Synology: Downgrade from 7.0 DSM Beta

Per Synology website they state you can not downgrade but that isn't necessary true. Is it as easy as point and click for an upgrade? No, but its not terrible difficult you just need to manually edit a file to fool it s being another version. Synology Statement Please read the following before installing this … Continue reading Synology: Downgrade from 7.0 DSM Beta

Synology DNS Server: How to change name of zone/domain?

I have a Synology 418+ that I use for ISCSI, NFS, SMB sharing primary along as a Backup device. I also leverage some of the Apps within DSM one of which being DNS Server. It's pretty basic from a setup perspective using the GUI. Awhile back I created two master domains with forward/reverse lookups. One … Continue reading Synology DNS Server: How to change name of zone/domain?

Synology: How to add an additional IP for VLAN?

Synology uses a linux environment but its not the same as adding one for Linux. I have a 418+ and only has one enet connection but I wanted to have an additional IP for my lab and the other for general access. The one big difference is normally I would create a virtual IP but … Continue reading Synology: How to add an additional IP for VLAN?

Synology as a Centralized Log Server

I have several systems that run constantly and other just as needed. One thing I really wanted was a centralized logging server. I could have configured a syslog server on my Red Hat mini for example but since I already had a Synology why not use it for this. I have ample storage space and … Continue reading Synology as a Centralized Log Server