How can I use Synology Drive for file synchronization?

Using Synology Drive for File Synchronization

To synchronize files using Synology Drive, follow these steps:

Step 1: Install Synology Drive

1. Ensure you have a Synology NAS device running DiskStation Manager (DSM) 6.2 or above.
2. Open the Package Center on your Synology NAS and search for "Synology Drive."
3. Click on "Install" and wait for the installation to complete.

Step 2: Set Up Synology Drive Server

1. Open Synology Drive on your computer.
2. Click on the "+" icon to add a new Synology Drive server.
3. Enter the server address (e.g., provided by your Synology NAS or choose the local server option if both devices are on the same network.
4. Provide your Synology NAS device's login credentials.
5. Click "Connect" to establish a connection with the Synology Drive server.

Step 3: Create a Sync Task

1. Click on the "+" icon in the Synology Drive application and select "Create Sync Task."
2. Choose the source folder on your computer that you want to synchronize with the Synology NAS.
3. Select the target folder on your Synology NAS where you want the files to be synchronized.
4. Customize additional options like file filters, schedule, and encryption if desired.
5. Click "Apply" to create the sync task.

Step 4: Monitor and Manage Sync Tasks

1. In the Synology Drive application, click on the "Task" tab to view and manage your sync tasks.
2. Monitor the sync progress, sync history, and any synchronization errors that may occur.
3. Right-click on a sync task to access options such as pausing or deleting the task.

Step 5: Access and Sync Files from Any Device

1. Install the Synology Drive client on your other devices (computers, smartphones, or tablets).
2. Log in with your Synology NAS account credentials.
3. The files synchronized with Synology Drive will now be accessible and updated across all your devices.

Note: The exact steps may vary slightly depending on the version of Synology Drive and DiskStation Manager you are using. It is recommended to refer to the official Synology documentation for specific instructions tailored to your setup.

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