For DSM 6.2.3, Updated Autumn 2020With superb functionality and ease of use through the acclaimed DSM operating system, Synology DiskStations are the NAS devices of choice for the discerning purchaser: they can do all of the above things with aplomb. But this power and flexibility comes at a price and setting up a DiskStation for the very first time can seem a daunting prospect for someone who has not done so before. This guide, based around the latest version of DSM and with over 110 illustrations, easy-to-follow instructions and based on years of real-world experience, will take you through it from start to finish and help ensure that your network is a success. It is a streamlined or ‘lite’ version of the popular and highly regarded CTACS Synology NAS Setup Guide for Home & Small Business, with some of the more advanced topics removed. If you just want to be up and running as quickly as possible, this guide is for you. If you require more information or are an advanced or business user, you might prefer the full version. The guide progresses in a logical order: Chapter 1 is concerned with preparation and provides some useful background information about buying and preparing a DiskStation; Chapter 2 covers the initial installation of DSM and customizing the hardware options of the DiskStation; Chapter 3 describes how to create shared folders and Chapter 4 discusses the creation of users and groups; Chapter 5 covers the various methods for connecting PCs, Macs and Smartphones to the DiskStation in order to access data; Chapter 6 is about setting up your own personal cloud, using Synology Drive and Office; Chapter 7 is all about backups, whilst Chapter 8 introduces the multimedia and streaming options available in DSM. Chapter 9 covers video surveillance and finally Chapter 10 discusses miscellaneous and more advanced topics to help you get more out of your DiskStation.
A must-have Bought his to set up a 215+ which all proved quite painless. The difficulty here is that Synology continuously update their DSM and the book can soon go out of date. A 220+ should arrive soon and hopefully the latest reprint will update to the latest version of the DSM. We'll see, but it's the book Synology should have included with every DiskStation.
Five Stars Excellent guide book
Synology NAS setup guide This is an excellent resource for anyone wanting to quickly come to terms with setting up and using a Synology NAS. It is clearly written and should be understandable by anyone with a basic knowledge of using a PC. (As well as being compatible with Mac OS and Linux.). It is logically set out and addresses most topics needed to get a new NAS up and running with a minimum of fuss.
Good Info I have this installed on my Amazon Fire tablet. Good info, not too long or complicated to reference.
Excelente libro Excelente libro para quienes iniciamos en esto de los servidores NAS
Excellent Resource I was spinning my wheels trying to figure out how to use the Synology 218j I'd put together. After reading this digital download on my Kindle, I reverted the 218j back to out of the box state and started over. Within a few hours, I had a NAS I could use. This should have been the manual shipped with the box. Get it, best $5 I've spent in years.
Great way to start I learned a lot from this book and found other resources that help based on what I learned with this one. If you're new to NAS, this is a good play to get started with Synology.
A must Wow The comprehensive guide A must for every Synology purchase
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