After migrating all the data from the old to new NAS and re-setting up Backblaze on the new Synology, I wanted to have a second backup of everything… just in case.
If you already have an AWS account and want to know how to backup your Synology NAS to Amazon Glacier then keep reading.
How to backup Synology NAS to AWS Glacier
- First log into your Synology NAS and install the Glacier Backup application from the Package Center, if you haven’t already and start the application.
- Then go to Backup in the left menu and then up to Actions > Create:
- At the Backup Wizard, click on Start.
- Now give your backup task a name and check the box to agree to the conditions that Amazon Glacier costs money and isn’t free. For the most current Amazon Glacier pricing check here.
- Next enter your AWS IAM access key and secret key as well as select which AWS Region you want your backups to be sent to.
- Select which Synology shared folders you want to backup to Amazon Glacier.
- I enabled a backup schedule to perform the backup of my selected Synology folders every Thursday starting at 2AM. As well as to start the backup immediately after the Synology Glacier Backup wizard is finished.
- Finally, review the Backup Wizard settings and click on Done.
You can monitor your Synology to Glacier backup job under the Backup Status column:
Now you can rest easy knowing your files are being backed up to AWS Glacier. If you want you can re-create the steps above to select a different AWS region for a more diverse backup locations.