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Is there a way to backup a QNAP LUN to a Synology NAS?

Trying to figure out how to create a LUN backup job From a QNAP nas to a Synology NAS
TE Techxconsults asked on 04 February 2022, 18:04
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The 2 bay Qnap TS-253D vs 4 bay, worth the PCIe 4x4 future upgrade with 2 bay?

I am looking at the Qnap TS-253D model, My understanding is the 2-bay offers a PCIe which is 4x4 speed for future upgrade verses the 4-bay or 6 bay offers a 2x4 speed PCIe speed. How much of a difference in performance would that be for adding NVMe drives for cache or 10GBe? Am I better off getting 2bay and getting expansion bays to make use of the 4x4 speed? Thanks
AS Ashkasto asked on 12 December 2021, 04:27
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Cloud backup for 10TB+ NAS?

It seems that for anyone with a large amount of data on a NAS (let's say 10TB or more) that they are going to be stuck paying hundreds per year just to back it up in even the cheapest cloud backup solutions. What is the cheapest way to back up this amount of data to the cloud with occasional updates? Should I just get a DAS to obtain the $7 / month personal backblaze with a DAS RAID) as a cheap backup?
LI Liketrane asked on 26 November 2021, 22:51
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NAS or DAS for safe data archiving?

I'm thinking of finally biting the bullet and upgrading my video storage solution (I'm currently just buying more and more USB drives and duplicating them for redundancy). I use macs and thunderbolt / usb all the time. I'm NOT an IT professional. I thought that a NAS/ or DAS (RAID) would be a better option while my storage needs mount with more and more video content. I'm going to access and add data for project work several times per year, but won't need to leverage it as an active work drive on a day to day basis. I plan just to transfer the data to a 'working drive' when I need to edit things and then just transfer it back when done. So SPEED isn't important. That said, I want to make sure my STORAGE of the data is SAFE / backed up. At first, I thought a synology NAS would be super user-friendly - 4 BAY NAS ($300-$400) (cheaper vs. more expensive) 4 10TB HD'S ($200+ EACH) (probably ironwolf vs. wd) CONNECT VIA CAT5 THROUGH ROUTER / SWITCH $1,100 - $1,200 But since there's no absolute backup (and that raid could still fail) I'd be stuck paying high monthly fees to backup 10TB+ over the coming decades. So now I'm thinking I should get a DAS instead (since I could use the $7 / month personal backblaze with a DAS RAID) as a cheap backup along with the RAID redundancy. Buuuuut.... Synology doesn't make a DAS (or I don't know of any way to clearly guarantee that I can use crashplan or backblaze with a mapped or NAS drive without jacking up the fees). So I guess I could get a QNAP, but I'm concerned that I may not have the tech chops to set it up... Does all that make sense? Am I worrying about my lack of tech chops for the QNAP RAID? Any other options I should be aware of? Jeff
LI Liketrane asked on 26 November 2021, 22:43
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Years ago I purchased an Apple AirPort Extreme timecapsule as backup device and built in wifi station. Nowadays the wifi function is obsolete as tech is old. Yet the device still has 2 Tb capacity. I have heard rumors you can set the device up as a NAS Anybody has any experience with this?
JD Jdvdubai asked on 18 September 2021, 17:10
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Best way to setup new DX517?

Hi NAS compares team, The storage space on my Synology NAS (DS1520+) is running out. That's why I bought an expansion unit (DX517). Now I saw your video on youtube called "Understanding the Pros and Cons of the Synology DX517 Expansion - Part I". Unfortunately, part II and III have not been released yet. (Hope they will in future). I am sure that you may would have answered my question in video part 2 or 3. Anyway, i want to strictly separate the hdd's / storage from the expansion unit from the storage of the NAS to prevent data loss caused by NAS or DX failure. For example if the NAS or DX Powersupply fails or one of them just stops working, the RAID will be damaged, because suddenly several disks disappear at the same time. This is why i want to separate them. Unfortunately, it is not clear to me how to set it up the right way. I am not sure, if i have to create a separate storage pool with its own volume(s) for the new disks in the expansion unit, or if it will be enought to simply add the disks to the existing storage pool and create a new volume within this storage pool? I think the second option (adding drives to existing pool and creating a new volume in there) will distribute the data from volume 1 and 2 which are in the same storage pool, across all HDD's (These in the NAS and DX517) and will not separate them physically on the Harddrives, right? Thanks in advance and kind regards Cedric PS: Hoping to see part 2 and 3 of your video "Understanding the Pros and Cons of the Synology DX517 Expansion - Part I" soon - really interested in it.
3L 3limin4tor asked on 23 August 2021, 11:36
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QNAP TS453D 4G with Samsung 970 EVO Plus NVMe.M.2?

