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Pre-sales: backup to NAS folder impersonating other user

Posted: Sat Apr 08, 2017 4:20 pm
by ChrisDR
I would like to:

1. Make a backup to a shared folder on my Synology NAS. This folder is only RW accessible for 1 user, which is a different one from the user that is logged on when the backup runs.

2. Synology has an option to hide shared folders in Windows: "Hide this shared folder in My network places". I would like to activate this option for the backup destination folder.

Are these achievable?

Re: Pre-sales: backup to NAS folder impersonating other user

Posted: Sat Apr 08, 2017 6:13 pm
by Gap
Dear ChrisDR,

Thank you for contacting us.

Your case is special, so we are not sure 100% that our software can help you achieve your goal.

To help you better, it's suggested that try with our Trial version to see if the software meets your needs, the Trial version full functional within 30 days.

Here is the download link for Trail version:
http://download.easeus.com/trial/tb_ent ... _trial.exe

If there are more questions, please feel free to let us know.

Re: Pre-sales: backup to NAS folder impersonating other user

Posted: Mon Apr 10, 2017 5:23 pm
by ChrisDR
Ok, been playing around with the trial version and this is what I've found.

In order to setup the backup plan, the current Windows user must have RW access to the NAS folder. Also the NAS folder may not be hidden from within the Synology OS. I set everything up and ran successfully the first backup.

Then I entered the credentials for my specific backup user in the Windows login user option in the Schedule settings. I removed the RW access to the NAS folder for the current Windows user and only retained RW access for the backup user. I also made the NAS folder hidden for Windows.
I was glad to find out that the backup was still running fine. The only inconvenience is that when I want to change the backup plan, I need to temporarily unhide the NAS folder and give the current Windows user RW access to it.

BTW, my question was inspired by minimizing the risk of a ransomware infection that would also infect backups. Do you have any other recommendations in that regard? As I've read, ransomware can also spread to network shares that are not mapped to a drive letter. Make use of a usb external drive and physically attach/detach it before/after each backup is not an option for me.

Thanks!
Chris

Re: Pre-sales: backup to NAS folder impersonating other user

Posted: Mon Apr 10, 2017 5:47 pm
by Syche
Dear ChrisDR,

Thank you for sharing us the experience with Todo Backup.

For the ransomeware attack, the most important thing to keep in mind is to keep the software from access from the backup file.

In this case, it would be recommended that you duplicated your backup image to a cloud storage service from time to time.

Should you need any further assistance, please feel free to contact us.

Re: Pre-sales: backup to NAS folder impersonating other user

Posted: Mon Apr 10, 2017 7:42 pm
by ChrisDR
Yes, a periodical cloud backup is also part of my backup strategy.

Just 1 more question: if I purchase the software, can I keep the backup plan or do I need to set it up again?

Re: Pre-sales: backup to NAS folder impersonating other user

Posted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 4:19 pm
by Kenn
Hi ChrisDR,

With our EaseUS Todo Backup, the backup plan can be exported. Please see the online help from this link:
http://www.easeus.com/support/todo-back ... -Task.html

Re: Pre-sales: backup to NAS folder impersonating other user

Posted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 12:29 am
by Jochen
Chris,

keep in mind that you need for a good data security strategy ALWAYS a backup from your data which is not connected to your computer or a storage device, like the Synology NAS.
Furthermore don't forget to backup your NAS settings when backup your NAS.
Best insurance keep your backup on two drives.
Navy Seals axiom: Two is one and one is none. If one drive fails you have one to go.
That sounds like a little bit over the top, but if you lost important data in the past you'll agree.

Best regards
Jochen

Re: Pre-sales: backup to NAS folder impersonating other user

Posted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 5:27 pm
by ChrisDR
Thanks for your advice, Jochen.
This is what I do: I make a backup from computer data to my NAS and I sync the (encrypted) NAS folder with the cloud.