WDSync is garbage, so I use FreeFile Sync on my laptop and added the RealTime Sync feature to my startup tasks. Very easy to set up and use.
Check out https://freefilesync.org/
You have the My Cloud App, which backs up pictures and videos to a specified folder on your NAS. It’s a little jenky, but mostly because of Android MPT, so.
With regard to security, the App does have access over the internet through WD’s Cloud services, so setting up a separate user account from what you use on your laptop to limit folder access is what I did while experimenting. Ended up nixing that because I too would rather not have that security hole…
There are other sync services for mobile --> NAS, but they have to support the WD OS. I am working on figuring out how to install
syncthing on it, but it’s a hassle. Looking at
BTsync, too, as a possibility. Have to do more research on it.
Looking into it myself as well. Setting things up still.
- Only accessible when I am in the same network. I mean, I can Sync only when I am at home. I do not want to be reachable by any mean, from the internet.
You can set it up this way, yes. It is all dependent on the sync software you use.
In addition, if your router supports VPN clients (such as OpenVPN), you can VPN into your home network from abroad and it will give you access to the NAS. This will also allow your sync software to do its thing as if you were at home.
- Drops a mail if a disc fails
Not too sure what you mean, but you can set it up so that the NAS enters sleep mode when not in use. Mine wakes as soon as I start accessing it, or folders from my laptop change and the sync folder on the NAS needs to be updated. No issues with it, goes back to sleep after a period of time with no use.
So, is this product what I am looking for?
Possibly. I’m a little disappointed in their lack of non-3rd party mobile sync apps. I would definitely rather not use Amazon S3 or Dropbox services to achieve a mobile phone sync for backing things up. I’m sure there is a work around, but this is a fantastic product otherwise!