CrashPlan packages for Synology NAS

UPDATE – The instructions and notes on this page apply to all three versions of the package hosted on my repo: CrashPlan, CrashPlan PRO, and CrashPlan PROe.

CrashPlan is a popular online backup solution which supports continuous syncing. With this your NAS can become even more resilient – it could even get stolen or destroyed and you would still have your data. Whilst you can pay a small monthly charge for a storage allocation in the Cloud, one neat feature CrashPlan offers is for individuals to collaboratively backup their important data to each other – for free! You could install CrashPlan on your laptop and have it continuously protecting your documents to your NAS, even whilst away from home.

CrashPlan-Windows

CrashPlan is a Java application, and difficult to install on a NAS. Way back in January 2012 I decided to simplify it into a Synology package, since I had already created a few others. As I started I used information from Kenneth Larsen’s blog post, the Vincesoft blog article for installing on ARM processor Iomega NAS units, and this handy PDF document which is a digest of all of them. I used the PowerPC binaries Christophe had compiled on his chreggy.fr blog, so thanks go to him. I wanted make sure the package didn’t require the NAS to be bootstrapped, so I bundled any dependent binaries. Back in 2012 I didn’t know how to cross compile properly so I had to use versions I had found, but over the years I have had to compile my own versions of many of these binaries, especially as I added support for Synology’s huge proliferation of different CPU architectures.

UPDATE – For version 3.2 I also had to identify and then figure out how to compile Tim Macinta’s fast MD5 library, to fix the supplied libmd5.so on ARM systems (CrashPlan only distributes libraries for x86). I’m documenting that process here in case more libs are required in future versions. I identified it from the error message in log/engine_error.log and by running objdump -x libmd5.so. I could see that the same Java_com_twmacinta_util_MD5_Transform_1native function mentioned in the error was present in the x86 lib but not in my compiled libmd5.so from W3C Libwww. I took the headers from an install of OpenJDK on a regular Ubuntu desktop. I then used the Linux x86 source from the download bundle on Tim’s website – the closest match – and compiled it directly on the syno using the command line from a comment in another version of that source:
gcc -O3 -shared -I/tmp/jdk_headers/include /tmp/fast-md5/src/lib/arch/linux_x86/MD5.c -o libmd5.so

Licence compliance is another challenge – Code 42 Software’s EULA prohibits redistribution of their work. I had to make the syno package download CrashPlan for Linux (after the end user agrees their EULA), then I had to write my own script to extract this archive and mimic their installer, since their installer is interactive

 

Synology Package Installation

  • In Synology DSM’s Package Center, click Settings and add my package repository:
    Add Package Repository
  • The repository will push its certificate automatically to the NAS, which is used to validate package integrity. Set the Trust Level to Synology Inc. and trusted publishers:
    Trust Level
  • Since CrashPlan is a Java application, you will need to install one of my Java SE Embedded packages first (Java 7 or 8) if you have not already done so. Read the instructions on that page carefully too.
  • Now browse the Community section in Package Center to install CrashPlan. The repository only displays packages which are compatible with your specific model of NAS. If you don’t see CrashPlan in the list, then either your NAS model or your DSM version are not supported at this time. DSM 5.0 is the minimum supported version for this package.
  • CrashPlan is installed in headless mode – backup engine only. This is configured by a desktop client, but operates independently of it.
  • The first time you start the CrashPlan package you will need to stop it and restart it before you can connect the client. This is because a config file that is only created on first run needs to be edited by one of my scripts. The engine is then configured to listen on all interfaces on the default port 4243.
  • If you previously installed CrashPlan manually using the Synology Wiki, you can find uninstall instructions here.
 

CrashPlan Client Installation

  • Once the CrashPlan engine is running on the NAS, you can manage it by installing CrashPlan on another computer, and by configuring it to connect to the NAS instance of the CrashPlan Engine.
  • Make sure that you install the version of the CrashPlan client that matches the version running on the NAS. If the NAS version gets upgraded later, you will need to update your client computer too.
  • By default the client is configured to connect to the CrashPlan engine running on the local computer. You will need to edit the file conf/ui.properties in the CrashPlan folder on that computer so that this line:
    #serviceHost=127.0.0.1
    is uncommented (by removing the hash symbol) and set to the IP address of your NAS, e.g.:
    serviceHost=192.168.1.210
    Mac OS X users can edit this file from the Terminal using:
    sudo nano /Applications/CrashPlan.app/Contents/Resources/Java/conf/ui.properties
    (use Ctrl-X to save changes and exit)
  • Starting with CrashPlan version 4.3.0 you will also need to run this command on your NAS from an SSH session:
    echo `cat /var/lib/crashplan/.ui_info`
    Note those are backticks not quotes. This will give you a port number (4243), followed by an authentication token, followed by the IP binding (0.0.0.0 means the server is listening for connections on all interfaces) e.g.:
    4243,9ac9b642-ba26-4578-b705-124c6efc920b,0.0.0.0
    port,--------------token-----------------,binding

    Copy this token value and use this value to replace the token in the equivalent config file on the computer that you would like to run the CrashPlan client on – located here:
    C:\ProgramData\CrashPlan\.ui_info (Windows)
    “/Library/Application Support/CrashPlan/.ui_info” (Mac OS X installed for all users)
    “~/Library/Application Support/CrashPlan/.ui_info” (Mac OS X installed for single user)
    /var/lib/crashplan/.ui_info (Linux)
    You will not be able to connect the client unless the client token matches on the NAS token. On the client you also need to amend the IP address value after the token to match the Synology NAS IP address (this was a new requirement with CrashPlan version 4.4.1).
    so using the example above, your computer’s CrashPlan client config file would be edited to:
    4243,9ac9b642-ba26-4578-b705-124c6efc920b,192.168.1.100
    assuming that the Synology NAS has the IP 192.168.1.100
    If it still won’t connect, check that the ServicePort value is set to 4243 in the following file:
    C:\ProgramData\CrashPlan\conf\ui_(username).properties (Windows)
    “/Library/Application Support/CrashPlan/ui.properties” (Mac OS X installed for all users)
    “~/Library/Application Support/CrashPlan/ui.properties” (Mac OS X installed for single user)
    /usr/local/crashplan/conf (Linux)
  • As a result of the nightmarish complexity of recent product changes Code42 has now published a support article with more detail on running headless systems including config file locations on all supported operating systems, and for ‘all users’ versus single user installs etc.
  • You should disable the CrashPlan service on your computer if you intend only to use the client. In Windows, open the Services section in Computer Management and stop the CrashPlan Backup Service. In the service Properties set the Startup Type to Manual. You can also disable the CrashPlan System Tray notification application by removing it from Task Manager > More Details > Start-up Tab (Windows 8) or the All Users Startup Start Menu folder (Windows 7).
    To accomplish the same on Mac OS X, run the following commands one by one:

    sudo launchctl unload /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.crashplan.engine.plist
    sudo mv /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.crashplan.engine.plist /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.crashplan.engine.plist.bak

    The CrashPlan menu bar application can be disabled in System Preferences > Users & Groups > Current User > Login Items

 

