Rsync to QNAP

I wanted to sync some files from OSX (10.9.4) to my QNAP (TS-210 (Firmwre 4.1.2) NAS

1. Enable Rsync by going to Download Station -> Backup Server -> Rsync server  ->  tick the Allow remote Rsync server to back up data to NAS and fill out a username and password.

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2. Create a shared folder by going to Control Panel -> Shared Folders -> Create -> Shared Folder

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Pick a folder name. In this case i've called it RsyncRepo


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3. Now thats complete we can rsync the files from my Mac to the QNAP. This command will also work from any Linux distribution

Open Terminal 

The syntax will be:

# rsync -av LocalDirectory rsync://Rsync-Username@IPofQNAP:/TargetDirectory/


# rsync -av /Users/jordansphere rsync://[email protected]:/RsyncRepo/

You will then be prompted for the rsync password.