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CrashPlan makes it easy to protect your digital life, so you can get back to what’s important in real life.
Note that the installed CrashPlan doesn’t have a WebGUI. It needs a slightly modified config PC version to complete the configurations.
For this, I’ve changed the serviceHost to ‘0.0.0.0’ so that you can easily connect to the WDMyCloud and configure from your CrashPlan PC.
Note: From v4.3.0+ onwards, there’s changes on how you could connect to the headless UI. Refer to the installer printed details on how to connect for the version you’ve chosen.
For another method using ssh tunnel, refer to: http://support.code42.com/CrashPlan/Latest/Configuring/Using_CrashPlan_On_A_Headless_Computer.
Experienced CrashPlan users can configure directly from the config file: ‘/usr/local/crashplan/conf/my.service.xml’.
Default backup location has been set to ‘/DataVolume/crashplan’ which you may change as desired from the above PC GUI or config file.
It might take a few minutes before the daemon starts listening for connections after a reboot or service restart.
Unfortunately the auto update has been disabled as the officially released ones are not 64K pagesize aligned. I’ll try to keep up updating the major release.
This is CrashPlan v4.2.0, v4.4.1 and v4.6.0 for WDMyCloud V4 Firmware successfully built with 64K page size memory patch. For setups and details, refer to http://www.code42.com/crashplan/.
For those interested on how to build from the source, refer to this thread. It may help others to continue supporting the 64K page size memory for other packages. Below are my simplified instructions on how to get it installed on the V4 firmware (will not work on older firmwares).
AND I have also made an online generic 64K page size memory package installer to simplify the installations of Debian packages on WDMyCloud. This will not work on older version 3 WD firmwares and I’m not planning to support it either as I’m sticking with the V4 firmwares. Based on dynamic server-side FastCGI, perl and shell scripts, I’ll be using this method for newer guides from now onwards. Feel free to parse the script codes. All bug reports, opinions and suggestions are welcomed.
The Generic Online Installer:
1) Auto download of required debs including its dependencies if any. 2) Debs installation in the required order to prevent dependency issues. 3) Auto run custom configurations if any.
If you proceed further, you are fully aware of the usual WD’s _warranty void _clauses including disclaimer from any damages that may resulted from this guide.
Enable SSH on your NAS from the WD DashBoard settings if not done so. SSH to your NAS port 22 using i.e. putty root@wdmycloud.
To proceed with the installation, first you need to get the username and password from me. The credentials will expire hourly e.g. “1AM,2AM,3AM…” to prevent intentional abuse on my network resources. Click on the link below to get the credentials :
After obtaining the credentials, just copy & paste into the SSH terminal session of your WDMyCloud:
export NAZAR78_USER=user; export NAZAR78_PASS=pass; export NAZAR78_KEYS=keys;
Then run the online installer on your WDMyCloud copy & paste as below, follow the instructions and enjoy (-:
For quick backup and restore when WD release newer firmware update:
Before updating firmware:
tar zcf /shares/Public/crashplan.tar.gz /usr/local/crashplan/conf;
After updating firmware:
tar xf /shares/Public/crashplan.tar.gz -C /;
Run the online installer again. Your settings will be preserved and you may then remove the tar backup.
Online Installer change log:
 Added CrashPlan v4.2.0.  Added CrashPlan v4.4.1.  Added CrashPlan v4.6.0.