Synology NAS and Everything you can do – Part 5

Best Ways to Backup over the Network on your Synology NAS

Synology offers comprehensive backup solutions for your computer and Synology NAS, allowing you to back up data on your computer to Synology NAS. If you are a user belonging to the administrator’s group, you can also back up the Synology NAS data with local or network backup, or sync shared folder contents between Synology NAS. The creative Copy button simplifies external storage devices backup with One-touch design. The support for the Amazon S3 backup service and the innovative Time Backup package give you other choices for server
backup.

Back Up Computer Data with a Synology NAS

Synology-designed Cloud Station Backup allows you to back up data from a Windows, Mac, or Linux computer to your Synology NAS. If you are using a Mac or Linux, you can also use Time Machine or rsync to back up data to your Synology NAS.

Use Cloud Station on your NAS to Backup for Windows, Mac, and Linux

The Synology Cloud Station Backup application can be installed from Download Center on Synology’s website. Click the banner below to learn how Cloud Station works on your devices:

Use Synology NAS to use Time Machine for Mac

Synology NAS provides compatibility for backup with Apple’s Time Machine, allowing Mac users to back up their data to a shared folder on the Synology NAS. For more detailed instructions, please see this tutorial. Find out how to set up your Mac with Apple Time Machine to backup to your Synology NAS by clicking the banner below:

Use rsync on a Synology NAS for Linux

You can use rsync to back up Linux data to the Synology NAS. This Application is available in the App centre and is very straightforward.

Back Up Data or iSCSI LUN on Synology NAS

With Hyper Backup, users belonging to the administrators group can perform backup tasks, restore files, and sync shared folders from one Synology NAS to various types of destinations based on their needs.

Back Up and Restore System Configurations in your Synology NAS Backup

Go to Control Panel > Update & Restore > Configuration Backup to back up and restore the system configurations of your Synology NAS. You can back up system configurations to a configuration file (.dss) and then restore the configurations at a later time.

Sync Shared Folder Contents between several Synology NAS

Shared Folder Sync allows you to sync shared folder contents from a source Synology NAS (or “client”) to a destination Synology NAS (or “server”) over the network. Shared Folder Sync backup tasks can be viewed and managed by going to Control Panel > Shared Folder Sync. For detailed instructions regarding how to enable Shared Folder Sync.

Back Up Data on USB Device or SD Card

You can go to Control Panel > External Devices to specify a shared folder for use with USBCopy or SDCopy, and then use the Copy button on the front panel of your Synology NAS to copy data from a USB device or SD card to the shared folder.

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