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
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:
#copy binary file
sudo cp rclone /usr/sbin/
sudo chown root:root /usr/sbin/rclone
sudo chmod 755 /usr/sbin/rclone
sudo mkdir -p /usr/local/share/man/man1
sudo cp rclone.1 /usr/local/share/man/man1/
Then need to map the WD MyCloud (or any NAS for that matter)
Here is a good tutorial on how to do this
One issue I hit was that when rebooting the RPi I lost the share.
This turned out to be an issue with how the RPi boots up.
You need to change the configuration of the RPi to not complete boot until
network is up.
This is done (one way to do it) via the Updated Raspberry Pi Configuration
application. You select the “Wait for network” option
[image: Raspberry Pi Config]
You then need to configure Rclone which is easy using
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!!