I got My Cloud today and I am trying to upload my folders. What is the best way? I read somewhere that WD SmartWare can be used for scheduling the backups. Is it free? Are there any other options available to upload the folders or backup hard drive?
Map the MyCloud shares as network drives in your computer’s file system, and use your normal file manager.
You can use any backup software; you do not need to use WD software.
Download and read the user manual.
Start Here: http://support.wdc.com/product.aspx?ID=904
Download and read the User Manual first since it explains how to use the My Cloud.
Smartware can be downloaded from that link, however you can use any backup program as they may have additional features. There are a number of free backup programs like the following:
EaseUS Todo Backup Free: http://www.easeus.com/
Macrium Reflect Free: http://www.macrium.com/reflectfree.aspx
Paragon Backup and Recovery 14 Free: http://www.paragon-software.com/home/br-free/download.html
Free File Sync: http://www.freefilesync.org/
Then read about mapping local network Shares which makes access Shares much easier with Windows File Explorer or Mac Finder.
Hi, I am using free file sync. Requires some getting used to it then its a breeze. But yes learn about mapping your drives first. This can be tricky especially on windows.