Lately, I’ve been exploring various automated methods to transfer files to/from my WD PR4100 NAS. One of the most obvious choices is to use the built-in backup app. However, in addition to the missing folders bug I located previously, the backup app seems to be so LIMITED as to make it virtually USELESS for all but local USB transfers.
What if I want to backup to a remote Windows Samba (SMB) share? What if I want to backup to a Linux server using rsync? What if I want to backup to a NAS made by another manufacturer? If there is a way to accomplish any of these basic tasks, without using cryptic and complicated SSH commands, I have yet to find it. According to the description, it seems that the only available option is another “remote My Cloud system”. What if I DON’T want to back to a “remote My Cloud system”?
That said, my suggestion is to greatly expand the capabilities of the built-in backup app, in addition to fixing the bugs identified previously. This is supposed to be a top-of-the-line PROFESSIONAL system, is it not?