QNAP TS-49 Pro Firmware update – v4.1.1 Released

Today QNAP released the new v4.1.1 firmware update.  I have just applied the firmware to the NAS and it has loaded successfully.


4.1.1 build 0916
Release Notes
[QTS 4.1.1 Build 0916] 
For TS-x10, TS-x12, TS-x19, TS-x20, TS-x21, TS-x39, SS-x39, TS-x59, TS-x69, TS-x70, TVS-x70, TS-x79, TS-x80, TS-509, TS-809/809U, HS-210 and IS-400 series.
[Enhancements and New Features]
- Updated Twonky Server to version 7.
- Add SMB protocol option: Only allows applications to access files using the long file name format.
- Added the VPN client IP column in “VPN Server” > “Connection List”.
- Enabled email notifications when the RTRR job status changes from “retry” to “standby”.
- Files can be deleted from File Station using the keyboard’s Delete key.
- Added a “View last run log” button in “Antivirus” > “Scan jobs”.
- For files that are being transcoded and added in “Transcode Management” > “Background Transcoding Task”, the option to select resolutions that are already available is disabled.
- Added a promotion banner in “App Center” > “All Apps” and “Developer Contact Information” in the app property.
- Added support for On-the-fly Transcoding (in “Control Panel” > “Applications” > “Transcode Management”)
- Added the “Slideshow” button in Photo Station to play all of the selected photos in an album.
- Added support for downloading resized photos in the Photo Station.
- Added the “Copy to Clipboard” button in the Share window in Video Station.
- File Station can now display up to 500 items.
- “Year” in the Timeline view can now be clicked to show all of the photos in the year clicked in Photo Station.
- Intermediate SSL Certificates are now supported.
- The QTS firmware version can be shown/hidden on the login page using the “show firmware version” option.
- External devices can now be auto-ejected after the backup job finishes in Backup Station.
- Backup Station can now generate detailed remote replication backup reports.
- Folders can now be uploaded in File Station using Google Chrome.
- Backup Station can now send users a mission report after a RTRR job is completed or fails.
- Increased the maximum number of FTP connections to over 1024 (the number varies based on system RAM.)
- Storage Manager can now create a system log when the HDD temperature has returned to normal.
- Added the stop service button for the Amazon S3 backup service.
- Photo Station can now indicate if the sharing period of an album has expired (an exclamation mark on the album thumbnail.)
- Added SSH encryption support for rsync backup.
- The /home and /multimedia media folders in Multimedia Management can now be cancelled for folder scans.
- Added the option to directly add a shared folder as a media folder during the folder creation process.
- Added support of the number of days as a filtering criteria for remote replication.
- Added support for restore mode in Quick Installation.
- Updated Apache to version 2.2.27 for Web Server.
- Increased the length of the user password to more than 16 characters.
- Added the Autoplay dialog box for external USB devices (USB storage, USB printer, or USB UPS.)
- USB DACs are now supported in Music Station.
- The free space alarm can now be more than 99999MB in Hardware.
- Includes iSCSI LUNs in disk usage in both System Status and Dashboard.
- Includes Wi-Fi in both Network Status and Dashboard.
- Added support for setting the daily check time in the Recycle Bin setup.
- Includes Selfhost.de as a DDNS service provider.
- Added support for sleep mode in Power Schedule.
- During NAS initialization, Twonky Server is set to “off” by default (for all models) and the scan mode to
“Manual Scan” (for ARM models).
- Only shows the CPU temperature in “System Status” > “Hardware Information”.
- The default transcoding resolution option in File Station has been changed from both 360p and 720p to only 360p.
- “Folder Monitoring” in Transcode Management has been renamed “Auto Transcoding Folder”.
[Bug Fixes]
- Hard drives fail to enter standby mode after activating myQNAPcloud
- When using 3TB (or higher capacity) drives, the recording destination set for the AXIS Camera Companion would fail on certain x86 NAS models
- Unable to update the ClamAV virus database in some countries
- Unsupported ACL properties cause a failure when performing a NAS-to-NAS or Rsync backup from versions 4.1.0 to 4.0.7
- When downloading from BT search, the Turbo NAS will not move the completed files to the predefined location
- Cannot display thumbnails for some music files with embedded album art in File Station/ Music station
- Cannot search for files in the Qsync folder in File Station
- Shows a warning message when restoring system settings after a system backup and upgrading firmware
- When playing files in File Station, system logs will not be recorded
- WOL failed in TS-509 Pro / TS-809 Pro
- Cannot upload .aif files to Music Station
- There are no logs in System Event Logs for changing password in the desktop option
- Displays an error message when editing a share link
- Fails to connect to Plex/TwonkyMedia page when only “Force secure connection (SSL) only” is enabled
- M4V video files fail to play in File Station with a “File not found” error
- Some Stations will be enabled automatically after unlocking an encrypted volume
- The home folder cannot be found in File Station after unlocking an encrypted volume
- iTunes Server and Virtual host will be disabled after unlocking an encrypted volume
- When the Volume Size is 10TB or larger, SNMP will show an incorrect hrStorageSize value
- Cannot join an AD Server if the domain administrator’s username includes the  character: “-“
- Cannot upload files that have a filename including “_” & “#” via AFP
- FTP download tasks may stop at 99% in Download Station if the connection has timed out.
- Using a manual configuration to join a Windows AD server may result in an error in user identity mapping
- Enhanced security by upgrading OpenSSL to 1.0.1h (CVE-2014-0224, CVE-2014-0221, CVE-2014-0195, CVE-2014-0198, CVE-2010-5298, CVE-2014-3470‏) (Not supported in TS-269H yet).
- Guest users can log in to Download Station
- The Turbo NAS will occasionally reboot when transmitting large files via CIFS/SMB.
- The Turbo NAS will occasionally reboot when you backup files to an external hard drive.
- In VMware ESXi host, the Turbo NAS will reboot if you copy large vmdk files using iSCSI LUN with a SSD cache.
- There is a chance of the system freezing if you add a large number of video files to transcode.
- Unable to expand a RAID 5 (4 x 3TB disks) to RAID 5 (4 x 4TB disks). The limitation of 8TB for RAID expansion on ARM-based NAS has been removed, and it can now support up to 16TB.
- Executing Virtual_Machine_Data_Integrity will break the connection of ESXi and vcenter for TS-x80 and TS-EC-x79-SAS models.
- Executing Volume_Grow will disconnect the connection between ESXi and vCenter in TS-EC1279U-SAS
- Users can see other users’ devices in Qsync when users are logged in as non-administrators.
- If you drag & drop a folder with over 100 files in it to the QTS desktop through Google Chrome, only 100 files will be uploaded.
- When the Block Zero feature is enabled in VAAI for iSCSI, it will impact performance.
- When copying files in iSCSI drives, the Turbo NAS CPU usage will be higher, and may potentially cause a large number of “apache_proxy” processes to run.
- The copy speed of iSCSI becomes much slower after a sustained I/O to a hyper-V host.
- The volume reclaim function sometimes shows as invalid on the UI, but system logs report it to have succeeded. When it is invalid, the manual reclaim will get the same result.
- There is no alert message when migrating a LVM NAS to Static Volume NAS
- The TS-269H cannot enable the Media Library.
- The Turbo NAS will crash if the users remove the Wi-Fi dongle and reinsert it a few seconds later.
- Notes Station will be enabled after reboot after disabling Notes Station in App Center.
- Updated PHP to 5.3.29.
- [ARM] Fixed the Turbo NAS reboot issue in some network environments by disabling the new high performance mode option.
- The file system check will fail if the user expands the Thin Volume to 144TB.
- When unplugging a JBOD, the Enclosure Info button is still enabled and clicking the button will show blank content
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Weewx updated to new Template.

