About Synology and QNAP NAS
Synology and QNAP NAS is the best two intellligent storage device for desktop connected to your home or office network. It provides file sharing, centralied backup, virtual storage, etc. Sometime, you might encounter the problem to backup Synology to QNAP or QNAP backup to Synology, and want to transfer files between the two. How to make it? Just see the following words.
Synology to QNAP Backup with Rsync
How to backup Synology NAS to QNAP NAS with Rsync in Hybrid Backup Sync (HBS)? Please enable Rsync server on QNAP NAS, then create Synology NAS to QNAP NAS backup task in Synology NAS. The detailed steps listed below to perform Synology to QNAP backup:
On QNAP NAS
1. Please install Hybrid Backup Sync on QNAP NAS.
2. Enable Rsync Server.
3. Customize Rsync Server account settings, and click Apply.
On Synology NAS
1. Install Hyper Backup on Synology NAS.
2. Open Hyper Backup and click + > Data Backup Task.
3. Select rsync copy (single-version) as Backup Destination, click Next.
4. Select rsync-compatible server in Server Type, Input the QNAP NAS credentials and backup module, and press Next.
5. Select Synology folders to backup, and customize the Synology to QNAP rsync settings, click Apply, and then press Back up now.
QNAP Backup to Synology
The steps to QNAP to Synology backup is similar to the above steps to backup Synolgoy to QNAP, then you could copy files from QNAP to Synology.
Or You could try mount remote folder in Synology NAS to backup QNAP to Synology, here are the steps:
1. File Station > Tools > Mount Remote Folder.
2. Then input QNAP information, and press Mount. Then you could copy the mounted QNAP folder to Synology.
Or you could use Create remote connection in QNAP File Station to mount Synology folder to QNAP NAS, then backup files by copying and pasting.
Although you could use Hybrid Backup Sync (HBS), rsync, or mount remote folder to backup one NAS to another one, it’s quite complex for who does not fimilar with the tools in DSM or QTS.
Better Way to Backup Synology QNAP with NAS Synchronization Software
Except for the above two ways to backup between Synology NAS and QNAP NAS, you could try NAS synchronization software to backup Synology to QNAP or backup QNAP to Synology with simple clicks, even for a newbie. Please download the Synology sync software - AOMEI Backupper Standard to have a try:
To show you how to backup Synology NAS to QNAP NAS, please refer to the following steps:
Step 1. Launch AOMEI Backupper Standard, choose Sync tab, and then Basic Sync.
Step 2. Click + Add Folder button > Share/NAS > Click Add Share or NAS Devices, input the IP address(Network Path) of the Synology NAS and credentials, click OK, and then select the Synology NAS folders.
Step 3. Hit triangle icon and Select a network location, then click Add Share or NAS Devices, input the QNAP NAS IP address and credentials, and then mark a folder in QNAS NAS as the destination.
Step 4. Press Start Sync >> to backup Synology to QNAP easily.
Before backing up Synology NAS to QNAP NAS, there are two optional settings you could customize:
Options allows you to enable email or SMS notification, comment on the sync task, verify the integrity of files in the destination during synchronization, etc.
Schedule provides you with 5 modes to automatically create Synology backup to QNAP task on a regular basis, like Daily, Weekly, Monthly, Event triggers, USB plug in. Please upgrade to AOMEI Backupper Professional or higher to unlock the last two features.
The above steps are also applied to QNAP to Synology backup.
★ Bonus tip: backup files to AOMEI Cloud
As cloud storage is becoming more and more popular, AOMEI offers users its own cloud - AOMEI Cloud. 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.
It’s easy to backup Synology to QNAP, or backup QNAP NAS to Synology NAS with the above 3 ways.
If you want to backup more flexibly, the NAS synchronization software - AOMEI Backupper could help you a lot. Because the advanced edition allows you to sync files in real time between 2 NAS servers, mirror sync to keep both sides exactly the same, etc. Moreover, you could backup entire hard disk to backup Synology NAS or QNAP NAS to safeguard your data, backup NAS to cloud, etc.
For those who are running Windows Server 2003, 2008, 2012, 2016, 2019 including R2, SBS 2003, 2008, 2011, please try AOMEI Backupper Server to enjoy more.