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WD, a Western Digital company, is a long-time innovator and storage industry leader. As a storage technology pacesetter, the company produces reliable, high-performance hard disk drives and solid state drives. These drives are deployed by OEMs and integrators in desktop and mobile computers, enterprise computing systems, embedded systems and consumer electronics applications, as well as by the company in providing its own storage products. WD’s leading storage devices and systems, networking products, media players and software solutions empower people around the world to easily save, store, protect, share and experience their content on multiple devices. WD was established in 1970 and is headquartered in Irvine, Calif. For more information, please visit the company’s website at www.wd.com.

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I am tryiong to backup a Western Digital NAS to 2 external USB hard drives. The NAS is running Windows 2008 Storage essentials.

The drives need to be rotated with a drive being taken offsite on alternate nights.

It also needs to send an email notification on job completion or failure.

I have tried using the built in backup utiity in Windows but it doesnt have email notification. I have tried using task sacheduler to send email when certain criteria are met but it just wont work for me.

Does anyone have any suggestions for a simple, free backup solution that will do these 2 things?

Thanks
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I have a 2 TB Western Digital My Cloud setup with a static IP on a peer to peer network.  I have named it 'NetworkStorage' on the network.
I have setup Shares and Users.
I have created a 'Share' folder called 'John' that I want to be private.  I turned off Public Access.  I gave full access to only one user.
When I go to File Explorer, Network, NetworkStorage, John everyone can get into it!?
If I turn off access to users, only then is it unavailable.
Does someone know what I must be doing wrong?
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I purchased a 2 TB Passport 2 drive several months ago and it is now full because the WD Backup software does full backups, not incremental, and has no way to automatically delete a backup after a certain period of time.  Is there a way to delete specific backups using this software?  When I select delete backup, it only gives me the option of deleting the oldest version of the backup.  I'd like to remove some of intermittent backups, maybe two out of every three days, at least for BU's over a month old.

I may have to purchase some other backup software to get incremental backups and automatically delete aged backups.  Any body have any suggestions?
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The prices for internal drives are higher than I want to pay. This is probably a stupid question, but I'm seeing 4TB external drives for less than the internal ones (including one that seems to be running at 7200 RPMs.). Why would I not cannibalize an external drive for the drive I want, particularly as the Imac doesn't have a USB 3.0 capability?
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I am trying to setup a WD MyCloud EX4 NAS with Amazon S3.
I first setup on AWS then work my way to the WD NAS.

I created a bucket in AWS S3
I created a bucket in AWS S3
I next configured some settings under Versioning and Lifecycle.
I next configured some settings under Versioning and Lifecycle.
Do I use the IAM users sign-in link for WD MyCloud? Also Notice My security status, I have activated most all requirements.
Do I use the IAM users sign-in link for WD MyCloud? Also Notice My security status, I have activated most all requirements.
I also created a tpcaws user and have access keys
tpc17.JPG
I then log on the WD MyCloud and begin to configure for AWS S3
WD MyCloud interface - trying to setup Amazon S3
WD MyCloud interface - trying to setup Amazon S3tpc2.JPGtpc3.JPG
The Access Key and Private keys are from the AWS user I create but what remote path do I enter?
The Access Key and Private keys are from the AWS user I create but what remote path do I enter?tpc11.JPG
After I click finish, I see nothing in the Amazon S3 Queue
After I click finish, I see nothing in the Amazon S3 Queue
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We are running RAID 1+0 using an Areca AR-1680 controller and 5 1TB Western Digital drives for an array volume of 2TB. More space is needed, so we are wanting to individually switch the 1TB drives with 2B or 3TB devices to make an array volume of 4TB or 6TB.

Is this possible? Or would it be necessary to copy off the data, rebuild the entire array and restore?

It is an NFS Sever running Ubuntu and contains primarily backup images, but a portion is also utilized as secondary production storage (mapped Windows data drive) for a VMWare server.
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Western Digital

883

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13

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Contributors

WD, a Western Digital company, is a long-time innovator and storage industry leader. As a storage technology pacesetter, the company produces reliable, high-performance hard disk drives and solid state drives. These drives are deployed by OEMs and integrators in desktop and mobile computers, enterprise computing systems, embedded systems and consumer electronics applications, as well as by the company in providing its own storage products. WD’s leading storage devices and systems, networking products, media players and software solutions empower people around the world to easily save, store, protect, share and experience their content on multiple devices. WD was established in 1970 and is headquartered in Irvine, Calif. For more information, please visit the company’s website at www.wd.com.