This is how you can loose folders on Synology NAS with DSM 4.2 and ext4 volume
Follow the following test scenario:
- Create a TEST folder
- Create at least two folders inside:
- “a 1”
- Delete one of them, with the space in the name
- Folder without space dissapears forever!
- Synology NAS running DSM 4.2
- ext4 volume
- Windows 7 client
Now this is what I call a disaster with Synology!
The shortest matching folder name is also deleted when deleting other folders. I’ve spent many hours trying to figure out what happened when I first lost a big amount of data, followed lots of topics from the synology forums, trying to access the NAS via SSH to really check that my folder is gone forever.
See the results in the following video: