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Article reference: FS-FBS-20160714-I01
Last revision: 13 July 2019
Ferro Backup System launch on NAS Synology server
The article discusses how to install archive server and client directly on NAS Synology drive
IntroductionBefore beginning of Ferro Backup System installation process on Synology NAS (hereinafter referred to as: host), install Synology Docker application. Additional application package installation is described at the device producer's website in the Install Packages article. Docker container creation procedure is described in Creating a container article.
See video: How to install backup server on Synology NAS
1. Image downloadLog in to DSM Synology console, choose Main Menu -> Docker -> Registry, enter "ferro backup" or "ferro backup system" in the search field, and download "ferro/backupsystem" image.
2. Container creationGo to Docker -> Image tab, select "ferro/backupsystem" and choose Launch with wizard command.
Fill in all fields indicated below in the container creation wizard. There are additional information in brackets (you don't have to rewrite it). For other, not mentioned fields, leave the default values
a) Server installation - if NAS server NAS will be used as backup server:
Container name: FBSServer (any name) Advanced settings >> Volume -> Add folder File/folder: /Public/fbs (if such directory doesn't exist, create it) Mount path: /fbs (it has to be exactly like that; it's case sensitive) Read only: No Advanced settings >> Network Mode: HOST/bridge Advanced settings >> Environment Execution command: FBS_Server (it has to be exactly like that; it's case sensitive)
Volume settings: /fbs (in container) = /Public/fbs (on host)
Network settings in HOST mode
Execution command: FBS_Server (form a backup server) or FBS_Worker (for a client mode)
Backup server installation notes:
b) Client installation - when files on the NAS server should be accessible for other backup server
Container name: FBSWorker (any name) Advanced settings >> Environment Execution command: FBS_Worker (it has to be exactly like that; it's case sensitive) Advance settings >> Volume -> Add folder File/folder: /Public/fbs (if such directory doesn't exist, create it) Mount path: /fbs (it has to be exactly like that; it's case sensitive) Read only: No File/folder: /Public (or any other folder from host) Mount path: /host (any name) Read only: No
Client installation notes:
3. Launching the containerGo to Docker -> Container tab, select created container and choose Start action. During first container launch, the latest Ferro Backup System version will be downloaded and installed.
You can track installation progress in Docker -> Container -> FBSServer -> Details -> Terminal window
Application is installed on NAS drive, in shared directory "/Public/fbs/app". The content of this directory can be browsed via Synology File Station or Network Neighbourhood "\\YOUR_NAS_IP\Public\fbs\app".
Ferro Backup System container launched on NAS Synology server
4. UpdatesIn most cases you can update only the FBS Worker or FBS Server application using built-in update mechanisms. Occasionally the whole container must be updated. Below you can see both scenarios.
a) Application update
After launching a new version of application follow the steps below:
b) Container update
After launching a new version of container, follow the steps below:
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