rsync on a GoFlex Home NAS

So the GoFlex home UI is pretty crap, it sure as hell doesn’t have a rsync deamon. Until now. This summer…. etc

So I want to send Synology backups to the old GoFlex NAS.

Here’s how I did it:

Take Drive plastic off, replace 2TB drive with 3TB drive.

Reformat. (and gain SSH root).

InstallĀ  and config rsync .
      • Install package manager.
      • Add rsync:
        sudo ipkg install rsync
      • Config rsync daemon. In mine I set the path to a symlink for a users private shared folder, and added settings for that user.
        I started the daemon with
        sudo /opt/etc/init.d/S57rsyncd start
        and played with this until it was reachable from my Synology (some celebrations may have been had)
      • I made a symlink for the rsync opt init script in the system init folder:
        sudo ln -s /home/opt/etc/init.d/S57rsyncd /etc/rc.d/init.d/rsyncd
      • Then symlinked that with a startup link in runlevel 3.
        sudo ln -s /etc/rc.d/init.d/rsyncd /etc/rc.d/rc3.d/S57rsyncd
    • Holy Macrol, it appears to work!


2 Replies to “rsync on a GoFlex Home NAS”

  1. Thank you for this post!

    I realize you write this quite a while ago, but…I followed these directions, and when I run /etc/rc.d/rc3.d/S57rsyncd from as root (or “sudo /etc/rc.d/rc3.d/S57rsyncd”), the process starts and everything works — but I can’t get the dumb thing to automatically start at boot. I even tried adding it at the end of rc.local, but it still won’t automatically start.

    Do you have any advice?

    1. I’m not super familiar with auto running things in Linux, but I’ve since bailed on these in favor of more recent hardware.. perhaps stack exchange may have answers?

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