How to Synology Rsync to Another NAS (2 Ways)

You can learn 2 useful ways to Synology rsync to another NAS including the easier way. You can read on for detailed information.


by Clytze Updated on October 27, 2022

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What Is Rsync?

The full name of rsync is remote sync and it is a command-line program for syncing files. It is used to sync files from your computer to a remote computer, from a remote computer to your computer, from a folder to another folder on the same computer, from your computer to your external hard drive, from a remote computer to your external hard drive, etc. It can also be used to make incremental backups. Therefore, using the Rsync command, you can synchronize files and directories across directories, disks or networked computers.

How to Synology Rsync to Another NAS

So how does Synology rsync to another NAS. There are different ways to accomplish this task. Next, this article will introduce 2 useful methods in turn. You can use a shared folder to achieve your goal or use free third-party sync software to help you. Each method will contain step-by-step tutorials. You can continue reading for more details.

Synology Rsync To Another NAS

Synology Rsync to Another NAS via Shared Folder

The first method is to use shared folder to achieve the goal, which is simple and fast, and it provides an exact copy of the data on the target NAS. Shared Folder Sync uses Rsync to sync folders on the source Synology NAS to folders on the target Synology NAS.

What Is Required for This Method

  • You need two Synology NAS on the same network.
  • The target NAS needs available space to receive the files being synced.
  • You need Advanced Permissions to set up the Rsync on the destination NAS.

Now, you can follow the steps below to Synology copy from one NAS to another.

How to Set up Shared Folder Sync

To set up the shared folder sync, please go to the Control Panel > File Services > the rsync tab, then enable rsync service. You can leave the default port. Rsync needs to be enabled on both Synology NAS.

Enable Rsync Service

How to Perform Synology Rsync to Another NAS

Step 1. On the source Synology NAS, click Control Panel > Shared Folder Sync > Task List.

Task List

Step 2. Click Create and then give the task a name.


Step 3. Select the folders that you want to sync, then tick the checkbox and click Next.

Select Source Folder

Step 4. Enter in the information for the destination Synology NAS. The settings at the bottom can be customized, then test the connection.

Target Information

Note: The block-level synchronization checkbox compares the data and only syncs the difference.

Step 5. Modify the schedule that you’d like this task to run on.

Modify The Schedule

Step 6. Confirm the operations and click Apply, then the folder will start to sync.

Click Apply

Synology Rsync to Another NAS via Free Third-party Software (Easier)

In addition to the first method, you can also choose an easier way to sync files from your Synology NAS to another NAS with a free third-party synchronization software - AOMEI Backupper Standard. It helps you achieve the goal with just a few steps, and you can set different frequencies to run scheduled syncs automatically. It has the advantages below.

  • Scheduled synchronization: It allows you to set a fixed interval such as daily, weekly, monthly, event trigger and USB plug-in to automatically sync a Synology NAS to another NAS.
  • Multiple paths: Except for Synology NAS, if you need, you can also choose the source or destination paths as an internal disk, external disk, USB disk, cloud device, etc. So you can easily sync local disks with remote devices.
  • Different operating systems: It supports multiple Windows operating systems, such as Windows 11/10/8.1/8/7/XP/Vista.

Then you can follow the graphic tutorial below to sync files from your Synology NAS to another NAS.

Step 1. Download AOMEI Backupper Standard, install and launch it. Then click Sync > Basic Sync.

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File Sync

Notes: This software also provides other 3 sync methods. If you need, you can upgrade to the professional version.

  • Mirror Sync: It will keep the source directory always the same as the target directory. So, any other files in the target folder will be deleted.
  • Two-Way Sync: It can sync the changes in the source file directory to the target file directory and vice versa.
  • Real-Time Sync: If the software detected any changes in the source folder, it will be synced to the target folder immediately.

Step 2. Click Add Folder to select the folder in the Synology NAS. If you need to sync multiple folders, you can click the + icon to add more folders to sync.

Add Folder

Step 3. Click the inverted triangle at the right edge of the second bar and choose the Select a network location option.

Select A Destination Location

Step 4. Click Add Share or NAS Devices in the pop-up window, type IP address, username and password of the your target NAS and click OK.


Step 5. Confirm your operations and click Start Sync to sync files from your Synology NAS to another NAS.

Start Sync


  • Options: You can write comments, set email notifications and choose the operation priority for the sync task.
  • Schedule Sync: You can enable schedule sync with different frequencies such as Daily/Weekly/Monthly/Event trigger/USB plug in. And the last two are available in the professional version.

★ How to backup files to AOMEI Cloud

There is a growing trend to backup files to cloud storage. The backed up data on a cloud drive is accessible from anywhere. You can backup files to AOMEI Cloud if you have an AOMEI account. You'll get 1TB free storage for 15 days after you sign up for an AOMEI account.



This article shows you 2 useful ways to achieve Synology rsync to another NAS. You can use shared folder or free the third-party sync software to help you. The Shared folder needs to set up both source NAS and the target NAS.

You can choose the simpler method, which is to use the free sync software - AOMEI Backupper Standard to sync files from Synology NAS to another NAS. The sync process is very easy and takes only a few steps. And you can also choose different frequencies to automatically perform scheduled synchronization according to your own needs.

In addition, it is also an excellent backup software that can help you perform Synology Rsync backup easily. It provides 4 different backup solutions to meet your different needs, including System Backup, Disk Backup, Partition Backup and File Backup. You can download this software to explore more features.

Clytze · Editor
Clytze, an editor at AOMEI Technology, is passionate about safeguarding your digital world. She dedicates her expertise to empower users like you in data security and recovery. She firmly believes that everyone should have the tools and knowledge to protect their digital assets through computer backup, seamless disk cloning, and efficient file synchronization. Clytze is your trusted guide on the journey to data safety.