For those who’s following WD My Cloud‘s post, a new APP has been added to the installer, Syncthing v0.14.19 for firmware V4. A BTSync alternative! Install Syncthing in more than one devices to sync several folders within each, Nix, Windows, Mac and Android devices.
With Syncthing-Inotify active doing the monitoring, you would probably want to set the scanning of synched folders to less frequent than 60secs, say 3600secs (1 hour) or even 86400secs (one day). Note Syncthing-Inotify service will auto exit when there’s no folders to monitor. So ensure you have at least one folder to sync else you’ll need to restart the Syncthing-Inotify service manually when needed.
Syncthing was built with GOLANG 1.4.2 by cross compiling with Linaro toolchain. Note that from version 0.12 onwards, you’ll need to ensure all devices in the cluster are running with version 0.12+. The daily scheduler to clear older panic logs (/etc/cron.daily/syncthing) still remains and I have lowered the run priority (NICE=19) and limit the CPU cores to 1 (GOMAXPROCS=1) in the init.d service since encryption/compression/sync process can be quite CPU intensive on our WDMyCloud device. So it is recommended that you already manually mirrored the data on all intended devices before linking them with Syncthing.
Note that as of version 0.13, I’ve excluded the obsolete Syncthing-CLI. The WebGUI may take a while to become accessible.
Unfortunately the auto update has been disabled as the officially released ones are not 64K pagesize aligned. I’ll try to keep up updating the major release.
This release has been bundled with Syncthing-Inotify v0.8.4. It is also reported that version 0.14.0 onwards is not compatible with other devices running older versions 0.13.x and below. And older versions won’t sync symlinks with version v0.14.14 onwards.
As promised, my donors will get the priority to install my newer builds. I will post a new comment when it’s released to the public to be used with the anonymous credentials. Donors with donation credentials, please use this installer code on your WDMyCloud:
For setups and details, refer to https://syncthing.net/.