Backup Synology NAS to Network Drive

While Synology NAS devices are generally secure, there may be instances where the hard drives face potential risks. To address this, please follow this detailed guide to securely back up your precious data stored on a Synology NAS device to a network drive using EaseUS Todo Backup Enterprise.

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Updated by Gap on Feb 28, 2024

Why Backup Synology NAS to Network Drive

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Synology devices acclaimed globally and widely used in both offices and homes, function as a handy storage option for crucial files and family media. These devices enable straightforward access via the local Wi-Fi network. Particularly revered by users who treasure privacy, control, and reliability, Synology ensures secure storage of delicate and private data. 

Despite the robust protection offered by Synology NAS devices, it's vital to recognize the potential risk to the NAS hard drives due to unforeseen circumstances like natural disasters or hardware malfunctions. Therefore, to ensure the safety of your invaluable data, it is recommended to consider backing up your Synology device. Creating a backup of your essential Synology NAS data to a network device can provide an additional layer of protection for your information.

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Best Software to Backup Synology NAS to Network Drive

EaseUS Todo Backup Enterprise

EaseUS Todo Backup Enterprise is a cost-effective, trustworthy, and secure backup tool designed to offer comprehensive support for backing up Synology NAS. This utility allows users to effortlessly duplicate their NAS hard drive data to another local drive or network device, providing continuous safeguarding for their valuable information. Discover more about its operation through a series of straightforward steps outlined below.

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Step 1 Connect the drive in the NAS to your computer and click New Task to choose the specific content you want to include in your backup under File->Network section. 

connect nas and select content for backup

Step 2 Click Browse... to select a network place as the destination for this backup task.

select a network device as backup destination

Step 3 Find Schedule: Off and click New... to specify the schedule types and backup methods.

set up a schedule task for the backup

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Step 4 Employ Backup cleanup to use image retention rules to optimize the utilization of storage space during the long-term backup procedure.

use backup cleanup to save space

Step 5 Wield Advanced Settings and Backup options to customize the backup task based on your preference. Once you have configured all the settings, click on Proceed to start the backup. 

set up advanced settings

Synology C2 Storage

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Synology C2 Storage is a cloud storage service presented by Synology - a prominent provider of network-attached storage (NAS) solutions, which grants users the ability to securely back up and synchronize their data across numerous devices.

Synology C2 Storage comes with a lot of key features:

  • Data Protection
  • Flexible Storage Plans
  • Cross-platform Synchronization
  • File Versioning and Restoration
  • Collaboration and Sharing

Despite its advantages, Synology C2 Storage has a few potential drawbacks to consider:

1. Cost: Synology C2 Storage could potentially be cost-prohibitive, especially for users requiring large storage capacities. The price plans can quickly accumulate, particularly if there is a need for substantial storage space.

2. Internet Dependency: As a cloud-based storage service, Synology C2 Storage is highly dependent on a consistent and reliable internet connection. Any internet connectivity issues can obstruct file access and synchronization processes.

3. Limited Integration Options: While Synology C2 Storage seamlessly integrates with Synology NAS devices and provides backup solutions, it may have limited compatibility with other third-party applications or services. This could potentially restrict data management and collaboration flexibility and options.

Therefore, it's important to carefully weigh these drawbacks against your specific storage needs and preferences before opting for Synology C2 Storage.


By adopting a dependable backup strategy, like using EaseUS Todo Backup Enterprise to back up your Synology NAS to a network device, you can enhance the protection of your invaluable data against potential loss or harm. This integration of robust storage, augmented safety measures, and centralized access delivers a sense of security, freeing you up to concentrate on your primary responsibilities. This guide will walk you through a smooth setup and maintenance of your backup procedure, equipping your organization with a sturdy data protection plan.

FAQs of Backup Synology NAS to Network Drive

1. What can I use my NAS for?

  • File storage and sharing.
  • Create active data archives or for data backup and disaster recovery.
  • Host virtual desktop infrastructure.
  • Test and develop web-based and server-side web applications.
  • Stream media files and torrents.
  • Store images and videos that require frequent access.

2. What format is Synology backup?

When you create multi-version backup tasks in Hyper Backup, data saved at the destination will be stored in a . hbk format file. With the file, you can easily restore your backup data. This file format is exclusive to Synology services.

3. What is the difference between Synology Sync and backup?

Backing up means to manually or automatically copy files from one location to another, usually from one physical drive to another, although it could also be to an online location. Syncing means to manually or automatically copy or delete files as needed to ensure that two locations have an identical set of files.

4. Should I backup or sync?

Though data backup and data sync may seem similar at first glance, they have different uses. You should back up files if you want to preserve a specific version of that file, either because you don't want to lose it or to make sure you have the original version before you start editing.

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Updated by Gap

Gap has been working as an experienced data backup and security engineer at EaseUS for over 10 years, focusing on working with clients to assess needs and implemented procedures and tasks for appropriate backup solutions.

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