Notes

  • The package downloads the CrashPlan installer directly from Code 42 Software, following acceptance of their EULA. I am complying with their wish that no one redistributes it.
  • Real-time backup does not work on PowerPC systems for some unknown reason, despite many attempts to cross compile libjna, and attempts to use binaries taken from various Debian distros (methods that work for the other supported CPU architectures).
  • The engine daemon script checks the amount of system RAM and scales the Java heap size appropriately (up to the default maximum of 512MB). This can be overridden in a persistent way if you are backing up large backup sets by editing /var/packages/CrashPlan/target/syno_package.vars. If you are considering buying a NAS purely to use CrashPlan and intend to back up more than a few hundred GB then I strongly advise buying one of the models with upgradeable RAM. Memory is very limited on the cheaper models. I have found that a 512MB heap was insufficient to back up more than 2TB of files on a Windows server. It kept restarting the backup engine every few minutes until I increased the heap to 1024MB. Many users of the package have found that they have to increase the heap size or CrashPlan will halt its activity. This can be mitigated by dividing your backup into several smaller sets which are scheduled to be protected at different times
  • The default location for saving friends’ backups is set to /volume1/crashplan/backupArchives (where /volume1 is you primary storage volume) to eliminate the chance of them being destroyed accidentally by uninstalling the package.
  • If you need to manage CrashPlan from a remote location, I suggest you do so using SSH tunnelling as per this support document.
  • The package supports upgrading to future versions while preserving the machine identity, logs, login details, and cache. Upgrades can now take place without requiring a login from the client afterwards.
  • If you remove the package completely and re-install it later, you can re-attach to previous backups. When you log in to the Desktop Client with your existing account after a re-install, you can select “adopt computer” to merge the records, and preserve your existing backups. I haven’t tested whether this also re-attaches links to friends’ CrashPlan computers and backup sets, though the latter does seem possible in the Friends section of the GUI. It’s probably a good idea to test that this survives a package reinstall before you start relying on it. Sometimes, particularly with CrashPlan PRO I think, the adopt option is not offered. In this case you can log into CrashPlan Central and retrieve your computer’s GUID. On the CrashPlan client, double-click on the logo in the top right and you’ll enter a command line mode. You can use the GUID command to change the system’s GUID to the one you just retrieved from your account.
  • The log which is displayed in the package’s Log tab is actually the activity history. If you are trying to troubleshoot an issue you will need to use an SSH session to inspect these log files:
    /var/packages/CrashPlan/target/log/engine_output.log
    /var/packages/CrashPlan/target/log/engine_error.log
    /var/packages/CrashPlan/target/log/app.log
  • When CrashPlan downloads and attempts to run an automatic update, the script will most likely fail and stop the package. This is typically caused by syntax differences with the Synology versions of certain Linux shell commands (like rm, mv, or ps). The startup script will attempt to apply the published upgrade the next time the package is started.
  • Although CrashPlan’s activity can be scheduled within the application, in order to save RAM some users may wish to restrict running the CrashPlan engine to specific times of day using the Task Scheduler in DSM Control Panel:
    Schedule service start
    This is particularly useful on ARM systems because CrashPlan currently prevents hibernation while it is running (unresolved issue, reported to Code 42). Note that regardless of real-time backup, by default CrashPlan will scan the whole backup selection for changes at 3:00am. Include this time within your Task Scheduler time window or else CrashPlan will not capture file changes which occurred while it was inactive:
    Schedule Service Start

  • If you decide to sign up for one of CrashPlan’s paid backup services as a result of my work on this, please consider donating using the PayPal button on the right of this page.
 

Package scripts

For information, here are the package scripts so you can see what it’s going to do. You can get more information about how packages work by reading the Synology Package wiki.

installer.sh

#!/bin/sh

#--------CRASHPLAN installer script
#--------package maintained at pcloadletter.co.uk


DOWNLOAD_PATH="http://download.crashplan.com/installs/linux/install/${SYNOPKG_PKGNAME}"
EXTRACTED_FOLDER="crashplan-install"
OLD_JNA_NEEDED="false"
[ "${SYNOPKG_PKGNAME}" == "CrashPlan" ] && DOWNLOAD_FILE="CrashPlan_4.5.2_Linux.tgz"
[ "${SYNOPKG_PKGNAME}" == "CrashPlanPRO" ] && DOWNLOAD_FILE="CrashPlanPRO_4.5.2_Linux.tgz"
if [ "${SYNOPKG_PKGNAME}" == "CrashPlanPROe" ]; then
  EXTRACTED_FOLDER="${SYNOPKG_PKGNAME}-install"
  OLD_JNA_NEEDED="true"
  [ "${WIZARD_VER_452}" == "true" ] && { CPPROE_VER="4.5.2"; EXTRACTED_FOLDER="crashplan-install"; OLD_JNA_NEEDED="false"; }
  [ "${WIZARD_VER_450}" == "true" ] && { CPPROE_VER="4.5.0"; EXTRACTED_FOLDER="crashplan-install"; OLD_JNA_NEEDED="false"; }
  [ "${WIZARD_VER_441}" == "true" ] && { CPPROE_VER="4.4.1"; EXTRACTED_FOLDER="crashplan-install"; OLD_JNA_NEEDED="false"; }
  [ "${WIZARD_VER_430}" == "true" ] && CPPROE_VER="4.3.0"
  [ "${WIZARD_VER_420}" == "true" ] && CPPROE_VER="4.2.0"
  [ "${WIZARD_VER_370}" == "true" ] && CPPROE_VER="3.7.0"
  [ "${WIZARD_VER_364}" == "true" ] && CPPROE_VER="3.6.4"
  [ "${WIZARD_VER_363}" == "true" ] && CPPROE_VER="3.6.3"
  [ "${WIZARD_VER_3614}" == "true" ] && CPPROE_VER="3.6.1.4"
  [ "${WIZARD_VER_353}" == "true" ] && CPPROE_VER="3.5.3"
  [ "${WIZARD_VER_341}" == "true" ] && CPPROE_VER="3.4.1"
  [ "${WIZARD_VER_33}" == "true" ] && CPPROE_VER="3.3"
  DOWNLOAD_FILE="CrashPlanPROe_${CPPROE_VER}_Linux.tgz"
fi
DOWNLOAD_URL="${DOWNLOAD_PATH}/${DOWNLOAD_FILE}"
CPI_FILE="${SYNOPKG_PKGNAME}_*.cpi"
OPTDIR="${SYNOPKG_PKGDEST}"
VARS_FILE="${OPTDIR}/install.vars"
SYNO_CPU_ARCH="`uname -m`"
[ "${SYNO_CPU_ARCH}" == "x86_64" ] && SYNO_CPU_ARCH="i686"
[ "${SYNO_CPU_ARCH}" == "armv5tel" ] && SYNO_CPU_ARCH="armel"
[ "${SYNO_CPU_ARCH}" == "armv7l" ] && SYNO_CPU_ARCH="armel"
[ "${SYNOPKG_DSM_ARCH}" == "armada375" ] && SYNO_CPU_ARCH="armel"
[ "${SYNOPKG_DSM_ARCH}" == "comcerto2k" ] && SYNO_CPU_ARCH="armhf"
[ "${SYNOPKG_DSM_ARCH}" == "alpine" ] && SYNO_CPU_ARCH="armhf"
[ "${SYNOPKG_DSM_ARCH}" == "alpine4k" ] && SYNO_CPU_ARCH="armhf"
[ "${SYNOPKG_DSM_ARCH}" == "monaco" ] && SYNO_CPU_ARCH="armhf"
NATIVE_BINS_URL="http://packages.pcloadletter.co.uk/downloads/crashplan-native-${SYNO_CPU_ARCH}.tar.xz"   
NATIVE_BINS_FILE="`echo ${NATIVE_BINS_URL} | sed -r "s%^.*/(.*)%\1%"`"
OLD_JNA_URL="http://packages.pcloadletter.co.uk/downloads/crashplan-native-old-${SYNO_CPU_ARCH}.tar.xz"   
OLD_JNA_FILE="`echo ${OLD_JNA_URL} | sed -r "s%^.*/(.*)%\1%"`"
INSTALL_FILES="${DOWNLOAD_URL} ${NATIVE_BINS_URL}"
[ "${OLD_JNA_NEEDED}" == "true" ] && INSTALL_FILES="${INSTALL_FILES} ${OLD_JNA_URL}"
TEMP_FOLDER="`find / -maxdepth 2 -path '/volume?/@tmp' | head -n 1`"
#the Manifest folder is where friends' backup data is stored
#we set it outside the app folder so it persists after a package uninstall
MANIFEST_FOLDER="/`echo $TEMP_FOLDER | cut -f2 -d'/'`/crashplan"
LOG_FILE="${SYNOPKG_PKGDEST}/log/history.log.0"
UPGRADE_FILES="syno_package.vars conf/my.service.xml conf/service.login conf/service.model"
UPGRADE_FOLDERS="log cache"
PUBLIC_FOLDER="`synoshare --get public | sed -r "/Path/!d;s/^.*\[(.*)\].*$/\1/"`"
source /etc/profile


