08-18-2010 04:25 AM
I would like to use CIFS-mounted volumes to rsync directory trees from Linux. But I find that due to directory permission errors, I have to repeat each sync or copy multiple times until the whole directory tree is populated. It looks like the sequence in which directory updates and files are copied is "mixed up".
I don't have this trouble when talking to other "out of the box" SAMBA servers, which suggests there are SAMBA configuration settings that are "off" or different from normal.
Copying nested folders from Windows to the NAS doesn't cause the problem, which also suggests there MAY be settings on the CLIENT side I could set, which I would be willing to do to get this functionality working correctly.
Any ideas? I'm working with a Black Armor NAS 440.
08-18-2010 04:55 AM
If you enable SSH on the NAS (see my other post) you can set up a rsync-server listening on port 873 (man rsyncd.conf; vi /etc/rsyncd.conf; rsync --daemon). I think thats _way_ better (faster and safer) than debugging samba options :-)
08-18-2010 06:19 AM
LOL - well, yes, you're right about that. I'll have to screw up my courage and try your img on my NAS 440.
Though I'd rather figure out the wiring for the USB riser and set up a proper console for the box with a tty...hmmm...
I take it your img file replaces their boot image. What should I check for on my box before trusting it will work on the 440? Processor type? Mobo chipset?
08-18-2010 07:34 AM
If you try to connect a serial cable to the 2x5-pin 'USB-style' connector make sure that you use a 3.3V level shifter (available as a CA-42 nokia data cable for a few bucks). Otherwise you will damage the NAS!
My image does not replace the official boot img. Its a 'service pack' which only adds one line to /etc/inetd.conf.
03-30-2012 02:20 PM
I found that BA 440 has rsync daemon running. In order to connect to it one should turn on Backup Service (Storage>Backup Manager>Backup Server>Server setting>Backup Service).
Then you set up Auth Name and Pass and finally the alias for rsync remote module (it will automatically give this name to folder in hidden backup directory).
From CLI run rsync specifying your NAS as a target with name@ip_of_BA_440::alias/destination and provide the password upon request. If everything was OK, it transfers the files to specified directory inside hidden one. To get an access to this hidden backup dir one should activate Storage>Backup Manager>Backup Server>Server setting>Add Backup Shares to CIFS Share and this hidden folder appears as read only share.
The advantage of this method is you do everything using provided tools. Of course the connection is not secure and one needs some playarounds to get it activated.
01-07-2013 04:36 AM
I don't know if this is where I should be posting this, but from my conversations with my (now) secondary NAS/s tech support dept which is an Iomega Home Media Network Drive, cloud edition) which by the way, was and still is fabulous, realiable, stable and almost headache free, they have told me that if I can enable "rsync" on my BlackArmor 400 (with 2x 2TB drives in Raid 1 config), I should be able to back up Seagate to Iomega NAS.
I've copied and pasted the following which I've asked of Chronosync, Goodsync, Retrospect, File Sync Pro??, sugarsync, team drive and allway sync (I think that's it) because it's apparent that I'm blatantly ignorant/inept!
Here we go:
I'd like to enquire whether or not my environment (below) and how I wish to utilize my devices, is possible with any of your Company’s software.
I have the following:
- 1x iMac 27" with Mac OS X 10.7.5 with a 2.7 GHz i5 processor and 12GB DDR3 RAM.
- 1x Macbook Pro 15" with Mac OS X 10.7.5 with a 2.8GHz i7 processor and 4GB DDR3 RAM.
- 2x windows laptop running windows 7 (other specs I cannot recall)
- 1x 2TB Iomega Home Network Media Hard Drive NAS (cloud edition) which is compatible with Mac and Windows and has a 4TB Seagate Go Flex Desk (USB external HD that has been partitioned into 2x 2TB for connectivity purposes with the Iomega) and which expands it's capacity to almost 6TB overall.
- 2x 2TB Seagate BlackArmor NAS (occupying 2 of the 4 drive/disk bay's) which is also compatible with Mac and Windows in a RAID 1 configuration.
- 4x iPhone 4s's
- 2x iPad 3's
- 3x 8GB iPod's
- 1x Apple TV2 (jailbroken) which is connected to;
- 1x LG Smart TV (internet enabled via Wifi dongle)
- 1x Apple TV3 (wifi connected)
- 1x WD My Book Live (capacity unknown as it's brand new, never been used and was the first "solution/fix all" sold to me on the basis that it's what I "needed" to achieve my goals!)
1x 2TB Apple Time Machine (never bothered using (brand new also, never been used and was the second "solution/fix all" sold to me on the basis that it's what I "needed" to achieve my goals!)
- 1x Xbox 360 with Xbox Live Gold
- 1x Sony PS3 also with online gaming etc
What I need and want (if it's even possible), is a backup and synchronisation utility that will enable me to use the Iomega NAS as the "destination" for the backups and synchronisation from the Seagate BlackArmor NAS (being the source).
#1: Because the Seagate NAS is crud and cannot be detected/recognized directly from TV (without employing the services of the Apple TV)
#2: Because it usually "drops out/disconnects" from the "finder" although it's manually connected via "connect to a server" from the finder's "go" feature using the http and smb protocols and has been "added" as a "login" item under "system preferences, users and groups, login items".
#3: Seagate only allows itself to be a "source" and not a "destination" for backups.
- The Iomega is and has been more reliable than the Seagate and I've owned it for almost 2.5 years and is far more feature rich!
- Ideally, the Iomega should be the source, but because it's not "scalable", it's been relegated to a "destination" NAS housing a fair amount of unsynchronised files. The reason being, is because when the Apple TV craps out/disconnects the Seagate NAS (for media sharing), then I can always access the "manually replicated movies and music" from the Iomega NAS directly via wifi dongle on my Smart TV.
- I cannot connect it (Iomega NAS) directly to the Seagate as it's no longer detected as a separate entity (like I thought it could have been) when doing so, which therefore means, it's unlikely we'll get to watch movies using the unreliable Seagate via the Apple TV.
- The Seagate is less than 6 months old and cost far more but needs to be the source for the above reasons, and the Iomega cannot be connected directly to it for the reason described above.
Why do I say the above?
Because I've invested almost 10K in purchasing all the above equipment, brand new (except for Apple tv 2) approx 6 mths ago, and invested a further $1100 in a few so called "specialist technicians" with Macs and Windows. Now, either they're crud, the brands I've purchased are crud, or a combination of the two results in incomplete jobs with no solution in sight!
I'm at my wits end trying to achieve the objective on my own and I'd like to know whether or not, your software can resolve these issues.
I need a software that will allow them to remain in the "setup" that they're currently in for the purposes of accessing either or either when one is not functioning optimally, if at all (and for obvious other reasons such as backup and mirroring of data.)
My real question is, can your software reside on the NAS device(s) and backup and sync the other?
Also, what would the associated cost be for purchasing 2x mac licences and 3x windows licences (2 for NAS's and 1 for windows laptop)?
Or do I only need 2x licences for Mac or Windows, given that nothing of any worth or significance resides on any of the pc/mac HD's because everything is saved to NAS devices themselves from all pc's, both locally and remotely.
Thank you and I really look forward to hearing from someone with a resolution to my needs so I no longer need to sift through several competitors products, tech specs, benefits and features etc etc, that I don't really understand anyway.
Thank you and any replies would be greatly appreciated.