Question on how to back up your NAS200?

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Network Storage Devices' started by coasttech, Apr 7, 2008.

  1. coasttech

    coasttech Guest

    I am looking to put a new firmware on my NAS200 but I have to back up all my data off my 2 hard disks. Right now I am plugging a external harddrive in my laptop and am just moving the data over the network and it is going to take 9 to 11 hours.

    I find this a little inconvenient and would like to know if there is a way to back from the USB ports in the back of this unit or any other way to make this process go faster.


  2. jac_goudsmit

    jac_goudsmit Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    If you build a serial port, you can use the command prompt to do it. Or you can use my firmware to access the box via telnet or SSH. But of course you want to backup your data before you do any of these... Hmmmm... Chicken? Egg?

    An alternative that I can suggest is to get one of those gadgets that lets you attach a SATA harddisk to a USB port on a PC (they're about $25), and make the backup on a PC. You will need a PC that runs Linux or a backup program that can either make a sector-by-sector image or understands XFS partitions. Partition 1 on the drive is the data partition, partition 2 is the configuration partition and partition 3 is a swap partition that you don't need to back up.

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