preinst ()
{
  if [ -z ${JAVA_HOME} ]; then
    echo "Java is not installed or not properly configured. JAVA_HOME is not defined. "
    echo "Download and install the Java Synology package from http://wp.me/pVshC-z5"
    exit 1
  fi

  if [ ! -f ${JAVA_HOME}/bin/java ]; then
    echo "Java is not installed or not properly configured. The Java binary could not be located. "
    echo "Download and install the Java Synology package from http://wp.me/pVshC-z5"
    exit 1
  fi

  cd ${TEMP_FOLDER}
  for WGET_URL in ${INSTALL_FILES}
  do
    WGET_FILENAME="`echo ${WGET_URL} | sed -r "s%^.*/(.*)%\1%"`"
    [ -f ${TEMP_FOLDER}/${WGET_FILENAME} ] && rm ${TEMP_FOLDER}/${WGET_FILENAME}
    wget ${WGET_URL}
    if [[ $? != 0 ]]; then
      if [ -d ${PUBLIC_FOLDER} ] && [ -f ${PUBLIC_FOLDER}/${WGET_FILENAME} ]; then
        cp ${PUBLIC_FOLDER}/${WGET_FILENAME} ${TEMP_FOLDER}
      else     
        echo "There was a problem downloading ${WGET_FILENAME} from the official download link, "
        echo "which was \"${WGET_URL}\" "
        echo "Alternatively, you may download this file manually and place it in the 'public' shared folder. "
        exit 1
      fi
    fi
  done
 
  exit 0
}


postinst ()
{
  #extract CPU-specific additional binaries
  mkdir ${SYNOPKG_PKGDEST}/bin
  cd ${SYNOPKG_PKGDEST}/bin
  tar xJf ${TEMP_FOLDER}/${NATIVE_BINS_FILE} && rm ${TEMP_FOLDER}/${NATIVE_BINS_FILE}
  [ "${OLD_JNA_NEEDED}" == "true" ] && tar xJf ${TEMP_FOLDER}/${OLD_JNA_FILE} && rm ${TEMP_FOLDER}/${OLD_JNA_FILE}

  #extract main archive
  cd ${TEMP_FOLDER}
  tar xzf ${TEMP_FOLDER}/${DOWNLOAD_FILE} && rm ${TEMP_FOLDER}/${DOWNLOAD_FILE} 
  
  #extract cpio archive
  cd ${SYNOPKG_PKGDEST}
  cat "${TEMP_FOLDER}/${EXTRACTED_FOLDER}"/${CPI_FILE} | gzip -d -c - | ${SYNOPKG_PKGDEST}/bin/cpio -i --no-preserve-owner
  
  echo "#uncomment to expand Java max heap size beyond prescribed value (will survive upgrades)" > ${SYNOPKG_PKGDEST}/syno_package.vars
  echo "#you probably only want more than the recommended 1024M if you're backing up extremely large volumes of files" >> ${SYNOPKG_PKGDEST}/syno_package.vars
  echo "#USR_MAX_HEAP=1024M" >> ${SYNOPKG_PKGDEST}/syno_package.vars
  echo >> ${SYNOPKG_PKGDEST}/syno_package.vars

  cp ${TEMP_FOLDER}/${EXTRACTED_FOLDER}/scripts/CrashPlanEngine ${OPTDIR}/bin
  cp ${TEMP_FOLDER}/${EXTRACTED_FOLDER}/scripts/run.conf ${OPTDIR}/bin
  mkdir -p ${MANIFEST_FOLDER}/backupArchives    
  
  #save install variables which Crashplan expects its own installer script to create
  echo TARGETDIR=${SYNOPKG_PKGDEST} > ${VARS_FILE}
  echo BINSDIR=/bin >> ${VARS_FILE}
  echo MANIFESTDIR=${MANIFEST_FOLDER}/backupArchives >> ${VARS_FILE}
  #leave these ones out which should help upgrades from Code42 to work (based on examining an upgrade script)
  #echo INITDIR=/etc/init.d >> ${VARS_FILE}
  #echo RUNLVLDIR=/usr/syno/etc/rc.d >> ${VARS_FILE}
  echo INSTALLDATE=`date +%Y%m%d` >> ${VARS_FILE}
  echo JAVACOMMON=\${JAVA_HOME}/bin/java >> ${VARS_FILE}
  cat ${TEMP_FOLDER}/${EXTRACTED_FOLDER}/install.defaults >> ${VARS_FILE}
  
  #remove temp files
  rm -r ${TEMP_FOLDER}/${EXTRACTED_FOLDER}
  
  #add firewall config
  /usr/syno/bin/servicetool --install-configure-file --package /var/packages/${SYNOPKG_PKGNAME}/scripts/${SYNOPKG_PKGNAME}.sc > /dev/null
  
  #amend CrashPlanPROe client version
  [ "${SYNOPKG_PKGNAME}" == "CrashPlanPROe" ] && sed -i -r "s/^version=\".*(-.*$)/version=\"${CPPROE_VER}\1/" /var/packages/${SYNOPKG_PKGNAME}/INFO

  exit 0
}


preuninst ()
{
  exit 0
}


postuninst ()
{
  if [ -f ${SYNOPKG_PKGDEST}/syno_package.vars ]; then
    source ${SYNOPKG_PKGDEST}/syno_package.vars
  fi
  [ -e ${OPTDIR}/lib/libffi.so.5 ] && rm ${OPTDIR}/lib/libffi.so.5

  #delete symlink if it no longer resolves - PowerPC only
  if [ ! -e /lib/libffi.so.5 ]; then
    [ -L /lib/libffi.so.5 ] && rm /lib/libffi.so.5
  fi

