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04-15-2011 05:05 PM
I have found what the problem was!
The share folder of My Book Live is managed by some service that controls who has and who doesn't have the rights to write into it.
This means that a system account (as in my case the user was "transmission") cannot write in share, even if it has a folder with proper rights.
What I did was changing the Group ID (GID) in my /etc/passwd file so it was matching the "normal" accounts.
In this way I could manage the rights of the shared folder for my "transmission" account using the official Web application from WD.
Once that my "transmission" account had the proper rights…
everything went fine!
I hope it will help someone!
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05-01-2011 10:35 AM
I really need to make it known that WD does not support, nor provide support for, modifying our NAS drives. Doing so may damage the drives and possibly void the warranties.
Perfectly understood, but in my case SSH and root access has allowed me to resurrect the TronkyServer without having to factory restore/wipe the NAS! TronkyServer and/or MySQL corrupted the database TwonkyServer uses. The solution was to rename two files and let TwonkyServer rebuild them. There need to be more maintance options on the Web Dashbord UI to allow more restoration control. For example, an option that will remove and clean the TwonkyService and then re-install it cleanly WITHOUT re-formatting or performing a full or quick factory restore.
This would also assist with people who meddle and don't know what they are doing. Like... "Oops... I really fecked up TwonkyServer, but it's ok... I can fix it by clicking one button on the Dashboard UI."
Still, for me the Tronky media server screwedup itself and I have way less than the theoretical limit of 80,000 files. I only got my MBLive two days ago. Not good for the media server to keel over and die. ... BUT ... Also understood that Twonky ain't Western Digital.
At the moment I'm seriously happy that SSH and root access is allowed as it's saved me wiping 256Gb's of data to fix te media server.
Lesson learnt. Over the next few days I'm going to make working back-up sets of the NAS's configuration files and other stuff so if anything messes up it should be a simple thing of copying back a working set of configuration files.
Think it'll be time to write a useful set of bash back-up scripts. (Something WDC should have done to more idiot proof the drive!)
05-06-2011 06:07 AM
Oke i have a problem with the torrent option. i didnt changed anything in the options (so the default download pad is still there)
It is unpossible to delete the file, i get the following error "you require permission from the Unix user\root to make changes to this folder"
I have localy all the permissions.
Somebody know how to fix this?
05-13-2011 07:26 AM - edited 05-13-2011 07:38 AM
The default password 'welc0me' isn't working for the Feature Pack Manager Logon Page. What's the default password for it on a 3TB MyBook.
edit: NVM had to run it a second time
05-17-2011 11:35 AM - edited 05-17-2011 03:48 PM
Transmission 2.30 is out !
Edit : Okey , I tested it already ! DONT use it. There is 1 stupid bug in webinterface. Already reported it and will be fixed in 2.31 which coming out soon.
Edit 2: version 2.31 is out, and web bug is fixed. So , safe to use now !
06-08-2011 10:56 PM
It seems that rtorrent is available in ipkg repository. I installed rtorrent on my MBL and it works like a charm.
just "ipkg install rtorrent screen" then "cp /opt/etc/ushare.conf ~/.rtorrent.rc;vi ~/.rtorrent.rc;/opt/bin/screen /opt/bin/rtorrent".
06-11-2011 03:17 AM
Here is mirror of that file - http://hotfile.com/dl/112441251/6298a6c/transmissi
That mirror is no longer valid either. Could someone please post it again?
06-12-2011 01:54 AM - edited 06-12-2011 01:57 AM
My english is bad, but i want to share some experiances of installing feature pack and bit torrent download client into your My Book Live (MBL).
I just got my My Book Live 1TB, and i don't have any basic knowledge of Linux language, however i manage to successfully install bit torrent client into MBL. It's very easy.
I refer to this website:
1. Install MBL feature pack manager:
2. Install transmission: (click the 3rd icon at the top left then install transmission v2.2x)
the transmission v2.31 will be installed (i don't know why is the latest version installed while the page shows v2.2x)
3. U can configure your torrent client already. And it is ready to download.
All the material u need is just the putty.exe where it can be downloaded here:
i downloaded the x86 version (putty.exe), and it is ready to use (doesnt need to install)
Remember to do port forwarding to ur MBL from ur router to get faster download speed.
A strange thing that the status in preference page show ' the port is closed'
but u can actually check whether ur port is opened from this website: http://www.canyouseeme.org/
i learnt from here, thus i hope this will help those who do not familiar with linux command.