Synology and “Sparsebundle is Already in Use” Error

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Today one of my Sinology drives failed. When I’ve replaced it, I got an error from my Mac’s Time Machine about a “sparsebundle is already in use“. I saw a discussion saying the solution was to close/reopen TM connection. With Synology, I only needed to disable and enable the service off the Control Panel: Just click on the “Enable Mac file service” to disable and re-enable it. Of course, you need to press Apply after each operation, so the command is actually performed :) A little experiment: If you find…read more

Tweak LEDs and Buttons on a Synology Box

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A while ago I got a Synology and I noticed that my baby is attracted by its blue LED button in particular and the blinking lights, resulting in pushing the power button multiple times etc…. Yes, I know, I should put the box out of his reach, and I thought I did… Then, i looked on the internet if there’s any way to turn some of the lights off (ideally the HDD lights) and I found a wiki page. The idea is that you need a command line shell to…read more

Set Up a Local DNS with Synology DiskStation

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The last days I tried to set up a local DNS cache thing on my Synology, just to use up the CPU a bit more. Why? Because once the request is in the cache, it’s much faster :) So, here is a simple tutorial to set up the DNS on your Synology box. Prerequisites There are, of course some prerequisites to all this: A Synology box. I have a DS1515+, but AFAIK any will work Your DNS addresses. All ISPs have their own, but you can get Google’s too An…read more