  #remove firewall config
  if [ "${SYNOPKG_PKG_STATUS}" == "UNINSTALL" ]; then
    /usr/syno/bin/servicetool --remove-configure-file --package ${SYNOPKG_PKGNAME}.sc > /dev/null
  fi

 exit 0
}


preupgrade ()
{
  #if identity exists back up config
  if [ -f /var/lib/crashplan/.identity ]; then
    mkdir -p ${SYNOPKG_PKGDEST}/../${SYNOPKG_PKGNAME}_data_mig/conf
    for FILE_TO_MIGRATE in ${UPGRADE_FILES}; do
      if [ -f ${OPTDIR}/${FILE_TO_MIGRATE} ]; then
        cp ${OPTDIR}/${FILE_TO_MIGRATE} ${SYNOPKG_PKGDEST}/../${SYNOPKG_PKGNAME}_data_mig/${FILE_TO_MIGRATE}
      fi
    done
    for FOLDER_TO_MIGRATE in ${UPGRADE_FOLDERS}; do
      if [ -d ${OPTDIR}/${FOLDER_TO_MIGRATE} ]; then
        mv ${OPTDIR}/${FOLDER_TO_MIGRATE} ${SYNOPKG_PKGDEST}/../${SYNOPKG_PKGNAME}_data_mig
      fi
    done
  fi

  exit 0
}


postupgrade ()
{
  #use the migrated identity and config data from the previous version
  if [ -f ${SYNOPKG_PKGDEST}/../${SYNOPKG_PKGNAME}_data_mig/conf/my.service.xml ]; then
    for FILE_TO_MIGRATE in ${UPGRADE_FILES}; do
      if [ -f ${SYNOPKG_PKGDEST}/../${SYNOPKG_PKGNAME}_data_mig/${FILE_TO_MIGRATE} ]; then
        mv ${SYNOPKG_PKGDEST}/../${SYNOPKG_PKGNAME}_data_mig/${FILE_TO_MIGRATE} ${OPTDIR}/${FILE_TO_MIGRATE}
      fi
    done
    for FOLDER_TO_MIGRATE in ${UPGRADE_FOLDERS}; do
    if [ -d ${SYNOPKG_PKGDEST}/../${SYNOPKG_PKGNAME}_data_mig/${FOLDER_TO_MIGRATE} ]; then
      mv ${SYNOPKG_PKGDEST}/../${SYNOPKG_PKGNAME}_data_mig/${FOLDER_TO_MIGRATE} ${OPTDIR}
    fi
    done
    rmdir ${SYNOPKG_PKGDEST}/../${SYNOPKG_PKGNAME}_data_mig/conf
    rmdir ${SYNOPKG_PKGDEST}/../${SYNOPKG_PKGNAME}_data_mig
    
    #make CrashPlan log entry
    TIMESTAMP="`date "+%D %I:%M%p"`"
    echo "I ${TIMESTAMP} Synology Package Center updated ${SYNOPKG_PKGNAME} to version ${SYNOPKG_PKGVER}" >> ${LOG_FILE}
  fi
  
  exit 0
}
 

start-stop-status.sh

#!/bin/sh

#--------CRASHPLAN start-stop-status script
#--------package maintained at pcloadletter.co.uk


TEMP_FOLDER="`find / -maxdepth 2 -path '/volume?/@tmp' | head -n 1`"
MANIFEST_FOLDER="/`echo $TEMP_FOLDER | cut -f2 -d'/'`/crashplan" 
ENGINE_CFG="run.conf"
PKG_FOLDER="`dirname $0 | cut -f1-4 -d'/'`"
DNAME="`dirname $0 | cut -f4 -d'/'`"
OPTDIR="${PKG_FOLDER}/target"
PID_FILE="${OPTDIR}/${DNAME}.pid"
DLOG="${OPTDIR}/log/history.log.0"
CFG_PARAM="SRV_JAVA_OPTS"
JAVA_MIN_HEAP=`grep "^${CFG_PARAM}=" "${OPTDIR}/bin/${ENGINE_CFG}" | sed -r "s/^.*-Xms([0-9]+)[Mm] .*$/\1/"` 
SYNO_CPU_ARCH="`uname -m`"
TIMESTAMP="`date "+%D %I:%M%p"`"
FULL_CP="${OPTDIR}/lib/com.backup42.desktop.jar:${OPTDIR}/lang"
source ${OPTDIR}/install.vars
source /etc/profile
source /root/.profile


start_daemon ()
{
  #check persistent variables from syno_package.vars
  USR_MAX_HEAP=0
  if [ -f ${OPTDIR}/syno_package.vars ]; then
    source ${OPTDIR}/syno_package.vars
  fi
  USR_MAX_HEAP=`echo $USR_MAX_HEAP | sed -e "s/[mM]//"`

  #do we need to restore the identity file - has a DSM upgrade scrubbed /var/lib/crashplan?
  if [ ! -e /var/lib/crashplan ]; then
    mkdir /var/lib/crashplan
    [ -e ${OPTDIR}/conf/var-backup/.identity ] && cp ${OPTDIR}/conf/var-backup/.identity /var/lib/crashplan/
  fi

  #fix up some of the binary paths and fix some command syntax for busybox 
  #moved this to start-stop-status.sh from installer.sh because Code42 push updates and these
  #new scripts will need this treatment too
  find ${OPTDIR}/ -name "*.sh" | while IFS="" read -r FILE_TO_EDIT; do
    if [ -e ${FILE_TO_EDIT} ]; then
      #this list of substitutions will probably need expanding as new CrashPlan updates are released
      sed -i "s%^#!/bin/bash%#!$/bin/sh%" "${FILE_TO_EDIT}"
      sed -i -r "s%(^\s*)(/bin/ps|ps) [^w][^\|]*\|%\1/bin/ps w \|%" "${FILE_TO_EDIT}"
      sed -i -r "s%\`ps [^w][^\|]*\|%\`ps w \|%" "${FILE_TO_EDIT}"
      sed -i -r "s%^ps [^w][^\|]*\|%ps w \|%" "${FILE_TO_EDIT}"
      sed -i "s/rm -fv/rm -f/" "${FILE_TO_EDIT}"
      sed -i "s/mv -fv/mv -f/" "${FILE_TO_EDIT}"
    fi
  done

  #use this daemon init script rather than the unreliable Code42 stock one which greps the ps output
  sed -i "s%^ENGINE_SCRIPT=.*$%ENGINE_SCRIPT=$0%" ${OPTDIR}/bin/restartLinux.sh

  #any downloaded upgrade script will usually have failed despite the above changes
  #so ignore the script and explicitly extract the new java code using the chrisnelson.ca method 
  UPGRADE_SCRIPT=`find ${OPTDIR}/upgrade -name "upgrade.sh"`
  if [ -n "${UPGRADE_SCRIPT}" ]; then
    rm ${OPTDIR}/*.pid > /dev/null
    SCRIPT_HOME=`dirname $UPGRADE_SCRIPT`
 
    #make CrashPlan log entry
    echo "I ${TIMESTAMP} Synology repairing upgrade in ${SCRIPT_HOME}" >> ${DLOG}

    mv ${SCRIPT_HOME}/upgrade.log ${SCRIPT_HOME}/upgrade.log.old > /dev/null
    UPGRADE_VER=`echo ${SCRIPT_HOME} | sed -r "s/^.*\/([0-9_]+)\.[0-9]+/\1/"`
    unzip -o ${OPTDIR}/upgrade/${UPGRADE_VER}.jar "*.jar" -d ${OPTDIR}/lib/
    unzip -o ${OPTDIR}/upgrade/${UPGRADE_VER}.jar "lang/*" -d ${OPTDIR}
    mv ${SCRIPT_HOME}/upgrade.sh ${SCRIPT_HOME}/upgrade.sh.old
    exit 0
  fi

