Installing Migration Assistant

IMPORTANT: Please read the following before installing this beta software.

  1. For evaluation only - This beta software is for evaluation purposes only and should not be installed on critical equipment or in production environments. We strongly recommend reading the Release notes section before installing it. Synology cannot be held responsible for any damages, such as accidental data loss, caused by this beta software.

  2. Not downgradable - After installation of this beta application, you will not be able to downgrade to a previous official version of this software.

To install the beta software on your Synology NAS
  1. Log in to DSM using an account belonging to the administrators group.
  2. Upgrade DSM version to 6.2.2 or above.
  3. Open Package Center.
  4. Go to Settings > Beta.
  5. Check the box marked Yes, I want to see beta versions!
  6. Now you should be able to find and install packages that currently have a beta version available and compatible with your Synology NAS for public testing.
  7. Remember to click from Installed > Migration Assistant > Send Feedback to help us out and report any issues or suggestions.
Report Bugs

Compatibility

Applied Models
  • FS-series: FS6400, FS3400, FS3017, FS2017, FS1018
  • SA-series: SA3400
  • 20-series: RS820RP+, RS820+, DS620slim
  • 19-series: RS1619xs+, RS1219+, DS2419+, DS1819+, DS1019+
  • 18-series: RS3618xs, RS2818RP+, RS2418RP+, RS818RP+, RS2418+, RS818+, DS3018xs, DS1618+, DS918+, DS718+, DS218+, DS418play
  • 17-series: RS18017xs+, RS4017xs+, RS3617xs+, RS3617RPxs, RS3617xs, DS3617xs, DS1817+, DS1517+, DS1817, DS1517
  • 16-series: RS18016xs+, RS2416RP+, RS2416+, DS916+, DS716+, DS216+, DS416play, DS716+II, DS216+II
  • 15-series: RS815RP+, RS815+, RC18015xs+, DS3615xs, DS2015xs, DS2415+, DS1815+, DS1515+, DS415+, DS1515, DS715
  • 14-series: RS3614xs+, RS3614RPxs, RS3614xs, RS2414RP+, RS814RP+, RS2414+, RS814+
  • 13-series: RS10613xs+, RS3413xs+, DS2413+, DS1813+, DS1513+, DS713+
  • 12-series: RS3412RPxs, RS3412xs, RS2212RP+, RS812RP+, RS2212+, RS812+, DS3612xs, DS1812+, DS1512+, DS412+
  • 11-series: RS3411RPxs, RS3411xs, DS3611xs

Release notes

Compatibility & Installation

  1. Migration Assistant should be installed on the device where data is to be migrated to.
  2. Migration Assistant is compatible with DSM 6.2.2 and above.

What's New

  1. Supports migrating data, system settings, and packages.
  2. Supports migrating from Synology NAS with DSM 6.0 and above.
  3. During migration, service on the source server is continuous, which maximizes the system uptime.

Limitation

  1. DSM version on the target server will remain unchanged after migration.
  2. After migration, updating packages on the target device may be required to ensure they will work properly.
  3. Does not support migrating settings related to Synology Account and licenses of packages and services.
  4. Does not support migrating IP, server name, and certain network settings.
  5. Does not support Synology High Availability, SSD cache, MailPlus cluster and Time Backup.

Fixed Issues

  1. Fixed an issue where some services (e.g. Directory Server for Windows Domain, etc) may not work properly on the target server after migration.
  2. Fixed an issue where the migration will fail if the volume capacity on the source server is larger than 20TB.