Why don't you backup network drives (NAS drives)?

Backblaze online backup can theoretically backup a network drive, network share, or NAS device, but for business reasons do not allow it. Backing up mounted or network drives can easily be abused. A user could mount the 10 or 20 computers in their home or small business and back them all up to one account for $7/month. 

However, using our B2 cloud storage service, NAS devices can be backed up offsite. A number of NAS devices can backup to B2 directly using their own native apps, such as Synology, QNAP, and FreeNAS devices. 

Synology NAS devices can sync their data to our cloud storage service, B2, via Synology's Cloud Sync software. For more information about Synology's cloud sync, refer here: https://www.synology.com/en-us/knowledgebase/DSM/help/CloudSync/cloudsync

Similarly, QNAP supports backing up and syncing to B2 via their Hybrid Backup Sync software. For information on QNAP's Hybrid Backup Sync, refer here: https://www.qnap.com/solution/hybrid-backup-sync/en/

And for information on TrueNAS and FreeNAS, refer here: https://www.backblaze.com/blog/how-to-setup-freenas-cloud-storage/



Last updated: November 7, 2021

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