Time Machine Corrupted (every 3-8 days)

Hi,
I have a Synology NAS (DS212+) and I one hard drive for my time Machines backup and as you know it takes days to backup all your PCs with time Machine and after few days I get this message :
It's all ready the 3rd times it doing it and restarting the time machine from scratch, very frustrating.
I'm not sure if it's a fault from DSM 4.0-2228 (latest version) or Mac OS X 10.7.4
Does anyone experience the same issue ? Any solutions?  :cry:

Hi, the error message is “Time Machine completed a verification of your backups. To improve reliability, Time Machine must create a new backup for you.”
Thank you very much your link took me to the Apple Supports page : http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4076?viewlocale=en_US&locale=en_US
I will try it out and hopefully that will fix the issue.
Thanks

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