VJBOD Equivalent on Synology

VJBOD Equivalent on Synology.  Are you aware of an equivalent to QNAP’s Virtual JBOD service (VJBOD) on the Synology platform? First or third-party is fine.

Synology does not have virtual Jbod function.  Even with Qnap virtual jbod, you need to make sure each NAS is properly protected with a RAID and a backup.

With Synology, the only thing you can do is mount other Synology NAS as network shares. This will make them appear among other locally shared folders.

Here are instructions how to do it:

 

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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* Available on specific models only.

 


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