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  • Brand: Synology
  • Product: USB hub
  • Model/name: USB Station 2
  • Filetype: PDF
  • Available languages: English

Table of Contents

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USB Station 2 User's Guide
Based on DSM 3.0
Document ID 101220US2UGENU
Applied Models USB Station 2
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1: USB Station 2 at a Glance
Chapter 2: Get Started with DiskStation Manager
Set up USB Station 2..............................................................................................................................................................6
Log in to Synology DiskStation Manager.............................................................................................................................6
DiskStation Manager Appearance......................................................................................................................................11
Manage DSM with the Main Menu .....................................................................................................................................12
Manage Personal Settings...................................................................................................................................................14
Chapter 3: Modify System Settings
Change Network Settings ....................................................................................................................................................15
Specify Default Languages..................................................................................................................................................19
Set Up Time........................................................................................................................................................................... 20
Chapter 4: Manage External Disks
Manage External Disks ........................................................................................................................................................22
Chapter 5: Connect from the Internet
Give USB Station 2 a DDNS Hostname ............................................................................................................................23
Enhance Browsing Security.................................................................................................................................................25
Automatically Block Suspicious Login Attempts...............................................................................................................28
Chapter 6: Set Up File Sharing
Enable File Sharing Protocols for All Platforms................................................................................................................29
Manage Users ....................................................................................................................................................................... 31
Manage Shared Folders.......................................................................................................................................................34
Chapter 7: Access Files from Anywhere
Access Files within the Intranet...........................................................................................................................................36
Access Files via WebDAV ...................................................................................................................................................39
Access Files via FTP............................................................................................................................................................41
Access Files via File Browser..............................................................................................................................................43
Access Files via File Station................................................................................................................................................49
Chapter 8: Back Up Data
Back Up Computer Data......................................................................................................................................................50
Chapter 9: Host a Print Server
Set USB Station 2 as the Print Server ...............................................................................................................................52
Chapter 10: Play Music with Audio Station
Enable Audio Station............................................................................................................................................................54
Choose Audio Source...........................................................................................................................................................55
Organize Your Music............................................................................................................................................................57
Play Music.............................................................................................................................................................................. 59
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Chapter 11: Download Files with Download Station
Enable Download Station.....................................................................................................................................................62
Manage General Settings ....................................................................................................................................................63
Download BT/HTTP/FTP/NZB Files...................................................................................................................................64
Download via eMule .............................................................................................................................................................68
Chapter 12: Manage Media Server and iTunes Service
Manage DLNA Media Server ..............................................................................................................................................72
Manage iTunes Service .......................................................................................................................................................76
Chapter 13: Perform Advanced Management Tasks
Check System Information...................................................................................................................................................78
Monitor System Resources..................................................................................................................................................81
Update DSM .......................................................................................................................................................................... 82
Receive Event Notification...................................................................................................................................................83
Reset admin's Password......................................................................................................................................................84
Restore USB Station 2 to Factory Defaults.......................................................................................................................84
Enable Terminal Services....................................................................................................................................................84
Chapter 14: Communicate with Mobile Devices
Use iPhone/iPod touch and Android Apps ........................................................................................................................86
Use Other Mobile Devices...................................................................................................................................................86
Appendix A: Specifications
USB Station 2........................................................................................................................................................................ 87
Limitations.............................................................................................................................................................................. 87
Appendix B: LED Indication Tables
USB Station2 ......................................................................................................................................................................... 88
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Introduction
Congratulations on your purchase of USB Station 2. USB Station 2 is a multi-functional Network-Attached
Storage server, serving as a file-sharing center within your Intranet. Moreover, it is specially designed for a
variety of purpose, allowing you to perform the following tasks with the web-based Synology DiskStation Manager:
Store and Share Files over the Internet
Windows users and Mac users can easily share files within the Intranet or through the Internet. Unicode language
support makes sharing files in different languages from USB Station 2 simple.
Transfer Files via FTP
USB Station 2 provides FTP service with bandwidth restriction and anonymous login. To transfer data safely,
FTP over SSL/TLS and uninvited IP auto-block are also available.
Manage Files with Web-Based File Browser
One of Synology DiskStation Manager’s applications, File Browser, can make it possible for users to manage
their files on USB Station 2 easily through a web interface. If you want to manage files through a customized port,
File Station is also available. You can also access the files stored on USB Station 2 with a mobile device.
Enjoy Entertainment Content on the Server
Download Station allows you to download files from the Internet through BitTorrent, FTP, HTTP, eMule and NZB
to USB Station 2. Moreover, if you have an UPnP DMA connected in the LAN, you can share the multimedia files
on USB Station 2
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Enjoy Music Anytime and Anywhere
. If you just want to share and play music files stored on USB Station 2, you can enable iTunes
Service, and enjoy the music through any iTunes clients on LAN.
Audio Station allows you to listen to music stored on USB Station 2, from a connected iPod, or even stream
Internet Radio stations. In addition, you can stream music from USB Station 2 with a web browser over the
Internet.
USB Print Server
You can share up to 2 USB 2.0 printers through the LAN.
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Online Resources
Click on the links to obtain Synology's online resources.
 FAQ: www.synology.com/support/faq.php
 Wiki: forum.synology.com/wiki
 Forum: forum.synology.com
 Download Center: www.synology.com/support/download.php
 Technical Support: www.synology.com/support/support_form.php
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For recommended peripheral models, including hard drive, USB printer, DMA, please visit www.synology.com.
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For recommended peripheral models, including hard drive, USB printer, DMA, please visit www.synology.com.
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Chapter 1: USB Station 2 at a Glance
No. Article Name Location Description
1) LED Indicators Front Panel
The LED indicator is used to display the status of the external disk and
the system. For more information, see "Appendix B: LED Indication
Tables".
2) USB Port Back Panel
The USB ports are used for connecting USB storage devices, USB
printers, or other USB devices.
3) RESET Button Back Panel To restore system settings to default value.
4) LAN Port Back Panel The LAN port is where you connect RJ-45 cable to USB Station 2.
5) Power Port Back Panel The Power port is where you connect the AC adapter to USB Station 2.
6) Eject Button Side Panel The Eject button is where you disconnect all USB devices.
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Chapter 2: Get Started with DiskStation Manager
This Chapter explains how to log in to USB Station 2's web-based management UI, Synology DiskStation
Manager (DSM), customize your own desktop, manage its taskbar, and use the Main Menu to access DSM
settings and applications.
Set up USB Station 2
For more information setting up USB Station 2, see the Quick Installation Guide that came with your Utility CD.
