How to Connect a Raspberry Pi to a WireGuard VPN Server!

In this tutorial, we will look at how to connect a Raspberry Pi to a WireGuard VPN Server.https://youtu.be/QJiC-_EwCNMI use Raspberry Pi devices for various different things with some of them being used off-site. Something that runs constantly is the Raspberry Pi I use to backup my Synology NAS off-site. I’ve always used OpenVPN for this, but after setting up and configuring WireGuard, I was interested in using WireGuard as my VPN protocol for my off-site…

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How to Setup a WireGuard VPN on a Raspberry Pi!

In this tutorial, we will look at how to install the VPN WireGuard on a Raspberry Pi. https://youtu.be/DUpIOSbbvKk WireGuard is awesome! Up until WireGuard, the gold standard for VPN’s has been OpenVPN, which is still a great VPN option. However, WireGuard is a faster alternative that’s somewhat easier to implement. It also has the benefit of being a lot simpler than OpenVPN, which doesn’t seem important, but it is. Ultimately, more complex systems have more…

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How to Setup DuckDNS on a Raspberry Pi!

Today we are going to look at how to setup DuckDNS on a Raspberry Pi.https://youtu.be/s-66gmIHoyEDDNS is a way to automatically update a name server (in this case, DuckDNS) in real-time with your external IP address. There are many reasons why you might need a DDNS hostname, with one of the most common being creating a VPN Server. In this tutorial, we will run through the commands to setup DDNS on a Raspberry Pi. Instructions -…

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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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Backup a Linux PC to a Synology NAS using Veeam!

In this tutorial, we are going to look at how you can use Veeam to backup a Linux PC to an SMB share. The SMB share will be hosted on a Synology NAS and after the backup is successful, we will look at restoring individual files/doing a bare-metal restore.https://youtu.be/Llv64rQkCucBefore we get started, if your destination is a Synology NAS (like mine is), you need to ensure that SMB3 is enabled.The tutorial below is for the…

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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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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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