How to Set Up DDNS on pfSense using Cloudflare

Today we are going to take a look at how to set up DDNS on pfSense using Cloudflare. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8GYs61ThGBM DDNS can be used for many home-lab services as it simply tracks the external IP address of your home network. If you’re fortunate enough to have a static external IP address, DDNS will do nothing other than allow you to connect a domain name to your external IP address. However, if you have a dynamic IP…

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Self-host the Unifi Controller on a Synology NAS

This tutorial will show how to self-host the Unifi Controller on a Synology NAS. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YPfnMU1-wVw Certain Unifi devices come preinstalled with the Unifi OS, or it can be added to an existing, non-supported Unifi network by using a Cloud Key. However, it’s incredibly easy to get the Unifi Controller running on a Synology NAS. In my opinion, a Synology NAS is one of the best appliances to run the Unifi Controller on, as it’s generally…

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How to Setup Home Assistant on a Raspberry Pi using Docker

Today we are going to take a look at how to setup Home Assistant on a Raspberry Pi using Docker. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j2lJkKZ8Ie0&ab_channel=WunderTech My reason for using Home Assistant with Docker is because the natural progression for a lot of people is to start off using a Raspberry Pi and then migrate to some sort of a home server as they begin to utilize more services. This approach will allow you to take your Home Assistant configuration…

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How to Setup Heimdall on a Synology NAS

Today we are going to look at how to setup Heimdall on a Synology NAS using Docker.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fMLKn4NhOm8&ab_channel=WunderTechHeimdall is an awesome little tool that will allow you to create a nice dashboard to access all of your home lab services or webpages. After it’s set up, you simply add a new service, enter the information and a new “service” will appear on your dashboard. From there, you can either navigate to this page to access all…

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How to SSH into a Synology NAS

This tutorial will show how to SSH into a Synology NAS. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BCCIMRbAUp8 Accessing the terminal is very important as it allows you to do various things not easily accessible through the Synology DSM GUI. The setup process is extremely simple and you'll be able to connect in and SSH in no time.  1. Instructions Please follow these instructions to learn how to SSH into a Synology NAS. Open the Control Panel inside of Synology DSM…

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How to Setup PhotoPrism on a Synology NAS

Today we are going to look at how to setup PhotoPrism on a Synology NAS using Docker.https://youtu.be/t7ymSBIOJmcPhotoPrism is a tool that you can run inside of Docker that will manage your photo collection. The setup of the container is relatively straightforward, but it’s a pretty powerful photo management solution that was recently upgraded with a ton of new features (including facial recognition). It has a lot of similar features that Synology Photos has, but it’s missing…

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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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