Software Update: Synology Disk Station Manager 2.2-0942

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Synology has released the final release of version 2.2 of Disk Station Manager, the management software that runs on several of the company’s NAS products. The Disk, Cube and Rack drives offer more than just extra storage space. They can also make backups of all clients on the network and download files via http, ftp, BitTorrent, Usenet and eMule, so that, for example, the energy-hungry PC can be turned off at night while the download is still coming in. Furthermore, audio and video files can be streamed over the network via the built-in iTunes server, a dynamic website can be hosted using PHP and MySQL and it can act as a print server.

Version 2.2 brings a large number of changes. For example, support has been added for dnla, a standard for exchanging media files between consumer electronics of different manufacturers. Furthermore, there is a firewall, which makes it possible to only allow certain services or IP addresses to access the Disk Station, a part of the hard disk can be assigned as an iSCSI target, there is support for the iPhone and there is can now also be written to an external hard drive in NTFS format. Finally, several parts of the Disk Station Manager have been improved, including the Download Station, Web Station, File Station, Surveillance Station and the iTunes server. Below are the main improvements for version 2.2-0942:

To summarize the key enhancements of the DSM 2.2:

  • Surveillance Station 3: 54 additional camera models from 10 renowned brands, bumping the total up to 193. VIVOTEK video server VS7100 is supported, providing a reliable and user-friendly transition from CCTV to IP-Based surveillance. SMS notification allows administrator to receive an immediate notice upon the occurrence of designated critical events. Live view, event player and live view layout management are also enhanced.
  • DLNA Compliant Media Server: Streaming media files from the Disk Station using DLNA complaint devices allows easy enjoyment of music, photos and videos. In addition, support for Windows® Media Player streaming and predefining an image to be displayed as the album cover for music files are provided. Customization of the MIME type mapping helps DMA correctly identify the file formats.
  • Apple Time Machine: Mac OS X users can easily back up their desktop data by simply choosing a destination folder on the Disk Station.
  • iPhone Support: “DS photo” allows users to upload photos stored on their iPhone/iPod Touch to Disk Station easily while instantly sharing it with anyone online. “DS audio” allows users to stream music stored on Disk Station with their iPhone/iPod Touch where Internet access is available.
  • New Reliability: Transparent bad sector remapping, dynamic bad sector remapping and recovery, and improved HDD driver quality and compatibility further enhance the system reliability.
  • Mobile Photo Station and File Station: Remote Mobile Users can access their Synology Disk Stations on Windows Mobile® 6.0 (Internet Explorer® Mobile or Opera® 9.0 and onward), iPhone OS 2.2.1 and onward, or Symbian OS 9.1, S60 3rd Edition and onward to view photos and read supported file formats where Internet access is available.
  • iSCSI: Up to 10 iSCSI targets can be created on the Synology Disk Station, allowing the Virtual Storage Expansion for computers on the network. The iSCSI target can also grow on demand, as storage needs increase for the iSCSI Virtual Storage.
  • car block: Blocking an IP address after a pre-defined number of failed attempts further aids in the security of the Disk Station against unauthorized access. The Auto-block function is available on the management UI, File Station, FTP Access, SSH, Telnet, rsync, and mobile devices.
  • firewall: The built-in firewall function allows the administrator to decide which services or IP addresses are allowed to access the Disk Station to prevent unwanted connections.
  • SNMP: SNMP protocol support allows the administrator to monitor the Disk Station with existing network management software.
  • Resource Monitor: Resource monitor allows the administrator to easily monitor Disk Station’s CPU usage, memory usage, network flow and volume usage.
  • SMS Notification: By setting up SMS notification, users will be notified immediately if any critical event occurs on their Disk Stations and take appropriate action as needed.
  • Windows ADS Support Enhancements: With DSM 2.2, Windows ADS can now support 100,000 Domain Users and 100,000 Domain Groups as well as sub-folder privileges setup for domain users/groups in File Station 2. Individual “User Home” Folders can now be created with Windows ADS Users; these enhancements amount to further support for growing business environments, and for easy private folder storage for all ADS users.
  • Download Station Enhancements: Creating multiple download tasks by entering more than one HTTP, FTP or ed2k links at a time is now supported. Also, RSS and RapidShare download are supported. Users can assign the download service location to an external hard drive. An email notification will be sent to admin upon completion of a download task.
  • iTunes Server: iTunes Server now supports video player and music album artwork.

Version number 2.2-0942
Release status Final
Operating systems Windows 7, Windows 2000, Linux, Windows XP, macOS, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008
Website Synology
File size 87.60MB
License type Freeware
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