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Old 20th Jul 2013, 19:25   #11
maddness
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USB Stick edition:

1) (DOWNLOAD THE FILES)
Download the following files:
DS3612xs_4.2-3211_x64_Microserver-20130612.img
DS3612xs_4.2-3211_x64_Microserver-20130612.pat
Use this link to download the files:
https://drive.google.com/folderview?...3c&usp=sharing

save them both to your desktop

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2) DOWNLOAD THE IMAGER
Download Win32 Disk Imager from here:

http://www.softpedia.com/progDownloa...ad-173006.html

save this to your desktop and decompress the file to a folder

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3) SETUP THE USB STICK
Insert a USB stick into your PC and launch the Win32DiskImager, select the .img file, select the USB drive and then click on write



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4) LOAD IT UP
Once completed, remove the USB stick and insert it in the microserver, ensure you are booting from the USB stick and let it load, give it at least 5 minutes for everything to load up, there will be a load of lines of text etc.. (trust me give it at least 5 minutes) – (I am running this headless – without a screen)

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5) SYNOLOGY ASSISTANT
From a PC connected on the same network, launch the following site:

http://find.synology.com/#

(this is the sinology web assistant)

This should find your HP microserver, when found (remove your USB stick from the microserver (yes whilst it still on), once removed - click on connect:

(default login is ‘admin’ and no password) – of course change this as you wish

(also keep note of the I.P. address)

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6) ADDING THE .PAT FILE
Now you will need to configure your microserver, follow the on screen instructions:

You will be prompted to select the default .pat file or to select your own, choose the latter option and browse to your desktop and select the DS3612xs_4.2-3211_x64_Microserver-20130612.pat file.
At this stage you can also set up your hard drives, i.e. the raid configuration you would like (select the manual option) or it will set it up as raid 5 as default (depending on how many drives you have)

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7) RESTART & CONFIG
Once done, you will be prompted to restart, shut down and reinsert your USB stick back in the microserver and restart the microserver, wait a couple of minutes and open your browser on the PC and in the address bar type in the IP address, enter your user / pass and login

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8) CONFIGURATION / HDD HIBERNATION
Click on Start and follow the wizard or select ‘control panel’ and manually select your config:


under control panel / hardware / HDD hibernation / select the spindown time for your hard drives – least is 10 minutes)

IMPORTANT, once you have saved all your settings, remove the USB stick from the microserver, this needs to be done to let the hard drives spin down, with the USB stick in the drives do no spin down (a bug)

Just remember:

When you are booting your microserver, the USB stick needs to be inserted
When you have booted up, remove the USB stick


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9) OPTIONAL ADDITIONAL MODULES
If you want to insert additional modules, select ‘terminal’ and enable SSH service, this is optional (I did add additional modules to allow USB etc.. but removed them as I didn’t need them), you will need to download WinSCP and manually copy the required files into the lib/module folder – again optional.

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10) ADDITIONAL APPS


You can also select package manager and install a few nifty little add ons, like Antivirus, Audio Station, Cloud Station, ITunes server, Plex, Mobile DS etc…

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Have a little play with setting and familiarise yourself with sinology before transferring your files over.

Speeds are fantastic using Synoology, it is 100mb+ both ways :


Synology is great using the microserver headless, i.e. without a keyboard / mouse / monitor

enjoy

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