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ioSafe How-Tos: ioSafe 214 NAS/RAID System

How to manage your ioSafe NAS with mobile devices

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Overview

DSM mobile is a web application designed particularly for mobile devices, allowing you to remotely manage various applications and services of your ioSafe NAS on a web browser whenever your device is connected to the Internet.

This article will guide you through the steps to access DSM mobile (while iPad is being used as an example in this guide, DSM mobile works on any iOS or Android device with a browser), as well as each management functions that include a variety of items such as user account, shared folder, services and applications, system information and resources.

Note: This article will use iPad as an example. DSM mobile works on any iOS or Android device as long as there is a browser installed. Though the interface is slightly different, DSM mobile works on iOS and Android and the functions are identical.

Contents

1. Before You Start

This article assumes that you have done the following tasks for your ioSafe NAS:

  • Hardware installation for the ioSafe NAS
  • Software installation for Synology DiskStation Manager (DSM, web-based operating system of the ioSafe NAS)
  • Creating volumes and shared folders
  • Creating DSM local users
  • Access the ioSafe NAS via the Internet

Refer to Quick Installation Guide for more information about hardware and software installation. You can also see the ioSafe NAS User's Guide (available on the CD or at www.iosafe.com/support) for a general idea about topics related to this article.

Note: DSM mobile can only be accessed by admin account or accounts with administrator privilege.

2. Mange your ioSafe NAS on DSM mobile

Depending on the need, you might remotely access your ioSafe NAS in two types of network environment:

  • The Intranet
  • The Internet

Important: If you are in an Intranet, make sure your connection is switched to Wi-Fi mode. If you are accessing the ioSafe NAS via the Internet, you can choose between 3G or Wi-Fi mode as long as your ioSafe NAS is properly setup for remote access.

When you access your ioSafe NAS on your mobile device, you will automatically be directed to DSM mobile. If you wish to launch DSM mobile, do the following:

  1. Open your web browser on your mobile device

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  1. In the address bar, type in the IP address of your ioSafe NAS
  2. In the login box, input the following information:
    • Your DSM account name
    • Your DSM login password
    • Tap the arrow icon to log into DSM mobile

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Note: You can only log into the ioSafe NAS on DSM mobile with your admin account or account that has administrative privilege.

2.1 Manage User Accounts

You can easily manage all your local user accounts on your ioSafe NAS via DSM mobile and they include:

  • Create a new user account
  • Delete an existing account
  • Edit an user account

To create a new user account:

  • Tap on User on the left hand side to see a list of accounts on the right hand side.
  • Tap + on the top right corner to add a new user account.

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  • Fill in the blank fields and tap Done on the right to create a new user account.

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Note: You can prompt the option to receive notification on a particular account when the e-mail field is filled-in.

To delete an existing user account:

  • Tap on User on the left hand side, then tap on any user account you wish to delete.

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  • Tap the Delete tab on the bottom of the screen to delete an account.

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Warning: When you delete a user account it will be permanently removed and cannot be recovered.

To edit user account information:

  1. Tap on any user account you wish to edit or adjust the settings.

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  1. Do the following to configure an accountís privilege settings:
    • If you would like to configure an accountís privilege to any shared folder, tap Shared Folder under Privileges to see a list of your shared folders. Then tap on any shared folder you wish to change the settings. Choose between No access, Read/Write or Read only.

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Note: When multiple properties are ticked for a shared folder, the privilege priority is as the following: No Access > Read/Write > Read only.

    • If you would like to configure an accountís privilege to applications on the ioSafe NAS, tap Application under Privileges to see a list of the available applications. Tap on an application to allow or disallow application privilege for an account. A blue tick means the application is allowed and a grey tick means otherwise.

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2.2 Manage Shared Folders

On DSM mobile you can easily manage the shared folders on your ioSafe NAS and the settings:

  1. Create a new shared folder
  2. Delete an existing shared folder
  3. Rename your shared folder
  4. Configure shared folder privilege for user and user group

To create a new shared folder

  1. Tap on Shared Folder on left hand side to see a list of your shared folders
  2. Tap + to add a new shared folder

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  1. Enter the name and tap Done on top right corner to create a new shared folder.

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To delete an existing shared folder

  1. Tap on Shared Folder on the left hand side, then tap on any shared folder you wish to delete

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  1. Tap the Delete tab on the bottom to delete a shared folder

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Warning: When you delete a selected shared folder it will be permanently removed and cannot be recovered.