Log in to Synology DiskStation Manager
You can log in to DSM with Synology Assistant or with a web browser.
Use Synology Assistant
Windows User:
1 Insert the Utility CD into the CD-Rom Drive of your computer.
2 Choose Search from the autorun menu and follow the steps to complete installation.
3 After installation, double-click the desktop icon to launch Synology Assistant.
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4 Choose the server you want to manage. Click Connect or double-click the selected server to go to DSM's
login screen.
5 Enter your user name and password, and click Login. The default password for admin is empty.
Mac OS X User:
1 Insert the Utility CD into CD-Rom Drive.
2 Double-click the CD-Rom Drive icon on the desktop.
3 Double-click the MacOSX icon, and then double-click the Synology Assistant-SYNOLOGY.dmg icon.
4 Double-click the Synology Assistant icon to run setup wizard.
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5 Choose the server you want to manage. Click Connect or double-click the selected server to go to DSM's
login screen.
6 Enter your user name and password, and click Login. The default password for admin is empty.
Linux (Ubuntu) User:
1 Insert the Utility CD into your computer, and then double-click the SynologyInstall icon on the desktop.
2 In the File Browser window that appears, double-click the Linux folder, and then double-click Synology
Assistant-3.0-[number].tar.gz.
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3 Click Extract, and then extract the SynologyAssistant directory to the path /usr/local or any other path.
4 Go to the path /usr/local/SynologyAssistant (or [the path you just specified]/SynologyAssistant), double-
click SynologyAssistant, and then select Run in Terminal in the dialog box that appears.
5 Choose the server you want to manage. Click Connect or double-click the selected server to go to DSM's
login screen.
6 Enter your user name and password, and click Login. The default password for admin is empty.
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Note: To ensure the process runs smoothly, please use the following browsers.
 Chrome: 5.0 or later
 Firefox: 3.0 or later
 Safari: 4.0 or later
 Internet Explorer: 7.0 or later
Use a Web Browser
1 Open a web browser window.
2 In the address field, enter any of the following:
 http://Synology_Server_IP:5000
 http://Synology_Server_Name:5000/ (or http://Synology_Server_Name.local:5000/ on a Mac)
Synology_Server_Name should be replaced with the name you set up for USB Station 2. The default
Synology_Server_Name will be USBStation.
3 Press Enter (PC) or Return (Mac) on your keyboard.
4 Enter your user name and password, and click Login. The default password for admin is empty.
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DiskStation Manager Appearance
When you log in to Synology DiskStation Manager (DSM), you can see the desktop and the taskbar.
Desktop and Shortcuts
The desktop is where your application windows are displayed. You can also create desktop shortcuts to
frequently used applications.
To create a desktop shortcut to an application:
Drag its thumbnail from the Main Menu to the desktop.
To remove a desktop shortcut to an application:
Right-click the shortcut and choose Remove shortcut.
To open Audio Station or Download Station in a new browser window:
1 Create a desktop shortcut to Audio Station or Download Station.
2 Right-click the shortcut and choose Open in New Window.
Note: You can also customize your desktop background color or wallpaper with the Customize My Desktop
function. See "Customize My Desktop" on Page 14 for more information.
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Taskbar
The taskbar at the top of the desktop contains the following functions:
1 The Show Desktop button: Click to clear your application windows and reveal the desktop. Click again to
bring the windows back to the desktop. For more information about application windows, see "Open
Application" on Page 13.
2 The Main Menu button: Click to reveal the Main Menu. See "Manage DSM with the Main Menu" on Page 12
for more information.
3 The icons of open applications:
 Click the icon of an application to show or hide its window on the desktop.
 Right-click the icon and choose from the shortcut menu to manage the application window (Maximize,
Minimize, Restore, Close) or its taskbar icon (Pin to Taskbar, Unpin from Taskbar).
4 The search field: Enter keywords to quickly find a list of relevant applications and DSM 3.0 Help articles.
5 The Notification button (with an exclamation mark): Click to check the logs of important events. Click Clear
All to remove all events and hide the Notification button.
Note: For more information about system log, see "Check Logs" on Page 80.
6 The Upload Queue button: Click to open the File Task Monitor window, where you can check the progress
of all uploading and background tasks.
Manage DSM with the Main Menu
The Main Menu is where you can find all the applications and settings provided by Synology DiskStation
Manager.
Logout and Restart
Click Logout or Restart at the bottom-right corner of the Main Menu to log out of DSM or restart USB Station 2
just like using any other operating systems.
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Manage DSM Options
Click the Options button at the top-right corner of Main Menu to enhance DSM's browsing security. See
"Enhance Browsing Security" on Page 25 for more information.
Open Application Windows
In addition to the Control Panel, the Main Menu contains the thumbnails of all the other DSM applications. With
DSM’s multitasking ability, now you can open multiple application windows at the same time.
To open an application window:
Click any thumbnail of an application from the Main Menu to open the application window on the desktop and the
application icon on the taskbar.
Note:
 You can scroll to the next page of the Main Menu by clicking the right arrow on the right or with your mouse scroll.
The dots at the bottom of the Main Menu will tell you which page is displayed now.
 You can also open application windows through desktop shortcuts. See "Desktop and Shortcuts" on Page 11 for
more information.
Use the Control Panel
Choose Control Panel from the Main menu to see the thumbnails of DSM settings.
The DSM settings on the Control Panel are grouped into the following categories:
 File Sharing and Privileges: Set up Win/Mac file sharing service, and assign application privileges for user
accounts.
 Network Services: Manage and edit the settings for network services and Internet connection.
 System: Edit the basic settings on your USB Station.
 Application Settings: Enable the services of built-in applications.
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Manage Personal Settings
Go to Main Menu > Personal Settings to manage your account and desktop in one central and convenient location.
Modify My Account
Under Account Setup, you can change your account's password and description.
To modify your account:
1 Enter a description for your account (optional).
2 If you want to change your account's password, enter the new one and confirm it.
3 Click OK.
Limitations:
 The user description is case sensitive and can be 0 to 64 displayable Unicode characters.
 The password is case sensitive and should be 0 to 127 displayable characters, including letters, numbers, signs,
and space.
Customize My Desktop
Under Account Setup, click Customize My Desktop to customize desktop background color or wallpaper.
To decide whether to expand the Main Menu after login:
1 Tick Do not expand the Main Menu after login.
2 Click OK.
To choose a background color for your desktop:
1 Tick Customize Wallpaper.
2 Choose a color from the Background color drop-down menu, or enter your own color value.
3 Click OK.
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Chapter 3: Modify System Settings
After you have connected to Synology DiskStation Manager (DSM) and learned how to access its functions and
customize its appearance, you can begin to modify its basic settings.
