Using QNAP’s RTRR with Windows Server

Step 3 of 11:  We have to configure the QNAP to recognize or FTP server for replication.  For in-house replication, we can use our server’s hostname, but if you are offsite you can use your static IP address.  If you subscribe to an internet service provider that doesn’t give you a static IP address, you can use a free service like DynDNS or, if you are a WHS user, your name in the IP Address/Hostname field.  For the server type, choose FTP Server and populate your FTP Username and Password.  Hit Test to verify everything is working.  After you have your FTP information populated and verified

Step 4 of 11:  Hitting the Next button will bring you to a screen that wants you to select your Folder Pairs.  The left side of the screen represents your FTP Server’s folder structure and the right side is your QNAP’s folder structure.  We are only going to show you one folder pair in our example, but if you select the box at the bottom of the Wizard screen you can add more than one folder pair.  When you have all your folder pairs setup the way you want.

Step 5 of 11:  If you chose to Add More Folder Pairs, you can add more here.

Step 6 of 11:  This next step will be for you to choose between real-time replication or replication based on a schedule.  For this, this is personal preference; I prefer to have this done at off-peak hours, so I would choose Schedule and pick a time like midnight.  You will want to check the box for Configure policy and filter then hit Next.

Step 7 of 11:  The policy and filter screen is optional, but for things like Pictures or Business documents, I choose to leave the setting for Delete Extra Files unchecked; but for things like Software and Music, I am not as anal and would most likely want extra files to be deleted.

About Joe D

I have always had a passion for everything computing. In early 2000, I decided to take my passion to the web. Thus, C.O.D. was born. Through the years we have made many great friends at C.O.D. and hope to continue our journey for years to come.

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