  #updates may also overwrite our native binaries
  [ -e ${OPTDIR}/bin/libffi.so.5 ] && cp -f ${SYNOPKG_PKGDEST}/bin/libffi.so.5 ${OPTDIR}/lib/
  [ -e ${OPTDIR}/bin/libjtux.so ] && cp -f ${OPTDIR}/bin/libjtux.so ${OPTDIR}/
  [ -e ${OPTDIR}/bin/jna-3.2.5.jar ] && cp -f ${OPTDIR}/bin/jna-3.2.5.jar ${OPTDIR}/lib/
  if [ -e ${OPTDIR}/bin/jna.jar ] && [ -e ${OPTDIR}/lib/jna.jar ]; then
    cp -f ${OPTDIR}/bin/jna.jar ${OPTDIR}/lib/
  fi

  #create or repair libffi.so.5 symlink if a DSM upgrade has removed it - PowerPC only
  if [ -e ${OPTDIR}/lib/libffi.so.5 ]; then
    if [ ! -e /lib/libffi.so.5 ]; then
      #if it doesn't exist, but is still a link then it's a broken link and should be deleted first
      [ -L /lib/libffi.so.5 ] && rm /lib/libffi.so.5
      ln -s ${OPTDIR}/lib/libffi.so.5 /lib/libffi.so.5
    fi
  fi

  #set appropriate Java max heap size
  RAM=$((`free | grep Mem: | sed -e "s/^ *Mem: *\([0-9]*\).*$/\1/"`/1024))
  if [ $RAM -le 128 ]; then
    JAVA_MAX_HEAP=80
  elif [ $RAM -le 256 ]; then
    JAVA_MAX_HEAP=192
  elif [ $RAM -le 512 ]; then
    JAVA_MAX_HEAP=384
  elif [ $RAM -le 1024 ]; then
    JAVA_MAX_HEAP=512
  elif [ $RAM -gt 1024 ]; then
    JAVA_MAX_HEAP=1024
  fi
  if [ $USR_MAX_HEAP -gt $JAVA_MAX_HEAP ]; then
    JAVA_MAX_HEAP=${USR_MAX_HEAP}
  fi   
  if [ $JAVA_MAX_HEAP -lt $JAVA_MIN_HEAP ]; then
    #can't have a max heap lower than min heap (ARM low RAM systems)
    $JAVA_MAX_HEAP=$JAVA_MIN_HEAP
  fi
  sed -i -r "s/(^${CFG_PARAM}=.*) -Xmx[0-9]+[mM] (.*$)/\1 -Xmx${JAVA_MAX_HEAP}m \2/" "${OPTDIR}/bin/${ENGINE_CFG}"
  
  #disable the use of the x86-optimized external Fast MD5 library if running on ARM and PPC CPUs
  #seems to be the default behaviour now but that may change again
  [ "${SYNO_CPU_ARCH}" == "x86_64" ] && SYNO_CPU_ARCH="i686"
  if [ "${SYNO_CPU_ARCH}" != "i686" ]; then
    grep "^${CFG_PARAM}=.*c42\.native\.md5\.enabled" "${OPTDIR}/bin/${ENGINE_CFG}" > /dev/null \
     || sed -i -r "s/(^${CFG_PARAM}=\".*)\"$/\1 -Dc42.native.md5.enabled=false\"/" "${OPTDIR}/bin/${ENGINE_CFG}"
  fi

  #move the Java temp directory from the default of /tmp
  grep "^${CFG_PARAM}=.*Djava\.io\.tmpdir" "${OPTDIR}/bin/${ENGINE_CFG}" > /dev/null \
   || sed -i -r "s%(^${CFG_PARAM}=\".*)\"$%\1 -Djava.io.tmpdir=${TEMP_FOLDER}\"%" "${OPTDIR}/bin/${ENGINE_CFG}"

  #now edit the XML config file, which only exists after first run
  if [ -f ${OPTDIR}/conf/my.service.xml ]; then

    #allow direct connections from CrashPlan Desktop client on remote systems
    #you must edit the value of serviceHost in conf/ui.properties on the client you connect with
    #users report that this value is sometimes reset so now it's set every service startup 
    sed -i "s/<serviceHost>127\.0\.0\.1<\/serviceHost>/<serviceHost>0\.0\.0\.0<\/serviceHost>/" "${OPTDIR}/conf/my.service.xml"
    #default changed in CrashPlan 4.3
    sed -i "s/<serviceHost>localhost<\/serviceHost>/<serviceHost>0\.0\.0\.0<\/serviceHost>/" "${OPTDIR}/conf/my.service.xml"
    #since CrashPlan 4.4 another config file to allow remote console connections
    sed -i "s/127\.0\.0\.1/0\.0\.0\.0/" /var/lib/crashplan/.ui_info
     
    #this change is made only once in case you want to customize the friends' backup location
    if [ "${MANIFEST_PATH_SET}" != "True" ]; then

      #keep friends' backup data outside the application folder to make accidental deletion less likely 
      sed -i "s%<manifestPath>.*</manifestPath>%<manifestPath>${MANIFEST_FOLDER}/backupArchives/</manifestPath>%" "${OPTDIR}/conf/my.service.xml"
      echo "MANIFEST_PATH_SET=True" >> ${OPTDIR}/syno_package.vars
    fi

    #since CrashPlan version 3.5.3 the value javaMemoryHeapMax also needs setting to match that used in bin/run.conf
    sed -i -r "s%(<javaMemoryHeapMax>)[0-9]+[mM](</javaMemoryHeapMax>)%\1${JAVA_MAX_HEAP}m\2%" "${OPTDIR}/conf/my.service.xml"

    #make sure CrashPlan is not binding to the IPv6 stack
    grep "\-Djava\.net\.preferIPv4Stack=true" "${OPTDIR}/bin/${ENGINE_CFG}" > /dev/null \
     || sed -i -r "s/(^${CFG_PARAM}=\".*)\"$/\1 -Djava.net.preferIPv4Stack=true\"/" "${OPTDIR}/bin/${ENGINE_CFG}"
   else
    echo "Check the package log to ensure the package has started successfully, then stop and restart the package to allow desktop client connections." > "${SYNOPKG_TEMP_LOGFILE}"
  fi

  #increase the system-wide maximum number of open files from Synology default of 24466
  echo "65536" > /proc/sys/fs/file-max

  #raise the maximum open file count from the Synology default of 1024 - thanks Casper K. for figuring this out
  #http://support.code42.com/Administrator/3.6_And_4.0/Troubleshooting/Too_Many_Open_Files
  ulimit -n 65536

  source ${OPTDIR}/bin/run.conf
  source ${OPTDIR}/install.vars
  cd ${OPTDIR}
  $JAVACOMMON $SRV_JAVA_OPTS -classpath $FULL_CP com.backup42.service.CPService > ${OPTDIR}/log/engine_output.log 2> ${OPTDIR}/log/engine_error.log &
  if [ $! -gt 0 ]; then
    echo $! > $PID_FILE
    renice 19 $!
    if [ -z "${SYNOPKG_PKGDEST}" ]; then
      #script was manually invoked, need this to show status change in Package Center      
      [ -e ${PKG_FOLDER}/enabled ] || touch ${PKG_FOLDER}/enabled
    fi
  else
    echo "${DNAME} failed to start, check ${OPTDIR}/log/engine_error.log" > "${SYNOPKG_TEMP_LOGFILE}"
    echo "${DNAME} failed to start, check ${OPTDIR}/log/engine_error.log" >&2
    exit 1
  fi
}

