Feb 12

Sync iTunes music & playlists with Synology Diskstation

I use Synology’s DiskStation as my central media server which streams via UPnP to my media renderer (T+A E-Series music player) and Sonos. Read on how I keep playlists and songs in sync between my iTunes on Mac and my NAS. Continue reading →

Aug 10

Rsync backup using SSH without password on Synology DiskStation

I’ve shown you how to use rsync for a fast and reliable backup of your Mac files to your DiskStation. One draw-back is that rsync always asks for a password to access your DiskStation which makes it uncomfortable and impossible to use in scripts. See how it works without passwords, securely. Continue reading →

Jul 10

Really fast incremental backup on Synology NAS from a Mac

UPDATE – I am using a Synology DS107 as my preferred network-attached storage device. The Synology devices have a lot of easy-to-use features (probably as a lot of other current models from LaCie or other manufacturers), such as streaming your music to wherever you are (iTunes, Web or UPnP streaming), giving access to your files (using FTP, Samba/SMB file share or other protocols) and acting as a reliable backup device. However, the classical ways to backup your Mac or other computers via copy and paste software like iBackup are all very slow and not reliable. Rsync may help you. Continue reading →