ReadyNAS Rsync Tutorial

The NETGEAR ReadyNAS is a pretty sweet product if you’ve got a small team like I do. It’s inexpensive and easy to set up.

Log into the ReadyNAS and turn on Rsync for your backup share. Optionally, set a username and password. Your ReadyNAS will start up it’s rsync daemon.

Replace the password and IP below with the rsync password and IP of your NAS, and use the share name in the rsync command - mine was “backup”.

export RSYNC_PASSWORD="BACKUP_PASSWORD_GOES_HERE" rsync -av /var/backups/ rsync://backup@

I threw that in a shell script and run it in a cron. Good to go.