Thursday, September 12, 2013

Synology Time Backup Trick

So, you need to change the IP address of your remote backup device in Synology's Time Backup? You cannot do it from the GUI without deleting the job and creating a new one. WTF?!

However, you can change the IP with the command line in DSM 4.X:
  • telnet/SSH as root
  • cd /usr/syno/etc/packages/TimeBackup
  • chmod 777 tasks.conf
  • now edit tasks.conf and adjust the dst_IP parameter, save the file
Reopen Time Backup and the destination IP for the job has changed and all versions are still there.

3 comments:

John Redmond said...

This works with DSM 5, and it works if you enter a DDNS hostname under dst_IP parameter instead of an IP address.

John Redmond said...

This works with DSM 5, and it works if you enter a DDNS hostname under dst_IP parameter instead of an IP address.

mrgalaxy said...

Thanks! Wish I manage to see this page 2 days before :)