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  1. spammy

    Extracting SHR?

    I find that I only really use the SHR feature of synology - is is possible to extract this functionality to a generic Linux install? I believe it's mountable okay, but the main thing I'm looking for is the management of adding/expanding disks etc. If not, the alternative in mind is to virtualise a very basic Syno install just to manage SHR... but this seems overkill to me. Thoughts appreciated.
  2. Apologies if these were inane questions - if anyone has a link to a source(s) that will help me out that'd be great?
  3. I've acquired some more powerful hardware and wish to transfer my current bare metal N40L (with 4 drives) to a ESXi set up on Lenovo TS140. Some questions if I may? 1) The TS140 has 5 SATA ports. Am I right in understanding that I need one reserved for ESXi, even if I boot off of a USB (virtual host files and config and the like?), leaving a max of four for Syno? 2) I'm currently running nanoboot. Should I simultaneously update that to Xpenoboot? Should I update the Syno software too? 3) I'm using a SHR volume of four drives. Can I just transfer over the HDDs? Will/should these be directly reserved for the Syno VM? I'm sure there's more but I'd appreciate help with the above for now!
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    How to add sudo?

    How did you manage to solve this?
  5. CAD - you're right. In fact the redundancy part isn't primarily why I run SHR, I use it because for the flexibility it affords in abstracting away from the HW I'm using - I can easily grow volumes as the requirement arises in a way JBOD (puke) and other RAID options might not. That I also get some level of HDD redundancy is a bonus. And at that stage creating a new volume/new disk just for applications (say) seems like a bit of a ballache.
  6. There's no reason why you wouldn't want to protect applications and data with RAID. >At the moment (in hindsight) I don't really see why you would run more than one volume... Flexibility. You may want to have a fast non RAID volume for a responsive use case, a SHR volume for redundant data, and a flash volume for something else.
  7. https://www.synology.com/en-us/knowledgebase/faq/568 "Packages" section. Again, that's not to say that it's not possible.
  8. Plex explicitly states that you will lose hibernation if you install the app, so your efforts may be futile. Perhaps you could disable the auto file watch library update stuff?
  9. Thanks so much! With regards to Get nanoboot boot image, install/upgrade to dsm 4493 I'll be using: http://www.xpenology.nl/hardware-installatie/ and then http://www.xpenology.nl/standaard-installatie-dsm/ I'm assuming that nanoboot's "upgrade" option will keep my volumes?
  10. Sorry for the bump but if I could at least get some tips on 0) and 1) I'd know where to focus my efforts. Thanks!
  11. I'm currently running Gnoboot with a DSM pat directly from Synology. The version is DSM 5.0-4458 Update 2 which I gather is a bit old, but understand to be the latest Gnoboot can run. 0) Does the "volume unmount" issue still exist in Gnoboot? 1) Is Nanoboot the only way to use any version of DSM later than the one I'm using? 2) Does Nanoboot still use patching on the fly to get past the issue? Does it still use unmodified pat files to set up otherwise? 3) Is there a current tutorial or set of instructions to migrate from Gno to Nano in order for me to get these later updates? 4) Should I even bother? Apologies for what are obvious questions, but not only have I searched but I also generally check the forum every day and I'm still not sure what the answers are .
  12. Do we still need nanoboot for this to avoid the "unmounted volumes" issue? I'm still on gnoboot.
  13. Just to be clear - does this patch only work for nanoboot?