Backup of My Cloud to Amazon Cloud and/or IDrive backup service

I would really like to see Amazon added as a Cloud Service to backup the My Cloud drive. Another great feature would be integration of cloud backup services like IDrive so I could have the MyCloud backup directly to the service. I don’t see these as competing services with MyCloud rather as complimentary services. I need my MyCloud to have a backup.


Feel free to join others who have requested the ability to backup the My Cloud to online storage sites like Amazon, Dropbox and others over in the Cloud Ideas subforum. There are several threads including the following requesting that feature.

If you are an Amazon admin, you could set a ssh server at Amazon. Once you can ssh from one device to the other, you can create a rsync script combine with a cron job to backup as needed.

Ideal? No. But very easy for Linux admins and not too complicated for beginners who are willing to read/research/learn Linux.

Thanks for the input. I have a Raspberry PI - do you happen to know a PI linux build that works well with IDrive?

Sorry I do not. The days I played around with the Pi, was with openelec only :slight_smile:

This utility might be useful. I use it to sync my WD Mycloud out to Amazon and Google drive.

That will still require copying all the files to my computer (where I run rclone) first, right? I can just drag stuff manually. I want to get rid of the intermediate copy and go straight from my NAS to Amazon.

Probably not, if you map the NAS into your computer’s file system.

Then you’d just run rclone on the drive that is mapped to the NAS. Data would pass through your PC, but you wouldn’t have to copy it to an HDD on the PC.

Rclone is an excellent solution combined with the RaspberryPi.

  • First I built a standard Raspbian Raspberry Pi
  • Installed Rclone on it - you need the Linux ARM - 32 Bit version

How to install:

cd rclone-v1.28-linux-arm
#copy binary file
sudo cp rclone /usr/sbin/
sudo chown root:root /usr/sbin/rclone
sudo chmod 755 /usr/sbin/rclone
#install manpage
sudo mkdir -p /usr/local/share/man/man1
sudo cp rclone.1 /usr/local/share/man/man1/
sudo mandb

rclone config

This configuration depends on the cloud service you are using.

  • Then you need to initiate a backup

    rclone copy source:sourcepath dest:destpath

  • You probably then want to schedule backups - use crontab or similar.

Let me know if you want any further details on this

Sorry for the crappy formatting

be careful what you wish for: WD’s S3 support is totally underwhelming, does not work, has no user diagnostics, fails in the middle of large backups with no information, has obviously never been tested. and oh, PS - WD Support doesnt care

take a look at the ARQ Backup app which runs on Mac & Win; it is excellent, works great, and connects to all major cloud services.

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a hybrid cloud offering to supplement our NAS boxes would be very impressive!!