QNAP Turbo NAS Software User Manual

Cloud Backup

Cloud Backup

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Amazon S3


Amazon S3 (Simple Storage Service) is an online storage web service offered by AWS (Amazon Web Services). It provides a simple web services interface that can be used to store and retrieve the data from anywhere on the web. With Amazon S3, you can upload the data from your NAS to Amazon S3 or download the data from Amazon S3 to your NAS. Note that you need to register an AWS account from http://aws.amazon.com and pay for the service. After signing up for an account, you need to create at least one bucket (root folder) on Amazon S3 by an Amazon S3 application. We recommend the Mozilla Firefox add-on "S3Fox" for beginners.


After setting up the Amazon S3 account, follow the steps below to back up the data to or retrieve the data from Amazon S3 using the NAS.

1.Click "Create a Replication Job".
2.Enter the remote replication job name.
3.Select the usage type: "Upload" or "Download" and enter other settings. A bucket is the root directory on Amazon S3. You can test the connection to the remote host testing by clicking "Test". Other settings are optional.
4.Specify the local directory on the NAS for replication.
5.Enter the replication schedule.
6.Click "Finish". The replication job will be executed according to your schedule.




To use ElephantDrive Service, select "Enable ElephantDrive Service". Enter your email and password for the ElephantDrive service. If you do not have an account, enter the information and click "Create". Click "OK" to confirm. After creating an account, click "Apply". The NAS will help you login the ElephantDrive service. After you have logged in ElephantDrive service on the NAS, you can go to ElephantDrive website (http://www.elephantdrive.com/qnap) and manage the backup. Login your ElephantDrive account. You can manage the backup and restore jobs on the website (https://www.elephantdrive.com/qnap).




To use Symform cloud backup, go to "Backup Station> Cloud Backup > Symform". Click "Get Started Now" to install Symform. The NAS will download, verify, and install the package automatically. Click "Configure". Enter your email address and click "Sign-In" to activate Symform on the NAS. An activation code will be sent to this address. Check your email to get the activation code and finish the setup. Configure Symform according to the instructions.


When done, the folders chosen during the setup will be backed up to Symform Storage Cloud. After Symform is activated, you will be able to see the device configuration. Click "Cloud Dashboard" to have access to Symform Cloud Dashboard and check the status of all the devices that are running Symform Storage Cloud.


Note about Symform service:

Web administration interface TCP port: 59234
Contribution TCP port: Defined randomly during Symform setup and can be changed if necessary.
All TCP outbound ports are mandatory.
The hard drive standby function of the NAS may not work when contribution is in use, because Symform service always reads and writes data on the hard drives.
Symform with contribution requires network bandwidth. If contribution is enabled, there will always be communication between the NAS and Symform Cloud. This may cause network utilization and the bandwidth can be limited as needed.


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