It’s up and running!
After days of researching, tinkering and trying out so many different configurations just to get a place on the web, I finally have this running how I like it.
I own a Synology DS1513+ which has all my media and very important data that I access over my home network and the internet. Very handy product.
If you ask me though, I will tell you right away that if you are only using it for file-sharing or backups. You are doing it wrong!
To anyone that is not already aware of this, DSM (DiskStation Manager) is powered by Linux. Albeit a bit slimmed down, but still, the powerhouse that is Linux.
With a bit of time and patience, you can get your once expensive investment, really worth its asking price.
For example, this very page, while powered by WordPress, is running on that very system.
Many already know this… So what if I can host my own website. I don’t even need my own DiskStation to do that. Once again though, Linux. It doesn’t stop there.
I am an avid Anime watcher. I just love it! But many of you know managing files or just being on top of new releases can get painful very quickly.
Over the next few posts, I will be sharing my configuration, which currently does this:
Grab new anime releases from an aggregation website and download it with Download Station. And as the release groups add their releases to anidb.net, automatically rename and move releases to their appropriate (shared) folder with your preferred naming scheme.
I have a good grasp as to when new releases are available and are downloaded, but you can enhance this further by getting notifications from your DiskStation when a file is added to a folder or similar by making use of other Linux tools.
For now, though, I think I like the balance between some manual management and discovery over a fully automated system. After all, the DiskStation still needs to serve those files and perform other tasks — it is not that powerful of a system, but powerful enough for what we need it to do.
If you have a DiskStation of your own, please write a little intro about yourself in the comment section and share how you use yours with me. Maybe I can improve mine if I see something I must have!
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