USB Copy – datasheet

Product Properties

Package nameUSB Copy
Application nameUSB Copy
Volume selectablen/a (system partition)
Service name (SSH)usb-copyd
Shared folderno
Home folderno
Hyper Backup supportyes
Certificate selectionn/a
Application privilegesno
Login portalno
Firewall portno
Date22 Jan 2024


USB Copy lets you copy files and folders between a DiskStation and a USB or SD storage device in both directions. The DiskStation identifies the USB drive and can start a task assigned to that drive. A task can start automatically or manually from DSM or after pressing the hardware Copy button on specific NAS models.

For a detailed discussion of USB Copy, please refer to Using USB Copy On Synology NAS.


Install the package USB Copy from Package Center. This adds the USB Copy application to the main menu.

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If you use Hyper Backup on your NAS, consider adding the USB Copy application to a backup task to backup settings made with USB Copy.


Log in to DSM with an administrator account. Insert the USB drive into the DiskStation and open USB Copy. Create a new task or change an existing task.

Logging and notification

There is both logging and notification in the USB Copy application. USB Copy maintains its log with events of when a task was started and completed.

For each completed task USB Copy sends a notification with the task’s name and start and end time. You can configure notifications from USB Copy in Control Panel > Notification.

Stop and run

You can stop and start the USB Copy service from the Package Center. Look it up among the installed packages. Please select it and when Package Center opens its page, change its status with the arrow next to the Open button.

Uninstall and removal

Before you uninstall USB Copy, ensure it is not included in any backup task of Hyper Backup. Remove USB Copy from that task to prevent errors during backup. You can uninstall USB Copy via Package Center.


USB Copy is unavailable on virtual DSM because the USB port is not virtualized.

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