Servers and Networking

Last Update: 5/28/2024

The following are the latest Servers and Networking videos from Wagner’s TechTalk.

My Synology NAS Crashed! How It Could Have Been Avoided

Video: My Synology NAS Crashed! Here’s How It Could Have Been Avoided

My Synology NAS has been working flawlessly for about 6 years, until one evening when the power went out and it entered read-only mode. In this video, I’ll explain what happened, how it could have been prevented and what was done to fix it.

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Add a 2nd Drive to your Synology NAS for SHR Data Protection + Redundancy

My Synology DS918+ only had one drive. As a result, there was no data protection. If the one drive failed, I could potentially lose a lot of data. As I’m now depending on this NAS, it was apparent that Data Protection was becoming a necessity. Therefore, a 2nd 12TB drive was added. This video will explain how to add a 2nd drive for Data Protection to your NAS.

Keep in mind RAID is not a backup, it is for redundancy/data protection. There are other options for local/offsite backups which we may explore in future videos.

You can read more about SHR Data Protection/Redundancy from here 

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Synology NAS Power Tips: Migrate existing files to NAS, Virtual Machine Manager, RAM Upgrade +more

After owning my Synology DS918+ for a short time, I’ve learned a few things that may be helpful to others considering a similar solution. In this video, I’ll demonstrate the following:

  • How to quickly transfer large amounts of data from an existing HD to your Synology NAS [1:42]
  • How to make sense out of the Synology Model Numbers [6:47]
  • How to configure the NAS to handle power interruptions [8:13]
  • How to Install an Operating System (Linux Mint 19) to the Virtual Machine Manager or VMM [10:26]
  • How to upgrade the 4G RAM to 16GB (w disclaimer) [22:05]

Helpful Links

  • The USB 3.0 to SATA adapter used in this video
  • You can find the DS918+ on Amazon
  • 16GB RAM Used in this Video here (Description: Crucial 16GB Kit (8GBx2) DDR3/DDR3L 1600 MT/S (PC3-12800) Unbuffered SODIMM 204-Pin Memory – CT2KIT102464BF160B )

Synology Disk Station DS918+ NAS/Home Server Solution: Un-box to first share creation (Newbie)

Unboxing and initial setup of the Synology DS918+ NAS/Home Server! I’ll be using this for storing all of our videos, photos, music and documents. So far, I’m very impressed with how easy it was to setup, this video will show you how to get started!

You can find the DS918+ on Amazon here.

My previous HP Media Smart EX-475 is 10+ years old. With no updates for over 5 years and no reasonable Antivirus solutions, it was time to replace it with a new NAS/Server. This video covers the unboxing, hard drive installation, power on, initial connection and setting up a single share. More coming soon, so please subscribe or ring the bell if you want to see more!

Change Log

  • 2024-05-28 – Added Synology NAS Crash video.