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Nas200 windows and linux backup

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Network Storage Devices' started by thesee, Jan 20, 2009.

  1. thesee

    thesee Addicted to LI Member

    [sorry for my english :)]
    Hi guys, i have just bought nas200 system.
    I have on my office two pc to backup: one has windows xp the other has linux

    I read many thread on how change the firmware to make nas200 work for linux, but ...:
    can i continue to backup windows files after firmware change?
    if the answer is no, can someone drive me to a possibile solution (if any) to use nas200 for backup both windows and linux os?

    thank you in advance and sorry...but i'm newbie in this world :redface:
  2. alejandro_liu

    alejandro_liu Addicted to LI Member

    There is no real need to change the firmware of your nas200 to work for Linux.

    To use the NAS200 under Linux you can either use FTP or mount the filesystem using CIFS.

    So you can use the same device for Linux and Windows.
  3. thesee

    thesee Addicted to LI Member

    Hi alejandro thank you for reply.
    I tryed this way before posting here, and yes I can access disk with smb or ftp etc., but i cannot figure how make it to to work with rsync (or any other backup tool) with this type of mouted partition or by ftp...to make incremental backup

    can anyone drive me to a tuorial or maybe write down some advices?

    thank you
  4. alejandro_liu

    alejandro_liu Addicted to LI Member

    NAS200 does not have native support for RSYNC. So you have a couple of options:

    1) Install Jac's firmware and add the RSYNC binaries.


    2) Run RSYNC over the filesystem. i.e. Mount NAS200 into your filesystem and pass its location to RSYNC as if it is a mounted filesystem. This should work too.

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