Synology DSM 7.1 beta is now available for testing

Synology releases a test build of DSM 7.1.

Synology has announced the availability of a beta version for DiskStation Manager (DSM) 7.1. The company worked hard on DSM 7.0 to lay down solid foundations and now we’re starting to see more advanced features arrive in DSM 7.1 such as full NAS backups using Synology Active Backup for Business.

As well as Active Backup for Business to create snapshots of your Synology NAS, DSM 7.1 also includes improvements to the SSD cache implementation and new options to simplify SMB file server access. Then there are additional tweaks made to the UI that was introduced in 7.0.

Power users will be able to more effectively manage virtual machines, multi-site data protections, and domain management in non-trusted environments. Finally, DSM 7.1 will provide better oversight of processes and status reports throughout your deployment with more information aggregated to your preferred DSM account.

These improvements will further cement DSM as the best NAS enclosure operating system. I’ve continuously recommended Synology NAS above other brands largely due to the OS and with what the team is bringing to the table with DSM 7.1, I don’t see that changing any time soon.

As well as new features, Synology also included some new versions of software available, such as Active Backup for Business 2.3, Synology Drive 3.1, Active Insight 1.3, and a beta of Surveillance Station 9.0. I wouldn’t recommend using this 7.1 beta on a live NAS. Synology also shared the models where this update will be the last version of DSM released:

XS SeriesPlus SeriesValue SeriesJ Series

You’ll be able to download Synology DSM 7.1 by heading to the official website.

By Richard Edmonds

Richard has been covering the technology industry for more than a decade. He has spent more time tinkering inside a PC chassis than anywhere else, for better or worse.

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