I have just purchased QNAP TS453D 4G and also purchased Samsung 970 EVO Plus NVMe.M.2. My objective is to run QTS from NVMe. But QNAP QM2 adaptor is out of my budget. Also I not looking for 10Gbe network. Kindly advise what adaptor I should buy. You may be aware QNAP TS453D 4G is having M.2 Slot Optional via a PCIe adapter PCIe Slot 1 PCIe Gen 2 x2 Kishalay Ghosh Dastidar
KI Kishalay_gd asked on 07 August 2021, 14:23
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Use Old NAS HDD for USB Backup?

I increased the capacity of my Synology 218j NAS using SHR from 2 x 2tb to 2 x 6 tb . I want to repurpose the 2 year old 2 tb WD Red HDDs as a USB backup. I bought a HDD case, installed the 2tb drive (haven’t done anything with the HDD, just straight from the 218j to the case), and plugged  it into the USB port of my 218j. The USB 2tb drive shows up in the upper right hand of  DSM, but not when I use the HyperBackup wizard. I know the case works as I tried it on a 250gb HDD left over from my recent upgrade to a SSD of my older laptop. The case specs says it can handle up to 16 tb.Do I need to format,repartion or something  the 2tb HDD ? I so, how ? I looked on YouTube, and the internet on how, but no success.Can you give me any direction ?
BI Bianchirider asked on 24 June 2021, 17:07
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TS-453B motherboard?

My TS-453B died!!! I need to replace it´s motherboard, but the estimate that i received from the dealer is out off question, too expensive. where I can find this online? I live in Brazil. Thanks
NI Nicolunardelli asked on 25 November 2020, 19:16
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Upgrade NAS/Upgrade Storage/Expansion Drive?

Hi, I currently have a Synology 918+ with 4 8TB drives in them. I am running an SHR-2 so my total capacity is about 14 TB. I have a pretty big media server these days and it's constantly getting updated with new content. I also use the NAS for surveillance station which has about 4 cameras feeding into it and keeping storage for ~7 days. Problem Statement: My problem is that I am running out of storage space quickly. As of today I have about 750GB left. I do not want the risk of losing a lot of my data (movies, videos, files) because it would be very hard to get back so, I like the SHR-2 approve since it's a 2 disk failover. I run about 5 docker containers on it as well. I have researched upgrading the NAS but noticed that not as many of the 6 bay NAS units support transcoding like the 918+. I share my media server with a bunch of friends / family so I try to support multiple devices to avoid transcoding and allow direct play. Most content I'm converting using ffmpeg.
IN Indian9990 asked on 16 October 2020, 21:25
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How to covert existing Raid 1 to Raid 5?

Hello, I have a 4 bay QNAP TS-453A NAS with 2 x 2TB disks installed and set to Raid 1 I have just bought 2 more 2TB disks and want to upgrade my raid 1 to raid 5 incorporating all 4 disks without losing my data Can you help me please?
NA Nascompares_blog_push asked on 29 February 2020, 08:17
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Pegasus32 R4 Vs Best Drobo?

I currently have a Drobo S from 2008! Need to upgrade-! Drobo S is almost at Max capacity- (the redundancy part almost full) - My goal is to get a new drive that does what my current drive (Drobo S) does with more memory- but also has cloud storage! Is the Pegasus32 R4 a good solution? Or which Drobo would you suggest? Tech appreciation to you! 2,000 16 TB but would like redundancy
NA Nascompares_blog_push asked on 29 February 2020, 07:59
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RS3411RPXS RAM Upgrade?

