//notes: there is probably a lot more of testings i want to do and comment on, so this section may get revised later accordingly. but for now, this is my summary for 4.3.5
Lots of new improvements for the better in 4.3.5
-QVPN, specifically the new vpn protocol qbelt (the apps for windows/android etc not available yet, but you could setup a server and client between 2 QNAPs running 4.3.5 from QTS for now at least)
-virtual switch network topology (visual)
- dyndns also vastly improved, no longer feels as limited as before
- security counselor, finally an easy to use checklist to help harden security. improvements can still be made, but as is, it's still quite functional and helpful. The bugs i noticed were minor, for example a warning of high severity but i check the scan results it only shows medium and lower.
- seagate ironwolf health management, i don't have their hard drives but it's good that this is inbuilt into qts for those who do.
- ssd over-provisioning and ssd profiling tool, so you can configure your ssd better when doing OP.
- ability to restore snapshots from remote storage without having to transfer the backup snapshots over first.
- find NAS using nice and smoothing tunes
- and probably some other things i forgot to mention
what easily gets overlooked, is the continued effort by QNAP to provide intuitive guidance to the user to familiarize and guide them as to the usage of these new features, by form of introductory slides, or highlights (all of which you can disable from showing again once you've been acclimated enough to the feature). They also have basic and advanced modes as well to keep things simple for newbies, or more fully featured for advanced users. They help to expedite this learning process for qnap users of all different technical knowledge background.
Suggested improvements feedback
The feature not in 4.3.5 but i'm most enthusiastic about is SMB multi channel once that becomes stable and a feature qnap is finally able to implement.ivanxxxx wrote:storageman wrote:What, and it works? You sure it is not dropping packets and corrupting data?
I would caution suggesting this without proof of working.
Yes, it works with my TS-453bmini. And no data problem was found so far.
the pic shows nas-pc copy speed
more pressing missing feature atm i believe is a unified scheduling management in QTS. because scheduling in QTS is all over the place. if you can centralize it similar to how notification center was similarly structured for, that would vastly simplify scheduling on the QNAP QTS, and reduce chances for overlapping scheduling tasks. I doubt this would help with non qnap third party apps, but it would still be vastly better.
improve the photostation sharing via myqnapcloud to offer a webpage similar in look to Lychee, that can on the first link provided for others (either public or private) the shared albums listed plainly, with no excess UI control side panels etc. It's very simplistic, but there is strong demand for this kind of simple sharing that does not require the existing photostation layout for browsing through so many options.
notification center, maybe set a default rule that shows errors and warnings. Then for any other stuff, the user themselves can opt to modify the rule to add more stuff like information severity level notifications (which i found out can be very spammy if used). But the main suggestion is just a default rule setting which is already preconfigured by qnap so that it does not frivolously spam the user with every single information severity level item as a notification as a default.
for appcenter, maybe at some point add configurable ports for these app services, so the user can change from default to custom ports.
seeing that managing storage manager during reinitialization has been removed from the steps, i would strongly advise that for new user setups during reinit and also during the initial QTS quick start slide show, to help refer the user to head to the storage manager to set up the HDD raid array. In storage manager quick start, there is a slide that explains this.
Some users reported some issues over here
So i would not go as far as saying it's totally bug free yet, but from my own simple use, just running hybrid backup sync to restore from my backup QNAP, and just basic use of QTS, and accessing files and storing them on the 4.3.5 QNAP TS-877, it seems functional to me on that end.