Configure Backup Synology NAS Azure Storage

Backup Synology NAS Azure

Hello,

A lot of people owns a Synology NAS. For home or business, those devices are everywhere. Today, we’ll backup a folder from your Synology to an Azure Storage Account, and schedule it to run on a regular basis.This will allow you to backup your VHD, photos, or local backup to a distant location.

Prerequisites

  • Azure Storage Account (can be LRS, GRS or RA-GRS)
  • Its name
  • Its access keys
  • A Synology NAS with a recent version of DSM (Synology Operating System)

Backup Synology NAS Azure

Connect to your Synology server, and start “Hyper Backup” application:

Backup Synology NAS Azure - Hyper Backup

Backup Synology NAS Azure – Hyper Backup

Then, create a backup with the “+”:

Backup Synology NAS Azure - Create Backup

Backup Synology NAS Azure – Create Backup

Select “Azure” as a target:

Backup Synology NAS Azure - Select Azure

Backup Synology NAS Azure – Select Azure

Then, enter the “Name” and “Access Key” to your Azure Storage Account, then, click on the arrow, to create a new container, dedicated to your backups:

Backup Synology NAS Azure - Azure Storage Account

Backup Synology NAS Azure – Azure Storage Account

Type the name of your container (it must be lowercase):

Backup Synology NAS Azure - Azure Storage Account Container

Azure Storage Account Container

Choose a folder name and it “Next”:

Backup Synology NAS Azure - Azure Storage Account Validation

Azure Storage Account Validation

Select the folders you want to backup to Azure, it “Next”:

Backup Synology NAS Azure - Select Folders

Select Folders

Select the applications you want to backup:

Backup Synology NAS Azure - Select Applications

Select Applications

Choose a name for your task, select the appropriate options, and hit “Next”:

Backup Synology NAS Azure - Backup Settings

Backup Settings

Configure rotation settings to fit your needs, and hit “Apply”:

Backup Synology NAS Azure - Rotation Settings

Rotation Settings

Backup now, and you’re done:

Backup Synology NAS Azure - Backup Now

Backup Now

Verification

Now, you can use Azure Storage Explorer or AzCopy to check if you data is in your Stoage Account. This task will use the Synology notification system:

  • Email
  • SMS
  • Push

You may want to integrate this in your monitoring solution to keep track of your Azure Backup process success rate. In my testing, it’s pretty good.

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