Hi all,

After about a month of investigation and testing, we’ve released our Rsync compatible NAS list. We searched far and wide for NAS devices that are Rsync enabled, and we managed to find 4 such devices.

Read about it in our Rsync compatible NAS report.

Each of these NAS devices can be easily configured to work with BackupAssist’s Rsync client, meaning that you can get a practically “off the shelf” solution for offsite backups. A small amount of configuration is required, but as you can see in the document, it’s overall pretty simple and a matter of “joining the dots”. (Click this link for more information about the BackupAssist Windows Rsync client

However, one NAS device came out on top – the QNAP devices – because they were the only device that supported Rsync over SSH. We’ll now be continuing with the QNAP device (which was so good, we bought one for ourselves) and running some further performance tests – from a in-file delta bandwidth efficiency viewpoint.

Enjoy this information, and feel free to leave any comments if you wish to share them with others.

Posted by Linus


  1. Steven Pemberton September 7, 2009 at 5:16 pm

    I run rsync on an Asus WL700GE NAS, whih is not mentioned in the report.

  2. Hello Steven,

    Hov did you activate and run Rsync on the WL700?

    Regards Walter

  3. LTO Ultrium Tapes February 15, 2010 at 3:47 am

    hi all… i am going to try this on me own and let me know all of you about my experience. thanks

  4. Good article, thank you

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