Installing on Western Digital NAS

You can install a Western Digital MyCloud package with either all NAKIVO Backup & Replication components (Director, Transporter, Backup Repository) or a Transporter only. The following packages are available:

  • Western Digital MyCloud DL2100 package

  • Western Digital MyCloud DL2100 Transporter package

  • Western Digital MyCloud DL4100 package

  • Western Digital MyCloud DL4100 Transporter package

  • Western Digital MyCloud PR2100 package

  • Western Digital MyCloud PR 2100 Transporter package

  • Western Digital MyCloud PR 4100 package

  • Western Digital MyCloud PR 4100 Transporter package

NAKIVO Backup & Replication can be installed directly on a Western Digital MyCloud NAS to create your own, high-performance backup appliance. With this appliance, all VM data protection components are unified in a single system that is quick to deploy and easy to manage, while also not consuming your environment's valuable resources. Moreover, you are getting an all-in-one backup hardware, backup software, backup storage, and data deduplication in a single box. This results in a zero VMware footprint, less power and cooling, less required maintenance, time, money, and – most of all – higher VM backup performance.

NAKIVO Backup & Replication is installed on a NAS hard drive (not on the NAS Flash memory), so if you remove the hard drive from the NAS you will also remove the product from it.

A pre-shared key is not created during Transporter-only installation. When adding this Transporter to NAKIVO Backup & Replication, filling out the master password field is not required. The master password can be manually set and reset later. For details, refer to Installed Service.

Prior to installing NAKIVO Backup & Replication onto a Western Digital MyCloud NAS device, make sure the following requirements have been met:

  1. Your Western Digital MyCloud NAS model is supported by NAKIVO Backup & Replication.

  2. You have access to the NAS My Cloud Dashboard.

  3. You have NAKIVO Backup & Replication installer for Western Digital NAS available on your computer.

Follow the steps below to install NAKIVO Backup & Replication on a Western Digital MyCloud NAS device:

  1. On the My Cloud dashboard, click Apps. The list of installed NAS applications opens on the left side of the page.

  2. Above the list of NAS installed applications, click Install an app manually. The File Upload dialog opens.

  3. In the File Upload dialog, navigate to your copy of NAKIVO Backup & Replication installer and click Open. The installation progress bar opens.

  4. When the installation finishes successfully, a dialog box opens with a message informing you about it. Click OK to close the dialog box.

After the installation is complete, NAKIVO Backup & Replication will appear in the list of installed NAS applications. To access the product, do either of the following:

  • Open the https://<NAS_IP>:4443 address in your browser.

  • In the list of installed NAS applications, click NAKIVO Backup & Replication and then click Configure.

Refer to Getting Started to better understand how to continue working with NAKIVO Backup & Replication.