By Ivy / Last update October 10, 2020

If you want to sync data from your Synology NAS to Google Drive, or other clouds, like OneDrive, Dropbox, Box, etc. You could take advantage of the Synology Cloud Sync. Cloud Sync is a file sync tool in Synology NAS, which allows you sync data between Synology NAS and your public clouds.

How to Do Synology NAS Backup to Google Drive?

Any step-by-step guide to sync Synology NAS to Google Drive with Synology Cloud Sync? Of course, just follow the steps listed below to sync:

1. After installing Cloud Sync in Package Center, click Cloud Sync in Main Menu to open Synology Cloud Sync.

2. Choose a Cloud Service Provider, here we choose Google Drive, and hit Next to allow Synology Sync access Google Drive.

Cloud Sync Google Drive 

3. Rename the Connection Name for this backup.

4. Specify the Local path to choose the folder in Synology NAS to sync.

Cloud Sync Local Path 

5. Locate the Remote path to choose a folder in Google Drive.

Cloud Sync Remote Path 

6. Set the Sync direction, for Synology NAS backup to Google Drive, choose Upload local changes only, and hit Next.

Cloud Sync Upload Local Changes Only 

✍You could enable Data encryption to encrypt the data synced to the Google Drive to ensure the security.
✍To make all data safe, you could check the option Dont remove files in the destination folder when they are removed in the source folder.
✍If you want to backup Google Drive to Synology NAS, you could tick Convert Google oneline documents to Microsoft Office or jpeg formats.

7. Preview the sync task and click the Advanced settings to specify the files you want include or exclude.

8. Click Apply to finish creating sync task. And it will sync files from Synology NAS to Google Drive automatically.

Cloud Sync Apply 

Besides, you could perform Bidirectional sync (two way sync, or both way sync), or Download remote changes only at the step 6.

Synology Cloud Sync Limitations

However, Synology Cloud Sync has some limitations and problems you should be aware of:

  • Synology Cloud Sync can only sync one folder from Synology NAS to Google Drive, if you could want sync multiple folders with Cloud Sync, you have create another sync task to sync other folders.

  • Synology Cloud Sync not working problem would bother you sometimes. Even It shows you the Up to date info you can’t sync anything. Or Cloud Sync always showing Connecting, and nothing further progress.

If you prefer to sync data between Synology NAS and Google Drive more reliable, just turn to other powerful file sync software for help.

Best Way to Perform Synology Google Drive Sync

Another reliable way to sync Synology NAS to Google Drive is by using the best file synchronization software - AOMEI Backupper Professional. This file sync software is capable of sync folders from Synology NAS to Google Drive easily in Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10, and all the 32-bit & 64-bit versions.

Before Synology backup to Google Drive, do some preparations:

  • Install Google Drive desktop app named Google Backup and Sync.

  • Please download the AOMEI Backupper Professional 30 day free trial to have a try:

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Follow the below steps to sync Synology NAS to Google Drive in Windows 10:

Step 1. Launch the best file sync software - AOMEI Backupper Professional on Windows 10 computer, choose Real-Time Sync at the Sync tab.

Real Time Sync

Step 2. Click + Add Folder button > Share/NAS > Add Network Location > input the Network Path (IP address of Synology NAS), user name and password, click OK. And then choose the folders you would like to sync to Google Drive.

Add Folder

Add Network Path

✍Change the Task Name if you would like to differ from other tasks.
✍If you choose local folders and files to sync, you could use the file filter to include or exclude files as you want.

Step 3. Tap the inverted triangle icon > Select a cloud drive > choose the Google Drive as the destination to save folders and files from Synology NAS.

Select a Cloud Drive

Cloud Sync Apply

Step 4. Press Start Sync >> to sync Synology NAS to Google Drive in real time in Windows 10 computer.

Sync Synology NAS to Google Drive

★Tip: the Options setting allows you to comment the sync task, verify the integrity of files in the destination during synchronization.

Besides, AOMEI Backupper offers you more sync features to sync data between Synology NAS and Google Drive:

  • Mirror Sync allows you sync data from source directory to destination to always make the destination is exactly the same with the source.

  • Two Way Sync: any changes in the source or destination directory will be synced to the other side. Keep both sides always be the same.

Like Synology Cloud Sync, AOMEI Backupper permits you to sync data between Synology NAS and other clouds, like Dropbox, OneDrive, Box, Cloudme, Hubic, Sugarsync, etc.

Wrapping Things Up

Synology Cloud Sync Google Drive adds more security for your digital data. Sync Synology NAS to Google Drive easily with Cloud Sync and AOMEI Backupper. If encounter Synology Cloud Sync not working problem, please try the other file sync software - AOMEI Backupper to sync flexible. If you are running Windows Server 2003, 2008, 2012, 2016, 2019, including R2, or SBS 2003, 2008, 2011, please try AOMEI Backupper Server to enjoy more.