May 16, 2018
I know this is a synology question, but I'm using bvckup2 and I'm thinking I'll get a better response here.
What I want to do is have bvckup2 copy files to a connected usb/esata drive enclosure. This enclosure can take raw drives and mount them. Therefore, I have multiple drives that I will rotate so there are multiple copies both on site and off site.
Now the problem....everytime I put a new drive in, the usb share on the synology is different. (it actually remembers the drive and will use the same name for each drive). So if drive 1 is put in, the share is \\servername\usbshare1-1, drive 2 may be \\servername\usbshare1-4, etc. But my backup in bvckup2 is set to a static \\servername\usbshare. If I set it to the 1-1, the backup works until I change drives. I would then need to update the backup settings to match the new synology share name.
Is there a way so that the synology will mount the share the same with every drive when inserted? Or is there a way to have a generic pointer in bvckup2?
Thank you in advance.
Alex Pankratov :
May 16, 2018
Or is there a way to have a generic pointer in bvckup2?
No, there isn't.
I'd guess this might be solvable by getting into Synology's shell and looking around in its /etc/ directory for USB settings. Something like post-arrival scripts for a new usb drive - if these supported, then you can make one to symlink new drive to a fixed location and then share the latter out.
Another good place to ask is https://www.reddit.com/r/synology/