Install Synology’s DSM 7.0 Beta as a Virtual Machine!

Today we are going to look at the best way to beta test Synology’s DSM 7.0 by installing it as a Virtual Machine.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9y2jqf1A4eAIt’s known that installing a beta operating system on a production server is never a good idea. However, installing it virtually (vDSM) on your production server is a great way to test it! I use vDSM to test various things for my NAS and this is a great example. 1. Install Instructions 1.…

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Nginx Proxy Manager Synology NAS Setup Instructions!

Today we are going to look at how to set up Nginx Proxy Manager on a Synology NAS.https://youtu.be/X1jCLKKkYuQIf you’re exposing any services on your network, using a reverse proxy is a great way to increase security and performance. A reverse proxy is a server that sits in front of your web servers and forwards client requests to the web servers. In layman’s terms, you only have to expose one server (using ports 80/443) and will…

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Synology NAS Apache Guacamole Setup Instructions!

Today we are going to look at how to install Apache Guacamole on a Synology NAS. https://youtu.be/Z2OSFLqruYo Apache Guacamole is a client-less remote desktop gateway that runs in your browser. In summary, you’re able to RDP, VNC, or SSH into devices on your network through a web browser. The tool works very well and allows you to manage all your connections in a centralized location accessible by a web browser. Setting up Apache Guacamole on…

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How to Setup System Notifications on a Synology NAS!

Today we are going to look at how to configure notifications on a Synology NAS.https://youtu.be/wXCYEby3FJ8By default, Synology NAS devices have a bunch of different ways that they can be monitored. However, monitoring does very little if you aren’t being notified of issues that have occurred on your NAS. This should be part of Synology’s initial setup due to its importance, so if you haven’t set it up, consider following this tutorial and enabling it!There are…

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How to Setup Synology DSM as a Virtual Machine (vDSM)

Today we are going to look at how to setup a Synology DSM Virtual Machine using Virtual Machine Manager.https://youtu.be/oEOWR2HIEe4There are various reasons someone would want to create a Synology DSM virtual machine. For a long time, my virtual instance of DSM was my “testing grounds”, where I did things that I didn’t want to do to my production instance. I have a few reasons in this tutorial why you might want to run a Synology…

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How to Install AdGuard Home on a Synology NAS!

Today we are going to look at how to install AdGuard Home on a Synology NAS.https://youtu.be/oVu7wBTsA_gAdGuard Home is a network-wide ad-blocker and a competitor to Pi-hole. I have a few tutorials on how you can setup Pi-hole on a Raspberry Pi and Synology NAS, but this tutorial will focus on installing AdGuard Home on a Synology NAS. Synology NAS: AdGuard Home versus Pi-hole The first and logical question will be “which is better?”, as both…

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Backup a Synology NAS to a Remote NAS

In this tutorial, we are going to look at how to backup a Synology NAS to a remote NAS using Hyper Backup.https://youtu.be/GRiDWAhMFogThis process is somewhat straight forward, but we will be utilizing an OpenVPN network interface on our remote NAS. This will allow us to connect to our remote NAS from our local NAS securely, without opening ports on our router.I back up all of my data off-site to my remote NAS and this setup…

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How to Create an OpenVPN Network Interface on a Synology NAS!

In this tutorial, we are going to look at how to create an OpenVPN network interface on a Synology NAS.https://youtu.be/FAIcfV3J1DQThe process is very straight forward, but incredibly powerful. Before you can connect, you need to ensure that you have OpenVPN setup. I have a tutorial created on how you can setup OpenVPN on a Synology NAS if you haven’t set it up yet.The process is very straight forward, but incredibly powerful. Before you can connect,…

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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-qqKwIWwThis 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 by using…

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How to Setup Pi-hole on a Synology NAS

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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