HOW TO MAKE A FULL NAS BACK UP TO AWS?

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HOW TO MAKE A FULL NAS BACK UP TO AWS?

Post by HDX-NAS » Tue Nov 15, 2022 5:46 pm

Hi All. .

I am looking into making a cloud back up of one of our NAS systems. .
I have the following questions;

1- Which is the best provider ? . . Amazon S3, Azure, Backblaze etc . . ?
2- Is it safe to do this?
3- Is it possible to make a full clone of one of our NAS'S to the cloud that can be used to restore an entire NAS system from ?
4-Would that clone be accessible from a Mac, for example to mount via SMC in order to access data ?

Advice would be greatly appreciated. . .
JJ
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Re: HOW TO MAKE A FULL NAS BACK UP TO AWS?

Post by FSC830 » Tue Nov 15, 2022 9:29 pm

1. Is an individual flavour, no objective answer possible.
2. If you encrypt your data before uploading to cloud using a common encryption cipher it seems safe.
3. No, QNAP does not provide a "bare-metal" backup/restore since years. Common apps backup user data, but not system data from NAS.
4. Not familiar with Mac, but my guess: depends to type of backup and encryption.

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Re: HOW TO MAKE A FULL NAS BACK UP TO AWS?

Post by HDX-NAS » Tue Nov 22, 2022 6:52 am

FSC830 wrote:1. Is an individual flavour, no objective answer possible.
2. If you encrypt your data before uploading to cloud using a common encryption cipher it seems safe.
3. No, QNAP does not provide a "bare-metal" backup/restore since years. Common apps backup user data, but not system data from NAS.
4. Not familiar with Mac, but my guess: depends to type of backup and encryption.

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Ok.
Thanks FSC830.
So only data can be backed up.


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TS-EC2480U-E3-4GE-R2/240TB-SGT 24 X SGT Disk 10TB SATA III 7.2k 3.5”
+ 2 x
REXP-1620U-RP/160TB-SGT 16 Bay
16 X SGT Disk 10TB SATA III 7.2k 3.5"
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TL-R1620Sep-RP 16 SGT 16TB Exos X16 SATA 6Gb/s

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Re: HOW TO MAKE A FULL NAS BACK UP TO AWS?

Post by FSC830 » Tue Nov 22, 2022 4:37 pm

You can backup NAS settings to, but this does usually not contain all apps.
This will help you to setup NAS again after a failure and a new initialization (which is mandatoray first).
After restoring NAS settings the NAS name, IP, raid level, etc. is identical to the pre-error status, but data needs still to be restored in a separate task.
Also most likely not all apps and apps settings are restored, this depends to individual app.

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Re: HOW TO MAKE A FULL NAS BACK UP TO AWS?

Post by HDX-NAS » Tue Nov 22, 2022 8:27 pm

FSC830 wrote:You can backup NAS settings to, but this does usually not contain all apps.
This will help you to setup NAS again after a failure and a new initialization (which is mandatoray first).
After restoring NAS settings the NAS name, IP, raid level, etc. is identical to the pre-error status, but data needs still to be restored in a separate task.
Also most likely not all apps and apps settings are restored, this depends to individual app.

Regards
I see.
Well, tbh, it’s the data that’s critical.
Thank you.


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TS-EC2480U-E3-4GE-R2/240TB-SGT 24 X SGT Disk 10TB SATA III 7.2k 3.5”
+ 2 x
REXP-1620U-RP/160TB-SGT 16 Bay
16 X SGT Disk 10TB SATA III 7.2k 3.5"
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TL-R1620Sep-RP 16 SGT 16TB Exos X16 SATA 6Gb/s

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