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In the Synology dashboard, users are created in Control Panel > User

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Step 2: Grant amandabackup permission to one or more folders

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Synology users can create new shared folders easily via Control Panel > Shared Folder.

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Then, grant amandabackup permissions to that folder.

Synology users, select your new folder in Control Panel > Shared Folder, then click Edit above. The edit menu will appear. Grant permission to amandabackup and any other users who need to access this folder. Here, you can see that Read/Write permissions were granted to amandabackup.

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If you plan to back up data that is already on the NAS:

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In Windows Server 2008 R2 and above, the Map network drive... option can be easily found by right-clicking the Network or Computer items in Windows Explorer.

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Launch the Map network drive wizard, then browse to your folder or enter the path to your NAS. 

The example Synology NAS can be found at \\HomeNAS\CSB Backups

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Drive mapping options can also be found at the top of Windows Explorer windows. Drives may be mapped via other methods, such as Powershell or batch scripts. Older versions of Windows may behave differently.

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In this example, I've placed some files in the shared folder on the NAS. You can see the files in both Windows Explorer and in ZCB!

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Step 5: Start your backups!

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