This chapter explains how to change the network settings, specify default languages, set up time, and use energy
saving features.
Change Network Settings
Go to Main Menu > Control Panel > Network to modify the network settings of your USB Station 2. You can
choose between LAN, PPPoE, and Wireless Network, depending on your network environment.
LAN
In this section, you can change your USB Station 2’s identification on the network by entering a server name. You
can also decide how your USB Station 2 obtains its IP address here.
To rename USB Station 2:
Enter the new server name in the Server Name field, and click OK.
To decide how your USB Station 2 obtain IP address:
 Get network configuration automatically (DHCP): Get IP address automatically via DHCP.
 Use manual configuration: Manually enter the IP address, subnet mask, DNS, and gateway.
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Term Explanation
Jumbo Frames are Ethernet frames with more than the standard 1500 bytes of Maximum Transmission Unit
(MTU), allowing Ethernet transmission of large files to be more efficient. It can only be enabled under Gigabit
network environment. To ensure Jumbo Frame works properly, all the computers and devices across the
network accessing your DiskStation must support it and use the same MTU value.
Wireless Network
Click the Wireless Network tab to connect USB Station 2 to a wireless network.
Note: Wireless network is available only when a wireless dongle is plugged into the USB port of your USB Station 2.
To set up a wireless network:
Click Set up a wireless network and choose from the following options (If you are already connected to a
wireless network, click Disconnect first).
 Join a wireless network: The wizard will scan available wireless access points or Ad-Hoc networks with their
signal strength and security status. If the access point you want to access is locked with password protection,
the wizard will ask you to enter the password.
 Connect to a hidden wireless network: If an access point doesn't broadcast its SSID (Network Name) for
privacy reason, it will not be discovered during the scanning. You can manually connect to those hidden
access points by entering the required information manually.
 Create an Ad-Hoc Network: In addition to infrastructure network, in which a central access point (AP) bridges
the wireless network to a wired Ethernet network, Ad-Hoc network is also widely used. In an Ad-Hoc network,
all wireless devices within range of each other can communicate in a peer-to-peer fashion without a central
access point. To set up an Ad-Hoc network, all wireless devices have to be configured for Ad-Hoc mode
instead of the infrastructure mode.
Note: For a list of compatible wireless dongles, visit www.synology.com.
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IPv6 Setup
Click the IPv6 Setup button under the LAN or Wireless Network tab to change the IPv6 settings.
USB Station 2 supports IPv4/IPv6 dual stack scheme. This means that both IPv4 and IPv6 can work
simultaneously on USB Station 2. The default setting for IPv6 is Auto.
On the IPv6 Setup page, choose between the different setup types:
 Auto: USB Station 2 will automatically generate a local IPv6 address. This is generated based on its MAC
address.
 DHCP: USB Station 2 will automatically get an IPv6 address from the DHCP server which supports IPv6.
 Manual: Set up IPv6 manually by entering IPv6 address, Prefix length, and Default gateway.
 Off: Disable IPv6 support.
Note: If you want to join an IPv4 network environment with IPv6 address, you need to enable IPv6 Tunnel. See the
section below for more information.
Tunnel
Tunnel is a technique that encapsulates IPv6 packets within IPv4 packets, allowing isolated IPv6 host or network
to be compatible with IPv4 network backbone.
Click the Tunnel tab to allow your USB Station 2 to gain Internet access via IPv6 under the IPv4 environment.
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To setup IPv6 Tunnel:
1 Tick Enable tunnel.
2 In Server address, enter the hostname or the IP of the tunnel service provider.
3 Select if you want to Connect anonymously or Connect with an existing account. If you choose the latter,
please also enter User name and Password.
4 Click OK to save the settings.
Note:
 Your external IPv6 address may be automatically updated by the service provider. However, USB Station 2 will not
remove the old IPv6 address immediately.
 If you are still facing connection problems, contact your Internet Service Provider.
PPPoE
Click the PPPoE tab If your USB Station 2 is connecting to a DSL or cable modem, and your Internet Service
Provider (ISP) uses PPPoE (Point to Point Protocol over Ethernet).
To connect to the Internet via PPPoE:
1 Tick Enable PPPoE.
2 Enter the account information provided by your ISP.
3 Click OK.
Note: If you are still facing connection problems, contact your Internet Service Provider.
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Specify Default Languages
Go to Main Menu > Control Panel > Language to set the language for Synology DiskStation Manager, enable
email notification, and specify the codepage for Unicode filename conversion.
 Display Language: Choose your preferred display language, or have it the same as your default browser
setting.
 Email Language: Set your preferred language for email notification from USB Station 2.
 Codepage: USB Station 2 uses Unicode to avoid file inaccessibility from computers using different languages.
But for the following devices or applications to use USB Station 2 services without problem, you need to
choose the appropriate codepage for them:
 Computers without Unicode support
 Applications that convert non-Unicode strings to Unicode, such as FTP service, UPnP support, music
metadata indexing
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Set Up Time
Go to Main Menu > Control Panel > Time to set up the time. You can check the current time, manually set the
server's date and time, or have them set automatically using a network time server.
To set the time zone:
1 Choose a time zone from the Time zone drop-down menu.
2 Click OK.
To set the date and time manually:
1 Choose Manually and select the date and time.
2 Click OK.
To sync the date and time with NTP server:
1 Make sure a valid DNS server IP has been entered at Main Menu > Control Panel > Network and that your
DiskStation is connected to the Internet.
2 Choose Synchronize with a NTP server.
3 Assign a sync frequency from the drop-down menu.
4 Enter the address of your network time server, or choose a server from the drop-down menu.
5 Click Update now to make sure you can successfully synchronize time with the server.
6 Click OK.
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More Information
Network Time Protocol (NTP) is used to synchronize the time of all clients and servers over a data network.
Below are a few recommended NTP servers:
 time.apple.com
 time.asia.apple.com
 time.euro.apple.com
 time.nist.gov
 time.windows.com
For more information about NTP Server, please visit http://www.eecis.udel.edu/~mills/ntp/servers.html
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Chapter 4: Manage External Disks
Before sharing USB Station 2 with your users, you need to set up storage spaces first.
This chapter explains how to access external disks connected to USB Station 2, and check their status.
Manage External Disks
You can attach external USB disks to the USB port of your USB Station 2 for backup or file sharing purposes.
Go to Main Menu > Control Panel > External Devices to manage the attached external disks.
