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 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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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-qqKwIWwThis 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 by using…

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How to Setup Pi-hole on a Synology NAS

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-YVUflsAfter 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 access my…

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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. 1. Synology NAS Initial Setup We will quickly…

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Use Rsync to Restore Backed Up Files From a Synology NAS to a Linux PC!

In this tutorial, we will look at how to use Rsync to restore backed up files from a Synology NAS to a Linux PC.https://youtu.be/Xq0subKVZykNow…technically, you can substitute the source in this tutorial (Synology NAS) and replace it with any location you’d like, but following the trend of our last two tutorials, we will be restoring the files from a Synology NAS.Before we get started, I want to highlight exactly what Rsync is. Rsync is a…

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Use SSH Keys to Automatically Backup a Linux PC to a Synology NAS!

Today we are going to look at how you can use SSH keys and Cron to automatically back up a Linux PC to a Synology NAS.https://youtu.be/kvK3S3Wsx2MThe process will allow you to automatically authenticate from a Linux PC to a Synology NAS and schedule the job to run at the frequency of your choosing.If you aren’t sure how to back up a Linux PC to a Synology NAS using Rsync, check out our tutorial! Use SSH…

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