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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Install Docker & Portainer 2.0 on Debian Based Distros!

Today we are going to look at how to install Docker and Portainer 2.0 on Debian based distros.https://youtu.be/8Eyas8SK5TsThis process is very straight forward but we will be using this in future videos, so I wanted to create one tutorial for it that I could reference later. Docker gives users a way to run multiple containers on different source devices (Linux, Windows, etc). These containers are incredibly powerful, lightweight, and easy to manage. For that reason,…

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How to Setup Jellyfin on a Raspberry Pi

Today we are going to look at how to setup Jellyfin on a Raspberry Pi. https://youtu.be/XoXPmupW1iY Jellyfin is a Plex alternative and it’s a great tool that easily allows you to stream content to various devices. I already created a tutorial on how to install Jellyfin on a Synology NAS, but today we are going to look at how to install Jellyfin on a Raspberry Pi. A few things before we get started: You should…

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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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Nginx Proxy Manager Raspberry Pi Install Instructions!

Today we are going to look at how to how to install Nginx Proxy Manager on a Raspberry Pi!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jp7zqjNhTAsIf 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…

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How to Install AdGuard Home on a Raspberry Pi

Today we are going to look at how to install AdGuard Home on a Raspberry Pi. https://youtu.be/FLwlQafM3RM In our last tutorial, we looked at how to install AdGuard Home on a Synology NAS. If you implemented that, you might be interested in implementing a secondary DNS server using AdGuard Home as well. There are various reasons why implementing a secondary DNS server is important. If you only have one Raspberry Pi, it might be a…

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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 Install Portainer on a Raspberry Pi!

Today we are going to look at how to install Docker and Portainer on a Raspberry Pi.https://youtu.be/YjszoDGsqfoThis process is very simple, but we will be using Portainer in future tutorials to setup different docker containers, so this will be the first thing we are going to look at. The Raspberry Pi 4 is pretty powerful for being as small as it is. Combine that with the fact that there are a ton of great docker…

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Backup a Synology NAS to a Remote NAS

In this tutorial, we are going to look at how to backup a Synology NAS to a remote 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 setup…

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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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