How to create custom (storage) reports on your Synology NAS

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The vExperts had the chance to attend an exclusive online session recently together with Synology. The topic was “Flexible VM backup and recovery solutions with Synology”. Josue Guzman, Technical Account Manager at Synology, showed us how to set up and use the VM backup solution. He demoed also the whole backup and restore process. And especially the instant restore option, where the Synology NAS mounts itself as an NFS datastore into your ESXi host was awesome.

Many thanks to Corey Romero and the vExpert team for organizing all these cool sessions!

But I’m not going to recap the session here. I just want to pick up the thread because there is a not-inconsiderable amount of space required with backup. And if you also have specific RTO and RPO that have to hold data for a certain period of time, then the storage requirement can be quite large.

And that’s exactly the thread I want to pick up. When you’re working with Synology NAS systems, you may know how cumbersome it sometimes is to get the size of the various (shared) folders you have on your NAS. Sure, you can do “right-click => select Properties” on every folder, note it down