Download the Synology Drive Client

After “yes”-ing your way through the client setup, make sure to make a sensible selection of things that actually need to be backed up!

Make sure you’re signed in to your favorite browser so we don’t have to back up your Chrome / Firefox history!

Inclusion and exclusion suggestions:

  • Include: Important items on the root of your drive (e.g. shared folders, websites, code folders, program dumps)
  • Exclude: OneDrive and Google Drive (unless you really need that duplication)
  • Include: Public folders and other users’ folders!z
  • Exclude: User’s AppData folder (except for mail PSTs)
  • Include: many of the hidden folders in the user directories (think .ssh, .m2, .dotnet, .vscode)