GoodSync for Western Digital MyCloud NAS
GoodSync Server can be installed directly on a NAS device.
It serves files to GoodSync clients in a fast and efficient manner:
* you do not need a separate computer to get to files on NAS via SMB,
* block-level delta copy works properly,
* upload and download are much faster as there is no SMB overhead.
Installation on new NASes with OS3 package
This is for NASes that has OS3 Package system, that was released in 2014.
Lookup model of your NAS, either on Login screen of NAS Web UI, or on the box itself.
The distribution file that you download must match the NAS model exactly.
Download one of the packages below (based on your Device Model) to your Downloads folder:
MyCloud Mirror Gen2
Login to WDC NAS web user inteface by typing into your browser:
where 192.168.1.NN is local IP address of your WD NAS, you should know it already.
You also have to know UserId and Password of WD NAS device.
Click Install an app manually.
Select Downloaded .bin file from your desktop Downloads folder.
Approve install, GoodSync server will be installed.
Click GoodSyncServer app on the left.
Click Configure button.
Your browser will be started at http://192.168.1.NN:11000 which is a Web-based UI of GoodSyncServer.
Complete Setup in GoodSyncServer Web UI.
Login to your GoodSync Connect Account.
Activate License, if you purchased it already.
Installation on old NAses, before 2014
This is for advanced users only, as it requires using command line and root access.
SSH login to your WD NAS as root.
Download self-extracting package of GoodSync Server:
wget https:// www.goodsync.com/ download/ goodsync-linux-armv5_marvell-release.run
Run the downloaded installer:
Use the following recommended settings:
* Installation directory should be on one of the HDD /volumes, not /usr/bin
* Server resource directory can be the same as installation directory
* Answer "y" to "Enable GsServer Web UI on port 11000"
* Server log directory should be on one of the HDD /volumes to avoid free space issues
Enter your GoodSync Connect account UserId and Password, when requested.
If you do not have such account yet, you can create it (for free)
in Desktop version of GoodSync, using 'Tools -> GoodSync Connect Setup'.
GoodSync Server on WD NAS should now become visible to GoodSync and GoodSync Explorer.
You can change GsServer settings after installation by browsing to
Use your GoodSync Connect credentials to log in.
Installer may fail to update-rc.d if you are running Busybox-based firmware.
In this case use the following command to start GsServer manually: