Category: Synology

  • I lost three years of data

    Whelp, today I’m enjoying a nice slice of humble pie after losing three years worth of backup versions. While admitting failure is hard, I believe in owning mistakes and learning from them. I began receiving notifications from DSM saying that a backup task was continually failing due to a lack of space a few days […]

  • Backup vSphere virtual machines with Synology DSM

    As I’ve slowly built out my home lab, I realized that while none of it is mission-critical, I’ve invested a lot of time educating myself and getting everything configured. Therefore – it should be backed up. I began searching r/homelab for solutions and came across plenty of notable options (GhettoVCB, Veeam, Vertical Backup) until one, […]

  • Synology DDNS with custom domains

    The Synology DSM gives administrators the ability to utilize Dynamic DNS (DDNS) services to access your devices with vanity/custom domains. However, the list of compatible Service Providers is fairly limited. Luckily, we can do a little DNS trickery (CNAME record) to get around the issue for any domain. Start by opening Control Panel in DSM, […]