To attach an external disk:
1 Connect an external USB disk to the USB port of your USB Station 2.
2 A new shared folder named usbshare1 will be created automatically and ready for access.
Note:
 When more than 1 external USB disk is connected, usbshare2, usbshare3 … will be created.
 DiskStation recognizes the following format: EXT4, EXT3, FAT, FAT32, and NTFS. Any unrecognized USB disk
will have to be formatted first before being used on the system.
To get the information of the disk:
You can access disk information by clicking Get Info.
To eject or format an external disk:
Click Eject or Format.
Note:
 For more information about external disks, see its help by clicking the Help button (with a question mark) at the
top-right corner.
 You can also manage USB printer here. See "Set USB Station 2 as the Print Server" on Page 52 for more
information.
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Chapter 5: Connect from the Internet
You can connect to your USB Station 2 over the Internet, allowing its services to be accessible from anywhere
and anytime.
This chapter explains how to set up a friendly DDNS hostname for your USB Station 2.
Give USB Station 2 a DDNS Hostname
You can register a DDNS (Dynamic Domain Name Server) hostname for your USB Station 2, allowing it to be
connected anywhere by entering the hostname in the address bar of your web browser.
Once set up, you and your friends no longer need to remember the IP address to access your USB Station 2.
Simply type in the DDNS hostname on the web browser as you would when connecting to any website. After the
setup is complete, the hostname will always point to the external IP of your USB Station 2.
Service Requirement
 The DDNS server of the service provider is working normally.
 The gateway connection is normal.
 USB Station 2 is able to connect to the DNS server.
 The following addresses are unblocked in the Firewall:
 http://members.dyndns.org:80
 http://checkip.dyndns.org:80
 DDNS will only run in a network environment where there is no proxy server required.
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Register a DDNS hostname for USB Station 2
Go to Main Menu > Control Panel > DDNS and use one of the following methods to enter your DDNS
information.
Method 1: Visit any DDNS service provider's website to register a DDNS account
1 Visit any of the following DDNS service providers to register a DDNS account:
 http://ddo.jp
 http://www.selfhost.de/
 http://www.dyndns.com/
 http://www.no-ip.com/
 http://www.3322.org/
 http://www.twodns.de/
 http://www.freedns.org/
 http://www.zoneedit.com/
 http://www.dnspod.com/
 http://www.changeip.com/
2 Tick Enable DDNS support and enter the hostname, username, and password for your USB Station 2.
3 Click OK.
Note: Remember to enter the full domain name in the Hostname field. (e.g. philip1234.dyndns.org)
Method 2: Register a DDNS account at No-IP.com
1 Tick Enable DDNS support, choose No-IP.com from the Service provider drop-down menu, and then click Register Now.
2 In the window that appears, enter the hostname you want in the Hostname field.
3 Enter your account information:
 If you already have a No-IP.com account, select Use an existing No-IP.com account and enter the
account information in the Email and Password field to log in.
 If you don't have a No-IP.com account, select Create a new No-IP.com account and fill out all the
required fields to register a new account.
4 Click OK to finish. The newly registered hostname for your USB Station 2 will be activated in just a few
seconds.
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Note: If you have any problem using your No-IP.com account, visit No-IP.com for troubleshooting information.
Enhance Browsing Security
Click the Options button at the top-right corner of Main Menu to enhance DSM's browsing security.
Modify HTTP Service Options
Click the HTTP Service Options to change the port number or enable HTTPS connection.
When the HTTPS connection is enabled, any connection to USB Station 2 via the HTTP protocol will be
encrypted with the SSL/TLS encrypting mechanism.
To change the default HTTP or HTTPS port number (for DSM and Audio Station):
1 Enter the port number in the HTTP or HTTPS field.
2 Click OK.
To enable HTTPS connection:
1 Tick Enable HTTPS connection.
2 Click the optional Import Certificate or check Automatically redirect HTTP connections to HTTPS. (See
the section below for more information.)
3 Click OK.
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More Information
About redirecting to HTTPS connection:
When the option Automatically redirect HTTP connections to HTTPS is checked, you will be redirected to
port 5001 while trying to access the web management UI through port 5000.
Ports used for HTTPS connection:
The port number is 5001, so you can access the management UI through the secure channel:
https://Synology_Server_IP:5001/
About importing certificate:
If you have a certificate issued by the trusted Certificate Authority (CA), please click Import Certificate to
upload your own certificate and private key in order to host a valid SSL server. The certificate should match the
private key. Please keep your private key safely.
Adjust Session Security
Click the Session Security tab to modify the security level for each DSM browsing session.
You can adjust session security by doing the following:
 Set the logout timer: An automatic logout occurs if you are inactive for the time period you specified in the
logout timer.
 Skip IP checking: If you access DiskStation through a HTTP proxy and encounter random logouts, you can
skip IP checking to avoid this problem. Nonetheless, skipping IP checking will lower the security level.
To set the logout timer:
1 Enter any value between 1 to 65535 in Logout timer (minutes) to specify the idle time period before the
automatic logout.
2 Click OK.
To skip IP checking:
1 Tick Enhance browser compatibility by skipping IP checking.
2 Click OK.
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Enable File Browser log
Click the File Browser tab to start monitoring the File Browser activities of all users.
Note: For more information about File Browser, see "Access Files via File Browser" on Page 43.
To enable File Browser log:
1 Tick Enable File Browser log.
2 Click OK.
To see the File Browser log:
Go to Main Menu > System Information > Log, and choose File Browser log from the drop-down menu. The
user activities are shown under the Event column, including Upload, Download, Delete, Rename, Move, Copy
and Property set.
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Automatically Block Suspicious Login Attempts
Auto block allows you to prevent unauthorized login via SSH, Telnet, FTP, mobile devices, File Station, and the
management UI. After enabling the service, an IP address will be blocked automatically if it has too many failed
login attempts.
Go to Main Menu > Control Panel > Auto Block to use the auto block function.
To enable auto block:
1 Tick Enable auto block.
2 Enter the following information to block an IP address with a number of failed login attempts within the
specified minutes :
 Login attempts: The number for failed login attempts
 Within (minutes): The number of minutes
3 Tick Enable block expiration and enter a number of days in the Unblock after (days) field if you want to
unblock the IP address after the specified days.
Note: The IP address will remain blocked if Unblock after (days) is set to 0.
4 Tick Enable email notification to receive email notification when an IP address is blocked. Make sure email
notification is enabled for your USB Station 2 before using this option.
Note: For more information about email notification, see "Receive Email Notification" on Page 83.
