Synology: How to Connect Your NAS to A Cloud Service

Synology How to Connect Your NAS to A Cloud Service

Did you know that you can connect to external Cloud Services through your DSM File Station? From File Station you can connect to different public Cloud Services such as Box, Dropbox, Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive etc. and file servers via different protocols such as FTP, STFP, WebDAV, and WebDAV HTTPS. This option is particularly useful because it allows you to see the folders of other services directly in your File Station, without necessarily having to use the external service. In short, everything at a glance. Below you can follow my easy step by step guide on how to achieve this.

  • STEP 1

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  • STEP 2

Open File Station / Click on Tools. In the dropdown menu select Remote Connection then Connection Setup. Follow the instructions in the image below.

1 Connect Your Synology NAS to A Cloud Service

  • STEP 3

After you click on Connection Setup, a new window will open. Choose a desired Cloud Service by clicking one of the icons, then click Next. In my case I chose “Dropbox”. Follow the instructions in the image below.

2 Connect Your Synology NAS to A Cloud Service

  • STEP 4

After you click Next on STEP 3, a new pop-up window will open. For Cloud Service account authentication follow the wizard’s instructions in the pop-up window. Follow the instructions in the image below.

3 Connect Your Synology NAS to A Cloud Service

  • STEP 5

Once the setup is complete, the target Cloud Service will appear in the left panel of your File Station. Notice in the picture below that all my Dropbox folders are visible in File Station. Awesome, right? Follow the instructions in the image below.

4 Connect Your Synology NAS to A Cloud Service

  • STEP 6

You can remove the Cloud Service you just set up at any time by right-clicking on the service then “Remove“. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Remove cloud service Synology NAS

This post was updated on Thursday / December 3rd, 2020 at 11:36 PM