We currently have a QNAP NAS that in order to follow a 3-2-1 backup strategy we use (2) external 2.5" HDD to copy our daily VM backups. I am looking into alternate options to Veeam for our ESXi backups and see that Synology offers Active Backup.
I know QNAP has their Hyper Data Backup and I have tested that and it works great except for one feature that it is missing compared to Veeam and Synology Active Bakcup and that is file level restore. At times I just want to restore a single file and not restore the entire VM.
Now to my question about Synology external backups tasks. On the QNAP I simply plug in the HDD’s and the backup process begins and sends me an e-mail confirming the tasks have started. Does Synology have an automated external drive backup process that operates like that? Simply plug it in and the backup starts?