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5 All-Round Data Protection Tips for Securely Backing up Your Data With QNAP NAS

A lot of people own a QNAP NAS for a simple reason: backup and data protection. But you need to back up too many devices: computers, servers, virtual machines, and even the NAS itself. How can you handle these sources with ease and a low total cost of ownership (TCO)?

Today, we will be introducing 5 QNAP NAS features that can help you achieve these goals:

Boxafe: free G Suite/Microsoft 365 SaaS backup

Boxafe is an app to back up emails, cloud drives, contacts, and calendars of Google™ G Suite and Microsoft 365®. It will save backed up data in a local NAS for safekeeping. And the best is that the current version of Boxafe is completely free! Feel free to back up several domains with up to 10,000 accounts per domain.

Learn more: Boxafe

Hyper Data Protector (HDP): easy VMware vSphere/Microsoft Hyper-V VM backup

One QNAP NAS with HDP installed is all you need for backing up virtual machines. The app helps you back up unlimited VMware® vSphere/Microsoft Hyper-V virtual machines. HDP also features incremental backup, global deduplication, backup scheduling, and recovery compression. Like Boxafe, Hyper Data Protector is also license-free!

Learn more: Hyper Data Protector

Hybrid Backup Sync (HBS): fast NAS/file server & macOS backup

HBS combines backup, restoration, and synchronization functions for your NAS & file servers. You can back up/transfer your data to local, remote, and cloud storage spaces. The app also controls Time Machine backup settings for your macOS devices. Moreover, HBS features the QuDedup technology to deduplicate backup data at the source. This not only reduces the backup size but also makes backup tasks run faster.

Learn more: Hybrid Backup Sync

NetBak Replicator: intuitive Windows backup

The app helps you back up Windows devices to QNAP NAS. Or select an FTP or WebDAV server over the Internet as the destination. You can back up the entire disk drives, or documents, multimedia files, and e-mails with ease. An auto-backup mode is also available to sync changes in real-time to the destination.

Learn more: NetBak Replicator

Snapshot: record volume/LUN state and replicate to another NAS

Snapshots will record the state of a volume/LUN on the NAS. When needed, use the snapshot to restore the NAS to the previous point of time. This protects you from accidental overwriting and malware encryptions. You can use the snapshot replica feature in the combine, to back up snapshots to other devices. This will help you form a healthy backup plan for avoiding data loss.

Learn more: Snapshot

QNAP backup & data protection solutions: complete apps & utilities at your fingertips

We know that the security of your data is of the highest importance. With versatile QNAP solutions, you can rest assured that your data is well protected. Follow the link in each section to learn more about the solution. To request other useful backup and data protection features, be sure to comment below!

By Michael Wang

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  1. HDP and HBS are great tools and it’s good to see Qnap take core functionalities of NASes seriously and putting effort into improving and introducing tools like that.

    Unfortunately, client backup has been completely ignored for a long time and Netbak Replicator is a dated tool for an old fashioned approach to endpoint backup.
    I have a number of midrange QNAPs and one entry level Synology and I’m seriously considering switching my backups to the Synology or buy a midrange Synology to be able to use the Synology Drive Server/Client system for client backups. Centralized repositories with file versioning and multi-protocol client connections is a much more modern approach, and if they get deduplication in place it will be a proper modern backup solution.

    To be honest this is what I expect from QNAP as well.

  2. I also take the view that the NetBack replicator needs to be replaced or upgraded (something like urbackup). Really Hyper Data Protector only supports Win Server 2016 and 2019? Why isn’t Win Server 2012 R2 listed? And it’s a pity that the Hypervisor on windows 10 is excluded, because in very small offices or professional home offices they use Win10 as a hypervisor …

  3. Thank you for Boxafe. I’m looking forward to implementing this for my org. Is there a timeline on when MS Teams backup will be implemented?

    1. Hi Daps Olat,
      Thank you for commenting! While no information is available at this time, please stay tuned as updates will be announced on our website. Thanks!

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