Automatic Full Backup for WDMycloud – tested on firmware V4.X

I like playing and changing images and software on my WDmycloud

So I found it usefull to  keep a full backup of my latest working image

Here is what you need to do

ssh to your wdmycloud IP then

create a new file called

copy the following to the nano editor

click Ctrl+x then y to save your file

make the patch executable

make a test backup to make sure that your script is functioning correctly

schedule the batch to run automaticaly

I have scheduled it to run every 2 days at 7 AM ( feel free to change the schedule based on your need )

copy the below line to the crontab file

click Ctrl+x then y to save your file

you can check the status of your backups and the backup execution by viewing the backup.log at /shares/wdcurrent/backup.log


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