Why is SSH needed for remote backup?


I am wondering what is the need for both SSH and RSYNC ports and login for remote backup (from one WD cloud to another WD cloud device). Since RSYNC listens on port 873 and has its password, what purpose does ssh have?


Hi there,

I would recommend you to contact WD. they might help in this.

Phone: https://support.wdc.com/contact_phone.aspx?h=4
Email: https://westerndigital.secure.force.com/ind/?lang=en