DSM6 old style Backup and Restore

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DSM6 old style Backup and Restore

Unread post by ronrosenfeld » Wed Dec 20, 2017 2:29 pm

Just got a new DS718+ On my old DS209 there was a utility called Backup & Restore which I used to backup certain shared folders to an external USB drive. The files would be in the same format as the original, and could be opened without issue on my other windows computer. It is an Acronis backup file (*.tib file)

In DSM6 that comes with the DS718+, this seems to have been replaced by Hyper Backup. Unfortunately for me, the backup now gets stored in a proprietary format which is unreadable on a Windows machine.

I know I can use the Hyper Backup Explorer, on Windows, to view the backup folders/files and then copy them to a new location on a Windows machine, where it will be of the same file type as the original.

However, the file in question is approximately 400GB in size and the copy routine will take three or four hours on my machine.

Are there other options for doing a backup to an external USB drive similar to the (I assume now deprecated) Backup & Restore? Including the feature of subsequent backups not recopying existing data?

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Re: DSM6 old style Backup and Restore

Unread post by eaz » Wed Dec 20, 2017 6:49 pm

Yes, hyper backup has the option to backup without the compression, it is all in the manual :-)
https://forum.synology.com/enu/viewtopic.php?t=128989
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Re: DSM6 old style Backup and Restore

Unread post by ronrosenfeld » Wed Dec 20, 2017 8:05 pm

I'm pretty certain I did that (selected no compression as I was concerned about corruption), but the resultant file was still in the proprietary format (.bkpi).

OK, I just checked the Config file for the backup and, indeed,

data_compress_type=0

is the setting. I'm pretty sure that means no compression.

Have you tried Hyper Backup and gotten it to not change the format of the backed up file?

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Re: DSM6 old style Backup and Restore

Unread post by eaz » Wed Dec 20, 2017 8:18 pm

check the link I included, it is called something like: local data copy
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Re: DSM6 old style Backup and Restore

Unread post by ronrosenfeld » Wed Dec 20, 2017 9:13 pm

The link you posted leads me to a thread about someone complaining about the slowness of the tool

And "Local Shared Folder and External Storage" was what I had selected for the destination.

Now as I scroll further down, I do see, almost at the end of the list, an option for Local Data Copy as the destination.
I will try that and see what we get.

Thanks.

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Re: DSM6 old style Backup and Restore

Unread post by ronrosenfeld » Wed Dec 20, 2017 11:13 pm

OK. Did the backup and that works. Thanks for sticking with trying to convince me that option existed!

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