How to Access a Synology NAS Remotely with DDNS

Today we are going to take a look at how to access a Synology NAS remotely using DDNS. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5RYYI6ax8iI&feature=youtu.be DDNS stands for Dynamic DNS and it’s a way to automatically update a domain name with an external IP address. Most users have a dynamic external IP address that changes, and that’s where this DDNS hostname will become very valuable. If your ISP gives you a static IP address, this becomes less valuable, but it can…

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Synology Photos Overview & Review (Photos vs. Moments)

This will be a complete overview and review of Synology Photos.https://youtu.be/UVqNI84F2xQWith the release of Synology’s new operating system DSM 7, a new photo management solution was released named Synology Photos. This tool replaced the DSM 6 photo management solutions named Photo Station and Moments. During the DSM 6 to DSM 7 upgrade, both of these applications were migrated to Synology Photos. If you’re interested in seeing the migration process, you can watch the videos below:Moments…

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Use Docker to Set Up Plex on a Synology NAS

Today we are going to take a look at how you can install Plex on a Synology NAS using Docker. https://youtu.be/DSNYTaYW10Y As of today, the DSM 7 Release Candidate package for Plex doesn’t work. However, Docker is not impacted, which is why we’re going to take a look at how you can get Plex working on DSM 7!  Instructions - Use Docker to Set Up Plex on a Synology NAS 1. Inside of the Docker…

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How to Install Grafana on a Synology NAS

Today we are going to take a look at how to install Grafana on a Synology NAS using Docker. https://youtu.be/K9CE4vNygws Grafana is a tool that allows you to make tons of different customized dashboards. It’s slowly become a favorite for people running home labs or different services inside of their house. This is a pretty easy tool to self-host on a Synology NAS, so today we’re going to look at how to install and configure…

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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/0i4dQiajlf8First, 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 to use…

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How to Secure a Synology NAS (Tutorial)

Today we are going to look at some of the best practices on how to secure a Synology NAS.https://youtu.be/MISc_uqf0Q4The 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 Share Files on a Synology NAS

Today we’re going to take a look at how to share files on a 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 the…

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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/34YdGEdVL7g Emby 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…

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