Monitor a Synology NAS with Munin

My Synology DiskStation DS409slim is, via the DSM software, SNMP aware. This means I can poll it to get some information using a SNMP capable monitoring system. This is how I configured Munin to grab some metrics from the NAS.

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Access CIFS share on ASUS EeePad Transformer

I have bought an Asus EeePad Transformer to see what Android was (compared to all the iOS I had :). One of the thing I found missing (on 3.0, 3.1 and 3.2) was the ability to access CIFS (AKA SMB ou Windows) share. It’s quite a shame since you know Android and no more than a tweaked Linux kernel…

Anyway, after reading a whole pack of doc, I decided to go “rooting” my tablet. I don’t want to install a fully customized ROM (yet). For now, I will keep the stock Asus firmware but will add CIFS capabilities.

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Build an USB Powered Fan

I’m keeping an eye on the temperature of my Dell Inspiron Mini 1012. And since it is powered-on again, according to Munin and the cpu0_temp0 / cpu1_temp0 counters, it runs at an average temperature of 59°C. This is quite a bit hot ; especially when I now it is supposed to have a TDP of 5.5 W and that the XPS M1330 is about 45°C.

The Mini is fanless! This is why I bought it and also probably the reason why it is that hot stored in a shoes cupboard with no air flow. So, I’m gonna give him some air turning an unused internal PC Fan into a brand new USB Powered Fan.
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Manage MySQL on a Synology DS409slim

Here’s the way to install, run and manage MySQL on a Synology DS409slim.
My DiskStation runs DSM 3.1-1748.

First of all, activate the MySQL dæmon:

  • From the Control Panel, choose the Web Services ;
  • Enable Web Station and Enable MySQL ;

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NetBSD/xen on Dell Inspiron 10

It’s now been two days I’m running TuM’Fatig on my Dell Inspiron Mini 10. The AIRIS N1110 has died so I just took the RAM and disk out of it and plug both in the Mini. Just modify the ifconfig files and here we go.
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