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Best way to backup QNAP NAS to QNAP NAS

Post by lucky13 » Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:16 pm

Hi Chaps

I've recently upgraded and migrated all my data from a TS-110 to a TS-228, I've also upgraded the old TS-110 with lots of extra space and so it's fully capable as being a single drive backup for all the data on the TS-228.

I'm looking to use the TS-110 to carry out a full backup of the TS-228 every month, it won't be left switched on and the plan would be to keep it at work in a fire proof safe and once every month bring it home and carry out an exact replica copy of the data...wiping out anything on the TS-110 that has been deleted on the TS-228.... for instance if I was using Robocopy I would use the /Purge or /MIR switch.

Ideally I would be able to run the job manually with the click of a button on my phone or via the web page once programmed.

There are around 6 folders holding around 2TB of data so nothing major.

I can see there are a few QNAP apps that can do backups and I'm not really asking for anything major here just a pure clone of the data from one NAS to the other so hopefully a nice easy answer on whats the most reliable and easy app to use for something like this ...reliability being key of course so an error log ( if any ) at the end of the copy job would be most helpful.

many thanks

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Re: Best way to backup QNAP NAS to QNAP NAS

Post by Moogle Stiltzkin » Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:59 pm

for QNAP to QNAP, you can either do it offsite using VPN for a SECURE remote access, and then using HBS (the native qnap backup app).

Or... you can do QNAP to QNAP on the same LAN. I connect them on the same LAN using a switch.

in hybridbackupsync there is backup or sync.

RTRR is for best performance. RSYNC is if your backing up to a NON qnap device.

On your TS-228 you probably should use a raid1 :)

Does RAID 1 protect against corruption?
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Re: Best way to backup QNAP NAS to QNAP NAS

Post by lucky13 » Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:45 am

Thanks Moogle

So I will be bringing the extra Qnap NAS home and plugging it into the same switch as the other qnap NAS but only once a month, so I don’t think RTRR would be suitable as the extra NAS will only be plugged in once a month rather then running backups in real-time as soon as something changes.

hybridbackupsync looks more suitable but will it allow me to run it on demand only ?

Even hybridbackupsync seems a bit overkill, I really only need a backup tool that just copies the data once a month on demand and via a nice easy interface, does hybridbackupsync sound suitable at this basic level or should I try rsync which looks a bit more simplistic ?

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Re: Best way to backup QNAP NAS to QNAP NAS

Post by lucky13 » Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:18 pm

So I’ve been reading up on all 3 methods, but I’m still undecided..can anyone advise on my thread above ?

Thanks :)

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