Synology’s constantly evolving Operating system helps you and your business to tackle new challenges. The new updated 6.1 delivers better IT efficiency with Active Directory Server, enhances performance with instant SMB server-side copy, ensures reliability with self-healing, provides stability and security enhancements and much more.
BTRFS File System
The next-generation file system
Btrfs file system in the new DSM 6.1 extends its model coverage with more advanced functionality
File Self Healing
BTRFS file system is able to auto-detect corrupt files (silent data corruption) with mirrored metadata, and recover broken data using the supported RAID volumes, which include RAID 1, 5, 6, 10, f1 and Synology hybrid RAID.
Instant SMB Server-Side Copy
The standard SMB server-side copy requires processing time, even when copying data to the same volume. With the help of Btrfs fast-clone technology, you can achieve instant file copy over SMB to your computer if the source and destination are both on the same Btrfs volume.
Extended Btrfs coverage
DSM 6.1 brings Btrfs file system to more Synology NAS models. Enjoy the powerful features of next-generation file system.
Shared Folder Encryption
Flexible, yet secure data protection
Encrypt pre-existing shared folders, including the homes folder, when ever you need. With key manager, you can now use a USB storage device as a physical key to mount encrypted shared folders automatically with out having to memorize all the encryption keys
Active Directory Server
A comprehensive tool for user and resource management
Transform your Synology NAS to serve as a domain controller and streamline IT maintenance by creating policies to automatically install certain software or system updates on all of your employees’ computers without the need to visit each one individually.
Find What You Need In A Flash
CTRL+F on the DSM desktop to start an all-system search: From multimedia files, DSM applications, to help tips, and contents on Synology note and office. Universal Search instantly returns accurate search results, and offers quick preview into file contents and meta data with just one click.
USB Copy 2.0
Copy Data Between Synology NAS And USB/SD Devices
With a few simple settings in USB Copy, files and folders can be automatically copied from your Synology NAS to an attached USB/SD device or vice versa. Once a USB/SD device is connected to your NAS, data can be immediately transferred and backed up.
View Resource Usage At A Glance
Generate a more detailed report of running applications and information and information regarding their running time and hardware utilization. Performance Alarm is a new tool that sends warnings based on resource utilization to help IT administrators take appropriate measures on time.
Replicate, backup, and recovery for data availability
Snapshot Replication in DSM 6.1 introduces encrypted shared folder replication for data-sensitive businesses, local replication for an additional layer of protection, and automatic pause/resume during replication to efficiently optimize network bandwidth.
Manage Storage Devices At One Single Entry Point
A brand new package optimized with Microsoft’s System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM), allowing an IT administrator to manage multiple Synology NAS servers as storage nodes via SCVMM’s centralized user interface.
Enjoy the flexible backup solution on the latest macOS
You can now designate multiple shared folders with specific usage quotas (available on Btrfs volumes) to use as backup destinations, preventing unauthorized access or over capacity. In addition, SMB is now supported on Time Machine on macOS Sierra.
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