Synology NAS tip – How to control which destination volume is use when installing a package

When installing packages onto a Synology NAS. If you have multiple volumes, by default you will see a wizard which will allow you to control which volume a package is installed onto.

However, by ticking the option “Always install new packages on this volume in the future”. You will set all packages to install automatically onto a specific volume. As this action in some instances will remove the setup wizard from being displayed when we install packages. In this video we take a look at the setting which will restore the setup wizard and allow us to choose a volume to install a package onto.

Quick reference notes:

  • Log into DSM with administrators privileges
  • Open Package Center
  • Select Settings
  • Within General – Default Volume, change the Default Volume field to Always ask me
  • Select OK

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