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Synology NAS DSM Software Deep Dive - Files, Backup and Resource Monitor

With more Synology products entering our review pool, it's time we take a closer look at the software and advanced features.

| SOHO NAS/DAS in Storage | Posted: Oct 4, 2012 9:45 am
Manufacturer: Synology

Files, Backup and Resource Monitor


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Within the NAS you can see the folder and file structure on the content on the NAS. This includes folders you've hidden from the public.


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The file structure makes setting up more advanced features easier. Here we see the backup and restore section of the software.


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You can even backup and restore your backup and restore configuration.


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In my office, I have several folders setup to sync with the NAS. This way I know if my notebook SSD fails, all of the data is kept safe on the NAS.


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You can even keep your folders in sync from remote locations. The EZ-Internet Wizard will program your uPnP router, a task that even I can only attempt to do, usually without success manually.


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If you're in an office and worried about recent growth you can peer inside the Resource Monitor and observe how hard your NAS is working.


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If your office grows you may need to upgrade to a higher performing model or add another NAS.

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