To manage the blocked IP addresses:
1 Click Block List to check the blocked IP addresses.
2 If you want to remove an IP address from the block list, select it and click Remove.
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Chapter 6: Set Up File Sharing
File sharing is one of USB Station 2’s major functions. USB Station 2 can become the file sharing center within
the Intranet or over the Internet, allowing users to access its files anytime and anywhere.
This chapter explains how to enable the support for file sharing protocols for all platforms, create and manage
users, and allow or deny access to the shared folders, applications or subfolders from specific users.
Enable File Sharing Protocols for All Platforms
This section tells you how to enable USB Station 2 to support file sharing protocols for all platforms.
USB Station 2 supports the following file sharing protocols:
 For Windows: SMB/CIFS (My Network Places), FTP, WebDAV
 For Mac: SMB, FTP, AFP, WebDAV
Manage Windows File Service
Click the Windows File Service tab at Main Menu > Control Panel > Win/Mac OS to enable USB Station 2 to
be the Windows file server (CIFS server).
To enable Windows file service:
1 Tick Enable Windows file service.
2 Click OK.
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Advanced Settings
WINS Server
Microsoft Windows Internet Name Service (WINS) is a NetBIOS name- to-IP-address mapping service.
Window users will locate the system more easily on TCP/IP networks if the system has been configured to
register with a WINS server.
Support Windows offline files
This option will enable support for Windows offline files and automatically enables CIFS opportunistic locking.
However, enabling this option will affect USB Station 2 performance when accessing shared folders via
network.
Optimize CIFS database operations
Checking this option will disable "Opportunistic Locking" of CIFS, resulting in increased performance when
database applications access database files on the shared folder of the USB Station 2 via network.
Enable Local Master Browser
Enable USB Station 2 to be the Local Master Browser.
Enable CIFS Recycle Bin
Checking this option will enable "Recycle Bin" of CIFS, resulting in moving the deleted files into the CIFS
Recycle Bin when users delete files in the shared folders via the CIFS protocol. When users delete files in a
shared folder, a folder called "#recycle" will be created automatically under the root directory of the shared
folder.
Empty CIFS Recycle Bin
Click Empty CIFS Recycle Bin to clean all CIFS Recycle Bins, resulting in deleting all contents of CIFS
Recycle Bins in all the shared folders.
Manage Mac File Service
Click the Mac File Service tab at Main Menu > Control Panel > Win/Mac OS to make USB Station 2 a Mac file
server (AFP Server).
To enable Mac file service:
1 Tick Enable Mac file service checkbox to make USB Station 2 a Mac file server (AFP server).
2 Set AppleTalk Zone or Time Machine backup folder if necessary. (See the sections below for more
information.)
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3 Click OK.
More Information
About AppleTalk Zone:
A "Zone" is a logical grouping of devices in an AppleTalk network. If there are AppleTalk zones configured in
your own network, the system will join the default zone automatically. You can also configure the system to join
other available zones.
About Time Machine backup folder:
To backup data from Time Machine to USB Station 2, select a shared folder from the drop-down menu.
Shared folders that are being used for other services will not be available for Time Machine.
To enable Bonjour printer broadcast:
Tick Enable Bonjour Printer Broadcast to allow Mac clients to browse and locate the printer connected to USB
Station 2.
Manage Users
Go to Main Menu > Control Panel > User to create users, and allow or deny their access to different shared
folders.
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Create and Edit Users
Follow the steps below to create a user account. The user can login to edit his/her account info after the user
account has been established. You can also choose to set an account expiration date or disallow the user to
change account password.
To create a user account:
1 Click Create to open the User Creation Wizard.
2 Enter the user name and other information, and click Next.
3 In the Assign Privileges – shared folder section, do the following:
a Assign the following shared folder privileges for the user:
 Read/Write: The user can access and make changes to the files and subfolders in the shared folder.
 Read only: The user can access the files and subfolders in the shared folder, but cannot make changes
to them.
 No access: The user cannot access the files and subfolders in the shared folder.
b See Privilege preview to see the user’s privilege that is decided based on the privileges setting of the user.
Note:
 When you encounter privilege conflicts, the privilege priority is as follows: No access > Read/Write > Read
only.
4 In the Assign Privileges – applications section, assign the application privileges for this user, and click Next.
5 Click Apply to finish.
To create a user account by importing users list:
1 Create a text file which contains the following tab-delimited information in each line:
 Username
 Password
 Description
 Email
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 All fields are optional except Username.
 An example of the text file is shown as follows:
eddy 1234 father eddy@abc.com
rosy 5678 mother rosy@abc.com
chaddy 8901 brother chaddy@abc.com
eric 2345 cousin eric@abc.com
2 Save the text file in UTF-8 encoding.
3 Go to Main Menu > Control Panel > User and click Import Users.
4 Choose the text file and click OK to start uploading. Tick Overwrite duplicate accounts if you want to replace
the existing duplicate accounts with the one from the users list.
After submission, a dialog will show the list of imported users.
Note: Users with abnormal status will not be imported.
To edit a user:
1 Select the user you want to edit from the users list and click Edit or double-click the user.
2 Make changes to the settings and click OK.
Note:
 If you disable an account, the account will stop functioning.
 Email information on the "Notification" page must be set correctly in order for the system to notify the user by email
after the account information has been created or modified.
To search for a user:
Type the name of the user in the Search field and press Enter (PC) or Return (Mac) on your keyboard. The
search result will be displayed in the users list below.
This function is especially useful when there are numerous users for your USB Station 2.
To delete a user:
Select the user you want to delete and click Delete.
Allow Users to Access Applications
Go to Main Menu > Control Panel > Application Privileges to decide which applications could be accessed by
a user.
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To allow users to access applications for USB Station 2:
1 Do any of the following:
 Tick the checkboxes under FTP, WebDAV, File Station, Audio Station, or Download Station to allow
users to access to the applications.
 Tick the checkbox next to an application to allow all users on the current page to access the application.
2 Click Save Settings after setup is finished.
Note:
 You can also use the search field to find multiple users, and allow or disallow them to access applications.
 The users list excludes admin, guest, and domain users.
Manage Shared Folders
Go to Main Menu > Control Panel > Shared Folder to manage the shared folders, which are the USB disks
connected to USB Station 2. (Folders within the shared folders are called subfolders.) You can store data in the
shared folders and share them with users with access privileges.
Allow Users to Access Shared Folders
Go to Main Menu > Control Panel > Shared Folder to allow or deny users' access to the shared folders.
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To allow users to access a shared folder:
1 Select the shared folder you want to edit from the shared folders list, and click Privileges Setup to open the
settings window.
