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 Setup System Notifications on a Synology NAS!

Today we are going to look at how to configure notifications on a Synology NAS. https://youtu.be/wXCYEby3FJ8 By default, Synology NAS devices have a bunch of different ways that they can be monitored. However, monitoring does very little if you aren’t being notified of issues that have occurred on your NAS. This should be part of Synology’s initial setup due to its importance, so if you haven’t set it up, consider following this tutorial and enabling…

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How to Setup Synology DSM as a Virtual Machine (vDSM)

Today we are going to look at how to setup a Synology DSM Virtual Machine using Virtual Machine Manager.https://youtu.be/oEOWR2HIEe4There are various reasons someone would want to create a Synology DSM virtual machine. For a long time, my virtual instance of DSM was my “testing grounds”, where I did things that I didn’t want to do to my production instance. I have a few reasons in this tutorial why you might want to run a Synology…

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Jellyfin Synology NAS Setup Instructions! Great Plex Alternative!

In this tutorial, we are going to look at how to setup Jellyfin on a Synology NAS. https://youtu.be/5_ZrMKIJ_yw Jellyfin is an open-source alternative to Plex that's installed on Docker. The biggest benefit that Jellyfin offers is the ability to stream your data remotely for free. Plex allows this, but the Plex pass or an app purchase is required depending on what exactly you’re trying to do and from what device, which makes Jellyfin superior. Overall,…

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How to Install AdGuard Home on a Synology NAS!

Today we are going to look at how to install AdGuard Home on a Synology NAS.https://youtu.be/oVu7wBTsA_gAdGuard Home is a network-wide ad-blocker and a competitor to Pi-hole. I have a few tutorials on how you can setup Pi-hole on a Raspberry Pi and Synology NAS, but this tutorial will focus on installing AdGuard Home on a Synology NAS. Synology NAS: AdGuard Home versus Pi-hole The first and logical question will be “which is better?”, as both…

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How to Backup a Synology NAS to a Remote Synology NAS!

In this tutorial, we are going to look at how to backup a Synology NAS to a remote Synology NAS using Hyper Backup.https://youtu.be/GRiDWAhMFogThis process is somewhat straight forward, but we will be utilizing an OpenVPN network interface on our remote NAS. This will allow us to connect to our remote NAS from our local NAS securely, without opening ports on our router.I back up all of my data off-site to my remote NAS and this…

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How to Create an OpenVPN Network Interface on a Synology NAS!

In this tutorial, we are going to look at how to create an OpenVPN network interface on a Synology NAS.https://youtu.be/FAIcfV3J1DQThe process is very straight forward, but incredibly powerful. Before you can connect, you need to ensure that you have OpenVPN setup. I have a tutorial created on how you can setup OpenVPN on a Synology NAS if you haven’t set it up yet.The process is very straight forward, but incredibly powerful. Before you can connect,…

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Synology NAS SSL Certificate – Configure HTTPS!

Today we are going to look at how to enable HTTPS on a Synology NAS using an SSL certificate. https://youtu.be/VoF-qqKwIWw This process is fairly straight forward, but the explanation behind it is very important. For that reason, I suggest that you watch the video above as the material will be a little easier to digest, but I will do my best to explain everything below. The process that we will be utilizing is best completed…

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Synology NAS Pi-hole Setup Instructions! Two Methods!

Today we are going to look at how to setup Pi-hole on a Synology NAS.https://youtu.be/4Z9Mtpc7TakWe will be looking at two different methods that both use Docker to install Pi-hole on a Synology NAS. The first method we are going to look at is “easier” and should be used if you don’t want to SSH into your NAS. This method utilizes the host network interface. The second method requires you to SSH into your Synology NAS…

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Synology NAS OpenVPN Setup & Configuration!

In this tutorial, we will look at the Synology NAS OpenVPN setup and configuration instructions. https://youtu.be/qbfa-YVUfls After my recent Ultimate Synology NAS Setup & Configuration Guide tutorial, I received a ton of great feedback from users who were interested in safely and securely accessing their NAS from outside of their network. I’ve been using the Synology VPN Server application with OpenVPN for the past year and have had no issues at all. I can safely…

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Synology NAS Setup & Configuration Guide!

Today we are going to look at how to setup a Synology NAS on DSM!https://youtu.be/r8M_yVQ-M4UThis 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 items listed in pink are new additions with…

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