Synology Cloud Drive Backup
I'm trying to use Synology Cloud Drive to backup my Photos libraries. I have a total of 1.46Tb to back up on an external drive on my iMac, and my Synology is a DS2115j with 2 x 2Tb disks configured in a 1.8Tb volume. I started with a clean build on the Synology.
Here's the question: I've been backing up for a couple of days and I've run out of space on the NAS. According to the Cloud Drive Client I have over 200k files still to backup. So - how can I have run out of space on the Synology? Is there something about Photos libraries that means they take up much more space on Synology than on my iMac? Any other ideas?
I’m using the Synology Drive client which has a backup service as well as a sync service. I’ve configured the backup service to backup my Photo libraries.
ARQ can backup to an SFTP destination (that’s what I do).
make SFTP active on your Synology. Make a shared folder in the Synology for your ARQ destination. Optionally put a quota on this folder. On the Synology, Create a user with strong password that you will use for your ARQ user. Set permissions so this ARQ user can’t access any other folders or services. There’s also an advanced setting (I forget where) that lets you put that user in a chroot jail, which I also recommend.
use a dynamic dns service to register a domain name that points to your home router. For connecting when inside your house, add a manual entry to your router’s dns that points to the internal address of your Synology. Thus way you (and ARQ) can access the Synology using the same url, whether you are home or traveling.
when you feel like you’ve got security setup right on the Synology, forward the SFTP port in your router to the Synology. Check the Synology firewall settings for some ways to harden security.
Not sure about your quick connect question. I keep it turned off just to reduce the attack surface of my machine. Also, it might only work for http requests, and not ssh/sftp. Don’t know.
Glad to hear it!