In the following post is for “MyCloud Mirror” only, because I have just seen, that the backup-procedures are quit different in the manual for the single-bay “MyCloud”.
I want to use my new My Cloud Mirror as Data-Drive to make me able to access the original workingdata from several computers in my LAN. For security reasons I would like to have periodical backups to a WD MyBook, that is connected by a USB 3.0 cable that goes through the wall to a differnt fire compartment of the building.
In the UI of my MyCloud Mirror I find a option to backup folders to a USB-drive. But instead of the options with internal or external backups to a second MyCloud (Mirror), I don´t find a possibility to start that backup-job at a different time or to repeat it periodically. Is there a possibility to do that, that I just don´t see? For a single backup in the night, maybe I could use a power-switch with a timer. But how can I repeat that backup job periodically? Besides that, I guess that the MyCloud will not reduce power consumption to sleep-mode while all computers on my LAN are off and it is still waiting for the USB-Drive to get connected next time.
If I wanted to do the backups via a computer, I wouldn´t have needed a NAS. Some external USB-drives would have done, too. But I don´t want to have the additional LAN-traffic and the loss of computing-performance of my computer, when a NAS can do the job directly via USB.
If there is no option in the actual firmware - how can I forward my wish to do periodical backups to the responsible persons of future firmware updates?
Thanks for your help,