• Install IDrive App

    Install IDrive application

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

    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

    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.
  • Data is Secured

    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 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 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.

Application Package

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


  • 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
  • Archive Cleanup deletes data from your account, by matching them to the data in your current backup set.
  • Schedule and automate data backup/restore
  • Keep track of account activities via logs
View the Installation Steps

Step 1
Enable Perl, web services, and file station on your NAS device prior to the QNAP Backup App installation.
To enable Perl,
  1. Log in to your QNAP device as 'admin'.
  2. Navigate to App Center > Developer Tools.
  3. Click Add to QTS under the Perl icon.
To enable web services,
  1. Navigate to Control Panel > Applications > Web Server.
  2. Select the Enable Web Server check box.
  3. Click Apply All to save the changes.
To enable File station,
  1. Navigate to Control Panel > Applications > Station Manager > File Station.
  2. Select the Enable File Station check box.
  3. Click Apply to save the changes.

Step 2
The IDrive App is packaged as a QPKG zip file. 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 the QPKG zip file compatible for your QNAP device.
  3. Unzip the QPKG zip file to obtain the IDrive App QPKG file.
  4. Navigate to App Center, and click Install Manually.
  5. Click Browse and select the IDrive QPKG file.
  6. Click Install. After installation, the IDrive App will be listed in App Center under the My Apps tab.
  7. To start the application, click Open under the IDrive icon.



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