DSM 6 Adventures: Explosive Update

My experience upgrading a DS214play from DSM 5.2 to 6.0

I actually planned to make my next post about setting up Synology’s Directory Server on DSM and use it for authentication with GitBlit, but as John Lennon once said:

Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans

And so it happened that DSM 6 was released.
I thought I just update to the new version real quick, enjoy some new features and go on with the plans I have for my home lab, but things went down a very different road. Continue reading “DSM 6 Adventures: Explosive Update”

Turn your DiskStation into a self-hosted Git server

One of the things I almost instantly wanted to do after purchasing my DiskStation was to use it as a private Git server. I thought I was in luck when I saw that Synology offers a DSM package for Git, but it turned out this is too basic for my taste.
The good thing is, since I now have HTTPS accessible Tomcat running on my DiskStation I can easily install and run GitBlit. So let’s turn our DiskStation into a private, HTTPS accessible, collaboration friendly Git server! Continue reading “Turn your DiskStation into a self-hosted Git server”