How to sync Google Drive with a QNAP

How to sync Google Drive with a QNAP

Your QNAP NAS can offer a number of different benefits while it’s in use. Yet the possibility of expanding such capability when it comes to cloud storage even further is within your reach by using the Cloud Drive Sync to sync Google Drive with QNAP.


To get your Google Drive QNAP sync started, the following steps have to be taken:

  • Installation: Make sure that the Cloud Drive Sync app is installed before then clicking the “Open” button next to the icon.
  • Cloud Account Creation: In the event that you currently have no cloud accounts, you can take one of two steps. The first option is to simply go to the Dashboard page and look for the Job Status link before then clicking “Here.” The latter concern involves looking for the link to where it reads Cloud Account Management. By clicking that, a button that reads, “Create Account,” will get things going.
  • Choose Google Drive: Once that button is clicked, you’ll be provided different cloud storage options. In this case, choosing that particular option will officially begin the process to sync Google Drive with QNAP. For security purposes, you’ll likely be asked to then enter your Drive username and password. Clicking “OK” will then complete the installation segment of the Google Drive QNAP sync.

There will likely come a time when you need to edit the current accounts relating to the rate limit and display name. To handle this job, simply go to the Cloud Account Management page and look for the edit icon on the right hand side of the screen. Clicking that will provide you with the necessary options and allow you to make the appropriate changes.


For each job, the steps below allow for ease of usage:

  • Go to the Sync Job Management link within the station and click “Create Job”.
  • Then click the “Next” button this time and each succeeding time.
  • On the drop-down menu, choose your local location, the account name and the remote location.
  • Determine your schedule, with five different options available.
  • Choose the policy for your file conflicts.
  • All filters should be set based on file information: size, date, any hidden ones and the type.
  • Setting other options will follow before confirming all information is correct.
  • Click the “Finish” button.

Multi-Use Considerations


Creating a Google Drive QNAP Sync allows for different users to simultaneously use cloud storage. The only aspect needing to be addressed to then sync Google Drive with QNAP is then having the administrator make sure that “Display on every user’s main menu” is listed next to the icon.


Keeping Track on the Dashboard


Clicking the dashboard link on the left side of your screen allows you to gauge how much capacity you have left. In addition, this tracks the status of your contemporary jobs, listing:

  • The last finished job
  • The currently running job
  • The next job to run

Coordination of Job Management and Log Assessments


While you can stop, scan or delete any jobs with the Sync Job Management option, the edit and viewing of logs tend to be the most valuable aspects. For editing, the settings include:

  • Job name
  • Schedule
  • Storage
  • Policy
  • Filter
  • Options
snyc job management

The logs can be checked by:

  • Status
  • Events
  • Transfer
  • History


Determining your system’s current status is also possible by a check of the logs, the link for which can also be found on the left-hand side of the screen. This indicates the presence of any warnings that have been issued or errors that have occurred, along with any other pertinent information.

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