Can you use Time Machine with Synology NAS?

Can you use Time Machine with Synology NAS?

Perform Time Machine Backup to your Synology NAS Click Select Backup Disk. Choose the shared folder that you created (i.e., Time Machine Folder on “Server name of your Synology NAS.local”) and click Use Disk. Time Machine will soon start backing up your data.

How do I set up Time Machine backup on my NAS?

Business Storage NAS – How to back up with Time Machine Backup

  1. Log into Seagate NAS Manager using Seagate NAS Discovery or by entering the IP address of the NAS device in the address bar of a web browser.
  2. Select Protect from the menu on the left.
  3. Select Protect Job Manager.
  4. Select the Local Backup tab.

How do I automatically backup files to Synology NAS?


  1. Run the Synology Drive Client on your computer.
  2. Connect to your Synology NAS running Synology Drive Server using either its domain name, QuickConnect ID, or IP address (IPv6 supported).
  3. Enter the username and password.
  4. Select Backup Task.
  5. Select your backup source and destination.

How do I set up a Time Machine network drive?

To enable Time Machine on your Network drive, log in to your Dashboard and select the “Users” widget. From there, your can enable Time Machine either on a specific user, or on OpenShare. Please bear in mind that OpenShare is accessible to all users connected on the local network.

Can I backup Time Machine to a NAS?

Select the Local Backup tab. Click the radio button to Enable Time Machine. Once the service is enabled on the NAS, please open Time Machine Preferences on your Mac. Select the option Select Backup Disk.

How do I set up hyper Backup?

Launch Hyper Backup. Click the + icon on the bottom left corner, and select Data backup task. On the Backup Destination page, select either Remote NAS device or one of the options in the File Server section, depending on your needs (please note that a rsync copy only supports a single-version backup).

How do I Backup my NAS drive?

Here’s how to use it:

  1. In the window for File History, select System image backup in the lower left.
  2. Choose set up back-up.
  3. Select Save on network.
  4. Hit Browse and choose a location on the NAS.
  5. Enter your username and password.
  6. Hit Next.
  7. Choose whether or not you want Windows to handle everything.
  8. Hit Next.

What format does a drive need to be for Time Machine?

If you plan to use your drive for Time Machine backups on a Mac, and you use only macOS, use HFS+ (Hierarchical File System Plus, or macOS Extended). A drive formatted this way will not mount on a Windows computer without additional software.

Is Time Machine still supported?

Even though Apple discontinued the Time Capsule in 2018, the product is still in use by many Mac users, and a flaw in the Seagate drive inside could put data at risk. The news was first reported by the German data recovery company Datenrettung Berlin (via Golem).