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The third and final part of the current series on setting up and using a Synology NAS (Network Attached Storage) device.

Once you've started to store lots of important data on your NAS, you'll want to be sure that your data is safely secured with an offsite backup.

Synology Cloud Station ShareSync allows you to sync your important files with another Synology NAS, or you can use Cloud Sync to backup your files to a third-party cloud service like DropBox, BackBlaze, Google Drive, Box and many other services. In this episode, we demonstrate setting up and using both of these important packages.

If your primary reason for wanting a NAS is for it to act as a media server, we also demonstrate the initial setup, configuration and ongoing maintenance of Plex Media Server - installed directly on your Synology NAS.

Finally, we take a look at the surprisingly powerful Synology Surveillance Station, a free suite of utilities that turn your Synology NAS into a video recording hub for home or business security.

We hope you've found these Synology NAS tutorials useful and we'll revisit the topic in the future. If you have any specific areas of configuring or using a Synology NAS you would like us to cover in future shows, please let us know.

The full tutorial covers:

  • Update
  • Cloud Station ShareSync
  • Cloud Sync - BackBlaze B2
  • Cloud Sync - Dropbox
  • Plex Media Server
  • Surveillance Station
  • IP Camera
  • Live View
  • Timeline & Player
  • DS-cam on iOS
  • Surveillance Station Client

Show Links:

Synology Download Center

ScreenCastOnline Plex Tutorials

Installing a Plex Certificate

Cameras used in the Episode:

Amcrest Amcrest ProHD IP2M-841B - UK

Amcrest ProHD Outdoor IP3M-943B - UK

Amcrest Amcrest ProHD IP2M-841B - US

Amcrest ProHD Outdoor IP3M-943B - US


(1 comments posted)

Don McAllister

I mentioned the previous show about Time machine - Bernard Castle has written to me and advised:

"I have just come across a difference in setting up Time Machine using the new DSM 6.1 on the NAS.

When you go to File Services they have changed the location for Set Time Machine Folders.

The first tab in File Services is now called SMB/AFP/NFS, here you enable SMB and AFP.

You then have to go to the Advanced Tab and go to the Bonjour Section and tick all boxes and then select Set Time Machine Folder.

By all accounts you can ignore the SMB3 warning and click Yes."

Thanks Bernard!

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