12-16-2011 09:24 AM - edited 12-16-2011 09:24 AM
Hold on a second. So... Performing a Full factory restore or a Quick factory restore from the Dashboatrd UI will wipe /DataVolume but using . . .
. . . will perform a full factory restore BUT will NOT reformat /DataVolume leaving all the user data absolutely and completely 100% intact and in-place?
What he said.....
Can we get an option for this in the menus?
12-16-2011 09:43 AM
How annoying and disappointing is that for all the people who have lost loads because of a normal factory restore.
Thing is, I've seen this "noformat" option but didn't think much of it. Thought it was just a erroneous comment left in my accident.
12-20-2011 07:20 AM
I am having the exact same issue. You described it perfectly. My MBL is updated with the latest firmware as of 12/19/2011 (I'm not in front of it right now, so can't look at the exact version).
I am running Windows 7 and don't have any firewalls enabled. My drive is on an internal network with manual network settings. The settings are set the same as my other machines (with the exception of IP address of course) that can access the internet just fine. I have tried DHCP as well. Nothing seems to work. Still can't get to shares or users w/o an error.
Have you been able to find a workaround for this yet? Did you try the restore to factory defaults? If so, did it work?
12-23-2011 02:47 AM
I had the same issue as described above. Followed the advice of the folks here to reset to factory default without reformatting. and it works! Users and Shares tab are no longer throwing error.
The steps are the following:
1. enable ssh on your WD MBL by following steps here: http://community.wdc.com/t5/My-Book-Live/Telnet-or
Load the Mybook UI go Settings > Utilities > Import / Export Current Configuration
Export the current configuration, open the file in notepad (Wordpad screws the formatting so be careful), find the bit that says: ssh_enable="disabled", change to ssh_enable="enabled", save the file
Now back in the Mybook UI go Settings > Utilities > Import / Export Current Configuration and import the file you have just saved. The Mybook reboots and hey presto SSH is enabled.
On mine the login was root / welc0me (that is welcome with a zero instead of an oh).
2. If you use Windows, download putty:http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/
Run it and put in the ip address of the MBL.
3. run /usr/local/sbin/factoryRestore.sh noreformat
12-23-2011 07:39 PM - edited 12-23-2011 07:40 PM
Or just enable SSH by firstly logging into the Dashbourd UI then using the URL:
Enables and disables SSH without a the NAS needing a reboot.
If you've changed the name of you NAS then substitute `MyBookLive` for the name of your NAS.
01-03-2012 08:19 PM - edited 01-06-2012 08:29 AM
I know how to do this on Wiindows. Not sure how to start a terminal sesion on a Apple MAC.
You should now be at the Linux command prompt where (at your own risk) issue commands and invoke scripts and programs.
From what I've read elsewhere, move everything you wish to keep into the Public folder before invoking a non-destructive factory restore.