Here is a solution to the iDrive problem. This involves using their newer Linux utility. Note, I am a Linux novice so there might be more efficient ways to do some of this.
- A SSH client such as PuTTY https://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/latest.html
- A SCP client such as WinSCP https://winscp.net/eng/index.php
Download the latest Linux scripts from iDrive, https://www.idrive.com/readme download the Linux scripts in the tutorial.
Extract the downloaded file on your Windows machine. You will see a directory called scripts which has all of the files. I renamed this directory from scripts to IDriveBackup so its more descriptive.
a. Host name is the IP address of the MangoES
b. Change file protocol to SCP
c. Change port number to 2222
d. Enter the SSH credentials
e. Click login and accept the key.
On the ‘right’ side of WinSCP navigate to /opt/Idrive_ARM
On the ‘left’ side of WinSCP navigate to where you extracted the download.
a. Click the ‘IDriveBackup’ and then click ‘Upload’
If you get a permissions error you need to change the permissions for the Idrive_ARM directory. If you’re unfamiliar with Linux the easier method is through the file management tool. You can access this by going to https://[mangoIPaddress]:10000
Select the Idrive_ARM folder then Edit -> Change Permissions.
Change permission to 0777.
‘IDriveBackup’ should now be in the MangoES.
You can close WinSCP.
- Now connect to MangoES using PuTTY on port 2222 with the SSH credentials.
- Navigate to the /opt/Idrive_ARM/IDriveBackup/
- Provide an appropriate permission (executable permission) to the scripts by running:
sudo chmod a+x *.pl
From here you can follow the tutorial on https://www.idrive.com/readme
The ‘backup’ location is the directory on your iDrive account that you want this device to be backed up to. We set this to Mangoxxxx where xxxx is the 4 digits of the particular mango device. There are steps in the tutorial to set the backup file set, this is where you set which directories to backup. This should be set to /opt/mango/
There is a utility to set the backup frequency as well.