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/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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Active Backup for Business: How to Backup a Windows PC to a Synology NAS

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 Client & Server Tutorial

This tutorial will show you how to use Synology Drive Client and Server on a Synology NAS.https://youtu.be/lohOzoFbPf0I'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 on how to 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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How to use Docker on a Synology NAS

Today we are going to look at how to use Docker on a Synology NAS.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xzMhZoUs7uwThe majority of the explanation will be done through the video above, but it’s important to have certain points documented. The Docker implementation on a Synology NAS is very powerful when you understand it, but it’s slightly confusing when you initially get started. While I create specific tutorials that will guide you through the implementation of specific containers, my goal is…

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How to Host a WordPress Website on a Synology NAS!

Today we are going to look at how to host a WordPress website on a Synology NAS.https://youtu.be/eqfwETTQCvUA lot of people would like to host a website, but the monthly costs associated with web hosting isn’t always ideal. While it’s a good idea to scale your website to match the daily traffic it receives, it’s sometimes easier to host the website out of your house in the beginning. This avoids monthly charges and allows you to…

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