Synology DS210J NAS
Finally bought a NAS, ended up going with the Synology DS210J, a two bay NAS with alot of great functions Picked it up off Ebay for $300 delivered. Will see how this one goes with plans to get a 4 bay version a bit latter on.
So far so good! I’ve been able to turn off my PC and stream my media from the NAS instead.
Setting up BitTorrent Client
Installed Transmission Package from SynoBlog
Flexget from http://flexget.com/
RSS Feed – http://ezrss.it/feed
Transmission Config not sticking
Need to make sure that Transmission is not running before editing the settings,json file otherwise all changes will be lost. Supposdly a known bug. Stop and start the Transmission Service by the Package Management Panel.
set up symlink (soft) to Tranmission settings.json
ln -s /usr/local/transmission/var/settings.json trans.json
UPnP Indexing Issue
Discovered a small issue whereby the files in the Video UPnP directory were not being shown on my XBox. Found that due to them being downloaded by Transmission they weren’t being indexed. you can run the synoindex routine to update the index, but figure that its just as easy for my current setup to just map a SMB drive from the XBox.
Updating Block List via scheduled script so that it gets updated on a regular basis. (Stop and Restart Transmission?)
wget -q -t 3 http://www.bluetack.co.uk/config/level1.gz
When attempting to schedule Flexget via CRON I found that me CROBTAB kept on being reset on reboot. Very frustrating! CRONTAB gets interogated on reboot and if the system finds that it is incorrectly formatted it sets it to the default CRONTAB (ie. Blank)
You need to be very exact in the formatting. Using vi as the editor and tabs instead of spaces and being very careful has worked for me.