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/0i4dQiajlf8 First, 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…

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Use Unbound to Enhance the Privacy of Pi-Hole on a Raspberry Pi

Today we are going to take a look at how you can set up and configure Unbound 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 set up Unbound. 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…

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How to Secure a Synology NAS (Tutorial)

Today we are going to look at some of the best practices to secure a Synology NAS. https://youtu.be/MISc_uqf0Q4 The 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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How to Externally Share Files on your Synology NAS

Today we’re going to take a look at how you can share files on your Synology NAS with anyone in the world!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oycMXwUBVw0The actual sharing of a file is very simple. However, figuring out the way that you want to expose your NAS is the challenging part. The majority of the explanation for all available options is done in the video above. I highly suggest watching that portion of the video before sharing a link using…

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How to Install Emby on a Raspberry Pi

Today we are going to take a look at how to install Emby on a Raspberry Pi.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v3LaJqlEJtQEmby is a home media server that will allow you to stream your digital media to client devices. I am going to assume that if you’re going to run Emby on a Raspberry Pi, you probably will be hooking up an external hard drive with your media on it. If you’re storing that data on a PC or NAS,…

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How to Install Portainer on a Synology NAS

Today we are going to take a look at how you can install Portainer on a Synology NAS. https://youtu.be/bLHWxtrU8Tg Portainer gives users a way to manage their Docker containers through a great web interface. For my Raspberry Pi and Ubuntu Docker instances, I use Portainer to manage my containers. For my Synology NAS, I generally use the front-end Docker GUI. Now, the front-end GUI of Docker on a Synology NAS leaves a lot to be…

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How to Set up Emby on a Synology NAS

Today we are going to take a look at how to install Emby on a Synology NAS.https://youtu.be/34YdGEdVL7gEmby is a home media server that will allow you to stream your digital media to client devices. When running Emby on a Synology NAS, I prefer running it using Docker. Emby is a great alternative to Plex and is the platform that Jellyfin was forked off of before Emby changed to closed-source. If you’d prefer using an open-sourced…

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How to Update a Docker Container using Portainer

Today we are going to look at how to update a Docker container using Portainer.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CK9blZF1lFoThere are many different ways to update Docker containers, but Portainer makes the process somewhat straightforward. To demo how to update a Docker container using Portainer, I will be updating an Nginx Proxy Manager container. Currently, I’m running an old version (2.3.1) and we will be updating that to the latest version.Before starting this process, ensure that your container is created…

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How to Self-host Bitwarden on a Raspberry Pi

Today we are going to take a look at how to install Bitwarden on a Raspberry Pi.https://youtu.be/nShKWcPD6w0Before 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 (Docker/Portainer, Nginx Proxy…

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