sonynair wrote:hi fve, how did you revert to 2.3?
I may have to do the same as I have lost faith in Synology and cannot keep having downtime every 4 days as all my ESX servers need to rebooted when it does.
You can do it basicly 2 way patch the 2.3 update file so the manager thinks your installing a newer version but i rather keep original versionnumbers (if you also edit the update file you must update the checksums)
I did it by editing the the file version to make it think it was an older version then the 2.3 i wanted to install.
But first before you consider this do be adviced that the downgrades have been disabled for a reason it can be if your using different applications or setting it might give problems(alltough i had no problem i cann't say if its the same for you)
So if you consider to downgrade you can do the following
(keep in mind filenames a case sensitive)
then telnet on port 23 to your device
then as login use loginname root and your admin password.
once your logged in then type:
(edit the file so firmware is lower then the 1 you want to install so change all that is relevant to that)
shift+ZZ (save and exit vi)
go to manager and preform an update/downgrade to your firmware
For vi the methode to change it you do basicly as follows:
press "i" your now in mode so you can edit
change the things you want.
when done hit "esc" to go out the mode to edit.
if you think you did something wrong type ":q!" this will quit without saving
if you think you did everything ok hit "shift+ZZ" (basicly keep shift pressd and type zz) this will save and quit.
Best is to get yourself first familiar with vi and experient with a file on volume. your volume is located at \volume1\....
(you can see with dir command) Annyway make sure your familiar with vi editor so make a temp dir on your volume to experiment in better make a mistake there then on a important file.
i used the following changes for version:
I wanted to downgrade to 1157 so i used versionnumbers of a build before that.
Note: i forgot to mention after the updates was done the first reboot look to take a whole lot longer then usual(at least for me) so be patient. Also all photos and media files most likely will be reindexed so that will be timeconsuming task before that gets finished(took me about 1 day or so before all photos got reindexed and showed up properly again in photostation, i don't use audiostation or media/dlna) So responce time during the reindexing might take a bit longer then usual untill the reindexing is finished.