Synology NAS Setup & Configuration Guide!

Today we are going to look at the Synology NAS setup process on DSM 7! https://youtu.be/MyQy4Wj679A This will be a long tutorial that will have many different components in it, but I’ll do my best to break it down by section. I want to highlight that everything in this tutorial isn’t mandatory, but it’s a good starting point where you can pick and choose what you’d like to implement. The goal of this tutorial is…

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How to Back Up a Linux PC to a Synology NAS using Active Backup for Business

Today we are going to look at how to back up a Linux PC to a Synology NAS using Active Backup for Business.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PMZL7DTkyTAIf you’re using Synology’s DSM 7 (recently released), you will be able to back up your Linux PC’s to a Synology NAS using Active Backup for Business. The process is similar to how you back up Windows PC’s, though the installation and configuration is slightly different. Please keep in mind that as of the…

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How to Access a Synology NAS Remotely with DDNS

Today we are going to take a look at how to access a Synology NAS remotely using DDNS. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5RYYI6ax8iI&feature=youtu.be DDNS stands for Dynamic DNS and it’s a way to automatically update a domain name with an external IP address. Most users have a dynamic external IP address that changes, and that’s where this DDNS hostname will become very valuable. If your ISP gives you a static IP address, this becomes less valuable, but it can…

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Synology Photos Overview & Review (Photos vs. Moments)

This will be a complete overview and review of Synology Photos.https://youtu.be/UVqNI84F2xQWith the release of Synology’s new operating system DSM 7, a new photo management solution was released named Synology Photos. This tool replaced the DSM 6 photo management solutions named Photo Station and Moments. During the DSM 6 to DSM 7 upgrade, both of these applications were migrated to Synology Photos. If you’re interested in seeing the migration process, you can watch the videos below:Moments…

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Use Docker to Set Up Plex on a Synology NAS

Today we are going to take a look at how you can install Plex on a Synology NAS using Docker.https://youtu.be/DSNYTaYW10YAs of today, the DSM 7 Release Candidate package for Plex doesn’t work. However, Docker is not impacted, which is why we’re going to take a look at how you can get Plex working on DSM 7!  Instructions - Use Docker to Set Up Plex on a Synology NAS 1. Inside of the Docker shared folder,…

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How to Install Grafana on a Synology NAS

Today we are going to take a look at how to install Grafana on a Synology NAS using Docker. https://youtu.be/K9CE4vNygws Grafana is a tool that allows you to make tons of different customized dashboards. It’s slowly become a favorite for people running home labs or different services inside of their house. This is a pretty easy tool to self-host on a Synology NAS, so today we’re going to look at how to install and configure…

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Self Host Bitwarden on a Raspberry Pi

Today we are going to take a look at how to self host Bitwarden on a Raspberry Pi. https://youtu.be/nShKWcPD6w0 Before we get started, I want to make sure that I highlight that we will be installing Bitwarden RS. Bitwarden RS is an unofficial version of Bitwarden that’s great for self-hosting. Overall, if you’re interested in self-hosting Bitwarden, this is what I consider to be the best option. There are two prerequisites that must be installed…

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How to Use Shared Folder Sync on a Synology NAS

Today we are going to take a look at how to set up and configure Shared Folder Sync on a Synology NAS. https://youtu.be/Dekn1XyMd3U Shared Folder Sync utilizes rsync to sync a folder on a source Synology NAS to a folder on a destination Synology NAS. This process is very comparable to Snapshot Replication but does not require the btrfs file system. If you have two Synology NAS’s that are using btrfs, I highly suggest that…

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Synology NAS Snapshot Replication: Sync Snapshots to a Synology NAS!

Today we are going to take a look at how you can set up snapshot replication on a Synology NAS!https://youtu.be/0i4dQiajlf8First, you’re going to need to make sure that you already configured Snapshots. You can learn how to do that here if you haven’t set that up already. Snapshots are something that everyone should be using, regardless of the situation. However, there is a limitation that you must be using the btrfs file system to use…

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Unbound Pi-hole Setup | Learn how to Increase your Privacy!

Today we are going to take a look at the Unbound Pi-hole setup process on a Raspberry Pi, so that it can be used with Pi-hole.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2J3a-x6nWAThe first question that needs to be answered is why you might want to setup Unbound on Pi-hole. Ultimately, the answer is somewhat simple, and it's mostly privacy related. When you use Pi-hole, you generally configure an upstream DNS provider. The first thing you need to realize is that all…

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How to Secure a Synology NAS (Tutorial)

Today we are going to look at some of the best practices on how to secure a Synology NAS.https://youtu.be/MISc_uqf0Q4The majority of NAS security needs to be done preventatively to easily recover from potential issues that might arise in the future. We will take a look at some of the best practices below, but greater detail will be provided in the attached videos. I will be highlighting the important points in the video above, but if…

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