Tag Archives: synology

Synology Volume Crash

Matt Schmitz/ May 22, 2018

Back when I bought my Synology NAS in 2012, I picked up 4 Seagate 3TB drives. Yes, they’re the same model (ST3000DM001) that BackBlaze reported about in 2015 since these drives have an unusually high failure rate. I even managed to have one drive fail within the first few weeks, but I didn’t think much of it – just submitted

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How to: Migrating to a New Synology NAS

Matt Schmitz/ October 24, 2017

Back in 2011 I picked up a Synology DS411 NAS, which has proved to be one of the most beneficial parts of my home lab. When I purchased it, I filled it with 4x 3TB drives for a total of 12TB of storage (~8TB usable with RAID5). I use the NAS as an iSCSI datastore for my home ESX hosts,

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Odd Behavior of Protected Switchports

Matt Schmitz/ August 22, 2017

I ran into an interesting issue recently, which was caused by use of the switchport protected command…. So I use a pair of Cisco 2960-8TC-L switches at home, for both my home network and lab. A few months back I ran a bunch of ethernet cabling within my house, which all terminated in a patch panel in the basement. I was able

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How to: Synology Backups with CrashPlan

Matt Schmitz/ May 16, 2017

As part of my home lab, I have an older Synology DS411 that I picked up in early 2012. I’ve been using the device since then with 4x 3TB drives as an iSCSI backend to my ESX host. Of course, I’ve also been using the NAS for general file storage (photos, videos, documents, etc). So in late 2014 I decided

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