I will show you here how to backup your Synology in Azure.
The first thing you need to do is to create a storage account in Azure.
Login in Azure and click on “New” in the Azure portal:
Search by “storage”:
and select “Storage account”
Select “Resource Manager” to create a new resource for the backup.
Give a name to your storage account and select a storage type:
Here are the different kinds of storage in azure:
- Enable diagnostics
- Select your azure subscription (if you have more than one)
- And create a new resource group
Select Default storage group from the list of resources:
Finally create your storage in Azure
If you have done everything correctly, you will see the new storage account in your azure portal:
Lets go back to our sinology to configure the backup.
Login your synology and click on Back up and replication:
First of all, lets create a connection to Azure. Click on “Backup destination” and then on “Public Cloud”
Click on Microsoft Azure backup destination:
Fill in the following information:
- Name of the backup destination
- Name of the Azure storage account you created in the first steps
- You need the Azure access keys (see below for how to get the keys)
- Click on create a new container and follow this rules to give it a valid name:
To obtain the access key, go back to azure and click on the storage account icon/tile. It will take you to its settings page.
There click on the key icon:
You need the Key 1.
If you have done everything correctly, you will see the new destination in your synology.
Now we need to create the backup and schedule it. Click on “Backup” and “Data backup”:
Select the destination we created on the previous step:
Select the folders you want to backup:
Select the applications you want to backup:
Schedule your backup:
and click “Backup now” to create your first backup:
And your are done!