RT-AC86U running backups to iDrive

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Bufflehead

New Around Here
Good morning,

I am using iDrive for remote backups, and I would like to offload the backup process from my desktop system. I have a local SAN device (DLink DNS-325) for my primary backup, and my theory is that I could install an EXT2-formatted USB drive on the router, install Entware, and run the iDrive Perl scripts to back up directly from the local SAN device to the iDrive cloud.

Is this even possible and, if so, is it a feasible solution?

Thanks
 

Jeffrey Young

Senior Member
Using Merlin, and a cron job I do a nightly backup of both my /jffs partition and my USB key attached to the Router to my NAS. I use a 31 day rotating backup and "dd" as my backup means.

Don't know really how you would go about this on stock, but I am willing to help out if you want to give Merlin a whirl.

Cheers
 

ColinTaylor

Part of the Furniture
Don't know really how you would go about this on stock, but I am willing to help out if you want to give Merlin a whirl.
I don't think he wants to backup his router to the NAS, he wants to backup the NAS to his cloud storage provider.
 

Jeffrey Young

Senior Member
Gotcha, my bad.

Sounds like a real neat idea and probably doable.
 

Bufflehead

New Around Here
I don't know whether Entware would satisfy the minimum Perl version requirement.


P.S. The DLink is a NAS not a SAN.

Yes, I saw the Perl version as a potential issue. Not sure what the dependency is, and whether the scripts might be easily modified to use an earlier Perl version. Alternatively, is there an alternative to Entware that would offer a newer Perl build?

Regarding the TLA, I should have just stuck with "a backup thingy with two hard drives in it."
 

Jeffrey Young

Senior Member
Regarding the TLA, I should have just stuck with "a backup thingy with two hard drives in it."

I know it is extra costs, but a second NAS could be an option. If you are just backing up files with no fancy stuff (streaming movies, multiple people access, etc), a home made NAS would fit the bill.
 

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