Recently I experienced a disk failure that forced me to relocate folders to another volume. Turns out there were bunch of installed packages like HyperVault that also needed to be moved. Unfortunately Synology doesn’t offer any user interface for performing this. Thankfully Andrew McLean put together this guide […]
Architect at Microsoft. Enjoys making things, DIY projects of all kinds, energy saving ideas and biking with family and friends.
If your Surface Pro stuck on Surface logo screen, you may be able to recover by simultaneously pressing and holding Power and Volume Up buttons. Specifically: 1. Keep power plugged in. 2. Press and hold power to shut it down. 3. Press and hold power and Volume Up. […]
I wanted to compile the list of places we as a family like to go around the Bay Area and also use this opportunity to gather recommendations from you. We are a family of 4 with 2 kids. I’ll update the list as we discover new places. Hidden Villa […]
There is no shortage of 3D printing related content on the web. One that I came across was quite useful — https://www.gliffy.com/go/publish/5271448; it’s from the blog post http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:232578 by Gilles Pinault. Thank you for putting it together Gilles.
I had the Lenovo Horizon v1 27″ PC since it came out.. It was the last PC to get the Windows 10 upgrade, unfortunately the experience wasn’t smooth. This post is about the progression of my upgrade process and some tips that might help you along the way. […]
Yesterday my DS1815+ sent an email alert telling me one of the volumes on my NAS entered into degraded state. Minutes later, I realized one of the 3TB drives registered 8 bad-block errors in the log, at which point DS decided to put it in Crashed state. I […]
For the past week or so, I have been experimenting with 2 Synology units, DS1812+ and DS1815+. I had about 5.5TB of shares and LUNs to move around. I have made some observations and wanted to share those with you. At first, I thought that SHR with 1 […]
On this post I’m going to share my experiences with attaching to an existing backup store on Azure, from a different Synology NAS. Simulated scenario is, I have backed up things to Azure, my NAS died completely (or stolen), I got a new one and restoring files from […]
As part of the Synology review series, I wanted to cover the NAS unit replacement scenario. This is part 2 of Synology Review series: Part 1 – Initial Setup and Basics (click here to read) Background Initial setup and basics. Unboxing RAID10 and SHR2 experiments with varying disk […]
This week I received the Synology DS1515+ NAS I ordered and will go about setting it up as a home file server. In a subsequent post, I’ll write about clustering with DS1812+. In Part 1, I’d like to cover following scenarios: Part 1 (this post) Background Initial setup […]