How do I set up automatic backups on my Synology NAS?

Setting up Automatic Backups on Synology NAS

Step 1: Install and Set up DiskStation Manager (DSM)

1. Connect your Synology NAS to your network and power it on.
2. Access the web interface by entering the NAS IP address in your browser.
3. Follow the on-screen instructions to install and set up DiskStation Manager (DSM).
4. Create a shared folder on your Synology NAS where you will store your backups.

Step 2: Configure Backup Destination

1. Open the Control Panel in DSM.
2. Under the "File Services" section, click on "Shared Folder".
3. Select the shared folder you created in Step 1 and click on the "Edit" button.
4. Navigate to the "Advanced" tab and enable the option "Enable Recycle Bin".
5. Click "Apply" to save the changes.

Step 3: Set up Backup Task

1. Open the Control Panel and click on "Backup & Replication".
2. Select the "Backup" tab and click on the "Create" button.
3. Choose the type of backup task you want to create (e.g., "Local Data Backup").
4. Follow the on-screen instructions to configure the backup task.
5. Specify the source files or folders to be backed up.
6. Select the destination shared folder you created in Step 2.
7. Configure additional settings such as backup schedule, retention policy, and encryption if desired.
8. Click on "Apply" to save the backup task.

Step 4: Enable Automatic Backup

1. Open the Control Panel and go to "Task Scheduler".
2. Click on the "Create" button to create a new scheduled task.
3. Enter a name for the task and select the backup task you created in Step 3.
4. Set the desired schedule for the automatic backup (e.g., daily, weekly).
5. Configure any additional settings such as email notifications.
6. Click on "Apply" to save the scheduled task.

Step 5: Verify and Monitor Backups

1. Return to the "Backup & Replication" section in the Control Panel.
2. Check the status of your backup task to ensure it is running successfully.
3. Monitor the backup progress and verify that backups are being created regularly.

Once you have completed these steps, your Synology NAS will be set up to automatically backup your files according to the scheduled task you configured. Make sure to periodically check the backups and test the restore process to ensure your data is fully protected.

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