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Creating an External Backup Job

Backup Station provides you with a variety of useful backup options. You can back up important files from an external drive to your NAS to prevent data loss.

  1. Log on to QTS.

    The default URL of QTS is http://:. For example,

  2. Connect an external drive to the NAS.

    The External Device screen appears.

  3. Select Use this drive for backup.

    If the dialog box does not appear, go to Backup Station > External Backup > External Drive and then click Create a Job.

    The Create a Job wizard appears.

  4. Click Next.
  5. Specify the external drive, select From external storage to local disk, and then click Next.
  6. Specify the source and destination folders, click Add, and then click Next.

    You can add multiple pairs of source and destination folders.

  7. Select the replication schedule and then click Next.
    • Real-time

    • Schedule


      All the extra files in the target folder are removed in real-time synchronization jobs, as the target folder mirrors the source folder.

  8. Optional: Choose to configure backup policies and filters and whether to automatically eject the external drive after the backup job is complete.
  9. Specify a name for the backup job and then click Next.
  10. Confirm the job settings and then click Next.
  11. Click Finish.

The backup job is created. Backup Station copies the selected files from the external drive to the specified NAS folders.

Release date: 2017-03-21
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