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SMS alerts to Free Mobile using Synology

    

Synology DSM can be configured to send notifications on various events. It can use Email, SMS and Push Service. I usually use email notifications to check for status. But here’s how I configured SMS notification for critical events using the French mobile operator “Free Mobile”.

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Synology DSM monitoring with Monit

    

Monit is small, monit is fast, monit is installed on each of my servers. Unfortunately, I couldn’t found a package for Synology DSM 6. Hopefully, DSM is based on Linux and Monit provides binaries. So let’s install, run and monitor DSM using Monit.

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Synology DS918+ supports 16GB of RAM

    

On the official Synology website, the DiskStation DS918+ has “Memory Expandable up to 8 GB (4 GB x 2)”. Well, in reality, it supports a bit more than this…

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The Synology DiskStation Manager (DSM) in VMware ESXi

    

Looking for a option to replace my DS409slim, I discovered that it is possible to run the Synology system, aka DSM, on a simple VMware virtual machine. You’ll need a special boot loader from XPEnology and the stock Synology firmware.

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Roll back from DSM 5 to 4

    

So it seems DS409slim, faked as DS411j, is a bit too slim for DSM v5. So let’s rollback to the official (nearly) supported version. First thing to do is to decide which DSM v4 to go for. Looking at the Release Notes, 4.2-3211 is the last common firmware version (between 409slim and 411j). Previous version is 4.2-3202 Log in the DS409slim using SSH. dharma> cp -p /etc.defaults/VERSION /etc.defaults/VERSION.orig dharma> cp -p /etc/VERSION /etc/VERSION.

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