What is Google Drive?
Google Drive is a cloud storage service provided by Google to let users save their files online and access them anywhere. By installing the Google Drive Sync QPKG on QNAP Turbo NAS (hereafter referred to as “Turbo NAS” or “NAS), you can select a shared folder on the NAS to synchronize the data with Google Drive or simply use Google Drive as a backup destination.
1.Install Google Drive Sync QPKG
To install the Google Drive Sync add-on on the Turbo NAS, login the NAS web interface as an administrator. Go to “App Center” > “Backup/Sync” > “Google Drive Sync”. click “Add To QTS”.
2.Link Google Drive Account
From the QPKG Center, click one of the links to connect to the Google Drive Sync management interface. When prompted for password, use the NAS “admin” account and password to login.
In the next step, enter your Google Drive username and password, and then click “Allow Access” to authorize your account.
If automatic account verification failed, you may click “Manual Authorization” and authorize the account manually.
Note: Currently only one Google Drive account is supported on one Turbo NAS.
3.Set up Scheduled Synchronization
Before you can synchronize the NAS data with your Google Drive, select a NAS shared folder and specify the synchronization frequency. You can also create a subfolder for synchronization or use an existing folder.
There are two synchronization options:
2-way sync: The selected folder and Google Drive will sync the data with each other. When a file is deleted on either side, the file on the other side will also be removed.
Note: To prevent accidental deletion being synced to Google Drive, you may enable the option “Do not remove any files on Google Drive”.
NAS to Google Drive: Only upload files that have been added or edited locally on the NAS to Google Drive. Any file changes on Google Drive will be ignored or overwritten. Use this option if you intend to use Google Drive as a backup destination of the NAS.
4.Set up Manual Synchronization:
Select “Manual Sync” if you intend to synchronize the data without setting up a schedule. The NAS shared folder can be different from the one configured in “Scheduled Sync”.
5.Manage Local Trash
For extra protection, a deleted file will be moved to a hidden trash folder on the NAS rather than being deleted right away. Two different trash locations are created for Scheduled Sync and Manual Sync. To increase the NAS storage capacity, you can empty either one trash location or both.
6.View the Logs
You can view the logs of the backup jobs under “Synchronization Settings” > “Logs”.
Note: Depending on the hardware design of different Turbo NAS models, the maximum number of files supported for synchronization between the NAS and Google Drive may vary. Here is the typical maximum number of files supported:
- ARM: 30,000 (e.g. TS-x10, x12, x19)
- X86: 60,000 (e.g. TS-x39, x59, x69, x79)