Creating volumes on your Synology NAS in Stratocast™ - Stratocast™

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Before adding a NAS volume for your Synology DiskStation NAS to Stratocast™, you must create the volume in your Synology software application.

Before you begin

  • Install your Synology NAS.
  • Based on the video quality you want to achieve and the retention period of your video recordings, calculate the storage space that you need for each NAS volume you want to create on your NAS.
  • Make sure that you are the administrator on your NAS device, because only administrators can create NAS volumes. Also, the administrator must have read and write access on the NAS.
  • If you create users for each NAS, make sure to give them access to their respective volumes. See the product documentation provided by your NAS manufacturer for instructions on how to create users.

What you should know

You can only have a maximum of one camera record on a NAS volume. Each NAS volume can store a maximum of 2 TB of video files, and you can only associate a maximum of 16 cameras per NAS device.

For the latest information about your Synology NAS, refer to the Synology website and the product documentation that is provided with your device.


To create a volume on your Synology DiskStation NAS:

  1. Using the IP address, connect to your Synology DiskStation NAS and log in.
  2. Open Storage Manager.

    Opening Storage Manager

  3. Click the Volume tab and then click Create to start the creation wizard.
  4. Select Custom and then click Next.
  5. Select Multiple Volumes on RAID and then click Next.
    Choosing this option gives you more flexibility and allows you to create multiple volumes on a single NAS. As a result, you can then store recordings from multiple video units on a single NAS, as long as it is one video unit per NAS volume.
  6. Create a new disk group or choose an existing one if one has already been created. If you create a new disk group, follow the onscreen instructions to select the required hard disks and RAID type.
  7. In the Allocate volume capacity page, set the storage capacity of the NAS volume.
    IMPORTANT: To ensure that your video recordings are kept for the duration of their respective retention periods, and that storage space is used efficiently, it is recommended to properly calculate the storage space that you need for each NAS volume that you create.
  8. Repeat these steps to create additional NAS volumes.

Once a NAS volume has been created, create a shared folder on the volume as follows:

  1. Click Main Menu > Control Panel > Shared Folder.
  2. Enter a unique name for the shared folder. This is the shared folder name that you must specify when adding the NAS volume to Stratocast™.
    IMPORTANT: You must only define one shared folder per NAS volume, and the name of the shared folder must be unique.
  3. In the Location drop-down list, select the NAS volume that the shared folder is located in. Each shared folder you create must be assigned to a NAS volume.

    Creating a shared folder on your DiskStation NAS

  4. Click OK.


Let's assume that you have a NAS device with a total storage capacity of 1 TB and you want to store the video recordings from four video units onto this NAS. The desired video quality from each of the four video units is the same, and the retention period of the video recordings is also the same. As a result, you can create four unique NAS volumes on your NAS device, and set a storage capacity of 250 GB for each volume. In this scenario, 250 GB of storage space is allocated to each video unit.

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After you finish

Add the NAS volume for your Synology DiskStation NAS to Stratocast™.