OK, so the plan is rsync. The execution, unknown.
I get the feeling when I start these things I really need to get it right first time, however, given I am still trying to understand how the Thecus N4200 does things, I guess I should just get over that issue and just go for it.
If nothing else, getting a copy of all the data to the NAS is better than ruminating over the hows and whys to lose the hard drive with NO copy at all.
The N4200 comes with an rsync module, this sets up the N4200 as an rsync target.
By default you seem to get an rsync_backup module, which is fine if you could lay out the file system to multiple source systems.
Given that I have a workstation and two laptops to backup, I'd like to have something like:
as directories and stuff everything into their relevant folder.
I couldn't get this to work under the rsync_backup module, so instead I've created a "Backup" share and made it public.
Then connected to the share and created the folder stucture I wanted.
Not really ideal, but I'm starting to learn many things I'd like to do end up being less than ideal with the N4200.
So with the folders now in place it's time to back up the windows box with rsync.
I've written a simple batchfile to start with.
set RSYNC="c:\Program Files\ICW\bin\rsync.exe"
%RSYNC% -av /cygdrive/c/Users rsync@N4200::Backups/workstations/ripper < .\rsync.pass > backup.log
basic for now, but it should get me going.
Some notes on this.
First of all you will need to make sure if you backing up something like Users, you will need to have admin rights, the simplest way to do this is create a short cut to the command file, or create a shortcut to cmd.exe and then right click, click on properties, then Advanced and then "Run as Adminsitrator".
Anything run under this cmd exe should be run with the admin rights.
The first backup to the NAS is running as I type this.