The Synology NAS is a piece of technology that most people don’t know that they need. Our goal is to educate you on different ways that you can easily configure the Synology NAS. Our full guides will ensure that you setup and configure your NAS properly the first time, without running into any issues!

How to Install Home Assistant on a Synology NAS

Today we are going to take a look at how you can install Home Assistant on a Synology NAS! https://youtu.be/__d5atnaRFY Home Assistant is open-source software that allows you to centrally manage all your home automation devices. It’s incredibly powerful and very easy to implement on a Synology NAS using Docker. Please keep in mind that you’ll have to go through and add all of your home automation devices after the completion of this tutorial, but…

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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 you can 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…

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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/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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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 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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Backup a Windows PC to a Synology NAS with Active Backup for Business

Today we are going to look at how you can back up and restore a Windows PC to a Synology NAS using Active Backup for Business. https://youtu.be/QLaFG_-XjVI First, this tutorial will be done in the DSM 7 beta. The options will be the same, though it might look a little different. I am trying to preemptively plan for the inventible release of DSM 7, and don’t want to continue producing tutorials using DSM 6 as…

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