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Different Backup/Replication setups between two Synology NAS servers

If you have two synology NASes  there are a lot of ways for you to backup your data.

You can backup your data using:

  1. File station(this post) : Drag and drop files between NASes
  2. Cloud Station ShareSyncOne/Two way sync for files and folders that change frequently in real time (hot storage).
  3. Shared Folder SyncOne way sync for files and folders that do not change that often (cold storage).
  4. Snapshot ReplicationSnapshots of your folders on specific periods of time.
  5. Hyper BackupData backed up are kept in a database which can be browsed, downloaded or restored with tailor-made multi-version explorer on DSM, Windows and Linux platforms.

In this post we will cover the File station replication and in future posts, we will cover the rest of the backup/Replication features.

Drag and drop files between NASes

I had no idea you could copy and paste synology folders or files using only the browser until I starting writing this blog post and it is really easy too!

Here is how you do it:

  1. Open File Station
  2. Click on Settings
  3. Click on “Enable drag and drop between browsers”
  4. While you are at it, you can also enable ” the smart drag and drop”
  5. Click ok


You need to perform those steps in both NASes.

Now, to be able to drag and drop, you need to have the shared folder already created in the NAS you are going to copy, but once that is done, it is just copy and paste!


Drag and drop from NAS to computer

After further investigation, I read that you can also drag and drop to the computer, but it doesnt download a copy , it creates a shortcut to the NAS.

In future posts, I will cover the remaining replication methods for the synology.