stop_daemon ()
{
  echo "I ${TIMESTAMP} Stopping ${DNAME}" >> ${DLOG}
  kill `cat ${PID_FILE}`
  wait_for_status 1 20 || kill -9 `cat ${PID_FILE}`
  rm -f ${PID_FILE}
  if [ -z ${SYNOPKG_PKGDEST} ]; then
    #script was manually invoked, need this to show status change in Package Center
    [ -e ${PKG_FOLDER}/enabled ] && rm ${PKG_FOLDER}/enabled
  fi
  #backup identity file in case DSM upgrade removes it
  [ -e ${OPTDIR}/conf/var-backup ] || mkdir ${OPTDIR}/conf/var-backup 
  cp /var/lib/crashplan/.identity ${OPTDIR}/conf/var-backup/
}

daemon_status ()
{
  if [ -f ${PID_FILE} ] && kill -0 `cat ${PID_FILE}` > /dev/null 2>&1; then
    return
  fi
  rm -f ${PID_FILE}
  return 1
}

wait_for_status ()
{
  counter=$2
  while [ ${counter} -gt 0 ]; do
    daemon_status
    [ $? -eq $1 ] && return
    let counter=counter-1
    sleep 1
  done
  return 1
}


case $1 in
  start)
    if daemon_status; then
      echo ${DNAME} is already running with PID `cat ${PID_FILE}`
      exit 0
    else
      echo Starting ${DNAME} ...
      start_daemon
      exit $?
    fi
  ;;

  stop)
    if daemon_status; then
      echo Stopping ${DNAME} ...
      stop_daemon
      exit $?
    else
      echo ${DNAME} is not running
      exit 0
    fi
  ;;

  restart)
    stop_daemon
    start_daemon
    exit $?
  ;;

  status)
    if daemon_status; then
      echo ${DNAME} is running with PID `cat ${PID_FILE}`
      exit 0
    else
      echo ${DNAME} is not running
      exit 1
    fi
  ;;

  log)
    echo "${DLOG}"
    exit 0
  ;;

  *)
    echo "Usage: $0 {start|stop|status|restart}" >&2
    exit 1
  ;;

esac
 

install_uifile & upgrade_uifile

[
  {
    "step_title": "Client Version Selection",
    "items": [
      {
        "type": "singleselect",
        "desc": "Please select the CrashPlanPROe client version that is appropriate for your backup destination server:",
        "subitems": [
          {
            "key": "WIZARD_VER_452",
            "desc": "4.5.2",
            "defaultValue": true
          },          {
            "key": "WIZARD_VER_450",
            "desc": "4.5.0",
            "defaultValue": false
          },
          {
            "key": "WIZARD_VER_441",
            "desc": "4.4.1",
            "defaultValue": false
          },
          {
            "key": "WIZARD_VER_430",
            "desc": "4.3.0",
            "defaultValue": false
          },
          {
            "key": "WIZARD_VER_420",
            "desc": "4.2.0",
            "defaultValue": false
          },
          {
            "key": "WIZARD_VER_370",
            "desc": "3.7.0",
            "defaultValue": false
          },
          {
            "key": "WIZARD_VER_364",
            "desc": "3.6.4",
            "defaultValue": false
          },
          {
            "key": "WIZARD_VER_363",
            "desc": "3.6.3",
            "defaultValue": false
          },
          {
            "key": "WIZARD_VER_3614",
            "desc": "3.6.1.4",
            "defaultValue": false
          },
          {
            "key": "WIZARD_VER_353",
            "desc": "3.5.3",
            "defaultValue": false
          },
          {
            "key": "WIZARD_VER_341",
            "desc": "3.4.1",
            "defaultValue": false
          },
          {
            "key": "WIZARD_VER_33",
            "desc": "3.3",
            "defaultValue": false
          }
        ]
      }
    ]
  }
]
 

Changelog:

  • 0031 Added TCP 4242 to the firewall services (computer to computer connections)
  • 0037 21/Jan/15 – Updated to CrashPlan 4.5.2
  • 0036 14/Dec/15 – Updated to CrashPlan 4.5.0, separate firewall definitions for management client and for friends backup, added support for DS716+ and DS216play
  • 0035 06/Nov/15 – Fixed the update to 4.4.1_59, new installs now listen for remote connections after second startup (was broken from 4.4), updated client install documentation with more file locations and added a link to a new Code42 support doc
    EITHER completely remove and reinstall the package (which will require a rescan of the entire backup set) OR alternatively please delete all except for one of the failed upgrade numbered subfolders in /var/packages/CrashPlan/target/upgrade before upgrading. There will be one folder for each time CrashPlan tried and failed to start since Code42 pushed the update
  • 0034 04/Oct/15 – Updated to CrashPlan 4.4.1, bundled newer JNA native libraries to match those from Code42, PLEASE READ UPDATED BLOG POST INSTRUCTIONS FOR CLIENT INSTALL this version introduced yet another requirement for the client
  • 0033 12/Aug/15 – Fixed version 0032 client connection issue for fresh installs
  • 0032 12/Jul/15 – Updated to CrashPlan 4.3, PLEASE READ UPDATED BLOG POST INSTRUCTIONS FOR CLIENT INSTALL this version introduced an extra requirement, changed update repair to use the chrisnelson.ca method, forced CrashPlan to prefer IPv4 over IPv6 bindings, removed some legacy version migration scripting, updated main blog post documentation
  • 0031 20/May/15 – Updated to CrashPlan 4.2, cross compiled a newer cpio binary for some architectures which were segfaulting while unpacking main CrashPlan archive, added port 4242 to the firewall definition (friend backups), package is now signed with repository private key
  • 0030 16/Feb/15 – Fixed show-stopping issue with version 0029 for systems with more than one volume
  • 0029 21/Jan/15 – Updated to CrashPlan version 3.7.0, improved detection of temp folder (prevent use of /var/@tmp), added support for Annapurna Alpine AL514 CPU (armhf) in DS2015xs, added support for Marvell Armada 375 CPU (armhf) in DS215j, abandoned practical efforts to try to support Code42’s upgrade scripts, abandoned inotify support (realtime backup) on PowerPC after many failed attempts with self-built and pre-built jtux and jna libraries, back-merged older libffi support for old PowerPC binaries after it was removed in 0028 re-write
  • 0028 22/Oct/14 – Substantial re-write:
    Updated to CrashPlan version 3.6.4
    DSM 5.0 or newer is now required
    libjnidispatch.so taken from Debian JNA 3.2.7 package with dependency on newer libffi.so.6 (included in DSM 5.0)
    jna-3.2.5.jar emptied of irrelevant CPU architecture libs to reduce size
    Increased default max heap size from 512MB to 1GB on systems with more than 1GB RAM
    Intel CPUs no longer need the awkward glibc version-faking shim to enable inotify support (for real-time backup)
    Switched to using root account – no more adding account permissions for backup, package upgrades will no longer break this
    DSM Firewall application definition added
    Tested with DSM Task Scheduler to allow backups between certain times of day only, saving RAM when not in use
    Daemon init script now uses a proper PID file instead of Code42’s unreliable method of using grep on the output of ps
    Daemon init script can be run from the command line
    Removal of bash binary dependency now Code42’s CrashPlanEngine script is no longer used
    Removal of nice binary dependency, using BusyBox equivalent renice
    Unified ARMv5 and ARMv7 external binary package (armle)
    Added support for Mindspeed Comcerto 2000 CPU (comcerto2k – armhf) in DS414j
    Added support for Intel Atom C2538 (avoton) CPU in DS415+
    Added support to choose which version of CrashPlan PROe client to download, since some servers may still require legacy versions
    Switched to .tar.xz compression for native binaries to reduce web hosting footprint
  • 0027 20/Mar/14 – Fixed open file handle limit for very large backup sets (ulimit fix)
  • 0026 16/Feb/14 – Updated all CrashPlan clients to version 3.6.3, improved handling of Java temp files
  • 0025 30/Jan/14 – glibc version shim no longer used on Intel Synology models running DSM 5.0
  • 0024 30/Jan/14 – Updated to CrashPlan PROe 3.6.1.4 and added support for PowerPC 2010 Synology models running DSM 5.0
  • 0023 30/Jan/14 – Added support for Intel Atom Evansport and Armada XP CPUs in new DSx14 products
  • 0022 10/Jun/13 – Updated all CrashPlan client versions to 3.5.3, compiled native binary dependencies to add support for Armada 370 CPU (DS213j), start-stop-status.sh now updates the new javaMemoryHeapMax value in my.service.xml to the value defined in syno_package.vars
  • 0021 01/Mar/13 – Updated CrashPlan to version 3.5.2
  • 0020 21/Jan/13 – Fixes for DSM 4.2
  • 018 Updated CrashPlan PRO to version 3.4.1
  • 017 Updated CrashPlan and CrashPlan PROe to version 3.4.1, and improved in-app update handling
  • 016 Added support for Freescale QorIQ CPUs in some x13 series Synology models, and installer script now downloads native binaries separately to reduce repo hosting bandwidth, PowerQUICC PowerPC processors in previous Synology generations with older glibc versions are not supported
  • 015 Added support for easy scheduling via cron – see updated Notes section
  • 014 DSM 4.1 user profile permissions fix
  • 013 implemented update handling for future automatic updates from Code 42, and incremented CrashPlanPRO client to release version 3.2.1
  • 012 incremented CrashPlanPROe client to release version 3.3
  • 011 minor fix to allow a wildcard on the cpio archive name inside the main installer package (to fix CP PROe client since Code 42 Software had amended the cpio file version to 3.2.1.2)
  • 010 minor bug fix relating to daemon home directory path
  • 009 rewrote the scripts to be even easier to maintain and unified as much as possible with my imminent CrashPlan PROe server package, fixed a timezone bug (tightened regex matching), moved the script-amending logic from installer.sh to start-stop-status.sh with it now applying to all .sh scripts each startup so perhaps updates from Code42 might work in future, if wget fails to fetch the installer from Code42 the installer will look for the file in the public shared folder
  • 008 merged the 14 package scripts each (7 for ARM, 7 for Intel) for CP, CP PRO, & CP PROe – 42 scripts in total – down to just two! ARM & Intel are now supported by the same package, Intel synos now have working inotify support (Real-Time Backup) thanks to rwojo’s shim to pass the glibc version check, upgrade process now retains login, cache and log data (no more re-scanning), users can specify a persistent larger max heap size for very large backup sets
  • 007 fixed a bug that broke CrashPlan if the Java folder moved (if you changed version)
  • 006 installation now fails without User Home service enabled, fixed Daylight Saving Time support, automated replacing the ARM libffi.so symlink which is destroyed by DSM upgrades, stopped assuming the primary storage volume is /volume1, reset ownership on /var/lib/crashplan and the Friends backup location after installs and upgrades
  • 005 added warning to restart daemon after 1st run, and improved upgrade process again
  • 004 updated to CrashPlan 3.2.1 and improved package upgrade process, forced binding to 0.0.0.0 each startup
  • 003 fixed ownership of /volume1/crashplan folder
  • 002 updated to CrashPlan 3.2
  • 001 30/Jan/12 – intial public release
 
