Hybrid Share Service

Hybrid Share Service

Features

  • Combines the local performance of a Synology NAS with the scalability of C2 Storage
  • Offers immediate access to files in cloud storage upon mounting a Hybrid Share folder on Synology NAS
  • Allows mounting the same Hybrid Share folder on multiple Synology NAS devices to achieve multi-site file access
  • Reduces local storage and bandwidth usage by centrally storing files in a Hybrid Share folder
  • Caches active files locally for low-latency file access
  • 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 Beta (or above)
  • Requires a Synology Account approved for the Hybrid Share Beta Program to sign in to Synology C2
  • Only allows administrators (or users delegated with sufficient permissions) to mount a Hybrid Share folder at 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
  • Allows setting a maximum storage size on a Btrfs volume as the local cache, which stores frequently accessed cloud data. Please note the following:
    • The local cache size cannot be larger than the Btrfs volume's available capacity or the Hybrid Share folder's total size
    • The local cache size cannot be smaller than 300 GB
  • Evicts the least recently used (LRU) data from the mounted Hybrid Share folder's local cache when it reaches the system-defined threshold
  • Sends notifications when specific Hybrid Share Service events or errors occur, such as when the local cache is full or the mounted Hybrid Share folder disconnects from C2 Storage
  • Supports automatic DSM configuration backup and restore (Learn more)

Limitations

  • Only users with a Synology Account approved for the Hybrid Share Beta Program will have use of a Hybrid Share folder with 1 TB of storage for testing
  • Only one Hybrid Share folder can be mounted per Synology NAS during the test periods
  • 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
  • If multiple Synology NAS devices are connected to the same Hybrid Share folder, it is recommended to join these devices to the same domain or LDAP to avoid permission conflicts between user accounts
  • Hybrid Share is not supported in China

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 7 and above
    • macOS 10.14 and above (64-bit)
    • Ubuntu 16.04 and above (officially supported 64-bit versions)
  • Requires a Synology Account approved for the Hybrid Share Beta Program to sign in
  • Requires completing the local 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