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Is There a Way to Sync Synology with Google Shared Drive?

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If you own a Synology DSM or NAS storage device, then you might be aware of myriad benefits of using it. Various facilities like integration of Synology with Lightroom and cloud services make it a unique device. In case you are thinking of syncing the Synology NAS with Google Shared Drive, then it is possible. At first, you will have to create a new connection on your NAS or Google Drive and manage the connection later on.

In this article, we will discuss the steps to create a connection using Google Drive. Read below to get complete information regarding this unique integration.

How to Create New Connection for NAS Syncing?

Connect your PC to the same network as your Synology DSM and open an upgraded internet browser. After that,

  • Open the Google Cloud console, select Integration Connectors.

  • Thereafter, move to Connections page > Select/Create a Google Cloud Project.

  • Click the + Create New option.

  • This will open the Create Connection page.

  • Navigate to Location and click Region > Next.

  • Set the following fields in the Connection Details section:

  • Connector: Select Google Drive

  • Connector Version: Choose the Connector Version (Synology NAS)

  • Connection Name: Enter the name for connection that use letters, digits, or hyphens (63 characters allowed)

  • Describe the connection purpose in a few words.

  • Choose Enable Cloud Logging and select the Service Account.

  • Configure the optional settings like nodes and select Next.

  • In the Destination section, input the remote host (Synology NAS) details.

  • Specify the Host Address (Synology NAS) in the Destination Type.

  • To input additional destinations, select +Add Destination.

  • Click Next.

  • Enter the Authentication Details and review the connection.

  • Select Create at last.

Your account will be created and you are now free to manage it and modify the sync and connection between your Synology drive and the Google drive.

Quick Tip: If you choose to create a new connection via your Synology NAS device, you will have to use the Google drive credentials and select Shared Folder Drive under the Control Panel. Apart from this, you will also be required to select the local and remote path, the direction of the Sync, and schedule settings.

How to Manage the Synology NAS and Google Shared Drive Connection?

It is not a very big deal to manage the connection between your Synology NAS and Google Shared drive after creating it. You just need to follow the steps mentioned below:

First of all, you are suggested to pick the connection that you want to modify. It can be located on the Connection list on the left panel. After that, select Overview and move to the Manage tab. Do the following after that:

  • Pause syncing: Selecting this option will pause the sync between your Shared drive and the NAS device.

  • Resume Syncing: This will help you to resume the paused sync.

  • Unlink: If you choose this option, it is going to terminate the sync process and the connection between your NAS and Google Shared Drive will be removed.

  • Edit Connection: In case the Google Shared Drive authorization has been revoked or expired, you can make use of this option to update the information and connect again.

The Final Thoughts

Not only you can sync the Google Shared Drive and Synology NAS storage device, but you will also be able to manage the connection. And yes, one more thing to be remembered. You are also free to manage the schedule settings. To do that, locate the connection you wish to edit. Thereafter, select Schedule Settings under Schedule and check the respective box to enable the schedule for file syncing.

You can now run or suspend the schedule as per your requirement. Know that as soon as you select the Suspend option, syncing tasks will end.

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