2 Click the Privilege Setup tab, and select any of the following from the drop-down menu:
 System Internal user: Anonymous FTP user. Before allowing anonymous FTP users to connect to a
shared folder, you need to allow their access to the folder first. For more information about anonymous FTP,
see "Manage FTP Security Settings" on Page 43.
 Local users: USB Station 2 users (including guest). See "Manage Users" on Page 31 for more information.
3 Tick or uncheck the following privileges to assign access privileges for the users or groups:
 Read/Write (RW): The user can access and make changes to the files and subfolders in the shared folder.
 Read only (RO): The user can access the files and subfolders in the shared folder, but cannot make
changes to them.
 No access (NA): The user cannot access the files and subfolders in the shared folder.
4 Click OK.
Note:
 When you encounter privilege conflicts, the privilege priority is as follows: No access > Read/Write > Read only.
 When a new shared folder is created, if the admin account's access privilege to the folder is set as No access,
then the admin will only be able to see the folder by going to Main Menu > Control Panel > Shared Folder.
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Chapter 7: Access Files from Anywhere
When you have set up users with proper access privileges to the shared folders, they can share their files with
your USB Station 2 from anywhere.
This chapter explains the ways to access the USB Station 2 shared folders within the Intranet or over the Internet.
Access Files within the Intranet
This section explains how to allow users to use Windows or Mac computer to access shared folders on USB
Station 2 within the Intranet.
Note: Before accessing, make sure the relative file sharing protocols have been enabled for your USB Station 2. See
"Enable File Sharing Protocols for All Platforms" on Page 29 for more information.
Access Shared Folders from Windows
To access shared folders from Windows, you can use any of the following methods.
Method 1: Use Synology Assistant to map the shared folders as network drives.
1 Run Synology Assistant and select the server from the server list.
2 Click Map Drive and follow the onscreen steps to finish the setup.
Upon completion, you can access the mapped shared folder directly in Windows Explorer.
Method 2: Use the Run window.
1 Press Windows-R to open the Run window.
2 Enter \\Synology_Server_Name\Shared_Folder_Name in the Open field.
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Method 3: Use Window Explorer.
1 Open a Windows Explorer window and choose Tools > Map network drive to show the Map Network Drive
window.
2 Choose a drive number from the Drive drop-down menu.
3 Locate the shared folder by doing one of the following:
 Enter \\Synology_Server_Name\Shared_Folder_Name in the Folder field.
 Click Browse to locate the shared folder, and then click OK.
4 Click Finish.
5 Enter your user name and password for Synology DiskStation Manager and click OK.
Upon completion, you can access the mapped shared folder directly in Windows Explorer.
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Access Shared Folders from Mac
1 Choose Go > Connect to Server from the menu bar.
2 Type USB Station 2's IP address or server name preceded by smb:// or afp:// in the Server Address field and
click Connect. (e.g. smb://EricaWang or afp://192.168.0.2)
Note: For better performance, it is recommended that you connect to the shared folders via SMB.
3 Select the shared folder you want to access. Upon completion, you can access the shared folder in the Finder
window.
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Access Files via WebDAV
This section explains how to allow users to use Windows or Mac computer to manage and edit files on USB
Station 2 via WebDAV remotely
To Enable WebDAV:
Click the WebDAV tab at Main Menu > Control Panel > Web Services to enable WebDAV.
 For HTTP connection:
a Tick the Enable WebDAV checkbox. The default port number for the WebDAV service is 5005.
b Click OK.
 For HTTPS connection:
a Tick the Enable WebDAV HTTPS connection checkbox. The default port number for WebDAV HTTPS is
5006.
b Click OK.
Use WebDAV to Manage Files in Different Environments
You can use WebDAV to manage files in different environments. You can set it up as a network drive on your
operating system, or access it via a browser or on a smartphone.
When using WebDAV service, we suggest you use UTF-8-supported WebDAV clients to manage your files. This
can prevent the file names from becoming unreadable characters after uploading.
To use WebDAV on Windows XP/Vista:
1 Right-click on My Computer and select Map Network Drive.
2 Click Connect to a Web site that you can use to store your documents and pictures.
3 Click Next.
4 Click Next.
5 Enter the path for the network drive. The path should include the IP or the DDNS of your USB Station 2 and
the port number. An example would be http://demo.no-ip.info:5005/.
6 Click Next.
7 Enter your account and password. Click OK.
8 Name this network drive. Click Next.
9 Click Finish to finish the settings.
Note:
 Before you start using a WebDAV client software under Windows environment, please check if you have installed
Windows patch Web Folders (KB907306).
 When using WebDAV service under Windows environment, if you want to switch to another user account, you
need to log out of Windows system first.
To use WebDAV on Windows 7:
For Windows 7 users, you need to have a client software to use WebDAV. A software like this would be Netdrive.
You can also find other client software on the Internet.
Note: Before you start using WebDAV client software under Windows environment, please check if you have
installed Windows patch Web Folders (KB907306).
To use WebDAV on Mac:
1 Choose Go > Connect to Server from the menu bar.
2 Enter the Address field. The address should include the IP or the DDNS of your USB Station 2 and the port
number. An example would be http://demo.no-ip.info:5005/.
3 Enter your user name and password.
4 Click Connect.
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Note: WebDAV supports Bonjour broadcast.
To use WebDAV on Internet Explorer:
This is only supported in Internet Explorer 7 or earlier versions. If you are using Internet Explorer 8 or beyond,
please consult other methods provided in help or use a WebDAV supported client software.
1 Click Files > Open.
2 Enter the address in the Open field. The address should include the IP or the DDNs of your DiskStation and
the port number. An example would be http://demo.no-ip.info:5005/.
3 Enter your username and password. Click OK.
To use WebDAV on Firefox:
To use WebDAV on Firefox browser, you need to first install plug-in applications that support WebDAV, two of
which are:
 Trail-Mix: www.trail-mix.com
 Mozdev: webfolder.mozdev.org
Note: Windows Vista users have to first start WebDAV service by following the steps listed here before using
WebDAV on web browsers.
To use WebDAV on smartphones:
For smartphones such as iPhone or Android phones, you can use WebDAV via client apps. Examples:
 iPhone: DAV-E and GoodReader
 Android phones: WebDavDroid and Mobile WebDAV
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Access Files via FTP
If your USB Station 2 is accessible over the Internet, you can use a FTP application to access the shared folders.
Note: For more information about making USB Station 2 accessible over the Internet, see "Chapter 5: Connect from
the Internet" on Page 23.
