How can I set up automatic backups for my Synology NAS?

To set up automatic backups for your Synology NAS, follow these steps:

Step 1: Configure the Backup Destination

1. Log in to the Synology NAS web interface.

2. Go to the "Control Panel" and click on "Shared Folder".

3. Create a new shared folder or choose an existing one where you want to store the backups.

Step 2: Set Up Backup Task

1. Open the "Backup & Replication" application from the main menu.

2. Click on the "Backup" tab and then "Create".

3. Select the type of backup you want to configure (e.g., "File Backup", "Folder Backup", "Disk Backup").

4. Follow the prompts to select the source files or folders you want to backup.

5. Choose the previously configured shared folder as the destination.

6. Configure other settings, such as backup schedule, retention policy, and notification options.

7. Click "Apply" to save the backup task.

Step 3: Enable Automatic Backup

1. In the "Backup & Replication" application, go to the "Backup" tab.

2. Find the backup task you created and select it.

3. Click on the "Edit" icon.

4. Under the "Schedule" section, enable the "Enable scheduling" option.

5. Set the desired backup schedule (e.g., daily, weekly).

6. Save the changes by clicking "Apply".

Step 4: Monitor Backup Status

1. In the "Backup & Replication" application, go to the "Status" tab.

2. Here, you can monitor the progress of your backups, check for any errors, and view backup logs.

3. If any issues arise, you can troubleshoot them from the "Status" tab.

By following these steps, you will be able to set up automatic backups for your Synology NAS and ensure the safety of your data.

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