So I've seen some posts here and elsewhere about people making a home NAS setup, using it as a media server with jellyfin/plex/.arr to set up media + keep files/passwords/photos, and then managing it remotely. That sounds incredibly cool.
I also did some cursory searching that one way to do things without messing with port-forwarding is to look into Tailscale to network remotely.
I want to try this for my parents and I, especially since I will be training abroad for several years while they will be based in Asia.
The obvious problem is I don't have any experience with the process or even networking in general. I also do not know how to code in any capacity. I am in a decidedly non-tech field of work.
I've been googling but want to know if this a feasible idea at my skill level? Is this work for hobbyists or those in the professional field of computing? Am I going to potentially shoot myself security-wise if i try this? Should experiment with something smaller-scale first?
- Watched Practical Networking on youtube to see what I was getting into (understood... lets say 45% of what he was talking about)
- Plan to get a synology NAS with minimum 4 drive bays (Supposedly this is easiest for beginners?)
- Connect to network via tailscale
- Get a vpn
- Install docker
- Install apps
- Connect it to PCs and smart tv at my parent's home in Asia
- Maintain it from Europe?
Any advice on how to start or any guides to recommend? (most of what I've found is 2021 or earlier so I am unsure if a lot's changed since then)