Automatically Emptying Synology Recycle Bins

Options for emptying Shared Folder Recycle Bins on a Synology.

Manually: Control Panel > Shared Folder > Action > Empty all Recycle Bins

Automatically: Control Panel > Task Scheduler > Create > Recycle bin

For the automatic option, be sure to review the “Task Settings” tab for things like “Retention Policy” (allows you to specify deletion of files older than x days)

Setting The DNS Servers And Default Domain For Cisco ASA AnyConnect Users

Here is a little gem I found in the cisco forum that explains where to find and set the Default Domain and DNS Server(s) for Cisco ASA AnyConnect Users.

  • Log into ASDM, select Remote Access VPN, expand Network (Client) Access, highlight Group Policies.
  • On the right, edit the Group Policy assigned to your remote users.
  • In the Group Policy edit screen that is displayed, highlight Servers on the left. This will show you the DNS Servers specified for the policy
  • Click the small circle with double down arrows on the right to show more options. This will show you the Default Domain specified for the policy.
  • Once you’ve edited the policy to meet your needs, click OK to save.
  • Finally, save the running config to flash.

Test by reconnecting via an AnyConnect client and running an ipconfig /all.

Synology FTP Client

If you need the ability to upload files from your Synology, there is a simple ftp client built in to DSM 5.0 and higher.

You can find it in the “File Station” application under “Tools” > “Remote Connection”

From there, select “Connection Setup” and select the desired option (ftp in my case).


Enter the info corresponding to the ftp account created for you at the remote ftp server


The ftp location will be added to the file navigation section under “FTP” and will become a valid “Copy to/Move to” option in the right click menu for files displayed in File Station.