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Desktop Backup:

Windows® user: Synology Data Replicator 3

Windows® users can use the Synology Data Replicator 3 to back up desktop data, Outlook®, and Outlook Express® emails to their Synology DiskStation with the flexibility of three backup modes: Immediate, Sync, and Scheduled. Data Replicator 3 is a free application provided for Synology DiskStation users.

Windows user: Synology Data Replicator 3

Mac user: Apple® Time Machine®

Mac user: Apple Time Machine

Having proactive backup solution is always key to protecting your important data, and the same goes for the Mac® users, too. Synology DiskStation is among the first in the NAS industry to support the latest Mac OS® – Mac OS® X Lion. Along with upgrades to support NetaTalk 2.2, Mac® users (OS X 10.6 and higher) will not have compatibility issues and can once again enjoy native Time Machine® support on DSM; when Time Machine® service is enabled, the DiskStation will simply appear as a target option for users to choose from.

Applied Models

DiskStation
12-series: RS812, DS712+, RS212, DS212+, DS212, DS212j
11-series: DS3611xs, RS3411xs, RS3411RPxs, DS2411+, RS2211+, RS2211RP+, DS1511+, RS411, DS411+II, DS411+, DS411, DS411j, DS411slim, DS211+, DS211, DS211j, DS111
10-series: DS1010+, RS810+, RS810RP+, DS410, DS410j, DS710+, DS210+, DS210j, DS110+, DS110j
9-series: DS509+, RS409+, RS409RP+, RS409, DS409+, DS409, DS209+II, DS209+, DS209, DS209j, DS109+, DS109, DS109j, DS409slim
8-series: RS408, RS408-RP, DS508, DS408, DS108j

Server Backup:

Server Backup

Server backup includes three alternatives: Local BackupNetwork Backup, and Amazon S3™ backup. You can backup data in shared folders or sub-folders and choose between incremental backup options or other flexible scheduling choices. All can be easily configured with a step-by-step wizard to make it simple to create an automated backup solution.

Added to the DiskStation backup repertoire, the new Shared Folder Sync backup mechanism aims to provide instant data preservation for office workgroup.

In DSM, you can back up the same share to multiple destinations to allow you to keep multiple copies of the same data at different locations. Windows® ACL privileges can also be backed up with the file therefore you can restore the data along with its complex privilege settings.

Local Backup

The Synology Local Backup function allows you to backup data from certain shared folders to another shared folder located on internal hard drives or externally attached USB/SATA drives.

Network Backup

Network Backup

Network Backup allows you to backup files and data from one Synology DiskStation to another Synology DiskStation (or other rsync-compatible servers) over the network.

With the Encrypted Network Backup option, data is encrypted when a backup task is being processed, protecting your important data with a higher level of security.

The block-level backup option only backs up modified part of files. This option is especially practical when Network Backup is executed over the Internet.

Amazon S3™ Backup

Amazon S3 Backup

Amazon S3™ Backup allows backing up data from the DiskStation to an Amazon S3™ server. The backup file is stored in the Bucket of your choice in your Amazon S3™ account. Backing up by the Amazon S3™ mechanism would save storage space on your DiskStation and it can also act as a contingency site for data preservation.

Shared Folder Sync

Shared Folder Sync

The Shared Folder Sync allows users to synchronize a specific folder from one DiskStation to another – a direct server-to-client backup mechanism on designated folder whenever something is added or deleted on the server side. Users will be able to share documents within their local office seamlessly and safely with encrypted folder protection. When your source DiskStation experiences server crash, you will be able to have an immediate backup DiskStation up and running in no time.

Applied Models

DiskStation
12-series: RS812, DS712+, RS212, DS212+, DS212, DS212j
11-series: DS3611xs, RS3411xs, RS3411RPxs, DS2411+, RS2211+, RS2211RP+, DS1511+, RS411, DS411+II, DS411+, DS411, DS411j, DS411slim, DS211+, DS211, DS211j, DS111
10-series: DS1010+, RS810+, RS810RP+, DS410, DS410j, DS710+, DS210+, DS210j, DS110+, DS110j
9-series: DS509+, RS409+, RS409RP+, RS409, DS409+, DS409, DS209+II, DS209+, DS209, DS209j, DS109+, DS109, DS109j, DS409slim
8-series: RS408, RS408-RP, DS508, DS408, DS108j

Time Backup:

Synology Time Backup is available as an add-on package for DSM, and is an innovative backup solution that helps you backup all your data stored on Synology DiskStation, including documents, music, photos, video, etc. You can restore to any specific time of version by just a few clicks.

