By Ivy / Last Updated April 14, 2020

What is QNAP?

QNAP, short for Quality Network Appliance Provider, are systems that consist of one or more hard drives with constantly internet. Actually, it’s a backup "hub" or storage unit to store all your important files, such as, photos, videos and music. It’s installed at your home and accessible for you and your family to use at anytime and anywhere.

Qnap

How does QNAP cloud work?

QNAP makes use of the intuitive QTS NAS OS to deliver high-performance applications and services and satisfy your needs in file sharing, storage management, backup, virtual environment, multimedia, and so on. In QNAP App Center, you can enjoy many useful applications, cloud drive sync QNAP, for instance.

Step by step guide: Backup QNAP NAS to Google Drive

Make preparations for QNAP cloud backup to Google Drive:

✦ Download QNAP cloud drive sync in App center. Go to "App center", click “Backup/Sync”, then find Cloud Drive Sync and click “Add to QTS”.

Qnap Cloud Drive Sync Download

✦ Create cloud account in Cloud Drive Sync. Open your cloud drive sync, click “Cloud Account Management” and “Create Account”, select Google Drive in the next window and type a display name for your account, click “Sign in”. Then, you will be asked to log in your Google Drive account, just enter your email, password and click “Sign in”, finally click “OK”.

Create Account

Specific steps to backup QNAP NAS to Google Drive:

Step 1. Click “Sync Job Management” and “Create Job”.

Step 2. Click “Next” at the lower right side of Overview link.

Step 3. Select “Local Location”, “Account name” and “Remote location”, then click “Next”.

Configure Storage Google

Step 4. Configure schedule settings and click “Next”. You have 5 options, including, Start manually, Continuous, Periodically, Start once at, After this job finishes.

Schedule

Step 5. Set file conflict policy and click “Next”. You can choose to rename local files, rename remote files, replace local files, replace remote files, or use newer files win.

File Policy

Step 6. Set file filter, including file size, file date, hidden files and folders, file type, and click “Next” to continue.

File Filter

Step 7. Set other options and click “Next”. Then, confirm your settings, click “Next” and “Finish”.

Note:
After the task complete, you can still go to “Sync Job Management”, then click “Stop”, “Scan”, “Edit”, “View Logs”, “Delete” at the right side of each task and make changes to the sync task.
Beside Google Drive, QNAP cloud drive sync to OneDrive for business, Dropbox, OneDrive is also applicable. All steps are very similar and you can use above steps as a reference.
If you want to backup Google Drive to QNAP, you can use “Google Drive Sync” as instead. It can also be downloaded in App center. For detailed steps, you can search this keyword on the internet.

Alternative way to QNAP cloud backup with Google Drive

If you have multiple personal cloud storage regardless of different accounts, such as, Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive, you still can transfer files between cloud storage to keep two or more copies of files, thus adding a security lock for your important files.

To realize this purpose, I highly recommend you use free cBackupper, which is a cloud backup software for home and enterprise. With it, you can backup files to cloud freely, move files from Dropbox to Google Drive, move files between Google Drive accounts etc. Also, it supports flexible backup settings, such as, daily, weekly, month, email notification, and more. In addition, this software still can help you get unlimited cloud storage. The premise is that you have enough cloud storage and are willing to connect to cBackupper.

Now, let’s start to backup Dropbox files to Google Drive. Continue to see below, make preparations and follow the step-by-step guide.

✦ Sign up with cBackupper and sign in. Click “Sign up” at the upper right corner of cBackupper, then type email, password, nickname and click “Sign up”. After that, log in the account created just now.

Sign Up

✦ Connect Dropbox and Google Drive to cBackupper. Click “Clouds” and “Add Clouds”, select “Dopbox” or “Google Drive” and hit “OK” to continue. Then, allocate backup space for files and folders.

Add Dropbox

Step-by-step guide to backup Dropbox files to Google Drive:

Step 1. Click “Tasks” and “Create Task” subsequently.

Create Task

Step 2. Click “Add Source” and select “Dropbox”, then click “OK”.

Add Source Dropbox

Step 3. Click “Add Destination” and Select “Google Drive”, then click “OK”.

Add Destination Google Drive

Step 4. (optional) Click “Settings” or “Schedule”, and select specific time/daily/weekly/monthly, email notification or file filter. After that, click “Start Backup” and it will backup your files as you expect.

Schedule

Note: Here, I’ll make briefly introduce these backup settings so that you can understand them better and then choose the best for you.
Specific time backup: If you want to avoid backup files during working hours or peak periods, this feature is very useful. Thanks to its flexibility, you can set the backup time to any time, for example, before 9am.
Daily/weekly/monthly backup: Backing up important files in a fixed period of time, such as, daily, weekly, monthly, can help you protect your important files continuously and reduce the risk of data loss as much as possible.
File Filter: If you only want to backup files with certain file extension or simple exclude some file types, this setting will be a great choice and it allows you to exclude or contain certain file types.

Final thoughts

Speaking of QNAP cloud backup to Google Drive, Cloud Drive Sync may be a great choice. It’s very simple and easy to use. If you want to create two or more copies of your important files on QNAP and ensure its security, you can backup to Google Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive, OneDrive for business. For steps, you can use step by step guide aforementioned and just replace Google Drive with your cloud storage.

Meanwhile, you also need to pay attention to personal cloud backup. You may store your precious photos and videos on Google Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive, and there is a risk of losing data, such as, hacker, ransomware. Backup now to reduce the risk as much as possible.