How to Back Up a QNAP NAS to Object Storage
QNAP NAS systems are some of the most user-friendly storage systems for private people and small-to-medium businesses. These systems come with a large number of applications and can upload backups to an Amazon S3-compatible storage system, including Simple Object Storage. This guide shows how to set up Hybrid Backup Sync 3 to upload backups to SOS.
Before you start this guide, you will need to:
Create an IAM key, also via the Portal or the CLI. See the IAM documentation for more information.
Install Hybrid Backup Sync
Open the App Center and install HBS 3 Hybrid Backup Sync.
Set Up Hybrid Backup Sync
Open the main menu and start Hybrid Backup Sync, then open the Storage Spaces menu. Select Amazon S3 & S3 Compatible as a storage medium.
Complete the following fields:
- Name: Enter the storage name.
- Service Provider: Select S3 Compatible.
- Server address: Enter
https://sos-ZONE.exo.io. Make sure to substitute
ZONEwith the relevant zone.
- Access Key: Please enter the
Keyfrom the Portal.
- Secret Key: Please enter the
Secretfrom the Portal.
You can find all Exoscale zones on
our website or with the CLI
exo zones list.
Make sure that Use SSL connection remains enabled to ensure that the connection to Exoscale is encrypted (see the screenshots below).
Create the backup and select the target Amazon S3 & S3 compatible. Select the target you just created.
Select the bucket from the dropdown menu. Then select a dedicated folder for your backups.