Synology RS3411RPXS RAM Upgrade Was wondering if you could offer me some advice. I have a Synology RS2411RPXS which comes with 2GB RAM. It is stated in the literature that it is upgradable to 8GB. I have recently purchased 2x 8GB sticks from here, As far as I could tell these are the same spec as what the synology requires but installing one stick does not work, just flashing blue light and never boots. Installing the two 8GB sticks, the same. Installing one of the original 1GB sticks with an 8GB stick boots but in the DSM it says its physical memory is 1024MB. So it does not seem to be recognising these new sticks. Would I be better off going for two 4GB sticks or am I purchasing the wrong RAM?
NA Nascompares_blog_push asked on 28 February 2020, 17:03
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TVS-872XT CPU And RAM Upgrade?

CPU and RAM upgrade Thanks for this great review. Since short I am also the proud owner of the TVS-872XT NAS. I am looking for options to upgrade the CPU of this NAS to an I7 and go to 64gb RAM. I would like to inquire to what motherboard is in the NAS and what CPU types would fit on the motherboard. I read about the Intel I7 Core 8770T but I can’t find it for purchase in my neighborhood. On the RAM upgrade. I know officially the TVS872XT supports up to 32gb, but I found several users to upgrade to 64gb (2x32gb). Samsung seems a good choice, but would you have other experiences or recommendations?
NA Nascompares_blog_push asked on 28 February 2020, 16:37
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TVS-673 RAM Upgrade?

RAM Upgrade I have a QNAP TVS-673. It’s currently got 4GB of RAM. I’m looking to upgrade to 32GB of RAM in preparation for QTS Hero. I’ve found 2 possible candidates – not sure which one to buy (both very similarly priced) – could you advise which one to go for: Crucial 32GB Kit (16GBx2) DDR4 2400 MT/s (PC4-19200) Crucial 32GB Kit (16GBx2) DDR4 2666 MT/s (PC4-21300)
NA Nascompares_blog_push asked on 28 February 2020, 16:36
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Cheapest UPS Battery For TVS-872XT?

Cheapest UPS battery for TVS-872XT Hello, Hope you are doing well. Based on your previous recommendation I had purchased a Qnap 872-XT. I am now looking for ma UPS to ensure i don’t loose any data during a power outage. I am looking for something affordable. (Under $200 CAD) I was wondering if you can offer me a recommendation for my qnap. The Qnap Will be the only thing plugged in to the UPS. I found a few in my price range, but was wondering if these can communicate with my Qnap and ensure enough time for proper shutdown. TVS-872XT consumes 65.03 W while actively running. Can anyone suggest a USB UPS that is compatible with the DS218+ for use in the USA and under $200?
NA Nascompares_blog_push asked on 28 February 2020, 16:36
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SMART-UPS Compatible With DS918+?

SMART-UPS Compatible with DS918+ Can you recommend an APC SMART-UPS that is compatible with a Synology DS918+? $450 or less
NA Nascompares_blog_push asked on 28 February 2020, 16:35
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Bitrot Protected NAS- Best Option For Super Long Term Storage And Protection Of Data Corrosion?

Bitrot Qnap Ext4 Looking for a long term cold storage (the data is not used actively anymore) option for about 30TB of data and was looking at QNAP RAID 6 option as base for this backup. (I will have individual 3 x 10 TB drives offsite as well (2 off site locations)). I know the Raid 6 will give me drive failure protection, but activating scrubbing, will that be the best option for super long term storage and protection of data corrosion? Plus, if I power this NAS down, how often should I power it up to perform this scrubbing? My real big concern is data loss from bitrot over long periods of time.
NA Nascompares_blog_push asked on 28 February 2020, 16:34
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USB Gen2 10Gbit DAS Box?

I work as a freelance composer in the UK, primarily out of my home studio – but the storage needs upgrading. I’m looking to upgrade from my cluttered array of many external drives to a DAS unit, as I don’t need anything with NAS capabilities – as I’ll only be accessing and using the unit from one location (the studio itself). Am looking for something I can essentially use as one big single usb capable drive (raid) that I can run everything off (projects, sampler instruments, other multimedia etc). Looking for around 30-40TB worth of storage too and was thinking of going for WD red drives. Can be a rackmount or standing unit. Am a little clueless, and it’s very confusing trying to narrow down on good options as I don’t know enough. Would you be able to fire over some advice?
NA Nascompares_blog_push asked on 28 February 2020, 16:08
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