Easier, smarter hard drive optimization and management with the new DSM 7.0 OS update on Synology NAS

Tram Ho

User-friendly and intuitive interface

Before getting into the features, let’s walk around a bit with the new interface on DSM 7.0. The first can be seen that the background looks much fresher, the icons are also “fun” and less dry. Perhaps Synology also wants to orient their products to the vast majority of users, so things have started to change very positively.

Quản lý và tối ưu hóa ổ cứng dễ dàng, thông minh hơn với bản cập nhật hệ điều hành DSM 7.0 mới trên NAS Synology - Ảnh 1.

Old DSM 6.2 interface with monotonous background and icons

Quản lý và tối ưu hóa ổ cứng dễ dàng, thông minh hơn với bản cập nhật hệ điều hành DSM 7.0 mới trên NAS Synology - Ảnh 2.

DSM 7.0 changes with fresh interface, “fun” icon

DSM 7.0 has made huge improvements to storage fundamentals such as improved permissions control, simplified admin controls, enhanced security (Secure SignIn & FIDO2), two Hybrid Cloud solutions, solutions. All-new photo management and some backup enhancements. In this article, the content will focus on the upgrade of Storage Manager, other features will be introduced in the following article.

Storage Management

The Storage Management feature has redesigned the interface to look more intuitive, the Overview section will display basic information of the NAS device such as the health status of the system, the used capacity, the location of the hard drives. The green boxes are the hard drives in use, here you can see that the device is attached to 3 hard drives, and 1 slot is not used.

Quản lý và tối ưu hóa ổ cứng dễ dàng, thông minh hơn với bản cập nhật hệ điều hành DSM 7.0 mới trên NAS Synology - Ảnh 3.

In addition to Storage Management, DSM 7.0 also has a new feature called Active Insight, which allows to monitor all parameters, hard drive status, NAS temperature, hard drive temperature, even traffic / bandwidth. run. To enable this feature, users just need to go to Control Panel > Synology Account > Enable Active Insight.

Quản lý và tối ưu hóa ổ cứng dễ dàng, thông minh hơn với bản cập nhật hệ điều hành DSM 7.0 mới trên NAS Synology - Ảnh 4.

Drive Replacement – ​​Auto Replacement

After a long time of service, the hard drive will be “worn down” and at some point suddenly leave, leading to data loss, which is something that no business wants. With DSM 7.0, Synology offers a very good solution that is the Replace Drive feature that allows users to install a spare hard drive inside the NAS to replace the hard drive that is about to fail or expand the storage capacity with the drive. higher capacity hard drive.

For example: NAS DS920+ has 4 hard drive slots, 2 slots are in use and 2 slots are available, 1 or 2 spare hard drives can be added, in the case of hard drives.

Quản lý và tối ưu hóa ổ cứng dễ dàng, thông minh hơn với bản cập nhật hệ điều hành DSM 7.0 mới trên NAS Synology - Ảnh 5.

Setting up the replacement is very simple, just go to Storage Manager > Storage > select the hard drive you want to replace with Replace Drive.

Quản lý và tối ưu hóa ổ cứng dễ dàng, thông minh hơn với bản cập nhật hệ điều hành DSM 7.0 mới trên NAS Synology - Ảnh 6.

Select the old drive that needs to be replaced (above photo) and then select the new drive to be replaced (bottom image) to complete.

The process of replacing and copying data from the old hard drive to the new hard drive will happen automatically without interrupting the connection (downtime) or interrupting other operations of the NAS.

Users should also note that the hard drive must be set up in SHR-1, SHR-2, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 6, RAID 10 or RAID F1 format, and the replacement hard drive requires equal storage capacity. or larger hard drive needs to be replaced.

In addition to Drive Replacement, DSM 7.0 also provides Auto Replacement feature that works with Hot Spare drives, the system will automatically diagnose when the hard drive in use changes to “Critical” or “Failing” state. Instantly transfer data from the old hard drive to the backup hard drive without user intervention, completely preventing data loss.

Quản lý và tối ưu hóa ổ cứng dễ dàng, thông minh hơn với bản cập nhật hệ điều hành DSM 7.0 mới trên NAS Synology - Ảnh 7.

Fast Repair

The next upgrade on the DSM 7.0 operating system is the Fast Repair feature, this feature will perform processing on areas that already have data on the hard drive and ignore other empty areas. In addition, this feature also requires the NAS system to have a RAID setup for the hard drive first.

Quản lý và tối ưu hóa ổ cứng dễ dàng, thông minh hơn với bản cập nhật hệ điều hành DSM 7.0 mới trên NAS Synology - Ảnh 8.

To activate, users can go to Storage Manager > Storage > Global Settings > Advanced Repair Settings > select Enable Fast Repair.

DSM 7.0’s notable storage enhancements also include:

– Fiber Channel protocol support for SAN (Storage Area Network) storage system delivers high availability and low latency for mission-critical storage networks.

SSD Cache Metadata Pinning: Enabling BTRFS metadata pinning for SSD caching improves browsing performance and small file deletion, increasing performance by up to 3.8x for Active Backup for Business, Hyper Backup and Snapshot Replication tasks.

– Peta Volume: With business, business data grows exponentially, the need for high-performance, large-capacity and easy-to-manage storage is inevitable. Peta Volume will support storage system capacity up to 1 Petabyte. It is ideal for mass storage and aggregate backup storage. This feature will be updated soon.

Conclude

DSM operating system version 7.0 has been completely redesigned, optimized and upgraded with storage system management functions, the repair process possesses many new technologies that increase repair speed by 50% compared to with the old operating system. All of the above improvements have helped users better manage and administer the NAS.

Currently, to update the NAS to DSM 7.0, it is necessary to proceed manually through the following steps:

1. Access the link: https://sy.to/7d6z1 , select the NAS directory and the model you are using, continue to select OS Version 7.0 series to download the DSM 7.0 update file

2. Go to Control Panel > Update & Restore > Manual DSM update > “Browse” to DSM 7.0 update file > OK

3. Read the instructions and confirm the installation, then wait about 10-20 minutes for the NAS to update to the new DSM version.

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Source : Genk