Synology DiskStation DS215+ 2-Bay NAS and All-In-One Server Review

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Setup – Users, Services & Backup


Users

As we saw on the previous page, we lack some users. So let us get started and create some. You shouldn’t be using your admin account for other things than maintenance, so make sure you create a normal user for yourself too.

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You can assign the user to groups as well as set permission for the shared folders that you already created.

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In case you want to limit the amount of space a user can occupy, that’s not a problem either. Admin users will always have unlimited quotas and that is why it is set that way in the screenshot below.

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Application rights and speed limits can also be set for each individual user. No need to worry about anything as you can define how it should work. That is how we like it, no surprises.

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User Groups

User groups help you maintain user rights on a bigger scale. It is a lot easier to change rights for a group than do it for every single user individually.

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You get basically the same setting options as we’ve just seen for the users themselves, only it counts for the entire group and not just one person.

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You can quickly add and remove users from the groups with the easy to use interface. A couple of buttons and a selection is all it takes.

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File Services

File services is a big part of a NAS and Synology has it all covered. It doesn’t matter what system you connect from and what authentication method you’ll want to use – you’ll find it. Windows, Mac OS, and Linux/Unix are all supported with Samba, TimeMachine and NFS as well as WebDAV and FTP.

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You can join the NAS to your domain group and enable the LDAP client if you got such setups, again Synology has you covered.

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Article Index

  1. Introduction
  2. A closer look inside
  3. System Specifications, Features & Power Consumption
  4. Setup - Initialization & Storage
  5. Setup - Users, Services & Backup
  6. Setup - There is more, Add-Ons & External Devices
  7. Testing Method
  8. HD Video Playback
  9. 2x HD Video Playback
  10. 4x HD Video Playback
  11. HD Video Record
  12. HD Playback & Record
  13. Content Creation
  14. Office Productivity
  15. File Copy to NAS
  16. File Copy from NAS
  17. Directory Copy to NAS
  18. Directory Copy from NAS
  19. Photo Album
  20. Complete Benchmark: Average Throughput
  21. Encryption
  22. Final Thoughts
  23. View All

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