Question Backing up with Synology (Active Backup vs Macrium)

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Hello,
I'm trying to figure out the best approach to backing up my system on a Synology NAS. While a few users on different websites suggested using Synology's Active Backup for Business, a user on the Synology forums suggested using Macrium Reflect instead.

Anyone knows the difference between the two?

Thanks
 

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You're fine with either one. I've used Macrium's app prior to today but I simply back up all critical content as opposed to an entire drive. Furthermore, the Macrium Reflect is seen as a drive cloning tool more than a data backup tool.
 
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USAFRet

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Hello,
I'm trying to figure out the best approach to backing up my system on a Synology NAS. While a few users on different websites suggested using Synology's Active Backup for Business, a user on the Synology forums suggested using Macrium Reflect instead.

Anyone knows the difference between the two?

Thanks
Either will work.

I have a Qnap NAS, and use Macrium to backup to that NAS, instead of the Qnap function.
But, I do use the Qnap functionality to backup the entirety of the NAS to another drive.

So, a combination of both.

 
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ar_0

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You're fine with either one. I've used Macrium's app prior to today but I simply back up all critical content as opposed to an entire drive. Furthermore, the Macrium Reflect is seen as a drive cloning tool more than a data backup tool.
Either will work.

I have a Qnap NAS, and use Macrium to backup to that NAS, instead of the Qnap function.
But, I do use the Qnap functionality to backup the entirety of the NAS to another drive.

So, a combination of both.

Thanks guys. Your answers put my mind at ease about using Synology's Active Backup. I'm going to try it out.
 

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