How to Sync your QNAP NAS up with a 3rd Party Cloud – DropBox, Google Drive, etc

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How easy is it to syncronize your QNAP NAS with a 3rd party cloud? Is it worth it?

Cloud Drive Sync lets you easily create a synchronized job between a QNAP NAS and Google Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive, OneDrive for Business or hubiC with a wizard.

Feature Highlights

Multiple cloud account management like Google Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive, OneDrive for Business and hubiC
Manual, scheduled, periodic and continuous sync
Flexible file filtering using type, date, and size
SSL transfer encryption
Dashboard and job statistics
Configurable network error recovery options
Extensive job activity logging for tracing history of status and statistics
Concurrent job execution and multi-threaded data transfer
Per-account bandwidth throttling
Install Cloud Drive Sync

1. Open the QTS App Center.

2. Search for “Cloud Drive Sync” and click “Add to QTS” to download and install it.

3. Alternatively, you can find this App in the “Backup / Sync” category. Once you find it, click “Add to QTS” to download and install it.

4. Click “Open” to open the Cloud Drive Sync App.

Create Cloud Account
1. If you do not have any cloud accounts, you can click “here” in “Job Status” on the “Dashboard” page.

2. Alternatively, you can click “Cloud Account Management” – “Create Account”.

3. Choose Google Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive, OneDrive for Business or hubiC as the “Cloud storage” and enter a name for the account, then click “Sign in”.

4. Using Dropbox as an example, Cloud Drive Sync will open the Dropbox authentication page. Please enter your Dropbox username and password.

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5. Click “OK” to finish.

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Edit Cloud Account
You can edit the “Display name” and “Rate limit” for existing accounts with edit icon in the “Cloud Account Management” page.

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Create Sync Job
1. Click “Sync Job Management” – “Create Job”.

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2. Click “Next”.

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3. Select “Local location”, “Account name”, and “Remote location”, then click “Next”.

4. You can set “Start manually”, “Continuous”, “Periodically”, “Start once at”, and “After this job finishes” as a schedule.

5. Set the file conflict policy then click “Next”.

6. Set filters for file size, file date, hidden files/folders, and file types then click “Next”.

7. Set other options like “Timeout”, “Number of retries”, “Retry interval”, “Maximum skipped files”, and “Concurrent processing files”, then click “Next”.

8. Confirm these settings are correct before clicking “Next”.

9. Click “Finish”.

Sync Job Management
You can manage jobs using “Stop”, “Scan”, “Edit”, “View Logs”, and “Delete” in the “Sync Job Management” page.

Edit Job
Edit settings including “Job Name”, “Schedule”, “Storage”, “Policy”, “Filter”, and “Options”.
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View Logs
View logs including “Status”, “Event”, “Transfer”, and “History”.
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View System Logs
Cloud Drive Sync provides information, warnings, and error logs to let you check the system status.

Dashboard
The dashboard provides job status and capacity details of the cloud account.

Job Status
This will list the “Last finished job”, “Running job”, and “Next job to run” and display the ratio of different job types.
Account Capability
This displays the used capacity of the cloud account.
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Support Multiple Users
Cloud Drive Sync supports multiple users and only needs the administrator to provide permission.

1. After the administrator logs in to QTS, go to “App Center” – “My Apps”, find “Cloud Drive Sync”, and set the drop-down list to “Display on every user’s main menu”.

2. When a normal NAS user logs in to QTS, they will see the Cloud Drive Sync App in their main menu. Every user can create their own account and sync job and does not share their account settings with other users.

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