Hybrid Share

DSM Version

Hybrid Share

Features

  • Synology's own hybrid cloud solution combines the local performance of Synology NAS with the scalability of C2 Storage
  • Allows mounting the same Hybrid Share folder on multiple Synology NAS devices to achieve multi-site file access
  • Supports using Hybrid Share’s snapshot feature in C2 Storage to schedule snapshots, manually take snapshots, and restore folders to specific versions
  • Allows files to be centrally stored in Hybrid Share folders on demand and when needed, thereby reducing local storage and bandwidth usage
  • Caches active files locally for low-latency file access
  • Comes with C2 Storage Portal for easy management of Hybrid Share folders and connections to each Hybrid Share folder
  • Ensures data security with end-to-end AES-256 encryption

Specifications

  • Requires a Synology NAS model that supports the Btrfs file system, has 2 GB of memory, and is updated to DSM 7.0.1 or above
  • Requires a Synology Account with a subscription to the C2 Storage - Advanced Plan
    • Offers new subscribers a 30-day free trial without credit card information
    • Supports third-party login using Apple and Google
  • Snapshot feature is supported on Hybrid Share 1.3.0 and above
    • Maximum number of retained snapshots: 32
      • Set a schedule to automatically take one snapshot within 24 hours
      • Manually take an unlimited number of snapshots within 24 hours
  • Allows the creation of multiple Hybrid Share folders on C2 Storage (The maximum number of Hybrid Share folders you can create depends on the storage capacity of your subscription plan)
  • Allows the same Hybrid Share folder to be mounted concurrently on up to ten Synology NAS devices
  • Allows a Synology NAS device to mount multiple Hybrid Share folders concurrently (The maximum number of Hybrid Share folders you can mount varies according to product models)
  • Maximum upload file size: 64 GB
  • Only allows administrators (or users delegated with sufficient permissions) to mount a Hybrid Share folder or convert a shared folder to a Hybrid Share folder at DSM Control Panel > Shared Folder (Learn more)
  • Supports file access via the following protocols:
    • SMB/CIFS
    • AFP
    • NFS
    • FTP
    • WebDAV
  • Supports the following applications, packages, and services:
    • File Station: For accessing and managing the contents of a Hybrid Share folder from the web browser or mobile application
    • Synology Drive: For file versioning and collaborating on Synology Office files
    • Hyper Backup: For backing up and recovering files and folders (A Hybrid Share folder can only be set as the source folder)
    • Cloud Sync: For syncing and sharing files and folders to other supported cloud services
    • Web Station: For setting up web portals to manage files and folders
    • USB Copy: For copying files and folders between your Synology NAS and external USB/SD storage devices
    • Presto File Server: For transferring files and folders between multiple Synology NAS devices, or between personal computers and Synology NAS
    • Synology Universal Search: For searching files and folders on your Synology NAS (Contents in Hybrid Share folders cannot be indexed)
    • Document/PDF Viewer: For viewing documents and PDF files
    • Log Center: For monitoring and recording the events on Synology NAS
  • Integrates Synology Drive Server to provide version control
  • Supports pinning files and folders permanently to the local cache of the Hybrid Share folder for quicker access (Learn more)
  • Optimizes data transfer to C2 Storage by uploading only changed data
  • Stores frequently accessed cloud data in the local cache to reduce access latency. Please note that:
    • The reserved local cache size must be at least 500 GB
    • The reserved local cache size cannot exceed 90% of the Btrfs volume size
    • The reserved local cache size cannot exceed the quota of the Hybrid Share folder on C2 Storage
  • Evicts data with the oldest access time from the local cache to create space for new data. Please note that:
    • Oldest accessed data (excluding pinned files and folders) are evicted automatically when the local cache usage reaches the reserved local cache size
    • Users can also go to File Station to select and manually release local files from the local cache
  • Implements cache throttling to intentionally slow the amount of data being written to the mounted Hybrid Share folder when the Btrfs volume is low on available capacity. Please note that:
    • Read speed is unaffected
    • Write speed is throttled when volume usage reaches 80% or when volume space is less than 200 GB
    • Minimum write speed (128 KB/s) is applied when the volume usage reaches 95% or when volume space is less than 50 GB
  • Sends notifications when specific Hybrid Share events or errors occur
  • Supports automatic DSM configuration backup and restore for instant data recovery (Learn more)

Limitations

  • Not all shared folders can be converted to a Hybrid Share folder (Learn more)
  • Hybrid Share folders can only be mounted on Btrfs volumes
  • Hybrid Share folders cannot be mounted on a high-availability cluster created with two different Synology NAS models
  • Hybrid Share folders cannot be set as sync folders in Synology Drive ShareSync
  • Hybrid Share folders do not support virtual drives and CIFS/NFS remote folders
  • When connecting multiple Synology NAS devices to the same Hybrid Share folder, join these devices to the same domain or LDAP to synchronize file permissions
  • Hybrid Share is not supported in China

Affiliated Utility

Synology Hybrid Share Download Tool

Features

  • Works as a companion Windows/macOS/Linux client for Hybrid Share
  • Allows one-way download of the latest version of files from a Hybrid Share folder to a personal computer
  • Supports decrypting a Hybrid Share folder from a personal computer with end-to-end encryption
  • Supports running multiple download tasks concurrently in the background

Specifications

  • Supports the following operating systems:
    • Windows 10 and above
    • macOS 10.14 and above (64-bit)
    • Ubuntu 18.04 and above (officially supported 64-bit versions)
  • Requires a Synology Account with a subscription to the C2 Storage - Advanced Plan
  • Requires completing the mount or conversion setup of a Hybrid Share folder on Synology NAS beforehand
  • Filters files and folders by using keyword, file extension, file type (document, photo, music, and video), file size, or modified date
  • Supports notifying the completion or failure of download tasks
  • Allows each Hybrid Share folder to be linked to up to three client computers concurrently
  • Allows changing to other Hybrid Share folders under the same account without the need to sign in again