Synology Cloud Station Authentication Error + Abnormal Status

As I have discussed in the past, I am a big fan of Synology. So much so, I migrated off of all cloud storage solutions such as Dropbox and onto Synology’s Cloud Station application. To date, this move has been great for me. Recently, I purchased the new MacBook Pro and decided to use Migration Assistant to move all of my data to the new laptop. My goal was to continue using both laptops — one for home and one for travel. Given that I wanted to keep the two laptops in sync as much as possible and given that I primarily use the Desktop and Downloads folders on Mac, I decided to sync the contents to Cloud Station. Unfortunately, doing this always resulted in an authentication error as well as an abnormal status on one of the two laptops. I could re-authenticate, but that would just move the error to the other laptop.

In this post, I would like to cover the solution to the problem. Read on to learn more!

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Please Take Security Seriously

Some people talk about security, many people skimp on security, few do security right. Of course, security has many meanings, but in this post I will be discussing physical and online security of data. With the amount of data available today, it is critical that we all take security seriously. In this post, I would like to talk about some of the security issues I have had in the past and a few of my approaches to ensure better security of my data. Read on to learn more!


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Synology: Configuring Time Machine and Quotas

Time machine is a great piece of backup software that comes with Macs. How Time Machine works is that it backs up based on a policy until there is no space left on the destination. When space is depleted, Time Machine deletes the oldest backups. While the process makes sense, it does raise the question of how to backup multiple Macs to the same Synology device. I will cover the process in this post.


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