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Remote Backups allows you to back up your device to another ShareCenter Pulse or Linux Server or vice versa from a remote ShareCenter Pulse or Linux Server to your D-Link DNS-320 device. Click the Create button in the remote backups list to start a wizard where you can configure the Remote Backup functionality.

Note: If you are going to backup from this NAS through the internet as the source content of the backup setting, then make sure that the Remote Backup Server is checked and set with a password. If the ShareCenterTM is connected to a router, you will need to configure the router to forward port port 22, 873 to the IP address of this ShareCenterTM.

Enable remote backup service:

Check this box to enable the remote backup server functionality to that a remote NAS or Linux.

Note: If you are not using the Remote Backup functionality leave this box unchecked so that your device performance will not be affected by the additional overhead used by this process.

Password: Enter a password that the remote client will use.

Remote Backups list: This is the list of remote backup jobs built by pressing the Create button above the list to
configure each job.

Create: Click the Create button to build a new remote backup job.

Modify: Click to make changes to your existing Remote Backup jobs in the Remote Backup list. You must select the remote backup job first and then click the Modify button.

Delete: To remove a Remote Backup job select the job in the list and then click the Delete button.

Remote Backups – Create wizard

When you click the Create Button above the Remote Backup list this wizard will launch allowing you to configure a new Remote Backup job.

Wecome: Displays the steps of the wizard.

Service Type: NAS to NAS: Backup from the local NAS to a remote NAS or vice versa.

NAS to Linux: Backup from the local NAS to a Linux file system or vice versa.

Local to Remote: Sets the backup source as the local NAS and the target destination for the backup files as the remote NAS or Linux file system.

Remote To Local: Sets the backup source as the remote NAS or Linux file system and the target destination for the backup files as the local NAS.

Local Settings: Task (Name): The name used to refer to the backup job which will be listed later in the Remote Backup list.

Folder Path: Select a local network share folder or file as the target or source for the backup job.

Remote Settings:

Remote IP: The backup process uses Rsync protocol and needs to know the IP address of the destination source or target device for the backup. Input the IP of the remote NAS or Linux file system.

Enable Encryption: Checking this box will enable SSH encryption of the files that are transferred (backed up) over the network between the local and remote devices.

Ignore existing file(s): Checking this box prevents the backup process from writing over any files in the target file system that are not part of the backup files or folders. Therefore any existing files in the target system are preserved.

Incremental backup support Num (#): Checking this box provides multiple backup-capability at scheduled times. The first backup in an incremental series captures all the files for backup. Subsequent backups are incremental in that only the files and the folders that have changed in the backup source since the last incremental backup will need to be backed up. Each incremental backup builds a complete snapshot of the backup source however only the initial backup contains all the original files and folders. The subsequent backups in the incremental series contain new files and folders plus the links to the first incremental backup.

Remote Settings:

Remote Path: Using the drop-down menu, select the file system (folder) path to the remote target or source system for backup.

Schedule Settings:

Manual: Check either Yes or No selection below to start the backup (yes) immediately on completion of the wizard or (no) manually start the backup from the Remote Backup list.

Once – Select this option to run the Remote Backup once at a specific date and time set.

Scheduled: Select this option to set the backup to occur daily, weekly, or monthly per a specific schedule.

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2 Comments

  • At 2013.03.15 18:39, Selebritee Australia said:

    Great article. very useful!

    • At 2014.12.15 10:11, Colin Charman said:

      That confirms I could buy two of these and use the first as a server and the second as the destination for incremental backups.

      What happens after 20 days if I set the incremental backup limit to say 20, and schedule to daily? Does it start making a new set with a complete backup and incremental daily backups. Does it delete the previous set or retain it?

      I didnt see any mention of compression of the backups so I’m guessing that is not available.

      I’m also guessing that restoring from backup is broadly similar


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