I have now updated to a new Web template for the Weather station.

Based on Byteweather Template for Weewx by Chris Davies-Barnard –


I have added a few more tweaks to this to give it more depth and links to the local weather stations etc.

Please check it out here:  http://darkmoon.org.uk/weather/

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Davis Vantage Vue Arrives

Well I have finally took the plunge and will be upgrading the weather station to a Davis Vantage Vue system. This new unit is by far the best setup possible with very accurate readings given by the unit.  I hope to be setting this up soon when time allows and weather permitting.

Watch this space….

Davis Vantage Vue

USB Data Logger

Mounting Pole Kit

Labgear 29924LAB 3m Aerial Mast

2″ x 1.5″ Clamp

3 Way Guy Clamp with Hooks

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Upgraded MyLightingDetection to v1.3

Version 1.3 (2014-05-01)

- several minor fixes and improvements

Version 1.2 (2014-01-17)

- show comment and website of a station
– import of UTF8 encoded station names
– some other minor fixes
– improved translations

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Update to Weather Station

I had noticed over the last few weeks that the rain sensor was not working. I have replaced the sensor gauge out now and hope this will now measure rain again, though I hope the rain stays away for a few weeks! I’m sick of rain!

Unfortunately when I restarted my Weather Station back up I noticed the HDD reporting bad sectors.  I have swapped out the HDD with a new SSD i had bought last week for another project.

Next  plan is to make a new backup once i can confirm all features are working correctly.

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Update to website.

So, finally getting the site updated again.

Updates applied today:

WordPress 3.9

Weewx 2.6.3

Pocket PWS link readded.


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A very sad Day.

With my heart broken, I learnt of my Dad had passed away on Saturday 12th April 2014 at his allotment which he loved dearly.

You will be sorely missed.

Family - 154

I have added a page to the site to pay tribute to my Dad.


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Weatherstation addition

OK thought i’d try adding tide data to the weather station. this took some time in getting xTides working correctly with the TS-121 Debian installation. once i had this installed the trick part of deciphering xTides configuration and some tricky css editing on the weewx configuration.

Anyhow i think its now worked out quite well.

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Upgrading the Weatherstation

The Weatherstation software is running on an old QNAP TS-209 II. This Hardware is quite slow so I am upgrading the NAS to a new Single Drive version – The QNAP TS-121.

TS-209 II Specs – Marvell 5182 500MHz CPU and 256MB DDR2 RAM

TS-121 Specs Marvell 88F6282 2.0GHz CPU and 1024MB DDR3 RAM

hopefully the nas should handle this very well and stats generation for the weewx website should be very quick.

Migration of data and Blitzortung software should be done over the next few days.


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Forecasting for Weather Station Website.

Since Weewx v2.5.0 has added support for Forecasting to be created on its website, I have now managed to sus out the formatting and layout of the configuration.

I have added the Forecast at the top of the main column here:

Conlig Weather Station

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