macOS Finder has been notoriously slow handling some Samba file shares, and Synology users are well aware of this.
There’s a few situations where controlling your Synology’s services via the command line is necessary.
If you’re looking into removing the Universal Search app from your DSM, because it’s bogging up your NAS, you can do it using root permissions via terminal.
One particularly nice feature of DSM 6.1.x is that it now allows you to block access to the Desktop backend for any user or user group.
Here are some simple instructions on how to get Composer working along your Web Station package for app/web development.
A while ago I decided to setup my TimeMachine backup of my MacBook Pro to an external USB drive, essentially to save space on the main Synology volume and also to decrease those disk’s activity, and here’s how I did it.