ASUSTOR announced the release of the ASUSTOR Data Master (ADM) 2.5 beta version which contains updates and features that focus on file security and backup. The ADM 2.5 beta is open to all ASUSTOR NAS users and it can be downloaded now from the official site.
ADM 2.5 beta provides a variety of enhanced core functions and new applications including iSCSI LUN snapshots for virtual storage, fast and flexible internal backup and shared folder based network recycle bins. Newly added apps for this version include the Syslog Server App, a management tool that enhances network maintenance productivity and the DataSync for Microsoft OneDrive App, which syncs the Microsoft OneDrive service with ASUSTOR NAS.
A great time save in this setup is the newly added iSCSI LUN snapshots and a snapshot manager. It provides almost instantaneous creation of snapshots and can save a significant amount of time and storage capacity when compared with traditional LUN backups. The snapshot manager helps users to view, manage, and restore the up to 256 snapshots that can be created for each LUN.
The Network Recycle Bin also got an update and now retains the original directory structure better and allows you to more easily recover accidentally deleted files including their file permissions and user settings. They’re also available for each shared folder now, giving the user the ability to enable it where needed and leave it out where it would be annoying. Another network improvement is the Syslog server that centrally aggregates system logs from various network devices.
The last addition is one that will be extra handy for those who upgraded to Windows 10. ASUSTOR ADM 2.5 beta supports Microsoft’s OneDrive and allows each individual ADM account to log into a OneDrive account and combine the power of cloud storage with your NAS. Synchronization works both ways and you can also just up and download files manually as you want.
As mentioned, the ADM 2.5 beta upgrade is available for download now on the official ASUSTOR Beta Program mini-site.