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

How to Set Up Automatic Backups on Your QNAP NAS

Setting up automatic backups on your QNAP NAS is a smart way to ensure your data is safely backed up without manual intervention. Here's a step-by-step guide on how to do it:

Step 1: Install and Set Up Hybrid Backup Sync

  • Open the QTS (QNAP Turbo NAS System) web interface on your computer.
  • Navigate to the "App Center" and search for "Hybrid Backup Sync."
  • Click on the "Install" button to download and install the application.
  • Once installed, open the "Hybrid Backup Sync" application.
  • Follow the on-screen instructions to set up and configure the application.

Step 2: Configure Backup Tasks

  1. Click on the "Backup" tab at the top of the "Hybrid Backup Sync" window.
  2. Click on the "Create" button to create a new backup task.
  3. Enter a name for the backup task to easily identify it.
  4. Choose the source files or folders you want to back up.
  5. Select the destination location where the backups will be stored, either a local shared folder, remote server, or cloud storage.
  6. Specify the backup schedule (daily, weekly, etc.) and the time when the backup should run.
  7. Configure any additional options such as file compression, encryption, or email notifications.
  8. Click on the "Apply" button to save the backup task.

Step 3: Monitor and Manage Backups

After setting up the automatic backups, you can monitor and manage them through the "Backup" tab in the "Hybrid Backup Sync" application.

  • To view the status of a backup task, check the "Status" column.
  • To modify a backup task, click on the "Edit" button.
  • To manually run a backup task, click on the "Run Now" button.
  • To delete a backup task, click on the "Remove" button.

By following these steps, you can easily set up automatic backups on your QNAP NAS, ensuring the safety of your important data in case of any unforeseen events.

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