I’m advising a family with MyBookLive NAS + two Win 10 Home laptops.
Personally I haven’t dealt with NAS in a home network before but I claim to be reasonably IT aware.
My strategy is to use MBL purely as local storage for use by Win 10 backup and recovery utilities.
I’m not planning to use any WD supplied software such as came with the box.
I’d like to be aware of any file system limits that might exist on the NAS
e.g. FAT 32 under Windows has a file size limit of 4GB.
The proposed backup strategy can create quite large files ~100GB or more.
Will the combination of systems cope OK?
(No point in using the cloud for them; they don’t have the web bandwidth, and in any case, they own the MBL)
Do I need to worry myself at all about the file system MBL actually uses?
A very similar question.
I’m also recommending they configure Win 10 File History to back up to the MBL
any files which changed in the last few hours
FH can create quite long path names, and I am aware that data on one of the laptops is already close to the Windows 255 byte limit for a fully qualified file name.
and that’s WITHOUT counting the 29 bytes of timestamp info which FH adds to every file name.
I have a plan on how to deal with these long file names, but I want to predict the scale of changes the user will need to make - the number & location of critical files.
So is there a max length, and what is it in bytes?
I believe MBL uses a unix OS internally(??), so I’m hoping there is a sporting chance my plans are OK.
With luck the gurus here will tell me all clear on both of these two issues.
Reading the WD KBs about Win 10 access issues (20736, 20776 and 26161) I’ve understood you can use MBL in a Win 10 home network, without incurring too many security risks.
Is that the received wisdom here?
Do you have any words of advice before I start on tweaking Win 10 to let MBL in?
Thanks and Regards to all