Go to Main Menu > Control Panel > FTP to enable FTP service, allowing users to upload or download USB
Station 2 data via FTP.
To enable FTP service:
1 Tick Enable FTP service.
2 Enter a value in Port number setting of FTP service (The default number is 21).
3 Specify the Port range of Passive FTP (PASV) by using the default range (55536-55663) or entering any
range between 1025 and 65535.
4 Click OK.
Note:
 The default port number for the FTP service is 21. You can set it from 1 to 65535, excluding the following numbers:
20, 22, 23, 25, 80, 110, 137, 138, 139, 143, 199, 443, 445, 515, 543, 548, 587, 873, 993, 995, 3306, 3689, 5000,
5001, 5005, 5006, 5335, 5432, 9997, 9998, 9999, BitTorrent default port range: 6881-6890, and Surveillance
Station default port range: 55736-55863.
 The port range of Passive (PASV) FTP can be from 1025 to 65535. It can contain up to 128 ports.
 The guest account cannot log in to USB Station 2 via FTP.
 The codepage setting on the FTP client computer must be the same as that of the USB Station 2 in order to
access the data correctly.
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Advanced Settings
Report external IP in PASV mode
By enabling this option, the server will report its external IP to FTP clients. The reported IP will be listed in the
connection log of the FTP client. This option only works when the server is behind a NAT, and with the FTP
clients residing in a different subnet as the server. In most cases you don't need to enable this option, but if the
FTP clients fail to connect to the server, then please try with this option enabled.
Enable UTF-8 filename support
If FTP client supports UTF-8, enable this function to better handle multilingual filename. However, the support
to the old version of FTP clients is limited. If your FTP client has trouble to handle multilingual file name, you
might want to disable this function.
Enable FTP file transfer log
Enable this function to record the log of each downloaded or uploaded file.
To see the FTP file transfer log:
Go to Main Menu > System Information > Log, and choose FTP transfer log from the drop-down menu.
Enabling FTP file transfer log will affect the system performance.
Set up FTP Connection Restriction
Click the Connection Restriction tab to limit users’ FTP access to USB Station 2.
To set up FTP connection restriction, tick any of the following and click OK:
 Allow SSL/TLS connection only: Accept only SSL or TLS connection requests from FTP clients.
 Limit connections per IP: Limit the maximum connections per IP.
 Enable FTP bandwidth restriction: Restrict the bandwidth of single FTP connection.
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Manage FTP Security Settings
Click the Security Settings tab to enhance FTP security.
 Enable Anonymous FTP: Allow anyone to log in to USB Station 2's FTP service (with the anonymous or ftp account). You
can also tick Change Anonymous root and select a shared folder to restrict anonymous users’ FTP access to that folder only.
More Information
To configure the privilege of anonymous user:
1 Go to Main Menu > Control Panel > Shared Folder, select a shared folder, and click Privileges Setup.
2 Choose System internal user from the drop-down menu and tick the checkboxes.
3 Click OK.
Connect to USB Station 2 Using a FTP Application
Open any FTP application on your computer and enter the following information to connect to USB Station 2:
 USB Station 2's IP address or domain name
 Your user account and password
 The port number (The default number is 21)
Access Files via File Browser
File Browser is DSM's file management tool, allowing DSM users over the Internet to access USB Station 2
folders with their web browsers. By opening two or more File Browser windows, you can manage all your USB
Station 2 data by dragging and dropping them between different File Browsers.
File Browser Requirement
To use the full featured File Browser, you will need the newest web browser, Java and Flash Player.
 Browser: Chrome 5 or later, Firefox 3.0 or later, Safari 4.0 or later, Chrome 5 or later, Internet Explorer 7 or
later; with AJAX and JavaScript enabled
 Java (For browsing folders on the local computer): Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 5 or later
 Flash: Flash Player 9.0.28 or later
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File Browser Appearance
Go to Main Menu > File Browser to open a File Browser window.
 Left panel: Displays USB Station 2's shared folders and their subfolders in the upper part, and the folders on
your local computer in the lower part.
 Main section: Displays contents of the currently-selected folder.
 Help button (top-right corner): Click the Help button (with a question mark) to reveal the DSM Help, where
you can get useful help about how to use File Browser.
Set File Browser in Action
With clicking the Action menu and dragging-and-dropping, you can easily download, copy, move, rename, delete,
extract, and compress files or folders, and more.
Download Files or Folders from USB Station 2
Use any of the following methods to download files or folders from USB Station 2 to your computer.
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Method 1:
1 Select the files or folders you want to download. (Press and hold Shift or Ctrl while making multiple selections.)
2 Choose Download from the Action menu.
Method 2:
1 Select the files or folders you want to download. (Press and hold Shift or Ctrl while making multiple selections.)
2 Right-click the files or folders, and choose Download.
Note:
 UnderWindows environment, characters \ * ?" >| # %contained in thefilename will be replaced by - after downloading.
 If you make multiple selections, File Browser will archive your selections into a zip file before downloading.
Upload Files or Folders to USB Station 2
Use any of the following methods to upload files or folders from your computer to USB Station 2.
Method 1:
1 From the upper part of the left panel, choose a destination folder on USB Station 2.
2 Choose Upload, and select files or folders from your local computer.
3 Click OK to start uploading.
Method 2:
1 From the lower part of the left panel, select a folder on your local computer. The main section now displays the
contents of the selected folder.
2 Select the files or folders you want in the main section, and then click Upload.
3 Select a destination folder on USB Station 2 in the window that appears.
4 At the top-right corner of the window, select Overwrite if you want to overwrite files or folders with the same
name in the destination folder. Otherwise, select Skip.
5 Click OK to start uploading.
Method 3:
1 On the left panel, drag a folder from your computer (the lower part) to any folder on USB Station 2 (the upper part).
2 In the pop-up menu that appears, choose Upload - Overwrite to overwrite files or folders with the same name
in the destination folder. Otherwise, choose Upload - Skip to skip the files with the same filename.
Note: If you have installed JRE 5 or later, you can upload over 2GB of contents at a time. Otherwise, you can only
upload up to 2GB of contents at a time.
When you upload files and folders using any of the following methods, you can see the uploading progress of the
files and folders in the top-right corner of the desktop.
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You can also click the upward arrow at the right end of the taskbar to see the Upload Queue.
Copy or Move Files or Folders on USB Station 2
Use any of the following methods to copy files or folders between folders on USB Station 2.
