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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 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/wXCYEby3FJ8By 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 it!There are…

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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-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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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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Backup a Linux PC to a Synology NAS using Rsync!

In this tutorial, we will look at how you can backup a Linux PC to a Synology NAS using Rsync. https://youtu.be/wSGaG3AQV7o Rsync is a Linux tool that can be used to sync files from one location to another. After the initial Rsync job finishes, your future backups will be incremental (as opposed to full). For this reason, the initial backup will take significantly longer than subsequent backups. Backup a Linux PC to a Synology NAS…

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How to Self-host the Password Manager Bitwarden on a Synology NAS!

Today we are going to look at how to self-host bitwarden on a Synology NAS!https://youtu.be/MgFfrTzJ1lsBitwarden is a password manager that can be self-hosted if desired. The benefit of self-hosting is that you are in control of your data and don’t need to rely on a third party to manage it. This doesn’t necessarily mean that there is an inherent security risk with using bitwarden’s hosting. We are just looking at an alternate option! 1. Self-host…

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How to Backup a Synology NAS to Backblaze B2!

A Synology NAS to Backblaze B2 Hyper Backup task is a great way to back up your NAS. https://youtu.be/sBf85ZtRFBI In the last post that I created, we took a look at how to backup your Synology NAS to a Raspberry Pi. I think that for large, non-important data backups (>2-4 TB), using a Raspberry Pi offsite with an external hard drive is a great way to save money and have a similar off-site backup process.…

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