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 :
For those who’s following this post, a new APP has been added to the installer, CrashPlan v4.4.1 for firmware V4. CrashPlan makes it easy to protect your digital life, so you can get back to what’s important in real life.
Hi Nazar, thank you for your great work. I use Transmission compiled by you :). I’m not interested in CrashPlan, but I’d like to get one of its dependencies: openjdk. I understand your installer automatically downloads it.
How can I get it?
Thanks in advance.
Thank you Nazar. Won’t this script install other unnecessary dependencies
even after uninstalling CrashPlan? The thing is, the mycloud software is
already a mess… I wouldn’t like to break it even more.
For those who’s following this post, a new version has been added to the first post. As promised to my donors, they will be the first to receive newer builds. I’ll make it public soon so stay tuned (-:
You will need to modify the PC version config file C:\ProgramData\CrashPlan.ui_info, <port>,<token>,<local-ip-of-mycloud>. The token can be found on the NAS version cat /var/lib/crashplan/.ui_info;echo. Then restart the PC GUI, it will then connect to the NAS instead. Note if you restart the PC version service or restart your PC, this file will revert.
The PC is just to initiate the setup on the NAS. Once setup, it’s all good you don’t have to leave the PC running unless of course you also want to backup to the PC itself or vice versa on specific schedule.