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FTP Backup

FTP backup can allow for your NAS to be used as a backup destination or backup source. When using your NAS as a backup source, you can choose to back up the data from your NAS onto another remote ASUSTOR NAS or FTP server. When your NAS acts as a backup destination, you can back up the data from another remote ASUSTOR NAS or FTP server onto your NAS.

Reminder: If you wish to use FTP backup while using your NAS in conjunction with another remote ASUSTOR NAS, please remember to enable the FTP server feature on the remote NAS (Services FTP Server).

  • Select a backup type here.
    • Back up multiple items to a singular location: All chosen source folders will be copied one by one to the destination folder. Multiple folders can be selected.
    • One on one folder backup: All data in the designated destination folder will be synchronized with the data in your source folder. The contents of both folders will be identical.
      • Select multiple 1 on 1 folders for backup in one backup job here. (New to ADM 4.2.5)
      • Keep extra files at the destination: Once the copying and synchronization of files is completed, the data at the source and destination should be exactly the same. However, sometimes there are extra files present at the destination. These files are only present at the destination but not at the source. By enabling this option, these extra files will be kept at the destination and will remain untouched.
  • Here you can set the frequency of repeated backups during the backup period. (New to ADM 4.2.5)
  • Skip existing file if not modified: When enabling this option, existing files that have not been modified will be skipped to save time backing up.
  • Mission Mode: Sometimes backup jobs may be stopped because of various connection problems with a busy server on the other end. ASUSTOR’s Mission Mode option allows you to configure the number of connection attempts and time interval for connection attempts, ensuring for the successful completion of your backup job. This also gives IT administrators a significant amount of flexibility when configuring backup jobs.

About FTP Backup

Normally, FTP backup is suitable for use with a majority of FTP servers. However, incompatibility issues do arise from time to time. Therefore, it is recommended that you use two ASUSTOR NAS units to execute your backup jobs.

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NAS 257 - Using FTP Backup