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  1. That will explain it. It is SHR. I'm guessing there is no easy way of "converting" without losing my data Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
  2. Hi, I have a Gen8 running DSM 6.1.4-51217 Update 5. I have been trying to get Virtual Machine manager up and running. The package installs fine, but when I run it, it only allows me to select Volume 3 as the storage for the VMs. I am using PetaSpace to manage volume 1, which is made up of a combination of drives. Am i unable to use this volume for VMM?
  3. just FYI, I stated to receive "no disk space" error messages in download station before this happened. The disk it was downloading to has lots of free space.
  4. I noticed that a few of my apps were not running (download station, audio station, media server, photo station, proxy server, video station). When I try to start them I get the following error message: "failed to run the package service. Upgrading database. please try again later". well this error message has been present for over 4 days now, and whatever this upgrade is, it clearly isn't working. I tried to uninstall and reinstall download station to see if it solved the issue, and while the uninstall worked, I now cant reinstall because of the same error. Searching around has brought all sorts of solutions to freeing up some disks space (I have 3 volumes, one at 99% used (12GB free), 1 at 45% (600GB free) and 1 at 4% (950GB free), but other solutions involved OS rebuilds, modifying databases and all sorts of things. Is there a permanent fix for this problem?
  5. yes it is, thanks for the info!
  6. I have xpenology 5.0.4528 installed using NanoBoot on a HP 54L. I have 1x4tb WD RED drive installed. I want to add an additional 2tb drive, but when I add it to the server, I can create a new volume but it shown up seperatly to my existing volume. is there a way of "joining2 these 2 drives together so they show as 1 volume?
  7. Does the eSATA work on HP 54L? I have an eSATA hard drive enclosure on order, but there are mixed reports on if this works or not. I want to be able to connect an NTFS drive and copy the data onto the internal drives, without the drive being added to the pool. In the future I may want this to be an option though. can anyone clarify how eSATA works on the 54L with Xpenology? I have DSM 5.0.4528 and NanoBoot
  8. I've not found a way to do this automatically, but I mount the ISO in windows using Daemon Tools lite, then use a DVD ripping tool to create the video file. I don't think I can create MKV but you can create other formats like MP4 and AVI
  9. when I used the cashback offer for my gen7, it only applied to certain retailers, so just make sure you check before you buy! I think most sales are starting now, but I tend to look for the refurb or open boxes stock that are Christmas returns. FYI ebuyer are offering the G1610T microserver for £165.24 after cashback. I'm not sure how Xpenology uses FAT32 disks, but if you are starting fresh it may be a good idea to format the drives anyway. using the xpenology format (ext4 I think) you can build the software RAID and drive pools.
  10. I have Xpenology running on the older Gen7 HP 54L Microserver, last time I checked you can pick one of these up for about £170 from amazon. the newer Gen8 is more powerful (and IMHO better looking) but costs significantly more. If you already have the hard drives then I would buy some extra RAM (comes with 2GB as standard, but will take up to 8GB) This will run Plex, but the CPU is not very powerful (2.2GHz AMD Turion II dual core) so if you are wanting multiple HD streams or a lot of transcoding, it may not be up to the job. If you just use your Raspberry Pi, then you should be fine. Only issue you may hit is that if your existing drives are formatted with NTFS, then Xpenology wont read them from an internal connection, and you would need a USB adapter. What I did was copy 1TB of stuff off of the 1TB hard drive I was using onto a USB drive, formatted the internal drive for Xpenology, then copied the media back onto the drive. I have ordered a hard drive caddy to transfer the rest of the data over. Have a look at as they have some user guides and things on there that might be useful
  11. I've been putting of replacing my SuperHub, mainly because at one stage there was talk of Virgin replacing it with the SuperHub2, but now that doesn't seem to be the case I think I'll have to look at an alternative. I still have some older devices that need G (a Wi-Fi security camera and the Wii), but I have looked at hardwiring both of these and then only using 5GHz (there are 2 phones, 3 laptops, a printer and a TV all on Wi-Fi and they all support N) I haven't looked into the custom firmware recently, the last thing I did was DD-WRT on a much older netgear router. Not sure I'll worry too much about custom firmware unless it brings some significant benefits in performance. I still need some more drives for the NAS, and a whole host of other things before I'm allowed to buy a new one
  12. I've been looking at this router too, I've head the Asus stuff is pretty good, but I haven't tried it with Xpenology
  13. I have a fresh install of Xpenology 5.0.4528 update2 on a HP 54L. The server is connected to an unmanaged gigabit switch, that connects to my router. The router I have is a Virgin Media SuperHub VMDG480. When I try to set up port forwarding using the EX-Internet app, I get as far as the final step, but then I receive a message saying that the maximum number of port forwarding rules has been exceeded. When I log into the router, and look at the port forwarding rules, there isn't anything there! I can manually add the rules into the router, but I guess without the corresponding rules set up in Xpenology, it wont work. How can I get around this problem?
  14. I saw the boot image and the DSM available on, I haven't looked into it in much details, but I guess that this version doesn't work?
  15. that's great, thanks for having answers to my questions! how do I go about adding community sources to DSM? I was planning on using 5.1.5004 update 2 with nanoboot (x64), I haven't seen many guides on this but they must be out there. a UPS is something I will look at, right now I have it connected to a surge protector/UPS, but there is not battery in to, and for the cost of the battery, I might as well get a new one. I've read something about the UPS drivers in Xpenology being a bit picky over the makes and models they support, not sure if this has changed with newer versions. like I said, I've read a lot, just need to collate and organise everything that's in my head!