Synology Server

We love Synology servers; big and small, 2 bay or 18 bay – they all have the same easy to use web interface, are easy to back-up and easy to support.

For example, a client’s Graphic Design Server sent us an email saying it had detected an issue with a disk exhibiting bad data blocks.

As you can see from the email below, it is warning us way ahead of disk failure.

Email from Synology Server

We were able to order a replacement drive and do a live swap of the one containing the bad blocks before it failed.

We then simply opened the web interface and selected repair, and that was it. The Server got on with repairing the RAID array without any fuss. Try doing that with Windows!

Server repairing RAID