How to Use Shared Folder Sync on a Synology NAS

Today we are going to take a look at how to set up and configure Shared Folder Sync on a Synology NAS. https://youtu.be/Dekn1XyMd3U Shared Folder Sync utilizes rsync to sync a folder on a source Synology NAS to a folder on a destination Synology NAS. This process is very comparable to Snapshot Replication but does not require the btrfs file system. If you have two Synology NAS’s that are using btrfs, I highly suggest that…

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Synology NAS Snapshot Replication: Sync Snapshots to a Synology NAS!

Today we are going to take a look at how you can set up snapshot replication on a Synology NAS! https://youtu.be/0i4dQiajlf8 First, you’re going to need to make sure that you already configured Snapshots. You can learn how to do that here if you haven’t set that up already. Snapshots are something that everyone should be using, regardless of the situation. However, there is a limitation that you must be using the btrfs file system…

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How to Secure a Synology NAS (Tutorial)

Today we are going to look at some of the best practices to secure a Synology NAS. https://youtu.be/MISc_uqf0Q4 The majority of NAS security needs to be done preventatively to easily recover from potential issues that might arise in the future. We will take a look at some of the best practices below, but greater detail will be provided in the attached videos. I will be highlighting the important points in the video above, but if…

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How to Externally Share Files on your Synology NAS

Today we’re going to take a look at how you can share files on your Synology NAS with anyone in the world!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oycMXwUBVw0The actual sharing of a file is very simple. However, figuring out the way that you want to expose your NAS is the challenging part. The majority of the explanation for all available options is done in the video above. I highly suggest watching that portion of the video before sharing a link using…

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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 Set up Emby on a Synology NAS

Today we are going to take a look at how to install Emby on a Synology NAS.https://youtu.be/34YdGEdVL7gEmby is a home media server that will allow you to stream your digital media to client devices. When running Emby on a Synology NAS, I prefer running it using Docker. Emby is a great alternative to Plex and is the platform that Jellyfin was forked off of before Emby changed to closed-source. If you’d prefer using an open-sourced…

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Backup a Windows PC to a Synology NAS with Active Backup for Business

Today we are going to look at how you can back up and restore a Windows PC to a Synology NAS using Active Backup for Business. https://youtu.be/QLaFG_-XjVI First, this tutorial will be done in the DSM 7 beta. The options will be the same, though it might look a little different. I am trying to preemptively plan for the inventible release of DSM 7, and don’t want to continue producing tutorials using DSM 6 as…

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How to Update Docker Compose on a Synology NAS

Today we are going to take a look at how you can update Docker Compose on a Synology NAS. https://youtu.be/E0Q4xVn0gRc First off, if you aren’t sure how to use Docker Compose on a Synology NAS, I created a tutorial on how you can do it. The tutorial will walk you through Docker entirely and help you decide if Docker Compose is the right choice for you. This tutorial will focus on how you can update…

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Synology Drive Server Tutorial: Sync Files To and From a NAS!

This tutorial will show you how to use Synology Drive Server on a Synology NAS. https://youtu.be/lohOzoFbPf0 I'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 that you can 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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