I have a Debian Linux based NAS (network attached storage) from Synology that holds movies, music, photos etc...
The NAS is running the latest
DSM 6 firmware built on an Intel x64 processor. I would like to setup an automatic backup job to SpiderOak cloud.
Problem is that there is very little information I could find. SpiderOak basically suggests backing up the NAS by mounting it as an external drive on your PC, as you would backup a USB key. This is problematic for several reasons:
- Only works if your PC is on and on the same network as the NAS
- Data flows from NAS >> Router >> PC >> Router >> Cloud unnecessarily clogging your LAN and using your PC resources. Ideally it would just be NAS >> Router >> Cloud
- Typically, several computers share a NAS; setting NAS and PC data as being from the same device will overly complicate matters when the time comes to restore data
If you successfully linked any NAS to SpiderOak, please share how you did it here. Even if it's a different NAS, I bet people will find it helpful. If we get good feedback, I'll bring this resource to the attention of SpiderOak support