Synology NAS OpenVPN Setup & Configuration!

In this tutorial, we will look at the Synology NAS OpenVPN setup and configuration instructions. https://youtu.be/qbfa-YVUfls After my recent Ultimate Synology NAS Setup & Configuration Guide tutorial, I received a ton of great feedback from users who were interested in safely and securely accessing their NAS from outside of their network. I’ve been using the Synology VPN Server application with OpenVPN for the past year and have had no issues at all. I can safely…

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Synology NAS Setup & Configuration Guide!

Today we are going to look at the Synology NAS setup process on DSM 7! https://youtu.be/MyQy4Wj679A This will be a long tutorial that will have many different components in it, but I’ll do my best to break it down by section. I want to highlight that everything in this tutorial isn’t mandatory, but it’s a good starting point where you can pick and choose what you’d like to implement. The goal of this tutorial is…

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Use Rsync to Restore Backed Up Files From a Synology NAS to a Linux PC!

In this tutorial, we will look at how to use Rsync to restore backed up files from a Synology NAS to a Linux PC.https://youtu.be/Xq0subKVZykNow…technically, you can substitute the source in this tutorial (Synology NAS) and replace it with any location you’d like, but following the trend of our last two tutorials, we will be restoring the files from a Synology NAS.Before we get started, I want to highlight exactly what Rsync is. Rsync is a…

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Use SSH Keys to Automatically Backup a Linux PC to a Synology NAS!

Today we are going to look at how you can use SSH keys and Cron to automatically back up a Linux PC to a Synology NAS.https://youtu.be/kvK3S3Wsx2MThe process will allow you to automatically authenticate from a Linux PC to a Synology NAS and schedule the job to run at the frequency of your choosing.If you aren’t sure how to back up a Linux PC to a Synology NAS using Rsync, check out our tutorial! Use SSH…

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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/wSGaG3AQV7o Rsync 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…

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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/MgFfrTzJ1lsBitwarden 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! 1. Self-host…

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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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How to Backup a Synology NAS to Backblaze B2!

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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