Snapshot

A “snapshot” is as taking a picture of the current volume status. Just like taking a picture, snapshot takes very little time. Time Backup adopts this modern technique, allowing the system to record the current data status in a short time, and then perform backup1. All services will run smoothly during the backup process, so you can continue to access and modify files while the system is at work.

Intuitively Browsing among Versions

Time Backup Beta

The snapshots for each backup task are turned into versions. With multiple backup tasks and versions, Time Backup provides a unique user interface to manage all versions in different backup tasks. By tracking the timeline to a specific version, or flipping through versions to find your most recent changes, you can not only browse but also manage the content in multiple versions.

Data Flashback

Whenever you want your files or folders to flash back to a specific time, all you need is to find the version and choose the files or directories to restore.

Data Flashback

Schedule Backup

Through the Time Backup Wizard, you can setup your backup task schedule. Once set up, you can have peace of mind of your important works or data, because Time Backup will backup all of your treasures by schedule. In addition to schedule backup, there is an option as “Back Up now”, which allows you to execute your backup task whenever you want.

Schedule Backup

Remote Backup For Disaster Recovery

Aside from backing up from one volume to another within a DiskStation, Time Backup also allows users to backup important data to another DiskStation in a remote location. With snapshot and multiple versioning still intact, remote backup can be an effective way during a disaster situation that requires immediate system recovery.

Smart Recycle and Lock

While you can setup many backup tasks with schedule, managing versions efficiently is very important, especially when the destination volume is running out of space. “Smart Recycle” is the recycle policy in dealing with this situation. It keeps the hourly backups for the past 24 hours, daily backups for the past month, and weekly backups for everything older than a month. However, to avoid the deletion of important versions, you can specify and “lock” versions to prevent it from Smart Recycle.

Applied Models

DiskStation
12-series: RS812, DS712+, RS212, DS212+, DS212, DS212j
11-series: DS3611xs, RS3411xs, RS3411RPxs, DS2411+, RS2211+, RS2211RP+, DS1511+, RS411, DS411+II, DS411+, DS411, DS411j, DS411slim, DS211+, DS211, DS211j, DS111
10-series: DS1010+, RS810+, RS810RP+, DS410, DS410j, DS710+, DS210+, DS210j, DS110+, DS110j
9-series: DS509+, RS409+, RS409RP+, RS409, DS409+, DS409, DS209+II, DS209+, DS209, DS109+, DS109, DS409slim
8-series: RS408, RS408-RP, DS508, DS408

USB Copy & SD Copy:

Plug-n-Save for Instant Backup

USBCopy/SDCopy1 allows you to quickly back up data from a USB storage device (a USB flash or a USB card reader, for example) or a SD card to a Synology DiskStation with just a single touch. All you have to do is to connect the USB storage device or the SD card to your Synology DiskStation and to push the Copy button on the front panel, and then all files from the USB storage device or SD card will be uploaded to a specified shared folder on the Synology DiskStation.

For those who are always on-the-go, exchanging data with people on the outside with mobile or handheld devices and don’t have enough time to sit down in front of a computer to run backup rounds, the USBCopy/SDCopy feature is particularly useful. For instance, you might be a photographer and you are constantly taking photos that are stored on your SD card. You can always come back to the DiskStation and easily upload the photos without having to connect cables and run file transfer program.

1. Available on certain models only.

Applied Models

DiskStation
12-series: DS712+, DS212+, DS212
11-series: DS411slim, DS211+, DS211, DS211j, DS111
10-series: DS710+, DS410j, DS210+, DS210j, DS110+, DS110j
9-series: DS209+II, DS209+, DS209, DS209j, DS109+, DS109, DS109j, DS409slim
8-series: DS108j