Moogle Stiltzkin wrote:only reason i recommended because i tested myself as working for my rtrr settings as i detailed (but even then i would not normally recommend beta either... however), other users are being told by qnap support to use it over backup station. Thats why i recommend it since thats what qnap support is telling others
Backup Station and even more so Hybrid Backup Sync can be used in many, many very different ways that may each be affected by specific issues with certain usage. In fact both Backup Station and Hybrid Backup Sync should be considered more of portals to many different backup apps than single purpose apps. NAS to NAS, Rsync, RTRR, External Drive and now all the cloud services are very different and will probably be affected by different bugs.
Qnap support have insight into each specific case reported to them by each customer. You don't have the information and knowledge they have. Qnap support probably have good reasons for the handful isolated recommendations they've made. To interpret those as a general recommendation to everyone to switch to Hybrid Backup Sync is just plain wrong.
well i'll make a ticket then to qnap to get an official answer whether hbs is more stable than backup station for future use.
That's a waste of resources that would be much better used helping customers with problems!
It's very simple, if HBS was the actual general Qnap recommendation for a majority of users becuase it have less severe bugs than Backup Station, HBS would simply have been declared released and stable software.
Qnap didn't do that at all. Instead what they did is that they had HBS go out for yet another beta period because it needs more testing to sort out the bugs. When you as a long time active community member recommend HBS to everyone it's in my opinion bad. When you're not even telling people it's still in beta testing status it's even worse.
RAID have never ever been a replacement for backups. Without backups on a different system (preferably placed at another site), you will eventually lose data!
A non-RAID configuration (including RAID 0, which isn't really RAID) with a backup on a separate media protects your data far better than any RAID-volume without backup.
All data storage consists of both the primary storage and the backups. It's your money and your data, spend the storage budget wisely or pay with your data!