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Backup to Synology NAS - File Copying Method

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andiherbst
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Backup to Synology NAS - File Copying Method

Post by andiherbst »

Hi :) ,

First of all I'm a big fan of your product - never had any issues - the thing just runs :)
I have a question about the file copying methods that SyncBack Pro is offering.
Currently I copy my backups to a Synology NAS using the SMB 3 protocol with the standard Windows copy method (Syncback's default).
I'm not sure if I can optimize things by using a different file copyig method - should I switch or keep it as it is? Any advantages/disadvantages? Thx a lot in advance!

Best,
Andi
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Re: Backup to Synology NAS - File Copying Method

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I'm no expert in the deep workings of the APIs these settings select, but I'd guess the default is probably the default for a reason - as the contextual Help on that settings page says

"Standard Windows file copying: This is the default method for copying files. It is the most efficient and quickest way to copy files".

The shell/Explorer method is mentioned as a potential cause of problems over a network (especially to non-Windows devices, like maybe a NAS...). One aspect you may potentially feel beneficial (moving deletions to the Recycle Bin - if your profile is a Mirror) won't work anyway, if the Destination is over a network.

I'd steer clear of the Backup Read/Write method unless you're having privilege issues (access-denied, or similar). IIABDFI, and so on.
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Re: Backup to Synology NAS - File Copying Method

Post by andiherbst »

Dear cliff,

Thx a lot for your input. Right - your arguments are quite convincing - I will stick to the default.

Have a great day!
Andi
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