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Old 17-04-2019, 08:26 AM   #8326
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Hi all, just bought my DS218+ last week and got it setup and running. I'm still exploring all the more advanced options while just using it as a simple main personal cloud data storage for all my archives.

Just a quick question, anyone using UPS and recommends using it? Power outage is rare in Singapore but if it does happen, what are the chances for my hdd to be corrupted if it is not shut down properly?

On a side note, to temporarily remediate the problem, I have added an external HDD to backup my data using Hyper Backup in Task Scheduler and have it ejected upon completion.

However, since I do not want to physically move the ext HDD, I wrote a simple script to auto-mount it right before its scheduled for backup. This lead to another "problem"/question. Even though the ext HDD is ejected, it is still spinning and not powered down. I am sure its safe to be powered down (even in the event of power outage), but is it recommended/safe to keep an external hdd powered on 24/7?
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Old 17-04-2019, 08:59 AM   #8327
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Hi all, just bought my DS218+ last week and got it setup and running. I'm still exploring all the more advanced options while just using it as a simple main personal cloud data storage for all my archives.

Just a quick question, anyone using UPS and recommends using it? Power outage is rare in Singapore but if it does happen, what are the chances for my hdd to be corrupted if it is not shut down properly?

On a side note, to temporarily remediate the problem, I have added an external HDD to backup my data using Hyper Backup in Task Scheduler and have it ejected upon completion.

However, since I do not want to physically move the ext HDD, I wrote a simple script to auto-mount it right before its scheduled for backup. This lead to another "problem"/question. Even though the ext HDD is ejected, it is still spinning and not powered down. I am sure its safe to be powered down (even in the event of power outage), but is it recommended/safe to keep an external hdd powered on 24/7?

Yup, i am using UPS. Will recommend one that have USB so your NAS will shut properly when it detect low battery in ups.

No problem with ext hdd running 24/7
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Old 17-04-2019, 01:33 PM   #8328
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Just a quick question, anyone using UPS and recommends using it? Power outage is rare in Singapore but if it does happen, what are the chances for my hdd to be corrupted if it is not shut down properly?
I dont think there is any reliable statistics for causes of hard disk corruption, better be safe than sorry.


However, since I do not want to physically move the ext HDD, I wrote a simple script to auto-mount it right before its scheduled for backup. This lead to another "problem"/question. Even though the ext HDD is ejected, it is still spinning and not powered down. I am sure its safe to be powered down (even in the event of power outage), but is it recommended/safe to keep an external hdd powered on 24/7?
Before I migrated to Synology, I have an external Toshiba hard disk connected to my router for 24/7 cctv recording. 6 months went by without any issue.
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Old 17-04-2019, 04:11 PM   #8329
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Hi all, just bought my DS218+ last week and got it setup and running. I'm still exploring all the more advanced options while just using it as a simple main personal cloud data storage for all my archives.

Just a quick question, anyone using UPS and recommends using it? Power outage is rare in Singapore but if it does happen, what are the chances for my hdd to be corrupted if it is not shut down properly?

On a side note, to temporarily remediate the problem, I have added an external HDD to backup my data using Hyper Backup in Task Scheduler and have it ejected upon completion.

However, since I do not want to physically move the ext HDD, I wrote a simple script to auto-mount it right before its scheduled for backup. This lead to another "problem"/question. Even though the ext HDD is ejected, it is still spinning and not powered down. I am sure its safe to be powered down (even in the event of power outage), but is it recommended/safe to keep an external hdd powered on 24/7?
My DS213j had been running 24/7 since early 2014 till now, no issue. Running with APC CS650VA UPS, replaced the battery once due old age.

Good to use NAS with UPS as the whole point of NAS is backup redundancy. Defeat the purpose if power trip caused you to lose your data.
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Old 17-04-2019, 05:24 PM   #8330
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Thanks bros for all the advice.
I guess I will proceed to purchase a UPS.

