Synology’s DSM 7.2.1-69057 Update 5 is available

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Synology’s DSM 7.2.1-69057 Update 5 is available, should you have an eligible Synology NAS enclosure. This update for the popular network-attached storage (NAS) operating system doesn’t come with numerous improvements and changes. Still, upgrading to 7.2.1-69057 from older DSM versions is now more reliable.

What’s included in DSM 7.2.1-69057 Update 5

Because Update 5 doesn’t include many changes, I’ll include all the changelogs from prior 7.2.1-69057 releases. Here’s what was included with Update 5:

  • Fixed an issue where upgrading from DSM 7.2.1 to later versions could fail.

Please note that this update is being released as part of a staged rollout, so fear not if it isn’t yet available for your Synology NAS. Now, it’s time for the full changelog of 7.2.1-69057 updates before this one (just in case you’re on the fence):

Changes

  • NFS clients can now access information on shared folder quotas.
  • Storage Manager has been modularized into a package to provide better system maintenance and update flexibility.
  • Supports password setting by new users via links provided in emails.

Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where Cloud Sync and Drive ShareSync couldn’t function properly when Active Insight was running on Synology NAS.
  • Fixed multiple security vulnerabilities
  • Fixed an issue where updating to DSM 7.2.1 nano 2 caused Task Scheduler to be unable to create or edit tasks.
  • Fixed an issue where certain models might experience abnormal shutdown after updating to DSM 7.2.1.
  • Fixed an issue where files deleted locally might still exist on the Hyper Backup destination server.
  • Fixed an issue where file access failed due to errors during soft link creation in Btrfs file systems.
  • Fixed an issue where backing up WriteOnce shared folders in Hyper Backup might cause space consumption.
  • Fixed an issue where SSD read-write cache might cause unexpected restarts of DSM on SA3200D and SA3400D.
  • Fixed an issue where errors might occur when NFS clients accessed information on shared folder.
  • Fixed an issue where enabling OVS might affect the performance of 10Gb network interface controllers.
  • Fixed an issue where volumes containing SSD caches might not be mounted properly after updating from DSM 7.0 to DSM 7.2.1.
  • Fixed an issue where Synology Account could not be signed out.
  • Fixed a security vulnerability regarding Ghostscript (CVE-2023-36664).
  • Fixed a security vulnerability regarding Sudo (CVE-2023-22809).
  • Fixed a security vulnerability regarding OpenSSL (CVE-2023-1255).
  • Fixed a security vulnerability regarding Zlib (CVE-2023-37434).

How to install this Synology DSM update

Synology DiskStation 7.1 Updater
Updating DiskStation Manager 7.1. (Source: NAS Master)

Installing this latest release of DiskStation Manager 7 couldn’t be easier. We’d recommend checking the list of supported models from Synology to ensure you’re eligible for the software upgrade. Then back up all the data on your enclosure.

The latest and best NAS from Synology should be good with DSM 7.2.1-69057 Update 5. Your Synology NAS should automatically download and install this update without any input from yourself unless you’re using one of the following NAS:

  • FS Series: FS3017, FS2017, FS1018
  • XS Series: RS18016xs+, RS4017xs+, RS3617xs+, RS3617xs, RS3617RPxs, RS18017xs+, DS3617xs, DS3617xsII, DS3018xs
  • Plus Series: RS2416RP+, RS2416+, DS916+, DS716+II, DS716+, DS216+II, DS216+, DS1817+, DS1517+, RS2818RP+, RS2418RP+, RS2418+, RS818RP+, RS818+, DS1618+, DS918+, DS718+, DS218+, RS1219+
  • Value Series: DS416, DS416play, DS216, DS216play, DS116, RS816, DS1817, DS1517, RS217, DS418play
  • J Series: DS416slim, DS416j, DS216j, DS418j, DS218j, DS419slim, DS119j

Synology has stated that even newer NAS may not alert owners of the available update should it deem it an unnecessary upgrade. If you’d like to install it manually, here are the steps to do so on a Synology NAS:

  1. Back up your NAS!
  2. Visit Synology Download Center.
  3. Select your NAS model using the drop-down menus.
  4. Click on All Downloads under DSM 7.2.
  5. Click on DSM 7.2.1-69057 Update 5.
  6. Select the corresponding folder that matches your NAS.
  7. Log into your NAS.
  8. Go to Control Panel > Update & Restore > Manual DSM Update.
  9. Click Browse and select the downloaded DSM 7.2 update file.
  10. Click OK to update DSM.
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