 

4,780 thoughts on “CrashPlan packages for Synology NAS

  1. Peter

    I have a Synology 716+ running DSM 6.0 Beta 2. I just successfully installed crashplan 4.5.2 by first installing the built-in Synology ‘Java 8(beta)’ package, 1.8.0_60 with a default CLASSPATH of /var/packages/Java8/target/j2sdk-image/jre and then installing Crashplan from http://packages.pcloadletter.co.uk. Everything worked on the first try. I’ll post if I find any issues.

    patters — I’ve been using your crashplan packages for years, you have helped so many people out by providing these packages and by staying on top of so many updates. Thank you!!

    Reply
    1. swynth

      I have a DS213+ and have used CP for a couple of years but the recently as it’s been so intermittent at working I started looking at doing it via Windows PC. I haven’t got that far, but I’ve seen a few people have a bit of success lately – is it worth me moving back to running on the NAS?

      Reply
      1. goslow2gofast

        Naturally this is somewhat of a personal decision, but I was in the exact same place myself about 4 months ago. I had been running CP on my DS413 for a while and it was working okay. But then there were a few months of turbulence when a new version of CP or DSM would upset the balance and I had to wait for a fix or poke at it until it worked again. It feels like that has continued since then also. So I decided to move the backup engine to a Windows 10 machine, and back up the NAS from there. That has been running without a problem since then, with no problems over several CP updates, etc. I think the throughput is even higher than I was seeing off my NAS. So I’m not saying it can’t be done natively on the NAS, but it’s clear Synology and CP have no plans to get a supported version there, so it will continue to be “crowd supported”. Thank goodness for patters and others who are lending a hand, but without them it would be a struggle. So while part of me wants to accept the challenge of running it right on the NAS, another part of me is more than happy to spend the time I was spending on keeping it going in other areas, and knowing that my backups are running every night uninterrupted. I’m not saying anything bad about Synology, CrashPlan, or patters and all the helpful people here, just sharing my situation, decision and results in case it helps you.

      2. swynth

        Thanks for info. How did you set the folders to backup on the PC? I’ve tried a couple of methods and it always seems to say ‘missing’.

      3. goslow2gofast

        All I did was map a drive to a NAS share where the files are I want to backup, and made it persistent so it is preserved across Windows restarts. Then in CrashPlan Desktop app referenced the mapped drive.

  2. Ian

    Just installed the latest DSM update DSM 5.2-5644 Update 3, and Crashplan has uninstalled itself… its not in my list of installed packages and if I go and look in the Community feed its there to be installed.

    Does this mean I need to do m y entire 3TB backup again?!

    Reply
    1. bertxl

      no, your backup is linked to your CP account/machine and not to your installation. After you’ve reinstalled CP and logged on again, it should recognize the machine and restart the backup from where it was. If it does not, you can tell it to do so by selecting the option ‘Adopt backup from a different machine’ (even if it is the same machine)

      Reply
      1. rich

        This is my experience as well.. the only other point to mention is it may need to re-scan everything. so for a while (maybe a day if you have a big file set) it can look like it is doing a backup

    2. Ian

      OK thanks. I have just tried to install it again. It error’ed asking me to manually download the file and place it in the ‘public’ directory. So I made a ‘public’ shared folder, gave all users access to it and then tried again, which worked. Back up and running :)

      Reply
  3. James Coleman-Powell

    I’m also a long term user of your packages – thank you so much for your contributions. I have an issue currently however, CrashPlan seems to have gotten itself in a bit of a muddle, in a cycle of:

    CrashPlan Started, Version 4.5.2
    Scanning for files to backup
    Backup Schedule to Always Run
    Starting Backup to CrashPlan Central
    Stopping CrashPlan

    It happens every single minute. I don’t recall whether 4.5.2 is a recent release and perhaps I should be looking to roll it back to an earlier?

    Any ideas / thoughts would be appreciated!

