Any way to access Synology backups on OS X?

Discussion in 'macOS Sierra (10.12)' started by dvdchance, Jul 31, 2017.

  1. dvdchance macrumors regular

    Jun 21, 2012
    This might be a little OT but I know how knowledgable the members here are that I will get some worthwhile feedback.

    I have 2 USB drives that are backups from my Synology NAS. It seems my NAS has bite the dust, looks to be a motherboard issue.

    I'd like to be able to access the backups I've made of the folders I had on the NAS. I believe the file system of the drives is EXT4, but I'm not totally sure.

    I installed OSX Fuse, which says it works with EXT4, but all I get when I connect the drive is that it is unreadable.

    Any other options besides being another Synology??
  2. Tech198, Jul 31, 2017
    Last edited: Jul 31, 2017

    Tech198 macrumors G5

    Mar 21, 2011
    Australia, Perth
    EXT4 yes...

    Qnap is another one... but Synology is just as good i think. I use Qnap for central storage at home. with few backups on external (mirrored).

    Unless the backups on the NAS is newer, i'd just use the one from USB, until u get a it sorted.
  3. HenryAZ macrumors 6502a


    Jan 9, 2010
    South Congress AZ
    Mine died, too, and I quit using Synology over this issue. The only way I could access a drive from a Synology device was with Linux (using a VMWare Virtual Machine). There may be other ways, but it is a hassle. Now, I just use a 4 TB HGST drive in an external USB enclosure. It is about 50% faster copying over USB 3.0 than over a Gigabit network connection.

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