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There are a plethora of cloud-based services available, but most are expensive and hosted on corporate infrastructure. Synology have introduced Synology Drive, a potential replacement for many cloud-based services, all hosted on your personal Network-attached Storage (NAS)device.

Sync files between your Mac, backup data to your NAS and access files from your mobile devices. Free yourself from ongoing monthly costs and rest easy knowing that your files and folders are stored on your own personal hardware.

Accessible from your local network or via the internet using Synology's web apps, as well as desktop and mobile apps.In this first of two parts, Don takes you through the basic setting up Synology Drive and demonstrates how to sync using the Synology Drive Client on the Mac.

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Kurt Werstein

Don - Would like to see how you are using Synology NAS with your home security system. I also wish to see more on Synology Moments. If it would be best to capture this request more formally, please advise the best route to do so.

Jon Swift

Hi Don. With all the unexpected time these last 2 months, I finally set up my Synology NAS that I bought 3 years ago! I plan to back up several Macs and use some sync and disc features as well. I watched synology episodes 1 and 2 from 2017 and set up cloudstation. I dragged a folder JonsDocs into the cloudstation window and it now resides in a folder called cloudstation in my user folder. I was able to access on iPad from DS Cloud and all seems well. I then read the description of this current
podcast and it appears Synology has updated cloudstation to Drive. In fact, it converts cloudstation to drive. I went ahead and installed but it was confusing because you were working from a blank window and designating an existing folder on your Mac
to sync. The folder I want to sync is already in the cloudstation folder. I am trying to understand the difference. Sorry for this rambling message. I simply couldn't follow you because you were teaching Drive like a new install, but it is in fact an upgrade from cloudstation

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