Now that you have a backup of your encrypted folder it is important that you test and understand the process of backup and restore. Read on to learn more!
If you have a successful backup then you could make a change and attempt a restore. If you do not want to mess with your existing configuration that you can create a quick test environment:
- Create an encrypted folder called: test
- Within the test folder create a folder called: before
- Create a backup job of test to a folder called: test-bak
- Run the backup job and ensure it is successful
- Within the test folder rename before to: after
- Go back to the backup job and select restore
- After the operation finishes go back to the test folder and ensure you see the folder: before
- Delete the backup job
- Delete the destination location
- Delete both the test and test-bak folders
Note: When I first performed these steps the restore operation spun for hours — I even let it run over night — but never completed. I attempted to cancel the operation, but that did not work. I did have time machine backups running at the same time, but besides that I am not aware of anything that might have been interrupting the restore. Eventually, I decided to reboot the Synology. Unfortunately, the Synology never came back and was left with a constantly blinking blue light. I did a hard reset by pulling out the power and the Synology came back up. The second attempt of backup and restore worked as expected.
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