I’m looking to purchase a WD My Cloud Mirror 4TB 2-bay Personal Cloud Storage 4 or 8 TB device. As far as I can tell the device is accessible from a browser (HTTP) and from an APP (I assume PC/MAC and Smartdevice).
I would like to know
From a windows platform (XP / 7 / 8 /2003 Server) can I map a drive to the My Cloud and copy files to that system
From a UNIX (Ubuntu / RED Hat/ BSD / Solaris) can I mount to the Mycloud and copy/tar files to it.
Is it difficult? Does it requires special software or is it built in (SAMBA CIFS Shares) . . . Any and all information is appreciated.
It is accessible from http for configuration and apps and remote access. You might not need the apps as they don’t add anything IMHO.
All shares will be mounted on Windows (barring any problems).
Works fine on all Unixes that support Samba clients and or NTFS.
I use it with FreeBSD with a ZFS Mirror backup (and XFCE4 Desktop), file manager see them fine (no configurations needed). TAR, Rsync, Pax, cp etc all work fine.
You can use NTFS but only for Public shares, since there no authentication with NTFS (Possible if you know how to configure Kerberos or others to authenticate both sides. I never did it, life is too short ) ,You cannot access shares with Password.
You can use smbclient to mount all shares (with authentication) if using command line.
On Unixes and clones make sure you are using Samba 4 or later.