Syncthing on ReadyNAS 6 - resurrected


#1

Hi, I am new here and am looking for an open source syncing solution that also supports Netgear ReadyNAS 6. There is a closed discussion with this same title where user earmand refers to a set of instructions on how to build such a version, but the link no longer works.

Has anyone here experience with how to build on ReadyNAS 6.0? If so, any support would be much appreciated.

Thank you,

Piet


#2

10 seconds in Google lead me to: How to install SyncThing on ReadyNas and Autostart

Hope it helps.


#3

Thank you & sorry - I should indeed have googled myself. This is a bit ironic as I am usually the one who tells people that google is their friend.


#4
I have followed the instructions on https://dnadeem.com/writing/how-to-install-syncthing-on-readynas/ but am now stuck in that the webpage looks correct, shows my NAS, and Folders and Devices data. However, when I try to add a device, nothing happens.

#5

OK, managed to add a device. My confusion came from the fact that my Syncthing installation is very slow in reacting. My web-page (:8080) becomes inactive and reloads without my doing anything. Is there anything I can do about that?

Every time I add a device or a folder, I get an error that there was a connection problem. I am on a local LAN with my desktop/browser connecting to the syncthing server on the NAS. For the rest, my NAS works well. So, overall syncthing is unstable for now.


(Audrius Butkevicius) #6

Wait for it to finish scanning and syncing before doing this, as it’s most likely straved on CPU due to it running on a very weal device.


#7

Thank you for your reply. I have no sync’d files etc… . I have waited for an hour or so but when I add a device, I lose the connection. Is my CPU too weak?


(Audrius Butkevicius) #8

Well I don’t know. You shoule check the javascript console to understand why its failing.


#9

These are the errors in the javascript console:

HTTPError Object { data: "CSRF Error ", status: 403, headers: mc/<(), config: Object } syncthingController.js:139:13 
UIOnline
...
refreshErrors Object { errors: null }

(Audrius Butkevicius) #10

Do you have some browser add-on with prevents cookies or something? Try opening the page in a different tab, or in a different browser.


#11

That was it - I started firefox without addons and everything is OK.

Thank you for your help. This is now very exciting.


#12

Happy to see you got Syncthing up and running. :smile:


#13

Hi, I had been busy with other things but have now revived my Syncthing installation on Readynas. It works but I am concerned about 2 things: a. It runs as root on Readynas. I tried to get it to run as a normal user, but then it cannot create the database etc… Does anyone have any experience on how to run it as a regular user on a linux machine?

b. I have not forwarded any ports on my router for Syncthing and still can sync to my NAS. This is scary. Does this mean I have not set up my security correctly? What information is needed to assess the issue?

Thank you for any help.