I’ve got a 4TB My Cloud drive since last year, which I’ve been fairly satisfied with, but I always missed the function of remote backup, in case the house burnt down, the drive failed or got stolen.
That’s why, I purchased 1 My Cloud Mirror 8TB and a My Cloud EX2 6TB. My plan is have the following setup;
Copy all of data from the current My Cloud and some from my iMac to My Cloud EX2. I have almost 3TB of data. Give away the My Cloud to my parents as a gift.
Use the EX2 as a home network NAS.
Setup a remote backup from EX2 to My Cloud Mirror, which will be placed at my friends place.
Live a happy life
But I have the following questions:
a) Is there a better way to transfer all my data from My Cloud and my iMac to the EX2? I tried the regular copy paste and after 2 times 18 hours… It failed!
b) From my experience at point a), if a local backup is not really working the way it should, I presume the first remote backup from EX2 to the My Cloud Mirror at my friend’s place will be a disaster. So… Is it possible to make the first ‘remote backup’ at my home network, and then place the My Cloud Mirror at my friend’s place?
c) Why can’t I find Plex server app under apps in EX2 or My Cloud Mirror?
I hope someone can help, otherwise, I will return the whole thing. WD pre-sales promised me that all of the above mentioned functions are ‘piece of cake’ once I get them delivered. Apparently, it was a pre-sale trick.
Please help me out guys!