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 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/34YdGEdVL7g Emby 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…

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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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How to Update Docker Compose on a Synology NAS

Today we are going to take a look at how you can update Docker Compose on a Synology NAS. https://youtu.be/E0Q4xVn0gRc First off, if you aren’t sure how to use Docker Compose on a Synology NAS, I created a tutorial on how you can do it. The tutorial will walk you through Docker entirely and help you decide if Docker Compose is the right choice for you. This tutorial will focus on how you can update…

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Synology Drive Server Tutorial: Sync Files To and From a NAS!

This tutorial will show you how to use Synology Drive Server on a Synology NAS. https://youtu.be/lohOzoFbPf0 I'm writing this tutorial because Synology Drive Server is my favorite way of ensuring my documents get synced up to my NAS. They are processed in real-time, allow me to reclaim space on my local PC by storing them on my NAS, and give me an easy way to follow the 3-2-1 backup rule. If you set up a…

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How to Update Docker Containers on a Synology NAS

Today we are going to look at two different ways that you can update Docker containers on a Synology NAS.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bTb7889qNxQLast week, we looked at how to install Docker containers on a Synology NAS. I excluded this portion as I felt it deserved its own tutorial. I will preface this by saying there are various methods online on how you can update containers on a Synology NAS and that this is my preferred approach. This approach…

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How to use Docker on a Synology NAS

Today we are going to look at Docker on a Synology NAS.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xzMhZoUs7uwThe majority of the explanation will be done through the video above, but it’s important to have certain points documented. The Docker implementation on a Synology NAS is very powerful when you understand it, but it’s slightly confusing when you initially get started. While I create specific tutorials that will guide you through the implementation of specific containers, my goal is to give you…

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How to Host a WordPress Website on a Synology NAS!

Today we are going to look at how to host a WordPress website on a Synology NAS. https://youtu.be/eqfwETTQCvU A lot of people would like to host a website, but the monthly costs associated with web hosting isn’t always ideal. While it’s a good idea to scale your website to match the daily traffic it receives, it’s sometimes easier to host the website out of your house in the beginning. This avoids monthly charges and allows…

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Install Synology’s DSM 7.0 Beta as a Virtual Machine!

Today we are going to look at the best way to beta test Synology’s DSM 7.0 by installing it as a Virtual Machine.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9y2jqf1A4eAIt’s known that installing a beta operating system on a production server is never a good idea. However, installing it virtually (vDSM) on your production server is a great way to test it! I use vDSM to test various things for my NAS and this is a great example. 1. Install Instructions 1.…

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Nginx Proxy Manager Synology NAS Setup Instructions!

Today we are going to look at how to set up Nginx Proxy Manager on a Synology NAS.https://youtu.be/X1jCLKKkYuQIf you’re exposing any services on your network, using a reverse proxy is a great way to increase security and performance. A reverse proxy is a server that sits in front of your web servers and forwards client requests to the web servers. In layman’s terms, you only have to expose one server (using ports 80/443) and will…

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Synology NAS Apache Guacamole Setup Instructions!

Today we are going to look at how to install Apache Guacamole on a Synology NAS.https://youtu.be/Z2OSFLqruYoApache Guacamole is a client-less remote desktop gateway that runs in your browser. In summary, you’re able to RDP, VNC, or SSH into devices on your network through a web browser. The tool works very well and allows you to manage all your connections in a centralized location accessible by a web browser.Setting up Apache Guacamole on a Synology NAS…

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