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NAS 257

FTP Backup

Backup data to and from your NAS using FTP

2017-11-21

COURSE OBJECTIVES
Upon completion of this course you should be able to:
1. Use FTP to backup files between two NAS devices

PREREQUISITES
Course Prerequisites:
None
Students are expected to have a working knowledge of:
FTP

OUTLINE
1. Configuring the Destination NAS
1.1 Enabling FTP server service
2. Configuring the Origin NAS
2.1 Creating an FTP backup job




1. Configuring the Destination NAS

1.1 Enabling FTP server service


STEP 1

ü Login to ADM and then select [Services] → [FTP Server]

ü Under the [General] tab select the [Enable FTP Server] checkbox and then click on [Apply].




2. Configuring the Origin NAS
2.1 Creating an FTP backup job


STEP 1

ü From the ADM desktop select [Backup & Restore] → [FTP Backup] and then click on the [Create] button under the [FTP Backup] tab.




STEP 2

You will be given the option of selecting either [Your NAS → FTP server] or [FTP server → Your NAS] as your transfer mode. In our example we will be using [Your NAS → FTP server].

ü Select the [Your NAS → FTP server] radio button and then click on [Next].





STEP 3
Now you will be given the choice to select either [Quick connect] or [Advanced settings].  [Quick connect] allows you to fill in just the required connection information while [Advanced settings] will offer you a few more additional options you can configure.

ü Select the option of your choice, fill in  the required fields and then click on [Next].






STEP 4

ü Select the folders and files that you wish to backup and then click on [Next].




Note: You will also have the option of selecting the [Use 1 on 1 folder synchronization] checkbox.  If selected, this will cause the destination folder to mirror any changes that are applied to the origin folder such as moving, copying or deleting files.


STEP 5

ü Select a destination folder for your backup job and then click [Next].




STEP 6
You will now need to specifiy your backup schedule. Selecting the [Back up now] radio button will allow you to create a backup job that performs a backup whenever you decide to execute it.  Selecting the [Scheduled backup] radio button will allow you to configure a regularly scheduled backup job.

ü Select the option of your choice and then click on [Next] to continue.






STEP 7

ü Enter a name for yourbackup job, select an option for handling already exiting files and then click on [Next].




ü At this time you will also have the option of enabling Mission Mode for your backup job.

Mission Mode allows you to configure tbhe number of reconnection attempts and timer interval for reconnection attempts in the event that the NAS encounters a connection timeout during your backup job.




STEP 8

ü Confirm the settings for your backup job and then click on [Finish] once you are done.




STEP 9

ü Your backup job should now be added to the list of existing backup jobs. Here you will be able to view its status and make changes to it if you choose to do so.




ü You can also click on the [Info] button to view more detailed information about your backup job.

If the job is active, you will be able to see the backup progress.




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