By Lily / Last update December 31, 2019

Why you need to backup Synology NAS to cloud?

The Network Attached Storage (NAS) is very convenient that you can share data on it or backup data to NAS. Originally, you can name your NAS so that you can recognize it, or you can identify it with its IP address. Synology NAS is one of the best NAS servers in the world, and many users use it to share data. However, the data on the Synology NAS also faced the danger of data loss. Thus, the most effective way to keep the data safe is to backup Synology NAS.

Cloud storage drive is another popular storage drive and it is more and more popular in computer users. Comparing with NAS, it has many advantages: you do not need to buy a server, just sign up in the cloud’s main interface, and you can store data online. It is more convenient and safer, and you can buy certain data traffic to use, working on the website, or its desktop app, like Google Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive, Box, SugarSync, hbbiC, Cloud me, etc. Thus, more and more people want to backup Synology NAS to cloud to ensure the data safe and to use the data convenient.

How to backup Synology NAS to Cloud?

To backup Synology NAS to cloud, here we highly recommend a free backup software for Synology NAS backup to Cloud. That is AOMEI Backupper, which provides you to backup all files and data on your Synology NAS to many cloud drives like Google Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive, Box, SugarSync, hbbiC, Cloud me (cloud which has desktop app).

Besides, you can create multiple daily/weekly/monthly backup schedules. And you can choose to do full/incremental/differential backup for the scheduled task as per your needs. Here we take an example of how to backup Synology NAS to OneDrive. Before you do, you need to prepare for it:

1. Install OneDrive on your computer.

2. Download AOMEI Backupper free, or you can use AOMEI Backupper Professional to get more functions. Here we use its Standard edition.

Download Freeware Win 10/8.1/8/7/XP
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Then, you can follow the detailed operations step by step.

Step 1. Install and launch AOMEI Backupper. To backup Synology NAS to cloud drive, here you need to click Backup, select File Backup.

File Backup

Step 2. Here you need to add all folders or files you stored on the Synology NAS to AOMEI Backupper as the source party. Click Add Folder or Add File.

Add Folders Files

Then, choose the folder you want to backup. Here you can set up more under Filter settings. AOMEI Backupper allows you to automatic backup files with a certain file extension.

Backup Click Filter

Choose Share/NAS at the left side and it will pop out Network Location Management window.

Select Share

Then, it will move to the page where to add share or NAS device. Type in the Display Name of your NAS, or its IP address (recommended). If you encrypted it, you need to type in its Username and the Password.

Add Network Location

Then, you can add all folders on your Synology NAS by selecting the folders in the right box.

Step 3. After selecting the source party, you need to choose the cloud drive as the destination place. Click Select a cloud drive. AOMEI Backupper will list all cloud drives installed on your PC. Select the cloud drive, here is OneDrive, click OK.

Step 4. Before clicking Start Backup, you can set up more for your backup. Like, add a comment in Options, set up an automatic backup in Schedule, or use the Scheme function. After all backup settings, click Start Backup to execute the task.

Backup To Onedrive


That’s all for how to backup Synology NAS to cloud. Using AOMEI Backupper to backup Synology NAS to cloud is such a simple thing. You do not need to open many websites and re-upload all data from your NAS to cloud. It will save a lot of time for you. Finally, if you are Windows Server users, AOMEI Backupper Server is suitable for you.