How to sync folders on 2 Synologies


Recommended Posts

Hi,

I want to sync an existing folder on DS 418 to a folder with same name on an old DS414j.

As Drive is not supported on the old DS 414j (DSM6) I found Resilio sync as alternative

BUT

I do not fully understand the concept behind.

Can You Pls. Help to achieve the sync with existing to new folder between The 2 Synologys.

I have installed Resilio Sync package on both Synos.

I don't want a Trial an error scenario, therefore I Hope for a step by step GUID for the next steps.

What To-Do on DS418

What To-Do on DS414j

Where to open Resilio Sync? On DS 418 or DS414j (or both)

What to put where to get the 2 folders in sync.

What's about Identity - same on both Synos? - or different?

Hope all Infos are understandable, and you can figure out what I mean.

Many THX for patience helping a Newbie 🙂

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

It's pretty hard (and not a good idea) to sync 2 existing un-related folders on different devices, you probably would end up with results that you didn't expect.

I suggested that you do this:

1. Create a new empty folder on 1 NAS, share it to the other NAS as "NewShare";

2. from NAS1, move its "existing folder" into the "NewShare" folder, NAS2 should be receiving the files inside this folder;

3. from NAS2, move or merge its "existing folder" into the "NewShare" folder.

Eventually both NASes should have all files.

I would just rename NAS1's existing folder to "NAS1_existing", NAS2's existing folder to "NAS2_existing", and move them to the sharing folder.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share