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Dropbox Back-up for Synology NAS

Dropbox Back-up for Synology NAS

azblk7
Explorer | Level 4

Hello all,

 

Apologies for the repost if so but I need help understanding the functionality of the cloud tech and services.

 

My goal is to have an unlimited cloud backup on Dropbox of my Synology NAS archive. Does Dropbox Back-Up support that?

 

Details:

I have a Synology NAS 4-bay. I use it for personal archives and some client collaboration (photo and video).

I want to use Dropbox for client collaboration instead and reserve Synology for personal archive and backblaze as cloud back-up for the archive (which also includes client work). Mostly because the Synology is currently via wifi and is too slow for collaborating but okay for archive.

 

While making a personal Dropbox account I saw Dropbox Back-up allows unlimited space for backing up. I thought this might be useful and perhaps an alternative to backblaze for the back-ups need (in addition to the personal account for collaboration needs)

 

Then I saw this, "Files on your PC or Mac are continuously backed up to the cloud."

 

Does Dropbox Back-Up support syncing all Synology NAS files with unlimited space or only the local computer and external drive?

 

Is this how this works or am I thinking about this wrong?

 

Edit: Synology has Hyper Backup where you can sync to Dropbox. Do I start there and work back to Dropbox Backup unlimited plan?

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Re: Dropbox Back-up for Synology NAS

Jay
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If the Synology is detected as a single local external drive connected via USB, then it could be backed up using Dropbox Backup, as network drives aren't supported.

 

Any built-in Synology app would not be supported by the Backup plan.


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Re: Dropbox Back-up for Synology NAS

Jay
Dropboxer

Hi @azblk7, thanks for messaging the Community!

 

Just for clarification, are you referring to the Dropbox Backup feature itself, or the Dropbox Backup plan?

 

This will help me to assist further!


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Re: Dropbox Back-up for Synology NAS

azblk7
Explorer | Level 4

Hi Jay,

I'm referring to Backup plan. Thanks for the reply.

Re: Dropbox Back-up for Synology NAS

Jay
Dropboxer

If the Synology is detected as a single local external drive connected via USB, then it could be backed up using Dropbox Backup, as network drives aren't supported.

 

Any built-in Synology app would not be supported by the Backup plan.


Jay
Community Moderator @ Dropbox
dropbox.com/support


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