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Re: Rsync setup between NETGEAR ReadyNAS and FreeNAS

Rsync setup between NETGEAR ReadyNAS and FreeNAS

Hey guys, Today I managed to setup a working Rsync connection between my FreeNAS and NETGEAR ReadyNAS servers. I shot a detailed video of all the steps. FYI, in my scenario, I am using my FreeNAS as the Rsync source (push) and the NETGEAR as my archive server. (or a remote mirror site).

 

I was new to the same, and so when I searched I couldn't able to find exact steps between FreeNAS and NETGEAR. Instead I was able to get the FreeNAS<>FreeNAS guide or NETGEAR<>NETGEAR official documentation. Hence after a successful setup I thought of sharing my setup.

 

Hope this will be useful 🙂

 

 

 

Model: RN10400|ReadyNAS 100 Series 4-Bay (Diskless)
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JohnCM_S
NETGEAR Employee Retired

Re: Rsync setup between NETGEAR ReadyNAS and FreeNAS

Hi kiran_kankipati,

 

Thank you for sharing this :). We appreciate your contribution to the community. 

 

Feel free to post any suggestions, questions, recommendations or anything about your NAS that you think needs attention or will help others.

 

Regards,

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Re: Rsync setup between NETGEAR ReadyNAS and FreeNAS

Thanks a lot John. I loved the ReadyNAS Rsync live mouse-over status info, where it shows the bytes/data being transferred and the overall data being transferred Heart

 

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Herrieman
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Re: Rsync setup between NETGEAR ReadyNAS and FreeNAS

Hi Kiran,

 

Your video came just in time: I just built a Freenas setup recentely. However, I do not seem to be able to find my Freenas server on my Readynas.

When I try to create a new backup task on the Readynas I fill in the IP address of my Freenas system where it says "Host". My Readynas however is not able to detect the Freenas system. When I click "Discover" it scans for about 1 second before reporting that it could not find any Rsync servers.

The Rsync service is enabled on my Freenas. Also I can ping both devices without any issues, they are on the same subnet.

I even tried to start with the Freenas setup (creating a new Rsync module, creating an Rsync task on the Freenas) but none of this has helped me. Was there perhaps a step or two that you had to perform before being able to connect the Readynas to the Freenas which you did not show in your video?

 

Thanks in advance,

 

Herrieman

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StephenB
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Re: Rsync setup between NETGEAR ReadyNAS and FreeNAS


@Herrieman wrote:

When I try to create a new backup task on the Readynas I fill in the IP address of my Freenas system where it says "Host". My Readynas however is not able to detect the Freenas system. When I click "Discover" it scans for about 1 second before reporting that it could not find any Rsync servers.

 


You don't need to discover, you can just enter the appropriate path.

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Herrieman
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Re: Rsync setup between NETGEAR ReadyNAS and FreeNAS

Hi StephenB,

 

I think I found it: suddenly after a reboot it worked. At first I had no idea why, until I saw that my VPN application had not connected. I think this is what caused the issue.

Strange thing though: I even tried on Linux Mint and it gave me the same error message. On Windows it works now.

Thanks for your time and tip.

 

Regards,

 

Herrieman

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