I run OpenWRT 21.02.02 on a WD MyBook with a 1Tb HDD.
I used it for a good while (via rsync) as a backup to what gets backed up daily from my main box to a 500gb by Timeshift.
Really very slow throughput and file transfer took ages, it seems that there's a hard limit of ~ 20mb/s even though it is 1000Mb/s full duplex on both ends, this apparently related to the ibm_emac v3.54 driver used in Openwrt vs. the e1000e driver used in my box.
But it sort of worked.
Till one day something went way down south and I lost a boatload of files. 8^/
Something in the very easily misconfigured rsync?
Still hurts when I think of it.
After a few months of sulking and seeing the damn thing sitting on my desk, I have decided that I have to put it to do something useful.
But this time I would like to set it up as a drive I can access from either my linux box or my netbook through the desktop switch to get selected files backed up.
Now, I need something as simple as possible as I don't plan on keeping the drive running unless I need to.
ie: boot the WD-NAS, mount the drive, move files, check the result and shut down till the next time I need access, everything is Linux, no MS stuff.
What would be the best way to do that?
Thanks in advance.