Connect one Synology to another NAS directly

head to Synology

  • Login to your NAS
  • Open Control Panel
  • Open Network
  • Select Network Interface from the tabs above
  • Select LAN, click on Edit
  • and choose manual configuration
  • you can provide your NDS server (router IP, which you found next to IP settings earlier)

Make sure you have the same IP range as the original NAS. If both NAS have only one LAN port this means you have no access to DHCP and you need to set the IP manually on both NASes. Make sure one IP has last digit different.

NAS No 1  could be 192.168.1.10 and another 192.168.1.11

 

Map network drive in Synology

You can mount remote folders from remote servers (such as network computers or other Synology NAS devices) to navigate and manage the mounted folders via File Station.

To mount a remote CIFS shared folder*:

    1. Click Tools > Mount Remote Folder > CIFS Shared Folder.

    1. In the Folder field, specify the remote folder path in the format of \\Remote_Server\Remote_Folder, such as \\192.168.0.2\share or \\chad\cheeseburger\pictures.
    2. If the remote server requires access privileges to the remote folder, enter your user credentials of the remote server in the Account name and Password fields.
    3. Click Browse to select or create an empty destination folder on your Synology NAS for mounting the remote folder.

  1. Tick Mount automatically on startup if you want Synology NAS to mount this remote folder on every system startup or reboot.
  2. Click Mount to have the remote folder mounted to the destination folder. You can now navigate and manage the remote folder from your Synology NAS.

To mount a remote NFS shared folder:

    1. Click Tools > Mount Remote Folder > NFS Shared Folder.

    1. In the Folder field, specify the remote folder path in the format of Remote_Server:/Remote_Folder_Path, such as 192.168.0.2:/volume1/share.
    2. Select the desired NFS version and transport protocol.
    3. Click Browse to select or create an empty destination folder on your Synology NAS for mounting the remote folder.

  1. Tick Mount automatically on startup if you want your Synology NAS to mount this remote folder on every system startup or reboot.
  2. Click Mount to have the remote folder mounted to the destination folder. You can now navigate and manage the remote folder from your Synology NAS.

Note:

  • NFSv4 only supports the TCP protocol.
  • To mount a remote folder from an alternative Synology NAS to your Synology NAS, follow the steps:
    1. Log in to the alternative Synology NAS, go to File Station, and browse to the desired folder.
    2. Right-click on the folder and select Properties.
    3. Go to General and copy the Location folder path for use.

To unmount a remote folder:

    1. Select the remote folder you want to unmount, and click Tools > Unmount.

    1. Alternatively, simply right-click on the remote folder and select Unmount.

Note:

  • The maximum number of concurrent remote folders is 100.
  • You are only allowed to mount remote folders from a remote server that supports the CIFS or the NFS protocols.
  • Remote folders can only be mounted to subfolders under shared folders.
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