We acquired a little while ago a Thecus N8800 Pro v2 NAS, to use as an inexpensive backup target… Recently we upgraded our backup product to VEEAM. Here’s how I got the two working in perfect harmony(!)
First off, get your Thecus set up and upgraded to the latest firmware (I’m using 2.05.06.v2), then download the following:
Install them using the “Application Server” -> “Add Application” page in the order above, then SSH into the machine using the root account and your “admin” account password.
Next, you’ll need to add a startup script to place a symlink to the Perl binary; this is because it gets removed on each reboot and therefore needs re-adding. The following little script will stop you having to do it manually.
Navigate to /raid/data/module/META/system/etc/startup and type “vi veeamstartup.sh”, then hit “i” and enter the following:
ln -s /raid/data/module/Perl514/system/bin/perl /sbin/perl
Then hit escape, type “:x” and hit enter. You’ll need to give the script execute privileges too so type “chmod +x veeamstartup.sh” and hit enter.
Now that all that is prepared, you should enable NFS from the Thecus web admin page, and add your VEEAM machines to the allowed IPs. Next, reboot the NAS (you can’t skip this step!).
All that’s left now is to add the Thecus to VEEAM as a Linux server from the Backup Repositories section of the console, and you’re set!