Small Business Server 2008 and Syncology Nas Servers.

So i recently bought a Syncology DS214 NAS Server. Now from what i can tell it only connects to your server via IP or online. My question is this? Can you get this system to work with Windows Server Backup? Every time i try to setup a scheduled backup it only looks for local drivess? Is there a way i can take the Nas Server and set it up as a logical drive? What i have done for now is setup another internal 1tb hard drive and assigned it as the L drive and it will work that way but I just hope i have not thrown my money away on this Syncology Nas Server? Please help and thank you.
Isaias PerezLAN / PC Analyst 4Asked:
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David AtkinTechnical DirectorCommented:
Hello,

If you're using the SBS console then it will only allow you to backup to a USB Drive.  

We have previously taken over a client who was using iSCSI to backup to a network share - This maybe an option for you.

Is there any reason for why you don't want to use USB Drives?  

The potential problem you're facing by using an internal drive or a NAS Box as a backup destination is 'what if there was a fire'?  If your NAS is in your office then you have no offsite backup. Using USB drives you can rotate them and take one offsite meaning that if there was a natural disaster that affects the building at least you have your data elsewhere.

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Isaias PerezLAN / PC Analyst 4Author Commented:
The ISCSI option worked great! thank you so much for this information. I never used ISCSI and now know how it works with good research and your guidance.
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