How to back up a Synology NAS to Exoscale Object Storage
The Synology NAS is a very user-friendly storage system for private persons and small to medium businesses.
It comes with a large number of applications and can create backups to an Amazon S3-compatible storage like the Exoscale Object Storage. This guide shows how to set that up with the Hyper Backup application.
This method creates a versioned backup of a Synology NAS to the Exoscale Object Storage.
As prerequisite for the following documentation, you’ll have to:
Create an Object Storage Bucket, either via the portal or the CLI. You can refer to the Object Storage documentation
Create an IAM key, either via the portal or the CLI. You can refer to the IAM documentation
Install Hyper Backup
Open the Package Center:
Search and install Hyper Backup (produced by Synology Inc.)
Set up Hyper Backup
Open the main menu and start Hyper Backup:
Follow now the description in the following images.
In the figure with the target destination selection, select Custom Server URL and enter
https://sos-ZONE.exo.io in the server field, taking care of substituting
ZONE with the proper zone.
You can find all Zones on our website and with the cli:
exo zones list
Also insert the API key and secret, as well as the bucket name.