Browsing around my Synology App store yesterday and what did I notice, but they now have Acronis integrated directly and officially supported, not even 1000 downloads on this thing yet. I do not use Acronis personally, But the integration gives me the thought to try it out, especially for mobile devices.
The other one that got my attention was Eynio (https://eynio.com) server which does home automation and tablet control panels utilising web apps. I have not successfully got this working yet *its installed and running at least officially, but I cannot connect to the web interface for some reason. It integrates with a bunch of Home Automation stuff (https://eynio.com/wp/devices/) and it looks like exactly what I have been wanting for a while, now if I can just get into it and make it work
I am thinking about getting a synology nas to store music pictures and videos. I would like to be able to use iTunes and iPhoto in my Mac to manage those files. Then i will use plex to manage my video files in the server.
Is there a format I can make my disks to read well in both Mac and pc?
Had my server on a shelf for a while during a recent move. Just got it plugged back in and updated. This was an (admittedly overkill) replacement for a Windows Home Server that I adored but would not work with recent upgrades to my family's computers.
At the moment all the server is doing is file storage and nightly backups of my family's computers.
What I'm trying to remember is how to lock client backups so they don't get deleted. Used to be an easy thing to do with my WHS, but this is obviously a much more comprehensive OS so I'm a bit out of my league here. What I would do is a fresh install, then image the computer so that when it needed to be "refreshed" I could simply restore that initial install and go from there.
Where is the option to lock or unlock a backup?
Thank you for your help!!
There's a discussion about backing up Windows RT going on over at the Home Server Show forums. While we probably don't want a lot of cross-posting this seems like a perfect topic for this forum.
I don't plan to have too much that needs backing up directly from the Surface RT. I'll use Skydrive whenever possible and most other apps that interest me (based on my iPad) already have a sharing/cloud component or don't have any data. Apps themselves will be in the store. That leaves just settings and any apps that have all their data local.
Anyone else considered backups?
Maybe a silly question, but can you do a full restore of a pc, but on a new (and different sized) disk?
I have one pc that has a failing disk, and I can go the clone(zilla) disk to disk route to move the data over, and resize it to the new size.
But I was wondering if it's possible to use the USB restore stick in a way that you can do the same?
I cannot seem to find any good info on this online.
If not, this would be a nice addition to the restore tools... ;-)