From the recommended list by Synology and some reviews, I think I am inclined to buy this APC Back-UPS PRO 550, but the price is rather steep, ~$300+ from lazada.

Is there any other good (and cheaper) UPS recommendations?
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Old 17-04-2019, 07:35 PM   #8331
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Thanks bros for all the advice.
I guess I will proceed to purchase a UPS.

From the recommended list by Synology and some reviews, I think I am inclined to buy this APC Back-UPS PRO 550, but the price is rather steep, ~$300+ from lazada.

Is there any other good (and cheaper) UPS recommendations?
I am using APC BK650-AS Back-UPS. It should cost around $150+ during IT show.

Better to get one that can interface with the NAS (via USB port). In the event of extended power outage and UPS battery is running dry, the UPS can provide feedback via USB port to NAS to facilitate orderly shutdown of the NAS.
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Old 18-04-2019, 07:42 AM   #8332
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Do one thing , on windows PC create one shared folder , ex. camera . And for time being give the access to everyone . And this windows PC should be on same network where camera is configured. The window PC must have a fixed ip address.

I used the wired connection for my NAS instead of windows pc and connected that NAS to same wireless router.

I think your xiaomi ip cam should support recording to NAS. Go to your mihome app and under your manage storage setting, you should see a nas storage option, click the option to search for your computer name, then select the shared folder and you are good to go. Do note that sometime e.g. 1-2mins for the mihome app need time to search for your computer name.





Yeah, i tried, my camera can see my computer, but once entered credentials, there is no folder inside to choose from (despite my android phone with smb client could read and write to the shared folder from computer).
So i guess problem lies with my camera then...

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Old 18-04-2019, 08:33 AM   #8333
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You can try the following option to solve the issue.

https://windowsreport.com/enter-netw...ls-windows-10/

Yeah, i tried, my camera can see my computer, but once entered credentials, there is no folder inside to choose from (despite my android phone with smb client could read and write to the shared folder from computer).
So i guess problem lies with my camera then...

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Old 18-04-2019, 09:05 AM   #8334
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I am using APC BK650-AS Back-UPS. It should cost around $150+ during IT show.

Better to get one that can interface with the NAS (via USB port). In the event of extended power outage and UPS battery is running dry, the UPS can provide feedback via USB port to NAS to facilitate orderly shutdown of the NAS.
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Old 18-04-2019, 09:31 PM   #8335
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So far I had numerous power outage to both my 4 bays and 2 bays synology and both does not suffer from data loss. The only problem I had was hdd bad sector mainly on seagate nas hdd and the synology power adapter. My WD nas hdd still going strong after 5 years. I would suggest you save your money and get another synology for backup purposes as UPS does not provide data protection or data backup. If budget is a concern, get a DIY NAS from taobao that is synology DSM installed.

Thanks bros for all the advice.
I guess I will proceed to purchase a UPS.

From the recommended list by Synology and some reviews, I think I am inclined to buy this APC Back-UPS PRO 550, but the price is rather steep, ~$300+ from lazada.

Is there any other good (and cheaper) UPS recommendations?

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Old 19-04-2019, 09:50 AM   #8336
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You can try the following option to solve the issue.

https://windowsreport.com/enter-netw...ls-windows-10/
I would give it a try and report back.

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Old 19-04-2019, 04:26 PM   #8337
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tw synology just receive my RMA set today, now they going to ship back... so fast?
within 1 day can repair?

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Old 19-04-2019, 05:58 PM   #8338
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tw synology just receive my RMA set today, now they going to ship back... so fast?
within 1 day can repair?
It is a simple job to change the motherboard.
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Old 19-04-2019, 07:34 PM   #8339
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It is a simple job to change the motherboard.
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Old 20-04-2019, 12:38 PM   #8340
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Thinking of getting a NAS for media consumption.. If all torrenting activities are managed in the NAS, can we run the VPN only for the NAS instead of the entire network?
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