Beginners Guide to Synology C2 Cloud Backup
Synology C2 cloud backup is an unlimited backup service worth starting. Continue to see below and learn more about it (step-by-step guide included).
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Synology C2 cloud backup is a backup service on Synology Cloud2 for both enterprise and home users. It provides users flexible backup with schedule, multiple file history, easy recovery, one-stop service, military-grade encryption level (with AES-256 and RSA-2048 technologies), etc. In addition, it supports multiple public clouds and online backup services, including Amazon S3, Google Drive, OneDrive, Dropbox, Backblaze, iCloud and so on.
For home users: €9.99/year for 100GB; €24.99/year for 300GB; €59.99/year for 1TB or €5.99/month for 1TB. For enterprise users: start at €69.99/TB/year or €6.99/TB/month and up to 99TB; For more storage, you need to contact Synology.
Synology C2 cloud backup pricing is really cheap if you compare the cost of cloud storage, for instance, Amazon Glacier charge $4/TB/year, Amazon drive $59.99/year for 1TB, iCloud $120/year for 2TB, Google Drive $120/year for 2TB, and Microsoft (Office 365 Personal license included) $69.99/year for 1TB.
In this part, you will use “Hyper Backup” feature in the following. It provides an integrated backup and restore solutions for user to protect the precious data, system configuration and applications. And you are allowed to backup data to local shared folder, external storage attached to your Synology, remote Synology NAS, file servers and cloud storage.
Next, you will backup data to Synology cloud storage. Please make preparations first and then follow the detailed steps below.
Step 1. Launch “Hyper Backup”, click “+” at the lower left corner and then select “Data backup task”.
Step 2. In the “Backup Destination Window”, select “Synology C2 Cloud Backup" and click “Next”. Also, you can backup Synology to public cloud by selecting third-party services, such as, Amazon Glacier.
Step 3. Confirm the term and click “Yes” to move on.
Step 4. Tick “Create backup task” and click “Next”. If needed, you can choose to change the directory.
Step 5. Select the data you want to backup and click “Next”.
Step 6. Select the applications to back up and click “Next”.
Step 7. Set backup settings for this task and click “Next”. For example, enable task notification, backup schedule, integrity check etc.
Step 8. Enable rotation settings, such as “From the earliest versions”, and click “Apply”. Then, click “Yes” when you are asked “Back up now?”.
Note: If you want to restore data from Synology cloud backup, open “Hyper Backup” again, click the icon next to “+” and select “Data”, then click “Next” to search for available configuration files and tick “Restore system configuration” or not, finally click “Next” to start restoration.
In the following, you will use “Cloud Sync”, another useful tool for Synology, to backup data on Synology to public cloud storage, such as, OneDrive. This operation adds a new lock for your data and make it more secure. If this is what you want, please keep reading below: make preparations first and then sync your data.
Step 1. In the “Cloud Providers” interface, select a cloud drive (here is Google Drive), then sign in with your account and grant access to Synology.
Step 2. In the “Task setting” window, select local path, remote path and sync direction. For sync direction options, you have 3 options, including, “Bidrectional”, “Download remote changes only”, “Upload local changes only”.
Step 3. Tick “Data encryption” or click “Schedule settings” to set up settings.
Step 4. Click “Next” and “Apply” to start the synchronization.
If you have multiple personal cloud storage, such as, Google Drive, OneDrive, Dropbox, you can consider using a third-party cloud backup service like CBackup to make fully use of its free or idle space. Also, this service provider support backing up files to cloud freely, transfer files between cloud storage. Therefore, you could backup files to Google Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive, and CBackup Cloud, even transfer OneDrive to Google Drive directly, move Google Drive to Dropbox, etc.
To take advantage of free or idle space in your clouds, you just need to connect your cloud drives to CBackup and then it takes care of rest. Detailed instructions are below.
Step 1. Create an account of CBackup and sign in to CBackup desktop app.
Step 2. Add your personal clouds, even different accounts. Click the “My Storage” tab, click “Add Cloud”, and select your clouds (here is Google Drive) and click “Add”. Then authorize to CBackup and allow it to see, edit, create, and delete all of your Google Drive files.
Step 3. In the next window, modify the Display Name and Storage Path for Google Drive. Then, click the checkbox before “Note: Please do not change the path directly in the third-party cloud, nor modify or delete the backup file.” and click “OK”.
Now, you complete the entire process of adding Google Drive. To add more clouds, even different clouds, like Dropbox, OneDrive, etc, you just need to repeat the above steps. In addition, you’d better change the default name to a unique one for distinguish.
After adding multiple cloud drives, you could do the following steps to fully use the cloud storage of your public clouds:
1. Tap the My Storage tab, then press + (plus icon) and choose New Combined Cloud.
2. Edit the name for Combined Cloud if need be, tick all the cloud drives you added above, and click Next.
3. Determine the cloud drive order to store backup files using the up and down triangle icon, and click OK.
Now, your public cloud drives has been increased successfully. It's especially useful when you perform Synology C2 cloud backup to the public cloud, and there is no enough cloud storage space on the public cloud.
Note: If you want to move a file in Google Drive to another account, please try the web version of CBackup, then just go to the Backup Tasks tab and follow the steps in the given link. The steps are suitable for all cloud drives regardless of different clouds and different accounts of the same cloud.
Synology cloud backup has different useful tools that make your data more security. For example, Synology C2 cloud backup help you backup & restore your data, applications and system configuration.
It’s worth noting making a copy of your important files is very important, because any unexpected disaster can damage your data. What’s more, your data may disappear forever. If you still don’t have a backup, please act now and start cloud backup to Synology or other clouds.