Method 1:
1 Select the files or folders you want. (Press and hold Shift or Ctrl while making multiple selections.)
2 Choose Copy or Move from the Action menu.
3 Select a destination folder on USB Station 2 in the window that appears.
4 At the bottom of the window, select Overwrite if you want to overwrite files or folders with the same name in
the destination folder. Otherwise, select Skip.
Method 2:
1 Select the files or folders you want. (Press and hold Shift or Ctrl while making multiple selections.)
2 Drag any USB Station 2 folders or files from the main section to another DiskStation folder on the left panel.
3 In the pop-up menu that appears, choose Copy - Overwrite or Move - Overwrite to overwrite files or folders
with the same name in the destination folder. Otherwise, choose Copy - Skip or Move - Skip to skip the files
with the same filename.
Method 3:
1 Select the files or folders you want. (Press and hold Shift or Ctrl while making multiple selections.)
2 Go to Main Menu > File Browser to open a new File Browser window, and use the left panel to browse to a
destination folder on USB Station 2.
3 Drag any USB Station 2 folders or files from the original File Browser window to the window you just opened.
4 In the pop-up menu that appears, choose Copy - Overwrite or Move - Overwrite to overwrite files or folders
with the same name in the destination folder. Otherwise, choose Copy - Skip or Move - Skip to skip the files
with the same filename.
Note: When copying or moving files/folders to a directory in FAT file system, characters \ *?">| in the filename will be
replaced by –, and the Metadata of Mac files will be deleted.
Rename a File or Folder on USB Station 2
1 Select a file or a folder.
2 Do one of the following:
 Choose Rename from the Action menu.
 Right-click the file or folder and choose Rename.
3 Enter a new name in the window that appears and click OK.
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Create a Folder
1 Go to the directory where you want to create a folder.
2 Do any of the following:
 Click Create folder.
 Choose Create folder from the Action menu.
3 Enter a new name in the window that appears and click OK.
Delete Files or Folders
1 Select the files or folders you want. (Press and hold Shift or Ctrl while making multiple selections.)
2 Do one of the following:
 Choose Delete from the Action menu.
 Right-click one of the files or folders and choose Delete.
Extract an Archive
1 Select an archive you want to extract.
2 Choose Extract from the Action menu. You can see the contents of the archive in the File list.
3 Click the Option tab to enter the password if the archive is password-protected.
4 Click Destination at the bottom, and select a destination folder on USB Station 2 in the window that appears.
5 Do one of the following:
 To extract all files and folders in the archive, click Extract All.
 To extract some files or folders in the archive, select them in the File list and click Extract Selected.
Note: File Browser can extract the following archive formats: .zip, .tar, .gz, .tgz, .rar, .7z, .iso (ISO 9660 + joliet)
Compress Files or Folders
1 In the main section, select the files or folders on USB Station 2 that you want to compress. (Press and hold
Shift or Ctrl while making multiple selections.)
2 Do one of the following:
 Choose Compress to “(file name)”.zip from the Action menu.
 Right-click one of the selections and choose Compress to “(file name)”.zip.
 To use advanced options (such as renaming or encrypting the archive, using different compression levels or
modes), choose Add to archive instead.
Note:
 You cannot compress files or folders on your local computer using File Browser.
 Supported archive formats: .zip.
Open a File in a New Window
Open a file on USB Station 2 in a new tab or window of the web browser to preview it instantly.
To open a file in a new window:
1 Select the file you want to preview.
2 Do one of the following:
 Choose Open in New Window from the Action menu.
 Right-click the file and choose Open in New Window.
If your browser can view the selected file, it will be opened in a new browser window.
Note: The browser setting will decide what file types can be viewed directly.
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Obtain a File or Folder’s Download Link
You can obtain the download link to a file or folder and share the link with other users.
To obtain a file or folder's download link:
1 Select the file or folder for which you want to obtain its download link.
2 Do one of the following to open the Properties window:
 Choose Properties from the Action menu.
 Right-click the file or folder and choose Properties.
3 Right-click the download link, and choose the pertinent function from the shortcut menu to copy the download
link. The name of the function may vary depending on the web browser you are using.
4 Send the link to other users via Email or instant messages. They can download the linked file or folder by
entering their username and password.
Note:
 To download a file or folder with the download link, valid username and password are required.
 With File Browser, you can only perform the upload action for files and folders on your computer. All the other File
Browser actions and properties setting are available for files and folders on USB Station 2 only.
Display Additional Attributes
You can display additional attributes of files or folders to show them in new columns of the main section.
To display additional attributes:
1 Hover your mouse to any column header and click the downward triangle that appears on the right.
2 From the drop-down menu that appears, choose the Columns submenu.
3 Tick the checkboxes next to the extra attributes to show them in new columns.
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Access Files via File Station
Go to Main Menu > Control Panel > File Station to enable File Station, which allows you to access files on USB
Station 2 through a customized port.
To enable File Station:
1 Tick Enable File Station (HTTP) and specify a customized port number.
2 If you want to have the connection to File Station encrypted via the SSL/TLS encrypting mechanism, tick
Enable File Station (HTTPS) and specify a customized port number.
3 If you want to activate the mini banner to save vertical space, tick Use mini banner.
4 If you want to record the activities of all users, tick Enable File Station log.
5 Click OK.
To see the File Station log:
Go to Main Menu > System Information > Log, and choose File Station log from the drop-down menu. The
user activities are shown under the Event column, including Upload, Download, Delete, Rename, Move, Copy
and Property set.
To customize File Station:
1 Under Customization, do any of the following:
2 Customize the login message in the Message field.
3 Change the banner color in the Change banner color field.
4 Click the button next to Upload banner image to upload your favorite banner image.
5 Click OK.
To launch File Station, do any of the following:
 Click the link next to Login at.
 Go to Main Menu and click File Station.
 Type USB Station 2's IP address or server name or domain name plus a colon and the customized port
number (e.g. http://ericawang.dyndns.org:7000) in the address bar of your web browser. Press Enter (PC) or
Return (Mac) on your keyboard.
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Chapter 8: Back Up Data
Synology offers comprehensive backup solutions for your computer. You can back up data on your computer to
USB Station 2.
Back Up Computer Data
Synology-designed Data Replicator 3 allows you to back up data from a Windows computer to USB Station 2.
Use Data Replicator for Windows
The Synology Data Replicator installation package can be found on the Utility CD and Synology's Download
Center at: http://www.synology.com/support/download.php
What Can Data Replicator Do?
 Monitor specific folders on your Windows computer and perform real-time backup when any modification to the
contents within a monitored folder is made.
 Adjust backup versions and restore points.
 Restore backup data from USB Station 2 to your Windows computer according to your preference.

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