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  1. OK so after trawling through many threads, it seems that creating a local user group called http with read/write access to the /web folder resolved the issue for me.
  2. Resetting made no difference, I can't enable Web Station - it tells me to log out and try again. Changed thread title - any advice on this?
  3. Sussed it out for myself. For anybody else that want to do a reset and keep your date, the "trick" is to install an older version of DSM then re-install the latest version. I reverted back to Trantor 4.3 then upgraded back to the 5.0 update 2 - all data is intact but all my mods are gone YAY!
  4. Is there any way to reset/reinstall Xpenology without losing the data on the drives? I've made a number of modifications to the configuration to allow access to services via the outside world and I want to revert to a clean install as I now have a dedicated machine proxying connections from the outside to my Xpenology box. Is it just a case of re-imaging the USB stick or is there more to it?
  5. Upgraded to 4493 from last Trantor build and everything seemed to go fine apart from MariaDB not working (found the fix for that) and I can't enable WebStation, I get an error (every time) suggesting I log out of DSM and try again.
  6. Is this pretty easy to do? There doesn't appear to be a guide (or even much mention) or upgrading from 4.3 to 5.0 in the forums - is it the usual method of writing the .IMG file, booting Nanoboot and uploading the .PAT file for the latest DSM build? I don't have access to a VGA cable to do the initial install (to catch the Grub boot loader) so is it possible to set the first boot to go straight to "Install/Upgrade" by amending the Grub config file?
  7. Has anybody done an upgrade from 4.2 to 4.3 on a N54L? How did it go and how exactly do you upgrade?
  8. When I asked about an equivalent to the "Reset" button on an official Synology NAS, I was told that re-flashing the USB stick to a clean install would effectively reset your installation without affecting data. I never needed to try it but it might be worth a try.
  9. Do you mean just overwrite the USB stick with the original image? This didn't work for me, the box still said "Starting Services" inside Synology Assistant so I couldn't do anything with it.
  10. Hi, These drivers don't have collateral effects over your installation. Please, check your configuration. If you need to access to repair, you can use an Ubuntu LiveCD. All disks/LVM/RAID partitions will be detected! TN. Something went wrong installing these drivers which caused the box to get stuck in a status of "Starting Services" which could not be resolved. Thankfully SSH and SMB services did start up so I was able to access the box and recover my data, had there been no access to these services it would have been a different matter Does anybody know of a way to force a
  11. DJBenson (and anyone else who might wonder), the USB driver files on PasteBin are UUEncoded. if you are on linux use uudecode to change them. See the linux man pages for instructions.If you are on windows. Try UUD64Win. It's free and can decode UUEncloded files. I think that it's made my marks-labs ( but best that you google to find it. I am sure there is a mac equivalent but I do not know one offhand. Thanks for the reply - I've decoded the files and copied them to my installation but I still can't log in (Synology Finder says "Starting Services" indefinite
  12. Can somebody help me? I've installed the modules from the above link and rebooted and now I can't get into the DiskStation interface - everything is running fine but I get "System is getting ready. Please log in later" and it's been like that for hours and after several reboots. There were two modules on Pastebin which I didn't know how to use but I reverted to the stock modules but still can't login - is there something I can do as I have >4TB of data on this thing!!
  13. Can somebody explain what to do with the two text files from Pastebin - how do I convert the text back to binary modules? I've replaced my /lib/modules folder with that from the tar file but now I cannot login to DSM so I'm assuming the other modules are required but I can't work out how to encode the files.
  14. I'm not sure what's happening for you, but the RDMs I'm using are all fine and survive reboots without any issues. Potentially there is something in your ESXi installation at issue. Are you using any 3rd party drivers on your ESXi whitebox? Anything special in your configuration or hardware? This VM host has been running > 12 months with an array of different guests so I don't think there is anything wrong with it. I've just ordered the latest HP MicroServer so will use that as a physical host rather than virtualised and see how I get on. Thanks for taking the time to respond.
  15. OK there is almost certainly a bug in this version where your storage device does not persist a reboot. The VMDK is still attached but if you go into Storage Manager, there are no volumes.