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Western Digital MyCloud

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Western Digital MyCloud

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Post by eemaestro » Tue Feb 18, 2014 1:04 am

These Western Digital devices are being advertised on TV:
http://www.wd.com/mycloud
I'm wondering if they might work w/ Linux. I don't know if they even use hard drives. Specifications don't say. Anybody try one of these yet w/ Linux? Does the ext3 filesystem allow accessing a drive or 2 TB from linux? 4 TB ?

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Re: Western Digital MyCloud

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Post by BitJam » Tue Feb 18, 2014 2:44 am

I don't think that works with Linux. However, we have been doing that same thing with Linux for well over a decade. It is called Network Attached Storage (NAS).

If you are using it as a backup, then it is usually based on the rsync program. If you use btrfs or zfs on the NAS then you get snapshots pretty much for free, otherwise they can be made efficiently with the GNU cp program and hardlinks.

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