Synology Releases DiskStation Manager 5.2

Synology has released DSM 5.2. My upgrade from the 5.2 beta had some hiccups but the upgrade from DSM 5.1 was problem free.

Synology feature image tile - blackToday Synology Released DiskStation Manager 5.2 (a.k.a. DSM 5.2). I’ve been running the beta version since it was released and I’ve liked it. The beta has been problem free, at least for me, although the upgrade from the beta wasn’t. My problems appear beta related as a second Synology NAS, that was running the latest DSM 5.1, not the beta, didn’t have any problems.

The process I follow for upgrades is fairly straight-forward:

  1. Update all installed packages to the latest version available.
  2. Download and update DSM through the Control Panel.

The only beta upgrade issue I consider serious is that CloudSync no longer starts because of some version confusion1. After updating to DSM 5.2 the CloudStation package won;t start because it says it’s incompatible with the installed DSM version. The package won’t update because it’s a higher version number than what’s available for installation. The installed version is 1.0-0327 while the version available for install is 1.0-0263 and dates back to December 2014. I’m hoping Synology is just slow in updating the repository or can quickly update the version check and the package actually works. I’m going to give them a few days before I uninstall and then re-install the package. I’m concerned that the re-install will force a new sync which I’d prefer to avoid. [Updated 5/13 – Sure enough, the CloudSync package had an update waiting this morning and it’s fine after the update.]

The beta upgrade did not re-start any of the packages. Some started manually but some did not so I rebooted the NAS and they all started.

Neither of these problems occurred when I updated from DSM 5.1 to DSM 5.2.

There’s a long list of updates. Here’s what they’ve chosen to highlight. The full software specs are here.

Most iOS, and I assume Android, apps were also updated.

  1. CloudSync is not CloudStation, CloudSync synchronizes with with Cloud Services such as DropBox and OneDrive.