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  1. You should be able to update the S/N to a 'personal' one using any string of letters/numbers of the correct length. You don't need a generated S/N
  2. Using 'real' serial syno serial numbers on xpe is unfair on synology, probably mis-use of their servers/ T&Cs and is something the forum discourages. Having said that, lots of people have edited their grub files to change the SN to a 'personal' one successfully, so it does work. Suggest you check the file carefully before you write it to your boot image, for example, check that you have write permissions on the partition in osfmount etc
  3. Yes, setup XPE/DSM on your bare metal, create raid, transfer data then migrate the drives to the 415. Check the FAQs for how XPE works, basically it emulates the internal boot loader of a syno box, DSM is installed on all drives as the main o/s. You are right that there may be specific hardware drivers per device, but the DSM migration process takes care of that, when you migrate you will use the .pat file for the 415 and that will 'overwrite' if necessary the 3615/7 hardware drivers. The migrated DSM will also install the correct packages for the hardware. If you keep the XPE build minimal, just let DSM install the 'mandatory' apps (file station etc) that should be fine.
  4. In theory your process should work. However if I were you I would put the drives directly into your XPE box and move the data, then swap them to the 415. Its less steps and less risky. I would also check the DSM version on the 415 and update it to match the XPE boot loader version, again less risk if your DSM versions are the same. I'm guessing you have tested your xpe hardware carefully to make sure the NICs, disk controllers are working? Worth noting as well that the controllers and other hardware in the xpe box may limit the transfer bandwidth regardless of NIC speed, so you might want to do a test first.
  5. sbv3000

    Migrate from xpenology to a real synology

    Before you transfer your hdds to the 918+ I would update the DSM boot loader firmware on it to the same base version as you have on your xpe box (use a spare hdd and install the dsm .pat file to install it). You should then be able to migrate and (imho) its less risky if the DSM base versions are the same. If your xpe box has updates patches added, these will be lost and you will have to reapply.
  6. sbv3000

    SSH cmd:s ?

    It depends what you want to check the status of I would not use SSH for that. That would mean opening SSH access and setting up a client, perhaps to run scripts - all complicated if you are a 'noob' Why not look at the monitoring that DSM already has built in (Control Panel > Notifications) and setup smtp email to send you an alert email depending on the event If you want more detailed monitoring then look at an SNMP software like paessler prtg.
  7. sbv3000

    Benchmarking your synology

    Some interesting results across different platforms and setups. But I'm wondering that if we are trying to see where the performance issue may be, the tests should be on the same hardware with 1) the previous loader, 2) the latest and 3) a non-syno NAS, eg OMV. Still lots of variables that could make a difference, (Linux kernel, drivers). Maybe another test could be to check perf with clean installs, and then an upgrade.
  8. sbv3000

    Cant Install Xpenology! Asus Workstation, PLEASE Help

    Try the following Use the 6.1 loader for DS3615 'as is' and make no changes to SN/MAC, just edit grub.cfg to your correct USB vid/pid If that works and you can install DSM fully, then check if your Solarflare card is working (unlikely) but get the PCI and loaded drivers list for info. Create a new USB loader with the enhanced extra.lzma file, boot and see if the Solarflare works. If its based on a supported chipset included in the file then you are 'good to go', after you alter the SN/MAC to your settings. The 6.2 loader is (imho) still evolving, especially the add on drivers, but you can try it as well. Testing with 6.1 will be a good way to get familiar with the whole XPE/DSM setup process.
  9. Avoid using Syno DDNS, its not fair use of their servers, see the faq If you look at the DDNS options in DSM Control Panel > External Access > DDNS, use one of them and or with a VPN. You don't specify your XPE hardware, but in theory a migration from a real syno box to XPE is just that. I would; 1) Test your XPE hardware with a spare HDD, make sure the disk controllers and NIC works and you can install DSM ie no vid/pid errors 2) Migrate to the same version of DSM as on your real syno box - If you have updated that to > 6.1 or 6.2 boot loader versions, you might be better adding your raid drives with the test hdd still attached (delete any volumes on the test HDD) and repair the system partitions. If thats the case then do a backup/restore of your syno box configuration to the XPE box to the test HDD before you migrate Whatever process you follow you should backup your critical data from the real syno box.
  10. try setting the macs to the real addresses of the two nics rather than a random number string
  11. have you set mac1 and mac2 addresses for both adapters?
  12. sbv3000

    DSM 6.2 Loader

    personally I am sticking with 6.1 at the moment, imho 6.2 is still late beta, as this thread shows. I'm testing it myself, but wont be upgrading my live systems yet
  13. I would not recommend running XPE/DSM in a 'Production' business environment, its not 'designed' for that. Check out FreeNAS, NAS4Free or (best option and closest to DSM) Open Media Vault. (OMV). If your CTO/CIO is happy for you to use 'pirate' software ( ) then your best option might be disable the onboard broadcom NICs, install a dual port Intel (you probably have loads in the spares box) and work with that
  14. sbv3000

    To SHR or not SHR, that is the question

    if you are a 'newbie' to NAS/RAID etc, enable SHR and stick with that. Its software raid, but flexible adding disks of different sizes, data recovery, volume management etc.
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    DSM 6.2 Loader

    you dont mention the brand of the add-on card/controller, but check that raid is disabled ( set IT or JBOD mode) and the ide ports are too. Not an expert but I think the drivers/modules in the 3615 image are different to the 918, maybe the 918 version behaves differently. Also, try setting the sataportmap to default.