Synology Drive Client & Server Tutorial

This tutorial will show you how to use Synology Drive Client and Server on a Synology NAS.https://youtu.be/lohOzoFbPf0I'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 on how to 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 how to use 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…

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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/eqfwETTQCvUA 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 you to…

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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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AdGuard Home OpenMediaVault Setup Tutorial!

Today we are going to install AdGuard Home on OpenMediaVault using Docker and Portainer.https://youtu.be/8Wzx3QuVcj0AdGuard Home is fairly straight forward to set up on OpenMediaVault and we will be using Portainer to configure it. Portainer is a web interface that manages docker containers, so it’s a powerful tool to get accustomed to using!Before we get started, it is incredibly important to note that having redundant DNS servers is very important. I highly suggest that you purchase…

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How to Set Up Pi-Hole on OpenMediaVault!

Today we are going to install Pi-hole on OpenMediaVault using Docker and Portainer. https://youtu.be/kkFP46S2VEM Fortunately, OpenMediaVault makes it very easy to install Docker and Portainer. We will be installing Pi-hole on Portainer and using a macvlan network interface so that we don’t have any port conflicts with our OpenMediaVault instance. If you haven’t installed OpenMediaVault yet, you can learn how to do that here. Before we get started, it is incredibly important to note that…

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How to Turn a Raspberry Pi into a NAS with OpenMediaVault

Today we are going to look at how to turn a Raspberry Pi into a NAS by using OpenMediaVault!https://youtu.be/h-IZrMcZeawOpenMediaVault is a NAS solution that’s based on Debian Linux. It has tons of different options and more importantly, runs very well on a Raspberry Pi! My goal is to create various OpenMediaVault tutorials, so this will be the basic tutorial that will show you how to set up and configure OpenMediaVault.First, ensure that you set up…

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How to Setup OpenVPN on a Raspberry Pi

Today we are going to look at how to setup OpenVPN on a Raspberry Pi.https://youtu.be/kLmbgJe1rEUSetting up OpenVPN on a Raspberry Pi is fairly straight forward due to PiVPN. The PiVPN project allows you to easily and securely install WireGuard or OpenVPN on a Raspberry Pi. Before getting started, you must ensure that you have a DDNS hostname or static IP address. This will be covered in the steps below. 1. Install Instructions - How to…

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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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