Privacy Terms. Quick links. Post Reply. When I test a simple, unencrypted rsync, it's successful : rsync ss ssh mask. You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post. I have posted it yesterday in this forum "Rsync problems".
Why it works sometimes and other times not, without any obviuos reason? I keep running into a lot of issues with Hybrid backup sync. So frustrating. It's only a personal backup but I'm also going to have to buy a high-end rackmount nas at work it will run similar backup tasks so I'm a bit worried this will be too complicated to me to make it work.
At least with a non-binary script on a linux server, it's much easier to investigate and fix issues. I found my problem and it was only a fatal casuality I posted it in my thread.
I still have not tried with ssh, but I will do it soon, so I expect someone could help you. In my case the test failed, but if I save the sync job and the run it, it works well. Aparently my problem only happens in the initial connection test. I suppose is not your case but I was entirely focused on the fact the test did not succeed and I didn't consider that the test itself could be bugged. Thanks for the suggestion, I'm going to try running the sync task despite the failed test.While traditional backup solutions for a NAS would be portable hard drives or other devices, they have the risks of getting lost, being inconvenient to maintain latest backup versions, or having insufficient capacities to handle huge amounts of data.
And for network-based backup methods, it may be inefficient to consume huge amounts of bandwidth for a vast number of small files or a single large data file. Backing up data in real-time or a scheduled basis to remote servers or cloud accounts can greatly help in providing coverage for "worst case scenarios" and other unforeseeable disasters.
Backup management becomes more convenient and time-saving. Multiple versions of files can be backed up to local or remote sites and rolled back to a specific point of time whenever needed. You can choose simple versioning to schedule how many versions should be retained and for how long, or smart versioning with a rotation scheme that automatically replaces earlier backup versions based on your settings to save storage space. It may take a lot of time to move a vast number of small files or a single large data file, especially in a slow network environment.
If you have any further questions about QNAP products or solutions, contact customer service through the Service Portal. Remote Backup. When "Plan B" is not enough Benefits of QNAP remote backup options Backing up data in real-time or a scheduled basis to remote servers or cloud accounts can greatly help in providing coverage for "worst case scenarios" and other unforeseeable disasters. Backup Versioning Multiple versions of files can be backed up to local or remote sites and rolled back to a specific point of time whenever needed.
JBOD Migration It may take a lot of time to move a vast number of small files or a single large data file, especially in a slow network environment. HelloWelcome! You can start using a variety of QNAP member services. Software Store Get licenses for advanced features from our Software Store.Hybrid Backup Sync integrates backup, restore and sync functions to provide you with an easy way to backup or synchronize files from your QNAP NAS to either local, remote or cloud storage for a comprehensive data backup and disaster recovery plan.
After the installation is complete, click the shortcut icon on the main menu or desktop to start using Hybrid Backup Sync. Having a storage space in advance will help you manage your storage space and save time on creating backup jobs. To create a storage space, go to "Storage Space" on the main menu and click the create button to open a window with different options for storage spaces.
For local storage space, you only need to select a folder and click "OK" to set up the storage space. For remote storage space and cloud storage space, you need to create a remote profile before setting up your storage space. Select "New Profile" and click "Settings" to create a remote profile.
If the connection is successful, click "OK" to create this remote profile. After creating the remote profile, select it and the folder and click "Apply" to set up the remote storage space. If you have created a remote account and only want to choose another folder as the storage space, you can also choose one remote account on the drop-down list and select the folder to set up the remote storage space.
Click "Settings" to open an authentication wizard for creating a cloud profile by entering the required account information. After successfully creating the cloud profile, please select a cloud profile from the drop-down list. Click "Apply" to finish creating the cloud storage space.
To backup the files on your QNAP NAS, select "Backup" and choose either local backup, remote backup, or cloud backup to start creating your backup job. If you have created a storage space for your backup job, it should be in the Backup Destination drop-down list and you can select it as your target backup destination. If you have not created any storage spaces, you can create one on this page.
In this page, you have options to execute the job after you create it by selecting "Backup Now" and the option to enable multi-version backup for it. Please refer to "Create a storage space" for more information.
In this page, you have the option to execute the job after you create it by selecting "Backup Now" and the option to enable multi-version backup for it. Select a source location, and for backup destination, please select cloud storage and give a folder name or select an existing folder.
Then click "Apply". If you have not created any storage space, you can also create one on this page. Please refer to "Create a storage space" for further information. Click "Next" to start creating the restore job. First select the restore source. If multi-version backup is enabled you can choose what version to restore.
After that, select either "Restore to original folders" or choose to restore the files to another destination folder. Click "Apply".
