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    Backing up a NAS device

    Just an update, if you've upgraded to the Retrospect 9.5 linux client, the start up script is slightly changed from the 7.7 release. Here's mine: #!/bin/sh # Retrospect Client rcl script # # Contact Information # # Sonic Solutions # Pleasanton, CA 94566 # http://www.retrospect.com/supportupdates # # © 2010 Sonic Solutions. Portions © 1989-2010 EMC Corporation. All rights reserved. # # # Place this script along with retroclient, and # retrocpl in the directory specified by CLIENTDIR. ### BEGIN INIT INFO # Provides: retroclient # Required-Start: $local_fs $syslog # Should-Start: # Required-Stop: # Default-Start: 3 4 5 # Default-Stop: 0 1 2 6 # Short-Description: Retrospect Client # Description: Retrospect Client ### END INIT INFO CLIENTDIR=/usr/local/retrospect/client case $1 in start) $CLIENTDIR/retroclient & ;; stop) $CLIENTDIR/retrocpl -stop ;; status) $CLIENTDIR/retrocpl ;; *) echo "Usage: $0 {start|stop|status}" ;; esac exit 0 As for installing the linux client on a Synology, I'm afraid that's a little more expertise than I can offer on a message board. You'll need some Unix/Linux command line skills. I'm assuming Retrospect has some installation instructions for the Linux client. That would be a good place to start and probably Google from there. Also, the Install.sh script that comes with the Retro client installer will give a bunch of errors on a Synology, but it seems to work OK. It's because the Synology version of "ps" uses different command flags than most. So you'll see an error when running the Install.sh script like so: Usage: ps Report process status Options: w Wide output You can safely ignore those errors. The client seems to install just fine. Cheers! -Joe Rhodes
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    Backing up a NAS device

    If you have a Retrospect version that will support Linux, you can install the linux client directly onto your Synology box. It requires a little bit of command line knowledge, but your backups will be more complete (they'll include your permissions, ACL's, etc.) and they'll also likely be faster. Download the tar archive version of the client and install. To get it to start on system boot, you'll want to put a copy of the startup script in the following directory on your Synology box: /usr/local/etc/rc.d So mine is: /usr/local/etc/rc.d./S99retroclient.sh Which has the contents: #!/bin/sh # Retrospect Client rcl script # # Contact Information # # Sonic Solutions # Pleasanton, CA 94566 # http://www.retrospect.com/supportupdates # # © 2010 Sonic Solutions. Portions © 1989-2010 EMC Corporation. All rights reserved. # # # Place this script along with retroclient, and # retrocpl in the directory specified by CLIENTDIR. ### BEGIN INIT INFO # Provides: retroclient # Required-Start: $local_fs $syslog # Should-Start: # Required-Stop: # Default-Start: 3 4 5 # Default-Stop: 0 1 2 6 # Short-Description: Retrospect Client # Description: Retrospect Client ### END INIT INFO CLIENTDIR=/usr/local/dantz/client case $1 in start) $CLIENTDIR/retroclient -daemon ;; stop) $CLIENTDIR/retrocpl -stop ;; status) $CLIENTDIR/retrocpl ;; *) echo "Usage: $0 {start|stop|status}" ;; esac exit 0 From there, you'll have to add your Synology by IP. I don't believe it will show up in browse lists. Then back it up as any other Linux client.
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