Synology Active Backup And Bare Metal Restores

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Is there any reason you would port forward the web interface (port 80) to a Synology to be internet facing? I was auditing a system and discovered an admin did this and couldn’t think of a reason one would do this.

#3

No, I would not recommend having your file server public facing. If there is a need to access it remotely, do so with a VPN. This is not just a suggestion about Synology, but really any file server on your network.

#4

The admin should have just enabled the VPN server on the Synology… it’s super easy to set up (L2TP/IPsec or OpenVPN).

#5

there are plenty of these showing up on Shodan with the web management internet facing.

LOL

That being said, there are plenty of others too.

VPN always.

#6

Question that I have on the Active Backup for Business…more specifically the USB Media Creation. Do I need to make a USB for EVERY pc that i have being backed up? Or is the USB Boot media generic enough that I need just one.

Thank you in advance
Guy

#7

As best I can tell, the USB / ISO recovery is generic and can be used with any machine.

#8

That’s actually how I discovered it on a non standard port…

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#9

Good old Shodan, pays to be a paid up member.