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Synology Releases DSM 6.0: New Backup Methodology


Today Synology launched their new DiskStation Manager (DSM) 6.0, one of the biggest overhauls of the OS to date. Among the major feature updates is a profound bolstering of their snapshotting, backup, and archiving functionalities. I’ve written extensively about Synology’s Backup functionality for DSM 5.2 (Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3), but have held off on pulling the trigger…

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Review: Glucose Buddy (iOS App)


App Name: Glucose Buddy Version: 3.7.0 Developer: Azumio Date Updated: October 12, 2012 Cost: Free; up to $13.99 for additional features Overall Score/Value: D+ A part of the ongoing review of diabetic glucose applications for iOS/iPhone. Executive Summary Tap. Tap. Tap. Tap. An all-around painful experience with useless charting capabilities, whose only saving grace is the tight integration with a…

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Review: mySugr (iOS App)


App Name: mySugr Version: 3.9.0 (Current version 3.10.0) Developer: mySugr GmbH Cost:  Free, in-app purchase for full version $2.99/month, $27.99/year, $139.99/lifetime Overall Score/Value: B+ A part of the ongoing review of diabetic glucose applications for iOS/iPhone. Executive Summary The ease of entry for this diabetic logbook app pushes it to the current winner’s circle as the least onerous utility for…

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Rant: Diabetic Insulin Pumps, A Giant Leap Backwards


I’m a diabetic. Unlike some people who seem to take great pleasure in identifying themselves and building personal brands as diabetics, I don’t like talking about my diabetes. For more than 30 years I’ve worked hard to minimize others’ association between myself and the disease, hopefully with a modicum of success. I’m going to step outside myself this once to indulge…

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Synology Hybrid Backup, Part 3


This is the third installment of the 3-2-1 backup workflow that I have established using Synology’s DSM 5.2 software. My goal is to illustrate a multi-tiered backup plan using my Synology equipment and the built-in tools to establish a resilient method for surviving data loss. In the first post, I discussed some of the considerations of backups and a provided…

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Synology Hybrid Backup, Part 2


In the first article, I started talking about how to use the Synology to solve my various backup problems. I’m a bit picky about how the way I like my data organized, and as usual your mileage will vary, but because of the nature of my setup I need to use a variety of tools available within the Synology ecosystem.…

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