Windows 10: Need to automatically backup WD My CLoud to WD My Book

Discus and support Need to automatically backup WD My CLoud to WD My Book in Windows 10 Backup and Restore to solve the problem; I have a 2TB WD My Cloud NAS and a 3 TB WD My Book USB drive. I want to back up the NAS to the USB drive automatically but the software that comes with... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Backup and Restore' started by Sidecar Bob, Feb 25, 2017.

  1. Need to automatically backup WD My CLoud to WD My Book


    I have a 2TB WD My Cloud NAS and a 3 TB WD My Book USB drive. I want to back up the NAS to the USB drive automatically but the software that comes with the My Cloud won't do that.

    Does anyone know of a free or cheap program that will copy the contents of the NAS to the USB drive at regular intervals?

    :)
     
    Sidecar Bob, Feb 25, 2017
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  2. Windows 10 does not show "WDMyCloudMirror" Device since upgrade

    Hi Tina,

    Thank you for posting on Microsoft Communities.

    I will be glad to help you with the issue you have with the computer. I understand the frustration when things don't work the way it should.

    The WD My Cloud, WD My Cloud EX4, My Cloud EX2, My Cloud Mirror, My Book Live, My Book Live Duo and WD TV Live Hub Media Center use the
    WD Discovery software for automatic drive mapping. Please see the links below for assistance mapping a drive using this utility:

    Please reply with the results, we will be glad to help you further.

    Thank you.
     
    Ruth Buruga, Feb 25, 2017
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  3. Restoring backup file from WD Live Book

    I backed up my windows 10 computer to a WD Book Live drive. My computer died and I need to restore the back up file to the computer. When I use the Backup and Restore (windows 7) option, select the WD Book Live drive, I get the error message that no
    backup files can be found. However, I see the backup file when I open the WD Book Live drive. I am really stuck here and I need to restore my backup, can someone please help resolve this problem? Thanks
     
    ralphmcnamara, Feb 25, 2017
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  4. mrgeek Win User

    Need to automatically backup WD My CLoud to WD My Book

    I've used GoodSync Pro for years, easy to set up and sync many configurations. $30 full version, 30 day free trial - GoodSync for Windows
     
    mrgeek, Feb 26, 2017
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  5. Sidecar Bob, Feb 27, 2017
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  6. More detail: The My Cloud & My Book are supposed to work together with the My Book plugged into the My Cloud's USB port and functioning as a "USB Share". The My Cloud's software allows backing up to a USB drive but you have to trigger it manually. What were they thinking????

    Even though Everyday Auto Backup is supposed to be able to backup to & from network locations the only network location it could find was the computer it was running on. So much for that one.

    Karen's Replicator, on the other hand, works perfectly even though it was first published in 2002 and hasn't been updated since the author died in 2011. It is easy to figure out and use. What I like best is that it does not compress or otherwise alter the files so if my network drive crashes I can use the data on the backup drive the way it is right away.

    I have it set up so that Task Scheduler opens Karen's Replicator about when I go to bed and Replicator starts backing up of the Shares on the My Cloud one per hour all night and all I have to do is close Replicator when I come back to the computer.
     
    Sidecar Bob, Apr 5, 2018
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