How do I setup backups of my Synology NAS?

Before configuring backups, you first need to install ElephantDrive on your Synology NAS. Need help with installation? See tutorial here.

We have created a quick and easy interface to help you setup backups. Let's get started!


1. Find the ElephantDrive application under the Backup category and click Open.



2. Click Sign Up to get a FREE 50GB 30 day trial account. If you already have an ElephantDrive account, simply enter user-name/password and click Log In



Once you are successfully signed in or created a new account, you will see a login confirmation screen with the username you are logged in as. This means that you've successfully linked your Synology NAS with your ElephantDrive account.

3. To setup you backups, click on the Manage Cloud Backup button.



4. This will bring you to the ElephantDrive website login screen, where you may need to login again.

5. Whenever you connect a new Synology device to your ElephantDrive account, a setup tutorial will guide you through setting up backups. It will identify your Synology device by name, which you have just linked. Simply click Get Started to begin the setup.



6. ElephantDrive gives you the option to either use default encryption keys or personalized encryption keys. Select the preferred option and click Next.



6. The next screen will show you a list of existing Shares on your Synology NAS device. You can quickly start to backup any of these shares. Just select Click to Enable Backup for any share that you want to backup.




7. A confirmation window will ask you to verify the NAS Share and path you are enabling. Just click Enable to continue.



8. Awesome! You've successfully started backing up a share. Enable backups for any additional shares that you want backup. 

You will also notice that the Status of shares that you've just enabled will change to Enabled with a green icon. 



9. Click Finish to complete the setup process. We will take you to the Manage Backups section, where you can add additional backups for sub-folders, etc. 

 It may take several minutes for the device to start showing up on your ElephantDrive account. To see the backups in progress, check out the Current Backup Activity report.

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