QNAP Server Network Backup Solution NAS Server

Here I am Going to Explain – QNAP Installation, Virtual Switch Configuration, Syn Backup, Network Storage back to Network Storage backup.


SSD AND HDD RAID Configuration.

What is Thick Provisioning?

Thick provisioning, also called fat provisioning, refers to the entire space for the volume that is pre-allocated, prior to use. This means that creating a 100GB volume will actually occupy 100GB of physical disk space, which also means that even if no data is written to disk, the occupied physical storage cannot be used for anything else. Usually, it turns out that a lot of free disk space is sitting around idle. This stranded capacity is wasted, which equals to waste of investment in drives, energy usage, and general inefficiency. Various studies indicate that as much as 75% of the storage capacity in small and medium enterprises or large data centres is allocated but unused. And this is where thin provisioning kicks in.

What is Thin Provisioning?

Thin provisioning refers to allocating data on-demand, which means that volume consumes a small amount of storage and increases as more data is written to disk. So thin provisioning sometimes is known as just-in-time capacity or over allocation. To put it in another way, thin provisioning allocates storage space that may or may not exist. The whole idea is actually another way of virtualization. Virtualization is always about a logical pool of physical assets and provides better utilization over those assets. Here the virtualization mechanism behind thin provisioning is storage pool. The capacity of the storage pool is shared by all volumes. When write requests come in, space will be drawn dynamically from this storage pool to meet the needs. The size of a volume request is called the virtual size compared to the actual size. Therefore, the IT administrator must monitor the status of the usage and increase the physical disks at any time to prevent the actual space from being insufficient.


Active Directory Domain Controller


Only Allowed Users can access files from same DC Local Domain

Sync Backup one server to Another Server

Active Sync job.

Here I am using only 1 way backup.

QNAP NAS to QNAP NAS Backup (Remote NAS to Local NAS)

Create Storage Spaces

Select Remote NAS

Before Create Backup need to Enable RTRR (Real Time Remote Replication) and use the password for that

While you are applying RTRR backup to other NAS use that password.

Cross Check the Connection speed

So, here connection created

NOW applying NAS to NAS schedule Backup.

NAS Drive Virtual Switch Configuration.

Click on Virtual Switch, ADD

Advanced Mode

Here I am using 2 Network Adaptor in Single Virtual Switch

So, here have selected 2 Network Adaptor.(doing this for good reliability.)

Assigning Static IP.

Not Selecting these 2 services.


IPV6 Auto Configuration

DNS Server

Apply the new configuration.

Once you have applied these setting it will take little time for setup..

Once done you can check the Virtual Switch Static IP 2 adaptor using Single IP Address.

2 Interface using single IP Address.

QNAP SMTP Services.

Add Services.

Register Local Qnap Email id

QNAP EVENTS Notification.

Type custom name as I have mention alert notofication