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Everything posted by Dfds

  1. You should be able to, move the disks into another pc however it will depend on the hardware in the old pc so it would be worth testing it with a spare HDD to be sure it will work, make sure you install the same version that your N54 is running. As you already know you will need to flash the bios to use the 5th sata port, it's pretty easy & should be fairly painless. Search for the bay bios. You can remove the disks & USB to test free as etc, however I would number the disks & put them back in the same order.
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    2FA authentication fail - can't get in

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  3. Were you trying to install 6.2 or 6.2.1? As for 6.1.7 you should be ok applying the minor updates.
  4. @a575606 Your CPU is too old to work with the 1.04 loader, I would suggest trying 1.02b with DSM 6.1.7. Also ensure you have set the USB's vid & pid correctly & set the MAC address to your servers lan card.
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    RAID5 in clean, degraded state

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    GA-Z68XP-UD3, install but then can't find after

    @jstancil It would be helpful to know which loader & DSM version you are trying to install. At a guess I would say DSM 6.2 which requires an intel lan card to work. I'd suggest trying jun's 1.02b loader & DSM 6.1 initially.
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    migrate from 6.1.7-15284 to 6.2.1

    Some information regarding your hardware might help.
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    Migrate from xpenology to a real synology

    Yes you should be able to just put the disks into the DS918+ without loosing any data, however as you've already said having a backup is best practice. It might be worth keeping the N54 as a backup server.
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    XPEnology Tool for Windows x64

    @jensmander Can I suggest that W32Diskimager is added back as an additional tool as a lot of people are familiar with it.
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    Copying files off external drives

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    Boot disk (usb) backup?

    Yes, all your data and settings will be retained as the USB is only used to boot. If you want to you can backup your configuration data from control panel\update & restore.
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    Boot disk (usb) backup?

    It's just as easy to create a new one from scratch.
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    New user with various generic questions.

    Hi, Welcome to the forum. 1) DSM will handle the raid array, it's what it's designed to do. 2) Not as far as I'm aware. 3) Setting the HDD's to spin down after a set time & also schedule power on off when not in use. 4) DSM has S.M.A.R.T. testing built in & testing can be scheduled. I'd suggest having a look at the tutorials & FAQ's then trying to install DSM 6.1 with jun's 1.02b loader & DS3615xs image as this is what most people use & has the widest compatibility..
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    Reinstall XPEnology on Netgear RNDU2000

    From a quick google search it looks like the previous owner flashed the internal rom. I'd have a look at the tutorials then try booting DSM 6.1 using jun's 1.02b loader & the DS3615xs pat file as this probably has the best chance of working. If it doesn't you could try DSM 5.2
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    change model from 3615xs to ..

    It isn't possible to change the model in that way, a new loader would need to be compiled for the version you want to use.
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    Cheap "Out of the box" working Mobo+cpu como

    I believe there are several people using this board with 6.2 but there have been some issues getting hardware transcoding to work,. The J3455B-ITX version was been confirmed as working by user ideasman69, so maybe the better choice.
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    Cheap "Out of the box" working Mobo+cpu como

    Why not give your parents the N54L & build yourself a NAS that you can upgrade as & when required. The advantage of doing it this way is that the N54 has 5 drive bays available should you wish to use it as a backup destination for your own server.
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    Dell OptiPlex 7010 USFF - Problems with 6.2

    @Joe Bethersonton Did you set the USB's vid & pid?
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    DSM 5.0 to 6.x

    A quick search of the forum & you would have found this guide.
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    Bare metal build probs!!

    @Gordon Pullar please do not create multiple posts regarding the same issue, I have deleted your other post & edited this one to include some of the information from the other post. In in order for people to help you it is a good idea to say what version of DSM you are trying to install together with the loader you are using. I would also suggest you search the forums to see if anyone else is using that board & have a read through the FAQ's.
  21. I'm pretty sure Synology disabled root access in DSM 6, you can enable it again if you wish, just do a google search for instructions or you can modify winscp, again google for instructions.
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    Overwriting an existing installation

    1: DSM has been installed on all HDD's but the USB with the loader is needed for booting so should be left plugged in. Check your bios settings the ensure everything is ok. 2: You're running 6.1 but 6.2 is the latest version so you will get the notification in control panel but you can just ignore it. 3: Correct, quickconnect won't work, however it is easy to setup external access. Check out the FAQ's.
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    Cloud Station Server guide?

    I do it manually but I believe you can automate it.
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    Overwriting an existing installation

    Boot from a Ubuntu live USB & initialise the disks then you can do a clean install.
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    Cloud Station Server guide?

    Why not setup Photo Station on the server & use the DSPhoto app on your phone, works great for me.