QNAP Backup

Secure all the files on your NAS device to your cloud account via the IDrive app for QNAP

  • Install IDrive application

    1. 1. Download the IDrive application.
    2. 2. Install it in your Package Center
  • Launch and log in to app

    1. 1. From the Package
      Center, launch the application.
    2. 2. Log in to your IDrive account, and if
      you do not have one,
      then sign up.
  • Backup your files

    1. 1. From Backup tab, select
      the files/folders you wish to backup.
    2. 2. Perform interactive
      backup or schedule it as required.
  • Your data is secure!

    Your files are encrypted using 256-bit AES encryption and are quickly transferred to your IDrive account.

The need to safeguard and backup critical company data is of paramount importance for today’s businesses. An onsite storage device using QNAP Network Attached Storage (NAS) is a good and cost-effective method to protect your business data as it ensures data backup and centralized storage. Using IDrive online backup to protect your QNAP NAS device provides the protection you need, to keep your business running in case of a disaster.

A backup strategy with both onsite and offsite backup capabilities can enhance your disaster recovery plans by manifolds. The IDrive QNAP Backup app works impeccably with your QNAP NAS device to provide a reliable online backup solution which is fast and affordable.

Backup your NAS device to IDrive and profit from an online storage and backup solution which is economical, secure and high-performing. With the IDrive QNAP Backup app, you can schedule automatic backup and restore jobs, perform manual backups and restores, receive email notifications on completion of all scheduled backup operations and also view log details.

All you need is an IDrive account to get started.

Application Package

Download and install the application to securely backup your QNAP device data to your IDrive account.

ARM 64bit 32bit




  • Protect files, during transfer and storage, using 256-bit AES encryption with an optional private key
  • Create multiple backup sets and restore sets for customized backup and restore
  • Schedule and automate data backup/restore
  • Keep track of account activities via logs
View the Installation Steps

Step 1
Enable Optware IPKG on the device prior to QNAP Backup installation

  1. Log in to your QNAP device as 'admin'.
  2. Navigate to App Center > My Apps.
  3. Enable Optware IPKG.

Note: If the Optware IPKG is not listed, then update your firmware to the latest build by clicking System Administration > Firmware Update > Live Update > Check for Update.

Step 2
Install QNAP Backup
QNAP Backup is packaged as a QPKG. Separate installers are present for ARM, Intel 32-bit and Intel 64-bit QNAP devices.
  1. Log in to your QNAP NAS device as 'admin'.
  2. Download QPKG and save the appropriate installer for your QNAP device.
  3. Unzip the installer to obtain the IDrive QPKG.
  4. Navigate to App Center and then click Install Manually.
  5. Click Browse and select the IDrive QPKG.
  6. Click Install. QNAP Backup app will now be listed in App Center under My Apps tab.
  7. Enable IDrive.
  8. Restart your QNAP device.
  9. Navigate to App Center > My Apps.
  10. Click Launch under the IDrive icon to start the application.

Note: If a new version of the app is available, ensure to uninstall the existing version of the app before installing the new version.