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NAS 228

Introducing ASUSTOR EZ Sync

Learn how to set up and use EZ Sync here!

2018-10-03


COURSE OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this course you should be able to:

1. Understanding the features and operation of ASUSTOR EZ Sync.

2. How to synchronize data on a PC to an ASUSTOR NAS

3. How to use AiData to view synchronized folders


PREREQUISITES

Course Prerequisites:

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Students are expected to have a working knowledge of:

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OUTLINE

1. Introducing ASUSTOR EZ Sync

1.1 EZ Sync Manager (ADM)

1.2 ASUSTOR EZ Sync - PC Sync tool

2. Introducing EZ Sync Manager

3. ASUSTOR EZ Sync

3.1 Installing ASUSTOR EZ Sync

3.2 Settings and operation

4. Using ASUSTOR mobile apps - Viewing synchronized folders on AiData




1. Introducing ASUSTOR EZ Sync

ASUSTOR EZ Sync is a new feature on ADM3.2. It is for synchronizing data between computers and your NAS. Turning your NAS into a personal cloud space like Dropbox™ with ample capacity at your fingertips with historical version management. If a file is unintentionally overwritten with the wrong information, it can be restored using a previously saved backup copy. ASUSTOR EZ Sync includes two parts, EZ Sync Manager which is preinstalled on every NAS and ASUSTOR EZ Sync which can be installed on your PC.

Note: It is recommended to turn on the EZ Connect option while using ASUSTOR EZ Sync.


1.1 EZ Sync Manager for ADM

Please upgrade ADM to version 3.2 or above. EZ Sync Manager is preinstalled on ADM’s Desktop.


1.2 ASUSTOR EZ Sync for Windows.

How to obtain: Please download from EZ Sync Manager or from the ASUSTOR official website.


Note: ASUSTOR EZ Sync currently only supports Windows.



2. Introducing EZ Sync Manager

2.1 File


1. Create Folder

2. Upload

3. Download

4. Import to EZ Sync

5. Export to Shared Folder

6. File History

7. Move

8. Rename

9. Delete

10. Share

11. Refresh


Additional guides:

2.1.1 To set different sync folders on your computer separate from the default folder, please create a new folder in EZ Sync Manager.



2.1.2 Sorting is easy in EZ Sync Manager. Columns can be enabled and disabled and files can be sorted under these categories.



2.1.3 “File History” Allows you to restore files to their original versions or update to a newer version.

2.1.4 Pressing Share allows you to create a Share Link.

After pressing OK, the Share Link can be copied and mailed as shown below.



2.2 Connection: This option allows the user to view connected computers, IP addresses and the last time a computer made a connection to EZ Sync.


2.3 Log: View logs here!



2.4 Information: View NAS connection information, usage status, and more.





2.5 Settings: General, Recycle Bin, Advanced.

2.5.1 General: File History can save up to 64 versions of a file, and will automatically delete the oldest version when the amount set has been exceeded.



2.5.2 Recycle Bin Rules: Enable or disable Recycle Bin and set automatic deletion rules.



2.5.3 Advanced: Choose which volume data will be synchronized.


2.6 Recycle Bin


1. Restore: Restores file(s) to their original location.

2. Download: Transfer file to computer.

3. Delete: Deletes file(s) permanently.

4. Empty: Deletes all files permanently.


3. ASUSTOR EZ Sync

3.1 Installing ASUSTOR EZ Sync

3.1.1 After selecting a language, press Start.


3.1.2 Add Connection.

Enter Host IP, Cloud ID or select a NAS from a list of devices on your network.

Press Next to continue.


3.1.3 Select a folder on your computer to synchronize from. ASUSTOR EZ Sync will create a new EZ Sync folder for you by default. Additional folders can also be specified to be synchronized by selecting Browse.


3.1.4 Advanced users who may want to change the default folder’s location may create a new EZ Sync folder within EZ Sync Manager. Afterwards, the new recently created folder can be selected. Folders cannot be changed after completing setup.


Select a folder here!


3.1.6 Synchronization settings can be set to one way or two way synchronization. One way can be set from PC to NAS or NAS to PC. ASUSTOR recommends selecting two way synchronization. Pressing Finish will complete setup.


3.1.7 Enabling EZ Connect allows files to be synchronized with your NAS anywhere an internet connection is available. ASUSTOR recommends enabling EZ Connect while using ASUSTOR EZ Sync.




3.2 Settings and operation

3.2.1 Open ASUSTOR EZ Sync on your computer.


3.2.2 Add Connection NAS.

Enter Host IP, Cloud ID or Select NAS in your network.

Press Add to add a second synchronization connection.


3.2.3 Add Task only allows you to add one sync folder at a time. If you want to add a new sync folder, please press Add.

Add task does not work if EZ Sync is set to the default folder.



3.2.4 You can edit NAS information and sync folders only after the task is paused.


Pressing Edit gives options to change the password EZ Sync uses to connect to your NAS.


Bandwidth speeds can be adjusted by pressing Bandwidth.



3.2.5 Press Open to access your NAS or the sync folder on your computer.


NAS UI


Sync folder on computer.

Right clicking files on Windows now create Share Links and view File History.


Create Share Link


Text can be copied like normal or emailed by pressing Mail.



Viewing File History




4. Using ASUSTOR mobile apps - Viewing synchronized folders on AiData

AiData can view synchronized folders on your NAS. This section shows you how to view those files.

4.1.1 Log into your NAS using AiData


4.1.2 Select EZ Sync folder


4.1.3 Click the top right corner icon to select files.


You can Download, Upload, Create folder and Import to Sync


After selecting a file, that file can now be downloaded.


4.1.4 Import to EZ Sync imports files to your NAS.


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