Migrating your Synology NAS

Migrating your Synology NAS

As your data requirements grow, you may need to upgrade your NAS. Migrating your data and settings to a new device is simple with Synology.

Migration Assistant

Migration Assistant

Easily migrate data and settings to a new NAS while maximizing service availability.

Drive migration

Drive migration

Move your original drives to another NAS simply and securely.

Configuration Backup

Configuration Backup

Keep a copy of settings from your old device and reuse them on another NAS.

Upgrading made easy


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Take the complexity out of moving your data and settings from one Synology NAS to another while minimizing service disruption.

  • Smoothly migrate your data

    Seamlessly migrate all data on your source NAS to the destination device.

  • Retain the same applications

    Keep your installed DSM packages and their configurations intact when switching devices.

  • Same settings, new NAS

    Keep your original system settings, including user and group configurations, and access permissions.

Migration Assistant

Migration in three steps

  • Step 1Install Migration Assistant on your destination NAS.
  • Step 2Create a storage pool on your destination that is equal to or larger than the storage pool on your source.
  • Step 3Open Migration Assistant on your destination NAS and follow the wizard.
Migration in three steps

Drive migration

In time-sensitive situations, you can quickly migrate systems by installing your original drives on a destination NAS in the same order they were installed in the source NAS.

Fast

You can migrate your drives and have data accessible from the destination in minutes.

Economical

Use your original drives and add more to your new NAS to expand its storage later.

Ready to go

Your data remains intact and ready to use after your drives have been transferred.

Configuration Backup

Save a copy of your DSM configurations to your local computer and automatically restore them in just a few clicks using Configuration Backup from the Control Panel. Hyper Backup is recommended for a more flexible and complete backup solution that protects a variety of devices, workloads, and Synology packages.

Configuration Backup

FAQs

What items cannot be migrated using Migration Assistant?

When should I use drive migration?

Can I migrate data from one file system to another?

Can I use Hyper Backup to migrate my data?

What versions of DSM are supported with Migration Assistant?