How to mount remote folders from another Synology NAS
Synology NAS is the ideal device for sharing your valuable data, including photo and video collections or documents. You may access data from one Synology NAS to another Synology NAS within the same network by mounting remote folder. The mounted remote folder can help you to manage your network resource centrally and reduce your time by avoiding access data from different Synology NAS.
This article will guide you through the process on how to mount/unmount remote folder from another Synology NAS.
This article assumes that you have done the following tasks for your DiskStation:
- Hardware installation for Synology DiskStation.
- Software installation for Synology DiskStation Manager (DSM, web-based operating system of DiskStation).
- Creating volumes and shared folders (See here).
- Creating DSM local users (See here).
Refer to Quick Installation Guide for more information about hardware and software installation. You can also see Synology DiskStation User's Guide (available at Synology's Download Center) for a general idea about topics related to this article.
You can mount remote folders from remote servers (e.g. network computers or other DiskStation) to easily navigate available network resources using File Station.
To mount a remote folder:
- Open File Station, then click on Tools > Mount Remote Folder.
- Under the Mount Remote Folder window, please enter \Remote_Server\Remote_Folder in the Folder field to specify the path of the remote folder (i.e. \192.168.1.1\share).
- If access privilege to the remote folder is required by the remote server, please enter the necessary information in the Account name and Password fields.
- Click Browse to select or create a new destination folder on your DiskStation for mounting the remote folder.
- Tick Mount automatically on startup if you want DiskStation to mount this remote folder on every system startup or reboot.
- Click Mount. Now you can navigate to the destination folder where the remote folder is mounted, and manage the contents of the remote folders.
You can unmount remote folders from File Station.
To unmount a remote folder:
- Open File Station, select the remote folder you would like to unmount.
- Click on Tools > Unmount, and the remote folder will be removed.
Note2: You are only allowed to mount remote folders from a remote server that supports the CIFS protocol.