    Reply
  4. James Coleman-Powell

    Is anyone seeing a restart loop on the most recent release of Crashplan? Mine Starts, starts scanning the files, starts the backup and quickly crashes. There are no clues in the logs and I’ve been a long standing user of the package so I know the initial configuration is good. Any ideas?

    Reply
    1. C

      I have the same symptoms but I’m seeing disconnects. I also updated the Java package so I’m not sure whether that has something to do with it (maybe SSL is disabled or something like that).
      However looking back, likely the fault lies with Crashplan.

      Reply
      1. James Coleman-Powell

        I can confirm that raising the RAM allocation has fixed this, give it a try and hopefully it will work for you too.

      2. C

        In my case it looked like the old process was still running so the two kept tripping on each other.
        Discovered that by looking into the console and killing the old one.

  5. Yvonus

    Allow me to thank you for your work. Knowing that an “easy” CrashPlan solution was available was one of the key parameter to dump my old, unsupported Windows Home Server, to a Synology box.
    I’ve decided to try the Java Download Manager which looked easier to install to me. Only later did I notice that you built custom off-the-shelf java packages.
    Sadly, the crashplan package installation failed. I’ve taken a quick look at synopkg.log, which shows a clear cut error condition soon after the install begins :
    http://pastebin.com/vXMA2uq0

    2016/01/31 15:11:09 (system) trigger :
    Begin: /bin/tar xf /volume1/@tmp/@synopkg/@download/CrashPlan/@SYNOPKG_DOWNLOAD_CrashPlan -C /volume1/@tmp/56AE15FDA6D70304/ conf –no-same-owner
    /bin/tar: conf: Not found in archive
    /bin/tar: Exiting with failure status due to previous errors

    Any idea why this is happening ?
    Thanks for your help.

    Reply
  6. sebas

    Somehow Chrashplan no longer connects to my Synology after updating both to 4.5.2. I’ve changed the token like after any update, but it just won’t connect. It looks like the port has changed to 4253 instead of 4243. I’ve changed that as well in both the ui.info and properties file, but that makes no change. Any ideas?

    Reply
      1. reuven

        I had a similar problem, i fixed it by appending the actual i.p. address to the authentication token, instead of the 0.0.0.0 that was there. Don’t know why that worked but it did.

  7. Stoepsel2k

    Hi there, i want to use CrashPlan for the first time.

    I have an DS415+
    Installed Java 1.7_79 and CrashPlan 4.5.2 on my Synology. I restartet the CrashPlan App 3-4 times.
    I installed CrashPlan 4.5.2 Client on my PC and changed .ui_info with the correct token and IP-Adress of my synology. I changed my ui.properties as well with the correct Synology IP-Adress.
    I added CrashPlan to the Firewall of Synology for testing.

    If i want to connect by the client on my pc, the client freeze and after a while i get an error with connection failed.

    My service log:

    Connectivity testing localhost, port=4242, connectionTimeout(ms)=100, retryDuration(ms)=100
    Failed to connect after duration=522, retryDuration=100, address=localhost, connectTimeout=100, e=null
    Connectivity testing localhost, port=4243, connectionTimeout(ms)=100, retryDuration(ms)=100
    Connectivity test done. localhost, false in 197 ms
    Connectivity testing localhost, port=4244, connectionTimeout(ms)=100, retryDuration(ms)=100
    Failed to connect after duration=690, retryDuration=100, address=localhost, connectTimeout=100, e=Connection refused
    Loaded address=0.0.0.0, port=4243, and token from location=/var/lib/crashplan/.ui_info
    MessageProvider(): options=MessageProviderOptions[name = UI, numWorkers = 2

    READY! Listening ports are PEER=4242, CPD=4243, HTTP=4244

    WE have an old version, localVersion=1435726800452 (2015-07-01T05:00:00:452+0000), remoteVersion=1446267600512 (2015-10-31T05:00:00:512+0000), remoteGuid=42

    Please, anyone who can help ?

    Reply
    1. patters Post author

      Looks like a version mismatch somewhere:

      WE have an old version, localVersion=1435726800452 (2015-07-01T05:00:00:452+0000), remoteVersion=1446267600512 (2015-10-31T05:00:00:512+0000), remoteGuid=42

      Reply
  8. Alex

    When I add your repository to the package sources I can see Java Manager but not CrashPlan.
    I tried this on three different DiskStations.
    How can I go about to debug and resolve this?

    Reply
    1. patters Post author

      Java Manager is not my package. Mine are simply called Java 7 and Java 8. Are you sure you are looking at the Community section as indicated?

      Reply
      1. Alex

        Oh wow, you’re right!
        I first tried your packages several months ago where they showed up under all.
        Also, I was under the impression that “All” actually meant everything.
        That nothing shows up when I search for crashplan, no matter what is selected, does not help either…
        Anyway, the package shows up under Community and I’ll try to install it later.
        Thanks a lot!

  9. ccanzone

    Hello,
    Once more the update failed. At first I’ve tried to use the unzip technique (that always worked) but this time it didn’t. Then I tried to upgrade through Package Center, and the wget got stuck when the file size was 33963774 (CrashPlan_4.5.2_Linux.tgz). Replacing wget did not work this time, neither manually downloading the file in the Public share.
    Regarding this Public share, a bunch of questions:
    – I created it in /volume1/public and gave read-write access to everyone
    – The correct name is Public or public? I did the latter
    – Out of despair, I chowned the directory with 777. Even this didn’t work.

    I wonder how the “download to Public share” does work, so I can check if I did something wrong.

    So, no CrashPlan for me so far. Any ideas?

    Thanks to everyone!

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  10. Peter Story

    Hello! Any plans to add support for the new DS416j? I’m assuming your package doesn’t list it as supported, because you write: “The repository only displays packages which are compatible with your specific model of NAS. If you don’t see CrashPlan in the list, then either your NAS model or your DSM version are not supported at this time.”

    Reply
    1. patters Post author

      Correct assumption – it’s a new SoC (Marvell Armada 388) which is a dualcore ARMv7 with NEON. So that I can add support, please can you log in via SSH and run:
      uname -a
      cat /proc/cpuinfo

      and post the results back here. Thanks

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  11. hyperion

    For those with the repeated restart problem, it was a memory heap size issue for me. Edited the file at /var/packages/CrashPlan/target/syno_package.vars and make sure to uncomment the field, too! I used VI, read instructions here:

    https://www.cs.colostate.edu/helpdocs/vi.html

    It’s really easy, I changed it to 2048. Then just stop and start the service through the web interface. Works great on my 1518+.

    -hyp

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  12. Onward 123 (@onward123)

    Hello. I am having an issue installing CrashPlan and hoping you can provide some guidance?

    I have followed Scott Hanselman’s instructions (http://www.hanselman.com/blog/UPDATED2014HowToSetupCrashPlanCloudBackupOnASynologyNASRunningDSM50.aspx) carefully through step 3 (installing Java). When I go to to install CrashPlan, I accept the license agreement, click Next, then Apply, and the Installing… dialog appears for a second or two and then is replaced with an error dialog that says “Failed to install CrashPlan.”

    Suggestions? What am I missing? Thanks in advance. (Hardware: DS214+)

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  13. firehorse

    Thank you so much patters for all your excellent work. With the recent changes by Crashplan and after re-establishing the connection again and again with your help and the help of the community, I decided to cancel my subscription with Crashplan and told them, that their way of NOT supporting Synology is IMHO a wrong one. Thanks again for your efforts!

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