Synology DSM7 Support

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ChaosX
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Synology DSM7 Support

Post by ChaosX »

I saw that Syncovery is missing from Synology's list of supported 3rd-party packages for DSM7.

https://www.synology.com/en-us/knowledg ... kages_beta

Is DSM7 compatibility planned? I understand that this would require separate packages for DSM7 and pre-DSM7 installations.

tobias
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Re: Synology DSM7 Support

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Hello,
yes, I hope we will have such packages soon.

tobias
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Re: Synology DSM7 Support

Post by tobias »

Hello,
DSM 7 compatible packages are working now and will be available for download very soon.

With the new packages, Syncovery will run as the "Syncovery" user and by default won't have access to any folders. You can grant access in the Synology File Station, and you must make sure to apply the permissions to all subfolders and files too. This can take a while. I will also provide alternative instructions to do it in an SSH shell.

There will also be a new installation tool for Windows that installs Syncovery on all kinds of NAS and Linux boxes. This will be able to update Syncovery on DSM 7, from an older installation, while preserving the "root" privileges.

tobias
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Re: Synology DSM7 Support

Post by tobias »

Hello Everybody,

you can now download native Synology packages for DSM7 on our web site:
https://www.syncovery.com/syncovery9synology/

Be sure to read the notes. Existing profiles may not run until you have given Syncovery access to the shares and folders. This is done in File Station in the Synology DSM.

John7
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Re: Synology DSM7 Support

Post by John7 »

There is a problem with some Sinology NAS units not keeping the permissions after a reboot with version 7. I have seen they are only saying this will be fixed in this small number in the release version of 7.

tobias
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Re: Synology DSM7 Support

Post by tobias »

Hello,
interesting. Well it's very easy to give root rights to Syncovery again, on DSM 7. I will publish a tool for that soon.

tobias
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Re: Synology DSM7 Support

Post by tobias »

Our new unified Syncovery Linux Installer is now available. This is a little tool than installs or updates Syncovery on Linux boxes, including many NAS models. It runs on Windows and needs SSH access (such as admin). When installing on a Synology DSM 7 box, it will ask you if Syncovery should run as root or not.

The new installer also supports many new brands, including ASUS, Netgear, Seagate, Thecus, and Zyxel. Separate native installers for Western Digital are now also available.

Please check it out under https://www.syncovery.com/download/linux/.

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