How to set up Azure Backup on QNAP NAS

How to set up Azure Backup on a QNAP NAS

Setting up Azure Backup on a QNAP NAS is quite different to using Microsoft Azure Recovery Services or the Azure Backup Client to protect virtual machines or files. QNAP has an app marketplace with an Azure Backup app that will backup your data directly into an Azure Storage account that you’ve created. Here’s how to set it up.

Prerequisites: You’ll need to have a storage account set up in Azure. Here’s how to set one up in the old portal, and the new portal.

  1. Log into the QNAP and go to the App Center.
  2. Search for “Azure” and install the Azure Storage app.Install Azure Storage Backup App On QNAP
  3. Open the app. It’ll look like this:Open Azure Cloud BackupStation App
  4. Click on the account menu option and click Create Account.Create Account On Account Menu
  5. Enter the details as retrieved from your storage account in Azure portal . If you haven’t set up a storage account yet, follow these instructions to set one up in the old portal or the new portal.Enter Details From Azure Storage
  6. Now setup a backup (click on the backup option and click “Create Job”)Setup Azure Backup By Clicking Create Job
  7. Tick the folders you want to back up and click Next.Tick Folders To Backup To Azure
  8. Configure the schedule and click Next.Configure Azure Backup Schedule
  9. Configure the backup policy options as desiredConfigure Azure Backup Policy
  10. Configure filter rulesConfigure Azure Backup Filter
  11. Configure Cloud optionsConfigure Azure Backup Cloud
  12. Configure job name and optionsConfigure Job Name And Options
  13. Confirm the settings to finishConfirm Settings To Finish
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