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NAS 256

DataSync for Microsoft OneDrive

Backup data from Microsoft OneDrive to your NAS

2017-11-20

COURSE OBJECTIVES
Upon completion of this course you should be able to:
1. Backup data from Microsoft OneDrive to their NAS.

PREQUISITES
Course Prerequisites:
None
Students are expected to have a working knowledge of:
Microsoft OneDrive

OUTLINE
1. Registering for a Microsoft OneDrive Account
1.1 Registering for a Microsoft OneDrive account
2. Configuring Your NAS
2.1 Installing DataSync for Microsoft OneDrive from App Central
2.2 Connecting your NAS to Microsoft OneDrive
2.3 Pausing your NAS connection
2.4 Disconnecting your NAS connection



1. Registering for a Microsoft OneDrive Account
1.1 Registering for a Microsoft OneDrive account
ü First go to the Microsoft OneDrive website (https://onedrive.live.com) to register for an account.

ü Click on [Sign up for free] button as shown in the graphic below.



2. Configuring Your NAS
2.1 Installing DataSync for Microsoft OneDrive from App Central


STEP 1

ü Click on the [App Central] icon after logging into ADM.

ü Select [ASUSTOR Apps] [DataSync for Microsoft OneDrive] and then click on [Install].



STEP 2
ü After installation has completed, you will be able to see the [DataSync for Microsoft OneDrive] icon on the ADM desktop.



2.2 Connecting your NAS to Microsoft OneDrive

STEP 1

ü Click on [Sign In].


ü Enter your Microsoft OneDrive username and password and log in.



STEP 2

ü Click on the [Browse] button to select a local sync folder on your NAS.



ü In the example below, we select the [Office] folder and then click on [OK].

ü After selecting a local sync folder you will be able to see that an identical folder has been created on OneDrive.




ü Select [Office] for the one drive folder which will be synced and then click on [Next].



ü Here, you will be able to configure file exclusions. Files will not be synchronized if they meet any of the conditions you configure. In our example, we configure an exclusion for files exceeding 100 MB in size.



ü Under [Filter] you will be able to configure the file types that you do not want to be synchronized. These files types are described in more detail below.

File Type

Extension

Documents

doc, docx, xls, ppt, pptx, xlr, txt, pdf, csv, mpp, vsd, pps

Video

avi, flv, mov, mpg, mpeg, mkv, rmvb, swf, wmv

Audio

amr, awb, acc, mp3, m4a, m4p, dss, dvf, wav, wma

Images

bmp, tif, jpg, gif, png, eps, ai, svg, obj

Applications

app, dg, com, gadgt, jar, pif, vb, wsf

Customization

Self-defined file types


ü In our example we select the [Applications] and [Customization] checkboxes.
ü In the customization field we enter “*.bittorrent” as a customized file type that we want to filter and then click on [Add].


ü Click on [Next] to continue.



ü Here you will be able to configure maximum upload and download synchronization speeds along with synchronization settings. Once configurations are completed, click on [Finish].


Note: Due to Microsoft OneDrive limitations, files in the following circumstances will not be synchronized.

(1) Microsoft OneNote files (2) Individual files greater than 10GB size

2.3 Pausing your NAS connection

STEP 1
ü Clicking on the [Pause] button in OneDrive will pause any syncing between OneDrive and your NAS.



2.4 Disconnecting your NAS connection

STEP 1

ü Clicking on the [ ] icon will disconnect your NAS from OneDrive.



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