Snapshot Replication

Snapshot Replication

Achieve near-instantaneous data protection and ensure business continuity with state-of-the-art snapshot technology that can be fit into many backup strategies.

Block-level data protection

Snapshot Replication leverages the modern Btrfs file system to create point-in-time copies of shared folders and LUNs that can be replicated to other Synology NAS and rapidly restored in case of data loss or accidental modifications to the original data.

Adjustable schedules

Reduce your Recovery Point Objective (RPO) by performing snapshot and replication tasks once every 5 minutes for shared folders and once every 15 minutes for LUNs.

Fast recovery

Quickly restore snapshots of shared folders and LUNs to your original Synology NAS or failover a replication task and restore data access on another NAS in seconds.

Storage efficiency

Snapshots use less storage and computing resources than traditional backups, which can take hours to complete.

Flexible replication topologies

Defend against disaster by mirroring hot data off-site using a replication strategy that meets your business needs. Encrypt snapshots before replication and leverage flexible Grandfather-Father-Son retention policies to optimize storage use on both devices.

Active/active
Extended replication
Hub-to-spoke
One-to-many

Management made easy

Self-service recovery

Users with access privileges can recover file or folder-level snapshots with File Station or Windows File Explorer without assistance from administrators.

Effective storage utilization

Efficiently manage storage capacity and plan backup strategies with space consumption reports that analyze shared folder snapshots.

Track changes

View a log of any snapshots taken or deleted, replication updates, and recovery attempts to identify suspicious or accidental activity.

Management made easy

Disaster recovery for virtualization

Ensure data consistency and reduce RTO for virtual machines running on VMware® vSphereTM and Microsoft® Hyper-V® by taking application-aware snapshots with the Synology Snapshot Manager plugin available in Download Center. Replications can be managed in vCenter Site Recovery Manager by integrating the platform with Synology Storage Replication Adapter and can be directly recovered via VMware vCenter Server for a simplified recovery process.

Disaster recovery for virtualization

Physical snapshot transfer

Reduce replication transfer time and traffic over a network by exporting the initial replication data to an external storage device and importing the copy to the destination server.

Disaster recovery for virtualization

Smart administration tools

Verify failover effectiveness

Perform test failovers for replication tasks to ensure that the recovery process works as expected in the event of a disaster.

Optimize network usage

Once a replication task has been completed over WAN, you can view a report to evaluate its success and further optimize the network environment.