Thursday, September 12, 2013

Synology Time Backup Trick

So, you need to change the IP address of your remote backup device in Synology's Time Backup? You cannot do it from the GUI without deleting the job and creating a new one. WTF?!

However, you can change the IP with the command line in DSM 4.X:
  • telnet/SSH as root
  • cd /usr/syno/etc/packages/TimeBackup
  • chmod 777 tasks.conf
  • now edit tasks.conf and adjust the dst_IP parameter, save the file
Reopen Time Backup and the destination IP for the job has changed and all versions are still there.

Friday, September 06, 2013

Real News

In today's NY Times and Guardian. 

"...Microsoft co-operated with the NSA to circumvent encryption on the email and chat services. The company insisted that it was obliged to comply with "existing or future lawful demands" when designing its products."

"The files show that the agency is still stymied by some encryption, as Mr. Snowden suggested in a question-and-answer session on The Guardian’s Web site in June.  “Properly implemented strong crypto systems are one of the few things that you can rely on,” he said, though cautioning that the N.S.A. often bypasses the encryption altogether by targeting the computers at one end or the other and grabbing text before it is encrypted or after it is decrypted."