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Synology Updates Cloud Station

Synology released Cloud Station 3.2-3479 for DSM 5.2. I installed the update on my DS1815+ without any problems. It automatically and silently updated the client software running on my Macs. (I don’t have any Windows machines currently running Cloud Station but it should automatically update those too.)

Documented fixes include:

  1. Fixed an issue that might caused high CPU usage using QuickConnect connection.
  2. Fixed an issue where proxy setting cannot be enabled.
  3. Fixed an issue where an expired certificate might cause verification failure.
  4. Fixed an issue where certain domain users cannot be properly enabled.
  5. Fixed an issue that might cause high CPU usage on Mac computers after rebooting.
  6. Fixed an issue where shared folder list cannot be displayed in certain QuickConnect connection.
  7. Fixed an issue where admin users cannot restore and download historic versions without Cloud Station privilege.
  8. Fixed an issue to support directories with brackets.

I have never encountered any of the problems so I can’t say whether or not they are actually fixed.

Synology Updates Download Station

Synology has released an update for Download Station which brings it to version 3.5-2956. The changes include:

Version: 3.5-2956

  1. Fixed an issue where BT download tasks would not work properly.
  2. Fixed an issue where HTTP links containing certain characters could not be downloaded.
  3. Fixed an issue where download tasks from file hosting sites would not be performed properly.
  4. Fixed an issue where BT/eMule would generate ‘access denied’ logs when the port number is below 1024.
  5. Minor bug fixes.

I updated download station without a issue. I don’t use Download Station enough to know if these, or any other issues, were fixed. But if you use it you should grab the update.

Synology Updates DSM 5.2

DiskStation Manager 5.2 (DSM 5.2) has only been out a few days but they already released an update. DSM 5.2 Update 1 has been released.

The documented changes include:

Fixed Issues

  1. Fixed an issue where users could fail to join domain when the domain admin account contains specific characters.
  2. Improved the compatibility with USB devices.
  3. Fixed a security vulnerability to prevent cross-site scripting attacks (XSS).
  4. Upgraded PHP to 5.5.25 to address multiple security vulnerabilities (CVE-2006-7243, CVE-2015-4021, CVE-2015-4022, CVE-2015-4024, CVE-2015-4025, CVE-2015-4026).
  5. Improved the compatibility with 3rd party DTV applications.
  6. Fixed an issue where SSD cache volume information may not be displayed correctly in Resource Monitor.
  7. Fixed an issue where users with guest accounts would be unable to create new files or folders via SMB protocol.

I haven’t encountered any of these issues in the short time I’ve been using DSM 5.2. I will be setting up a SSD cache in a week or so and the security fixes are always welcome so I immediately applied the update.

I applied the update to a DS1815+, DS415+ and DS212+ Synology NAS without having a problem. The update only took a couple of minutes but it did require a NAS reboot.

Synology Updates Photo Station and Video Station.

Synology has released updates to Photo Station and Video Station.

Photo Station is up to version 6.2-2945. The changes are covered in one line:

  1. Security Enhancements

Video Station is up to version 1.5-0754. Again, the changes are covered in one line:

  1. Upgraded to be compatible with DSM 5.2-5565 update 1

I applied both updates to my Synology DSM 5.2-5565 NAS (the base DSM 5.2 installation) without an issue. I applied the update before DSM 5.2 Update 1 since the Video Station update was needed for compatibility.

 

Synology Releases DiskStation Manager 5.2

Synology feature image tile - blackToday Synology Released DiskStation Manager 5.2 (a.k.a. DSM 5.2). I’ve been running the beta version since it was released and I’ve liked it. The beta has been problem free, at least for me, although the upgrade from the beta wasn’t. My problems appear beta related as a second Synology NAS, that was running the latest DSM 5.1, not the beta, didn’t have any problems.

The process I follow for upgrades is fairly straight-forward:

  1. Update all installed packages to the latest version available.
  2. Download and update DSM through the Control Panel.

The only beta upgrade issue I consider serious is that CloudSync no longer starts because of some version confusion1. After updating to DSM 5.2 the CloudStation package won;t start because it says it’s incompatible with the installed DSM version. The package won’t update because it’s a higher version number than what’s available for installation. The installed version is 1.0-0327 while the version available for install is 1.0-0263 and dates back to December 2014. I’m hoping Synology is just slow in updating the repository or can quickly update the version check and the package actually works. I’m going to give them a few days before I uninstall and then re-install the package. I’m concerned that the re-install will force a new sync which I’d prefer to avoid. [Updated 5/13 – Sure enough, the CloudSync package had an update waiting this morning and it’s fine after the update.]

The beta upgrade did not re-start any of the packages. Some started manually but some did not so I rebooted the NAS and they all started.

Neither of these problems occurred when I updated from DSM 5.1 to DSM 5.2.

There’s a long list of updates. Here’s what they’ve chosen to highlight. The full software specs are here.

Most iOS, and I assume Android, apps were also updated.

  1. CloudSync is not CloudStation, CloudSync synchronizes with with Cloud Services such as DropBox and OneDrive.