Hyper Backup is a utility created for our Synology NAS, that will allow us to make both an onsite and offsite backup. So in this video we take a look at how to create an offsite backup using a cloud based storage solution.
In this video we have specifically used Synology’s Cloud 2 service. However Hyper Backup is also able to work with a number of other cloud based storage solutions. For example Google Drive, Amazon Drive, Dropbox, Microsoft Azure, and a number of other S3-compatible storage services.
Quick reference notes:
- Log into Disk Station Manager (DSM) with administrators privileges
- Load Hyper Backup from within Main Menu
- Select Create – Data Backup Task
- Select the Cloud Service you wish to use
- Sign into your cloud service or create a new account
- A Backup Wizard will open
- In Backup Destination Settings, select create a backup task and give your backup Directory a name
- In Data Backup select which data on your NAS you want to backup.
Notes: Depending on the online storage data package you have purchase. You might find it necessary to be selective as to which data is backed up. If that is the case, make sure that you select the data which has the most personal value to you.
- Under Application Backup backup select the applications you wish to include with this backup
- In Backup Settings adjust settings as required
Notes: If you enable client side encryption it is a good idea to note down the encryption password. You will also receive an encryption key. You need to keep these items safe.
- Run an initial offsite backup
Notes: We recommend that you make both an onsite and an offsite backup. Your onsite backup will be a backup of the data stored on your NAS. Your offsite backup will simply act as an insurance plan should something happen to your onsite backup.
Additional resources required:
- A cloud based storage solution – ie Synology Cloud 2
- Synology Support – Data Backup
- Synology Support – How to backup your data to cloud services with Hyper Backup
- Wikipedia – Off-site data protection
- Wikipedia – Backup