How to 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/wSGaG3AQV7oRsync 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 using Rsync…

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Best Looking Ubuntu Flavor? UbuntuDDE Install Instructions!

UbuntuDDE (Deepin Desktop Environment) is an unofficial Ubuntu flavor recently released for Ubuntu 20.04.https://youtu.be/7sZy8lodrMEThe developers goal is to eventually release as an official Ubuntu flavor. I've been testing this release for a few weeks and to say that I love it is an understatement. It has arguably the most beautiful UI of any Ubuntu release I've used and functions fairly well for being recently released. Keep in mind, I am not using this as my production…

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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/MgFfrTzJ1ls Bitwarden 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!…

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DSM versus QTS! Synology versus QNAP! Try Before you Buy!

DSM vs. QTS! This tutorial will focus on how you can compare Synology's DSM and QNAP's QTS.https://youtu.be/SbKLUX7IEvIWhen comparing NAS devices, you are often left comparing hardware specs which only tell half the story. Picking a NAS device by strictly drive bays, memory and processor is like picking a Windows PC over a Mac PC because the specs are better. While the hardware is certainly important, the operating system that the NAS is running is arguably…

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Synology NAS Backblaze B2 Hyper Backup Tutorial!

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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Backup a Synology NAS to a Raspberry Pi using Hyper Backup: On-site or Off-site!

This tutorial we will look at how to backup a Synology NAS to a Raspberry Pi using Hyper Backup.https://youtu.be/ugMFtwcqgGIWe will first setup an Rsync server on a Raspberry Pi so that it can be used with Synology's Hyper Backup. After completing this, you will be able to use your Raspberry Pi as an on-site or off-site backup destination. There are two sections that will guide you through the process of setting up the server. The…

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Setup a Static IP Address for OpenVPN Clients on your Synology NAS!

Today we are going to look at how you can setup a static IP address for OpenVPN on a Synology NAS.https://youtu.be/zu6YsNNtYicWhen you setup a VPN server on your Synology device, the IP addresses are dynamic when a user connects. What this means is that every user will have a different IP address when they connect and the order in which they connect determines what the address will be. In other words, it’s totally random. There…

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DDNS Xpenology/Synology: How to Configure using DuckDNS!

This tutorial will show you how to configure DDNS on Xpenology or a Synology NAS using DuckDNS.https://youtu.be/RhB6EAEi4D8In this tutorial, we will look at how you can configure DDNS on Xpenology using DuckDNS. Setting up DDNS is very important if you intend on accessing your NAS from outside of your network or setting up a VPN Server. This easy tutorial will show you how in minutes!If you've never setup Xpenology, check out our tutorial on how…

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How to Install Xpenology on a Linux KVM/QEMU Virtual Machine!

In this tutorial, we will look at how to install Xpenology on KVM, a Linux based hypervisor.https://youtu.be/19qF1a4eZHARunning Xpenology on a KVM virtual machine is a great way to have a fully functioning NAS without dedicating an entire machine to the operating system. After looking at how to install Xpenology on KVM, check out some of our tutorials on different ways to use DSM!The process is fairly straight forward, but there are a few prerequisites that…

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Pi-hole Raspberry Pi Setup Tutorial!

These instructions will explain how to install Pi-hole on a Raspberry Pi. https://youtu.be/a86D9AbOTbU How to Install Pi-hole on a Raspberry Pi - Instructions I have this configured on a Raspberry Pi Zero W and it runs perfectly!Before we get started, ensure that you can SSH into your Raspberry Pi with a valid Raspberry Pi operating system. If you aren’t sure how, please follow these instructions. There are two main ways to install Pi-hole: an automated installer or…

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