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)

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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).

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

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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.