Using 1 drive as backup

5 posts in this topic Last Reply

Recommended Posts



I have been using unraid for a couple of weeks now and have been liking it alot.  I currently have my backups rsync to a 1TB USB drive

I just installed a 2TB HDD to store my backups going forward.


I can see the drive under the Unassigned Devices section with the grey box saying format.


Can unraid do the formatting or do I need to run it manually.  


I was hoping I could format and mount in unraid, and just use it as a seperate drive to rsync  to it for backups.  

Link to post
16 minutes ago, Andreas76 said:

Can unraid do the formatting or do I need to run it manually.  

Install the Unassigned Devices and Unassigned Devices Plus plugins to manage and format the USB.


There is a sample backup script in the Unassigned Devices support thread.  It will backup whatever you designated in the script as soon as you plug in the USB drive.



Edited by Hoopster
Link to post

Helllo Hoopster


Thanks for the reply.  I clearly did not explain myself well.  I  am sorry for that.  I already have that plugin installed


Odd I dont see the Unassigned Devices Plus plugin installed though.  I tried to re-install it and it said it was already installed.  How do you get Unassigned Devices Plus plugin installed?



Link to post
4 minutes ago, Andreas76 said:

OK i found it now.   (sorry still learning unraid and its oddities)

👍 Docker containers and plugins are all found under the Apps tab (Community Applications) as you now know.


There is a direct way of installing them, but, Apps is the easiest way to find what you are looking for and to just explore what is available.

Link to post

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.