Scheduled Start & Stop Synology CrashPlan Package

After setting up the CrashPlan client in my Synology NAS, it failed to enter the System Hibernation Mode.

This blog post will walkthrough the procedure I schedule the CrashPlan Package to start and stop by crontab.

1. In Synology DSM, go to Control Panel > User. Make sure your admin user is enabled.

2. Go to Control Panel > Terminal. Check the Enable SSH service checkbox.

Enable SSH Service
Enable SSH Service

3. Download PuTTY, which is a free SSH client.

4. Double-click the PuTTY binary downloaded. Input your Synology DiskStation IP address, and then click Open.

5. Login as root, and then input your admin user password.

6. Edit the file /etc/crontab. I added the following 2 lines to make CrashPlan running overnight and stop in the morning.

00 22 * * * root /var/packages/CrashPlan/scripts/start-stop-status start
00 06 * * * root /var/packages/CrashPlan/scripts/start-stop-status stop

7. Restart the cron daemon using the following commands

/usr/syno/etc.defaults/rc.d/ stop
/usr/syno/etc.defaults/rc.d/ start

8. Completed!!!


6 thoughts on “Scheduled Start & Stop Synology CrashPlan Package

  1. Great post, Thanks.
    Of course all situations are different but I changed mine to allow my NAS to hibernate at night and keep crashplan running during the day. I figure during the day is when my NAS will be used the most and having hibernation enabled during the day will reap less benefit. If I have hibernation on at night I will got many more hours of ‘in hibernation’. I am also assuming there will be no issue running crashplan during the day.

  2. Hi, does not exist in /usr/syno/etc.defaults/rc.d/.
    Crashplan is running fine.
    Do you have any idea why my is missing

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