishes just try to update to update 8. If that doesn't work then you can try a reinstall. Thanks for the suggestion. With any luck the parity consistency check will conclude tomorrow and I can attempt to install update 8.
  3. I have a DS1815+ configured to auto update and its currently running DSM 6.0.2-8451 update 8 according to Control Panel > Info Center > General The XPEnology box is just listed as DSM 6.0.2-8451 with no indication of updates at all. Currently its going through a parity consistency check which is going very slowly (days) and is only at about ~75%. Perhaps I should try again when (if) parity consistency check goes to completion. I'm using the Jun loader. My only other thought is to do an upgrade using the loader with the latest .pat file or do the same but try switching loaders.
  4. I was able to install DSM 6.0.2-8451 without issue. This was after doing the requisite reading in this and other threads. In other words I understand the need for due diligence and doing ones homework before asking for assistance. I also am very appreciative of the work and effort that went into the tools / tutorials that expedite the process for the less initiated (of which I am one). Unfortunately, after some research, I am still unclear on the proper procedure to upgrade my DSM 6.0.2-8451 install. I've tried a few different methods to upgrade to update 7 (and now update 8) but non
  5. I'm not in the position to try this yet but it has been pointed out to me (before posting this thread) that a Quanta LB6M 10GB 24-Port SFP+ Switch (with or without Dual Power Supply) can come in on e-bay for less then ~$250 USD. That is an incredibly cost effective and robust solution IMO. So that would be my go to option as soon as I am ready to cough up the ~$250 and risk a venture on e-bay. In the interim this or a VyOS solution with a similar purpose / configuration remains a possible option. Even if full 10GbE speeds are not attainable it's still a boon if one can go beyond 1GB spee
  6. I'd also like to say thanks to Jun, Polanskiman and all who contributed. I found this tutorial simple and easy to follow and without these efforts I wouldn't have any option other then to go with a different solution. While I do have a Synology DS1815+ it's also great to experiment with XPEnology and DSM 6 is the best so far. I have some minor issues like one of my motherboard's controllers (Asus Z97-E / Marvel) doesn't seem to be supported resulting in the loss of two SATA ports. However, I figure I can just add a better controller card that is supported. Also btrfs doesn't work. At
  7. I came across this thread when looking into the subject of trying to get LAN ports to act as a switch in XPEnology / DSM: https://forum.synology.com/enu/viewtopi ... tl#p293971 To which I would add: Instead of using typical Ethernet ports one could add a few low cost Dual Port SFP+ 10GbE NIC cards to act as a cheap 10GbE switch. Then expand the process to more then just bridging two ports. Anyone have thoughts on this? Oct.
  8. I'm guessing that is part of why the OP mentioned a VM. In a VM it should be possible. It's not the same thing as XPEnology though IMO. With XPEnology someone can take an older system and have a superior solution (not to mention cheaper) then an actual Synology hardware based solution. I have a Synology DSM1815+ which I purchased at or near the going MSRP which means it wasn't cheap and it's not necessarily better then a XPEnology solution. I also have a Synology RT1900ac. The Synology RT1900ac isn't expensive IMO at ~$150 and there is little to no real benefit in replicating th
  9. I'm guessing that is part of why the OP mentioned a VM. In a VM it should be possible. It's not the same thing as XPEnology though IMO. With XPEnology someone can take an older system and have a superior solution (not to mention cheaper) then an actual Synology hardware based solution. I have a Synology DSM1815+ which I purchased at or near the going MSRP which means it wasn't cheap and it's not necessarily better then a XPEnology solution. I also have a Synology RT1900ac. The Synology RT1900ac isn't expensive IMO at ~$150 and there is little to no real benefit in replicating th
  10. The problem is the client. In my LG SmartTV I have a Plex client but I don't have a Video Station client. I hear what you are saying but maybe I am not being clear. I'll use an example. Hulu, for example, used to be accessible in two basic ways: Hulu and Hulu plus. You got more content with the pay version "Hulu Plus" and the free version "Hulu" would not work natively on mobile devices or smart devices like Smart TV. In order to get that functionailty you had to pay. I found this Hulu example to be a similar experance with my initial use of Plex. I'm willing to revisit this
  11. I'm not sure I would go so far as to say that. However, Video Station and Plex share much of the same functionailty. However, you can presumably stream to many different types of devices with Video Station and not have to pay for a Plex pass to do it. You can stream to many different types of devices with Plex. Plex pass is not required for this functionality. Perhaps you are right. However, when I was experimenting with Plex I could not stream from my Plex server to the Plex client app on my Smart TV without paying for Plex Pass and I also didn't see a way to stream to my iPad or
  12. I'm not sure I would go so far as to say that. However, Video Station and Plex share much of the same functionailty. However, you can presumably stream to many different types of devices with Video Station and not have to pay for a Plex pass to do it.
  13. Yeah, I have a Synology DS1815+ and couldn't find the Plex app in Package Center. It was OK for me though because I prefer Video Station. I'm sure there is a way to load Plex like Jman420 suggested. Edit: You can also run Plex within Docker in Synology DSM 6.0 as an option. This way you can better limit the resources that Plex uses.
  14. Octavean

    DSM 6.0 DEMO

    Nice,.... There are definitely some missing features but it gives you an idea of DSM 6.0. I'm running DSM 6.0 on some native Synology hardware and like it a lot. It would be nice to see XPEnology move up to 6.0 as well,....
  15. Last night I tried an experiment with XPEnology on an old HP EX490 which is a bit different then the older EX475 but might be similar enough. It wasn't a very clean experiment though because I used a 3TB HDD that I had previously initialized in another system running DSM. So technically the HDD already had DSM on it. The first important step is to put the XPEnology USB boot stick into the lowest USB port in the rear of the MediaSmart Server. Then the second important part step is to place the internal HDD in to the second to last HDD slot . If you place a HDD into the lowest HDD slot