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Re: How to RSync 2 ReadyNas Duo

Philip_77
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How to RSync 2 ReadyNas Duo

Hi,
I have to ReadyNas Duo. I would like to rsync one of their HDs at regulat intervals, so that they are always the same.

How to I rsync? Can this be done via the internet?
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Nhellie
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Re: How to RSync 2 ReadyNas Duo

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Philip_77
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Re: How to RSync 2 ReadyNas Duo

"instructions" is a little generous. 3 sentences of which I only understand 1.

Pretty much same goes for the handbook, which I previously checked:

To access shares using Rsync:
1.
Ensure that the Rsync file-sharing protocol is enabled on your ReadyNAS storage
system. It is.

2.
On a network-attached device that supports the Rsync file-sharing protocol, launch a
terminal program or an Rsync client. Whats a terminal Program or where do I get an rsync client? Are we talking putty here?
3.
Enter any required credentials for the share. And what would those be? "\\WW_NAS_II\media"?

Isnt there an instruction for idiots?
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StephenB
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Re: How to RSync 2 ReadyNas Duo

You have 2 Duo's which already support rsync, so step 2 doesn't apply.

I have duo v1 rsync back-up jobs set up for each share (using a pro-6 as the source fwiw).

The configuration is not difficult. I don't have a v2 NAS, but the configuration is similar on 4.1.x, 4.2.x, and OS6.

Step-1: select remote: rsync server
Host is the other duo (I suggest using its IP address) No slashes or back slashes needed.
path is the share name (no slashes or back slashes needed)
Login/Password of course depends. My systems are set up so I can leave them blank.
Check "remove deleted files on source".

The last option is your preference. If you don't check it, then when file X is deleted on the other duo, it will remain on this one. I want to keep in full sync, so I check it.

Step 2: select the destination share on this Duo

Step 3: set the backup schedule as desired.

Step 4: set "Schedule full backup" to "first time". Do as you wish for alert emails. Leave the two checkboxes unchecked.
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Philip_77
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Re: How to RSync 2 ReadyNas Duo

Thank you for that!!

Now only one question is left. How would I do this if one NAS were in Germany and the other in Switzerland? I have access to both routers...
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StephenB
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Re: How to RSync 2 ReadyNas Duo

Philip_77 wrote:
Now only one question is left. How would I do this if one NAS were in Germany and the other in Switzerland? I have access to both routers...

This is quite a bit harder.

There are three approaches:
One is that you deploy DDNS on the source NAS's router, and forward port 873 in that router to the source NAS. Use the DDNS name for the remote server. That is the easiest, but it is not secure at all.

A more secure answer is to get a cert for the source NAS that you also install in the destination NAS. Then you need to use "rsync over ssh" and forward port 22 instead of port 873.

A third secure answer is to upgrade the routers to VPN routers, and join the two networks into a single network using the VPN. Then the original configuration would work. Both locations would have full access to each other's resources (printers, PCs, etc).

EDIT- a fourth approach is replicate
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Nhellie
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Re: How to RSync 2 ReadyNas Duo

Adding these as additional options. This is for remote access and offsite backup options.

Since the Duov2 does not support ReadyCloud. You can still try to use the *old* readynas remote service.
Configure>System>Settings>Remote Access.

http://kb.netgear.com/app/answers/detai ... -on-remote

the software for Remote is not updated anymore since it is already end of life.


You can also use ReadyNAS Replicate:

http://kb.netgear.com/app/answers/detai ... licate-faq
http://kb.netgear.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/24586

http://kb.netgear.com/app/answers/detai ... leshooting
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StephenB
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Re: How to RSync 2 ReadyNas Duo

Readynas remote won't work NAS to NAS.

Replicate would, though of course of course on this platform would be licensed. I'll add that as 4th option.
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Philip_77
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Re: How to RSync 2 ReadyNas Duo

A third secure answer is to upgrade the routers to VPN routers, and join the two networks into a single network using the VPN. Then the original configuration would work. Both locations would have full access to each other's resources (printers, PCs, etc).

This sounds like its for me. Is "upgrading the routers to VPN" something I can do with any router?
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Nhellie
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Re: How to RSync 2 ReadyNas Duo

That actually means that you need to get a router with VPN functionality.
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StephenB
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Nhellie wrote:
That actually means that you need to get a router with VPN functionality.
Yes. For instance something like this: http://www.amazon.com/NETGEAR-ProSAFE-F ... fe+fvs318g
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Philip_77
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Re: How to RSync 2 ReadyNas Duo

Ok Thank you guys very much!!
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StephenB
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Re: How to RSync 2 ReadyNas Duo

On the VPN - Most high-end netgear routers support openvpn (to allow laptops and mobile devices to connect over the internet).

But what you need for this is a VPN tunnel between the routers - which is a somewhat different beast.
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