In this video we demonstrate how to setup and configure an Uninterruptible Power Supply on a Synology NAS. An Uninterruptible Power Supply or UPS, is a device that will provide power to an electrical appliance in the event of a mains power failure.
If our NAS was accessing data at the time of a sudden power outage or a power surge, that data could become damaged. In turn this damage could lead to the corruption of the operating system, or some of the files stored on our NAS.
This is why we decided to use a APC Smart UPS SMT750i with our Synology NAS. The APC 750i is designed to protect our data and hardware from power cuts or power surges from our mains power supply.
Notes: When you first setup your APC 750i, you might be asked for the Voltage Output. If you live in the United Kingdom, you should set the voltage to 230v which is the European Harmonised Standard.
Quick reference notes:
- First connect your UPS to your Synology NAS
- Log into Disk Station Manager (DSM) with administrators privileges
- Load Control Panel – System – Hardware & Power
- Under the UPS tab ensure that the NAS has detected the UPS
- Tick the option, Enable UPS Support
- Ensure that Shutdown UPS when the system enters Safe Mode is ticked
- Select Apply
- Test that your UPS is working correctly
Additional resources required:
- A UPS compatible with your model of NAS. We use a APC Smart UPS SMT750i
- Synology Support – UPS
- Synology Support – NAS models and compatible UPS list
- Making use of – The effects power outages can have on your computer
- Wikipedia – Uninterupitble power supply