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NOTE: In a Terminal:~$ instruction items written in bold are comments and are not to be entered in the terminal itself.

NOTE: In nano instructions anything in bold is a comment and is not to be entered.

INFO

Default Username & Password

Username: root
Password: welc0me

Power Off - Local

  • Open a web browser and in the address bar type in the IP address of your My Cloud device
  • Settings >> Utilities >> Device Management >> Shutdown

Power Off - Remote

HOWTO: ENABLE

SSH

Settings >> Network >> Network Services >> SSH >> On.

RSYNC

Ensure that SSH has been enabled on the My Cloud, then:

Terminal:~$

ssh root@192.168.0.100 where the IP address after @ is the WD My Cloud

The default log details are:

Username: root
Password: welc0me
TERMINAL:~$

nano /etc/rsyncd.secrets

CTRL+O, then CTRL+X to save to disc and close the nano/file, the file will be empty but it is needed later on in the tutorial.

TERMINAL:~$

nano /etc/rsyncd.conf

[shares] 

# The following path works fine.  When you setup the backup task you will be able to choose the desired WD share.
path = /shares
uid = root
gid = root
read only = no
list = yes

# auth users = all
secrets file = /etc/rsyncd.secrets

# the IP address(es) of machines to have access, modify the IP address(es) to mirror those of your own network
# hosts allow = 192.168.0.0/255.255.255.0 allows everyone, remove the # to enable
# hosts allow = 192.168.0.100/255.255.255.0 allows a specific IP address, remove the # to enable

CTRL+O, then CTRL+X to save to disc and close the nano/file.

Terminal:~$

rsync --daemon

It should now be possible to run your backup task.

To start rsync automatically on the WD reboot, do the following:

Terminal:~$

nano /etc/init.d/rsync

change
RSYNC_ENABLE=false
to
RSYNC_ENABLE=true

CTRL+O, then CTRL+X to save to disc and close the nano/file.

Terminal:~$

nano /etc/default/rsync

change
RSYNC_ENABLE=false
to
RSYNC_ENABLE=true

Thanks to Etupes at WD Community