By Ailsa / Last Updated October 20, 2020

User Case

Can I automatically mirror folders to Synology NAS?

I have a folder C:\Documents on my local computer. I'd like that folder automatically synced to a similar folder on my Synology DiskStation so that any changes I make on the C:\Documents folder are copied to the folder on the DiskStation. Does that make sense?

- Question from community.synology.com

About Synology

Synology provides you four data migration software to sync files and folders between two Synology NAS, between Synology NAS and your computer or within Synology NAS: File Station, Cloud Station ShareSync, Shared Folder Sync, and Snapshot Replication.

According to the above user case, you may need to use Cloud Station to perform Synology mirror folder. Cloud Station is a file synchronization tool for you to sync files between your Synology NAS and other devices (like computers, DS cloud, etc.)

How to Do Synology Sync Between Two Folders?

1. Please install Cloud Station Server on your Synology NAS and Cloud Station Drive on your computer first.

2. Then launch Cloud Station Drive, input the Synology NAS address that running Cloud Station, username, password, and choose the folders that you want to mirror on your Synology NAS and computer, and set up the settings, to connect your Synology NAS and your computer.

3. Then open Cloud Station Drive to manage your sync tasks. Click + Create.

Cloud Station Drive Create

4. Choose a Connected Synology NAS or Another Synology NAS, click Next.

Choose Another Synology NAS

5. Select the source Folders on your computer, and destination folder on your Synology NAS, click Done.

Select Folder To Sync

✍Tip: There are some settings in Advanced, you could enable file filter to exclude some files that they will not be synced to Synology NAS, and choose two way sync or download data from Cloud Station Server only.

All changes on the two folders will be synced to each other. It’s easy.

Besides, there is a chance that you would like to sync shared folders to Synology NAS, you could use Cloud Station ShareSync or Shared Folder Sync to accomplished this Synology shared folder sync between two Synonlogy NAS.

Powerful Way to Run Synology Mirror Folder

Apart from Synology data migration tool, there is a comprehensive file synchronization software - AOMEI Backupper Professional in Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1 and 10, 32-bit and 64-bit supported.

To sync folders to Synology NAS, AOMEI Backupper provides reliable and more sync features to safeguard your data:

  • One-way Sync.

  • Two-way sync.

  • Real Time Sync. always keep the target files and folders up to date according to the source.

  • Mirror Sync.

Besides, It’s capable of sync shared folders to Synology NAS or other destinations, like local disk, external hard drive (HDD or SSD), USB flash drive, CD/DVD, network share, even the clouds.

Now, you have a chance to try 30 day free trial of the AOMEI Backupper Professional, please download it now to do Synology mirror folder.

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Please refer to the steps to automatically sync two folder to Synology NAS in Windows 7/8/10:

Step 1. Start AOMEI Backupper Professional after installing, select Sync tab at the left side, and choose Real Time Sync option afterwards.

Real Time Sync

Step 2. Click + Add Folder to choose the two (shared) folders to sync. Change Task Name if required to differ from others.

Add Folder

Step 3. Tap the inverted triangle icon > Select a network location > Add Network Location > input the Display Name and Network Path (IP address), and click OK, choose the Synology NAS target folder to save the synced files and folders.

Select A Network Location

Add Network Path

Step 4. Press Start Sync >> button to automatically sync two folders to Synology NAS once the change occurred to the source folder.

Sync Two Folders to Synology NAS

✍Tip: Options enables you to comment the task, check the file or folders integrity on the target while syncing, etc.

The first time you perform the real time file sync, the program will sync all files and folders to Synology NAS, and then immediately sync the changed part to destination upon the changes happened.

If you would like to delete files and folders on the target location that not exist in source location on a regular basis, please try Mirror Sync with Schedule option. This software also allow you to Synology sync folders on the same NAS.

Wrapping Things Up

Synology mirror folders is just a piece of cake for Synology data replication tool and AOMEI Backupper Professional. Moreover, you could sync Synology NAS to another NAS easily, sync local folders to OneDrive/Google Drive/Box, sync offline files in Windows 10, etc.

AOMEI Backupper is not only file synchronization software but also a hard drive cloning software, it allows you to migrate Windows 10 OS to SSD, upgrade HDD to SSD without reinstalling everything, command line utility to backup/restore/clone, and so on.

If you would like to sync files or folders between Windows Servers, please try AOMEI Backupper Server to enjoy.