How to Connect your Synology NAS to B2
Synology’s DiskStation is one of the leading Network Attached Storage (NAS) solutions available for homes and small businesses. B2 is one of the most affordable ways to store your data in the cloud. Now Synology and B2 have teamed up to provide you with unbeatable cloud sync for your DiskStation. With Synology and B2, you’ll save every time you sync up to 75 percent compared to Amazon S3 .
How to set up your DiskStation with B2 cloud sync support
To set up your DiskStation with B2 sync support, you’ll need access to your B2 account. You’ll also need your B2 Account ID, application key and bucket name all of which are available when you log into Backblaze. Finally, you ll need the Cloud Sync application installed on your DiskStation.
- Open the DiskStation Management interface in your web browser.
- Install Cloud Sync v2.1.0 or later from the Package Center, if it’s not already installed.
- Click on the Main Menu .
- Click on Cloud Sync .
- Click the + button to create a new connection to B2.
- Select “Backblaze B2 Beta” from the list of cloud providers.
- Enter the account ID, application key, and bucket name you’ll be using for the sync. The bucket is the container that holds the DiskStation files you’d like to sync.
- Select the folder on the DiskStation you’d like to sync.
- Click Next. Confirm the task settings and the DiskStation will begin to sync to B2.10. Task settings lets you specify the folder you re uploading, and lets you prevent the DiskStation and B2 from syncing specific files or subdirectories. You can create exclusions for specific file types, too, as well as file names. You can also limit file size and even affect the direction of syncing, if you wish.
What to do with B2 support in DiskStation Cloud Sync
The Cloud Sync app provides you with total control over what gets backed up to B2 you can synchronize in the cloud as little or as much as you want. Here are some practical examples of what you can do with Cloud Sync and B2 working for you together.
Sync the entire contents of your DiskStation to the cloud .
The DiskStation has excellent fault-tolerance it can continue operating even when individual drive units fail but nothing In life is foolproof. It pays to be prepared in the event of a catastrophe. If you follow our 3-2-1 Backup Strategy. you know how important it is to make sure that you have a copy of your files in the cloud.
If this is the first you re hearing of 3-2-1, here s the bottom line: We recommend that you have three copies of your files at all times. First, there s the local source copy on which you re working your original. Next, there s a local backup (maybe that file on the DiskStation, for example). Finally, there s one in the cloud. That way, if anything ever happens to your data, you re only a few clicks away from being able to restore it and continue.
Sync your most important media files
Using your DiskStation to store movies, music and photos? You ve invested untold amounts of time, money and effort into collecting those media files, so make sure they re safely and securely synced to the cloud with DiskStation Cloud Sync and B2.
Back up Time Machine
Apple s Time Machine software provides Mac users with effortless local backup, and many of our customers rely on it to provide that crucial first step in making sure your data is secure. For years, customers have asked us for a way to back up Time Machine data, and now we can deliver.
Synology enables the DiskStation to act as a network-based Time Machine backup. Those Time Machine files can be synced to the cloud, so you can make sure to have Time Machine files to restore from in the event of a critical failure.
B2 is the best value in cloud storage. Our cost to store data in the cloud is up to 75 percent less than the competition. We re able to do all that because we ve spent years honing and perfecting our Storage Pods .
B2 just recently emerged from a very rigorous public beta test. During that time, tens of thousands of users signed up to try B2, and many more have come on board since the general launch at the end of June.
If you haven t given B2 a try yet, now is the time. You can get started with B2 and your Synology DiskStation right now, and make sure your NAS is synced to the cloud.
I think it s profiteering the service is no different and there should be no reason you can offer one set one product which is unlimited and then charge another set more for the same function.
Hey Sean! Yev from Backblaze here The difference is a financial decision. We ve been fairly open with folks in saying that we don t back up networked drives and servers for $5/month as part of our online backup service because that s not a feasible price-point for that type of service. Most folks have way more data on their NAS or server than they would on a regular PC or Laptop (though we do allow external non-networked drives to be backed up as an added benefit). B2 allows us to give users the capability of backing up their Servers and NAS drives like Synology to us but by paying for the space they use. It s currently priced at about 1/4 the cost of other online storage providers like S3 and Azure. We don t think that s unfair, but if you feel like paying for the amount of space you use is distasteful, we absolutely understand. We designed B2 in a way that would allow folks to back up as much data as they wanted, while staying in business hopefully some folks will take us up on the offer, and thus far the response has been pretty great!
What it boils down to is that B2 customers are subsidising Personal Backup customers. Your prices are the lowest, but I can t see how it s sustainable in the longer term to keep the Personal Backup product when 5000GB is $95 a year on Personal or $120 a year on B2, not to mention downloading from B2 costs money too. The pricing strategies are cannabalistic.
As a Synology owner I am very happy with this offer. Before I was using Amazon Glacier for my NAS backups. This new service is cheaper and has more features than Glacier.
Backblaze never allowed to backup from a NAS (for already explained reasons above), is great to finally be able to use BackBlaze.
///// I am afraid not support B2 in Hyper Backup now. If you insist to use it, please use Cloud Sync package.
However, I will pass this message to our developers and product management group. They will have more research on such feature. Hopefully we will be able to support this feature in our future Hyper Backup package releases. Thank you for bringing this issue to our attention.
If you have any great suggestions, feature or third party product support requests, please kindly send them to our Product Management group at:
All of you should hit the link and ask for the support, even the backblaze team, because in Q3/September HyperBackup will work with the amazon cloud drive
Just hit them up on your link about wanting B2 support in Hyper Backup 🙂
I think if you backup all or any part of the homes directory, you cannot also backup another shared folder on the same volume with the same account, does that sound right?
You should be able to pick and choose, but Synology might have a better answer 😀
This gives me so much happiness. I wish it would work for my Personal Backup account since my Synology is really just a backup of a few PCs but this is still great progress.
Thanks! We ve long wanted a way to offer our customers a way to safely upload the contents of their NAS systems to the cloud. Those needs are a bit different than what the personal Backblaze service was designed for, but that s one of the reasons we developed B2. We hope you ll check it out!
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