Cloud Setup: Laptops and Desktops

The following instructions are for installing and configuring software that will enable you to connect to TDI’s Cloud. A few notes about the cloud regarding security and access before we get started:

  • The hardware is on-site with an off-site backup.
  • We currently have 70TB of storage-expandable to half a petabyte.
  • All data is encrypted in transit.
  • Access to the system has to be granted. You can request access to a personal folder that starts at 50GB by emailing us.
  • Shared folders can also be requested. Please contact us with the name of the folder and those you’d like to have access.
  • Team members don’t have a Dartmouth account? Not a problem. We can create accounts for anyone.
  • As long as you have an Internet connection, you can access our Cloud. It’s been tested across multiple networks in multiple countries.
  • Not sure how the Cloud works? In brief, a copy is kept on your computer and on the server (and any other computer or device that has access to that folder). If a change is made on your computer, it syncs to the server and the server pushes the update to all other connected devices. Still have questions? Send us an email.
  • NOTE: If you would prefer the video tutorial, please click here.
  • What you’ll need: Internet connection, web browser, and admin access to your computer (if you have a DHMC-owned laptop, you will need to contact their Help Desk to get temporary admin privileges).
  • Open a web browser and go to http://www.synology.com.
  • Go to the Support menu and click on Download Center.
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  • At the Download Center screen, select 10-bay in the Type drop-down menu. You can leave the model alone.
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  • Scroll down to the Cloud Station section and click on the Global download for Mac.
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  • Save the file.
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  • Open the .dmg file once it has downloaded.
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  • Another window will open. Double-click the .pkg file.
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  • Click Continue.
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  • You may receive an error here regarding installing the application. If you do, try going to System Preferences and opening Security and Privacy settings.
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  • Go to the General tab and click the lock icon. Enter your password and change the setting to Allow Apps From Anywhere.
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  • Click Install.
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  • Enter your computer password.
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  • Your screen may flicker and you lose your desktop icons when the configuration screen cycles up.
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  • Click Start Now at the first Synology screen.
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  • This next screen will ask for your configuration information. The first line should be your computer name (e.g. JSmith-MacBook-Pro), the next line is the server name – TDI-HA, the following two lines are your user ID and password. The user ID should be formatted kiewit\YourNetID or if you are a non-Dartmouth user, it will be what was sent to you.
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  • At the SSL popup, click Proceed anyway.
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  • You may receive a screen asking you to choose Quick or Advanced Setup. Always choose Advanced.
  • You will then be prompted to select which folders you want to sync to your computer. This will include your personal CloudStation folder and any shared folders to which you have access. NOTE: If you are only using the cloud for accessing a shared folder, you do not need to set up or use your “home” folder and can skip ahead.
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  • The box on the left displays the folders on your computer. The box on the right shows you which folders you have access to on the server. If you choose to use your personal CloudStation folder for backup, click on the Sync Rules button.
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  • I’d recommend selecting Desktop and Documents only. Within documents, uncheck the Microsoft User Data folder and any virtual machine folders you may have like Parallels or VMWare.
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  • To continue on with just syncing server folders to subfolders of your user directory, click on your username and click the Add Folder icon. Name the folder whatever you want, but I’d recommend sticking with the same name as the folder on the server to avoid confusion.
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  • Click Finish. We’ll get to those other folders in a moment.
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  • Go to the Cloud Station icon in your Finder bar. Click on it, then Settings.
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  • You’ll get the window below.
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  • Click on Create, then TDI-HA to add links with shared folders on the server.
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  • Navigate to your user folder. It’s okay that it’s grayed out. Highlight it then click the Add Folder icon. Name the folder and click on it and the server folder you want to link to.
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  • Click on Global Settings. Uncheck the Desktop Notification box.
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  • Last, but not least, I go to my user folder and drag a shortcut to the sidebar for quick access.
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    • NOTE: If you would prefer the video tutorial, please click here.
    • Open a web browser and go to http://www.synology.com.
    • Go to the Support menu and click on Download Center.

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    • At the Download Center screen, select 10-bay in the Type drop-down menu. You can leave the model alone.

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    • Scroll down to the Cloud Station section and click on the Global .exe or .msi download for Windows.

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    • Save the file.

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    • Open the file once it has downloaded.

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    • Click OK.

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    • Click Next.

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    • Click I Agree at the license screen.

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    • Click Finish.

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    • Your screen may flicker and you lose your desktop icons when the configuration screen cycles up (don’t worry, you’ll get them back). Click Start Now at the first Synology screen.

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    • This next screen will ask for your configuration information. The first line should be your computer name (e.g. JSmith-Lenovo-T440), the next line is the server name – TDI-HA, the following two lines are your user ID and password. The user ID should be formatted kiewit\YourNetID or if you are a non-Dartmouth user, it will be what was sent to you.

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    • At the SSL popup, click Proceed anyway.

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    • You may then receive a screen asking you select Quick or Advanced Setup. Always choose Advanced.
    • You will then be prompted to select which folders you want to sync to your computer. This will include your personal CloudStation folder and any shared folders to which you have access. NOTE: If you are only using the cloud for accessing a shared folder, you do not need to set up or use your “home” folder and can skip ahead.

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    • The box on the left displays the folders on your computer. The box on the right shows you which folders you have access to on the server. If you choose to use your personal CloudStation folder for backup, click on the Sync Rules button. I’d recommend selecting Desktop and Documents only.

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    • To continue on with just syncing server folders to subfolders of your user directory, click on your username and click the Add Folder icon. Name the folder whatever you want, but I’d recommend sticking with the same name as the folder on the server to avoid confusion.

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    • Click Finish. We’ll get to those other folders in a moment.

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    • Go to the Cloud Station icon in your taskbar. Click on it, then Settings.

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    • You’ll get the window below.

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    • Click on Create, then TDI-HA to add links with shared folders on the server.

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    • Navigate to your user folder. It’s okay that it’s grayed out. Highlight it then click the Add Folder icon. Name the folder and click on it and the server folder you want to link to.

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    • Click on Global Settings. Uncheck the Desktop Notification box.

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    • Last, but not least, I go to my user folder and drag a shortcut to the sidebar for quick access.

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    • NOTE: If you enact sync rules and don’t sync all subfolders either in your home directory or a shared folder, you will receive red circles with white X’s on unsynced files and folders. To resolve this, go to Cloud Station Settings, Global Settings, and uncheck Show icons for unsynced files.

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