To rename your shared folder

  1. Tap on Shared Folder on left hand side and choose a folder you wish to rename. Please refer to delete an existing shared folder for the image.
  2. Input a new name for your shared folder and tap Done on the top right corner to apply the change.

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To configure shared folder privilege for user and user group

  1. Tap on Shared Folder on the left and choose a folder you wish to change the privilege setting. Please refer to delete an existing shared folder for the image.
  2. If you wish to change a shared folderís privilege setting for a user or a user group, do the following:
  3. If you would like to change the privilege setting of a shared folder to any user, tap User under Privileges to see a list of your user accounts. Tap on any user account and choose between different privileges settings. http://www.synology.com/tutorials/img/manage_with_mobile_devices/image017.jpghttp://www.synology.com/tutorials/img/manage_with_mobile_devices/image018.jpg
    • If you would like to change the privilege setting of a shared folder to any user group, tap Group under Privileges to see a list of your user groups. Tap on a privilege property and tap Back to apply the change. http://www.synology.com/tutorials/img/manage_with_mobile_devices/image019.jpghttp://www.synology.com/tutorials/img/manage_with_mobile_devices/image020_1.jpg

2.3 Manage Services on the ioSafe NAS

You can easily enable or disable a particular ioSafe NAS service via DSM mobile. There are also two types of network environment in which you can perform the action:

  • LAN Services
    LAN (Local Area Network) services are services that run primarily within an Intranet or a local network.
  • Internet Services
    Internet services are services that run primarily via the Internet. To enable an Internet service means you will be able to access your ioSafe NAS remotely from outside of a LAN.

To manage the ioSafe NAS services on DSM mobile

  1. Tap on Service on the left panel to see a list of the ioSafe NAS services on the right.
  2. Choose a service on the right to enable or disable. A blue switch means the service is enabled, whereas a grey switch means otherwise.
  3. Tap Done on the top right corner to apply the change.

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2.4 Monitor System Status

Even if you are away from your computer at work, you can still use DSM mobile to remotely monitor system status and general information of your ioSafe NAS.

To view system info on DSM mobile

  1. Tap System Info on the left panel to the overview status of your ioSafe NAS.

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  1. On the right hand side of the panel, tap each tab for a detailed view of the ioSafe NASís status:
    • In the General tab, you can view basic information about the hardware of your ioSafe NAS.
    • In the Network tab, you can view your ioSafe NASís network configuration and the status for each network interface.

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    • In the Storage tab, you can view the ioSafe NASís volume usage.

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To view the ioSafe NASís resource usage

  • Tap Resource Monitor on the left panel to see CPU usage and memory usage of your ioSafe NAS.

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2.5 Launch Mobile Apps

DSM mobile provides you with a convenient way to launch Synology mobile apps installed on your iOS and Android device.

To launch Synology mobile apps with DSM mobile

Tap any of the following apps in the left panel

  • DS photo+ (available when the Photo Station service is enabled)
  • DS audio (available when the Audio Station service is enabled)
  • DS cam (available when the Surveillance Station is enabled)
  • DS file (available when the WebDAV service is enabled)

Note: For more information about these apps, refer to the Help files that come with the apps.

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2.6 Set ioSafe NAS Action

DSM mobile allows you to restart or shut down your ioSafe NAS with your iOS or Android device. Moreover, when there are several ioSafe NAS near you, you can quickly identify your ioSafe NAS by requesting it to play beep sounds.

To set your ioSafe NAS action:

Tap the action button at the top-right corner of the left panel.
Do any of the following:

  • Tap Restart and then tap Yes to restart your ioSafe NAS.
  • Tap Shutdown and then tap Yes to shut down your ioSafe NAS.
  • Tap Find me to request the ioSafe NAS to play beep sounds. Tap OK to stop beeping.

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2.7 Switch to the Desktop Edition of DSM

You can always switch in between DSM mobile and the Desktop Edition of DSM.

Switch between the Desktop Edition of DSM and DSM mobile

  1. Tap the action button at the top-right corner of the left panel, and then tap Desktop Edition to switch to the desktop edition of DSM.

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  1. Tap DSM mobile at the bottom of the interface in the Desktop Edition of DSM to return to DSM mobile.

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