NAS backup Question


I have a Synology NAS that I back up onto a 1tb hard drive. I use Logitech Media Server. If I lose the NAS, will the back up files be recognized by other non-Synology/ LMS systems?
pgambon
What file system are you using?
Not very likely. The drives are usually encrypted to the enclosure. But if you had another Synology NAS of the same model if will probably be OK. As far as the LMS it should be able to read from any NAS.

This was a concern I had when I looked at a NAS. As I understand it the Synology is one of the few NAS that does not use a proprietary file system. I wanted to be able to pull a drive from the NAS and put in in my external drive case if I wanted. Also a lot of NAS don't support the newer larger size drives.
"As I understand it the Synology is one of the few NAS that does not use a proprietary file system."

What do you mean by proprietary file system? I can't imagine that with so many file systems currently available, someone would have to make a new one yo work with a NAS.
No, they will not. However, once you get your old or new Synology system going you can transfer all the data. You should also backup all the music files onto a drive. If you setup that backup within DS you can view/use all files without an issue. The format of that drive will need to be ext4.
You stated what you backup to a 1TB HDD. What is the size of the Synology NAS. I do not use any backup software for my Western Digital 12TB Raid5 DX4000 NAS. I copied the music files directly to 3 4TB USB My Books external drives ($139.00 each) and store them away from my house. I do not compress my music library. This way if things change like a different Raid controller or playback system all will be compatible. It takes more time but well worth it.
"04-26-15: Hevac1
You stated what you backup to a 1TB HDD. What is the size of the Synology NAS. I do not use any backup software for my Western Digital 12TB Raid5 DX4000 NAS. I copied the music files directly to 3 4TB USB My Books external drives ($139.00 each) and store them away from my house. I do not compress my music library. This way if things change like a different Raid controller or playback system all will be compatible. It takes more time but well worth it."

That's a good way to do it. I wouldn't change anything.

"04-18-15: Jtwrace
No, they will not. However, once you get your old or new Synology system going you can transfer all the data. You should also backup all the music files onto a drive. If you setup that backup within DS you can view/use all files without an issue. The format of that drive will need to be ext4."

I don't believe Windows or Mac can read ext4. I assume you need to use Linux?