You can also add a sub folder to select as the destination. Enter the folder name and click the add button to add a sub folder. Note that the default setting of "Restore Now" is checked.
For conflict policy, select either "Rename", "Overwrite" or "Skip" to be the action when conflicts occur. Select the restore source, choose the folders you want to restore, and then select either "Restore to original folders" or choose to restore files to any other destination folder.
If you choose to restore files from your remote NAS, you must first select a remote server then click "Next" to create the job.Company Giving Back Brand Guide. Store Login. Forums New posts Trending Search forums. What's new New posts New resources Latest activity. Resources Latest reviews Search resources. Feature Requests. Log in. Search Everywhere Threads This forum This thread. Search titles only.
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When testing both, I did not have to specify the port as - it just worked. However, when I try to validate the backup job from WHM, specifying the custom port rather than default 22I get The password is correct.Note: For step 5, the order of selecting the source and destination folders can be changed.
The above is just an example. Start a replication job immediately. Stop a running replication job. View Rsync logs replication results. Disable replication schedule. Enable replication schedule. To configure the timeout and retry settings of the replications jobs, click "Options". For example, if you entered seconds for timeout, 3 retries, and 60 seconds for retry intervals, a replication job will timeout in seconds if no data is received.
The NAS will wait for 60 seconds and try to execute the job a second time. If the job timed out again, the NAS wait for another 60 seconds and retry for a third time. In real-time mode, the source folder will be monitored and any files that are new, changed, and renamed will be replicated to the target folder immediately.
In scheduled mode, the source folder will be replicated to the target folder according to the pre-defined schedule.
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One way synchronization refers to data synchronization from the source to the destination, while two-way synchronization means both the source and destination are synchronized after new files are copied in either side or files stored on either side are changed or deleted. NAS models. Maximum number of replication jobs supported. RTRR replication not supported. Follow the steps below to create a replication job. Enter the IP address or host name. Enable connection to a remote server.This creates nicely gzipped files, one for each day of the month.
The command is in a shell script which is executed by a cron task. Use vi on the NAS. Store backup. Check that the rsync command works by running it from the NAS command line. If that works, the next step is to enable login without you entering the password all the time: authorize with keys. On the NAS, run the ssh-keygen command to generate a set of keys.
This way our added command will persist over NAS reboots, contrary to using crontab -e. I was stuck in the middle after SSH key left with the question how to combine the ssh login line with the rsync line. Not hindered with a lot of knowledge I came up with the working command line:.
Great post — thank you.
Quick question though: on my qnap the owner and group are lost after transfer. Any suggestions what is missing? Hello, thanks for the great tutorial. I had a couple of issues when trying to replicate your solution. I think this depends on the name of the admin user. Otherwise the rsync command could not log onto the server using keys.
And finally I had to check and adjust permissions over the source structure, and it seems is the best choice to make rsync work without issues. Thanks again for the tutorial. Ciao Luciano. Your email address will not be published. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Skip to content. On the NAS, I created a shell script backup. Next, test the password-free login: ssh -l tom www.
Otherwise, can you get other cron jobs running? Hello Mike, use —numeric-ids to get the original id of the owner and group of your server from where you sync your data. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published.
Next Next post: When the server ran out of inodes.Privacy Terms. Quick links. Post Reply. Both servers are in the local network. Rsync server is enabled on the qnap on port and the username and password are both filled. Synology say it's a QNAP issue, and its does appear to be. Thought I was the only one. I can add that there is a single login fail on the QNAP when the network destination is created using the Backup Wizard.
Although the Synology completes the setup successfully. The problem only manifests itself fully when trying to setup the actual backup process. Wish I had something positive to add. The trick to use the admin credentials for rsync on your qnap box and make sure you use SSH transfer.
Enable rsync on the qnap and use the qnap admin account credentials important! On the synology backup wizard use qnap admin credentials and make sure to use SSH! Enable SSH transfer: And that's all. I have been trying to figure it out for hours now. It was working with a different QNAP account before the last update it seems?! That would be nice from QNAP to make it clear. Have a nice day. Btw, I didn't have restart the rsync service at all.
This problem was driving me nuts after the latest QNAP upgrade. I had one old task still running fine but couldn't add a new one! Each was blaming the other party, obviously. This should be made a sticky. Thank you so much, I was just about to give up for the night after hours of beating my head against the wall!Backup Synology to a QNAP NAS with RSYNC
You're a life saver, thank you, thank you, thank you! This solution worked a treat! MAybe as a result, it fails to connect to the remote NAS. Thanks much.