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Backing Up Data

Regular backup is crucial for data protection. QNAP provides various backup solutions to ensure the availability of your data. You can start backup up your files with the following tools designed to meet your essential backup needs.

Hybrid Backup Sync allows you to back up, restore, and synchronize the data on your local NAS to remote NAS, external devices, cloud storage services, and vice versa. You can also take snapshots for the volumes on your local NAS and then use Snapshot Replica to back up these snapshots to a remote NAS.

  • Use Hybrid Backup Sync to back up your NAS data.
    1. Install Hybrid Backup Sync on the NAS.
    2. Create a backup job or a sync job.

    Hybrid Backup Sync is a comprehensive solution for data backup and disaster recovery. You can create several types of backup and sync jobs between the local NAS and multiple destinations (including remote NAS, external devices, and cloud storage services). Hybrid Backup Sync enhances data deduplication and encryption for your backup data. This essential tool also provides various features to facilitate job configuration and management.

    For details, see Hybrid Backup Sync Help.

  • Take and back up snapshots for your NAS data.
    1. Take snapshots for volumes.
    2. Use Snapshot Replica to back up snapshots.

    An essential feature for data protection, a snapshot records the state of a volume at a specific point in time. Using a snapshot, you can restore a volume to a previous state or restore the previous versions of files or folders. You can view and manage your snapshots in Storage & Snapshots.

    To further protect your data, you can use Snapshot Replica to back up your snapshots to another storage pool on the local NAS or to a remote NAS. In the event of a disaster, you can choose to recover your data on the source NAS or on the destination NAS.

    For details, see: