The DL and EX series NAS's are capable of having apps installed. Like I've found the Dropbox app really useful.
Is there any reason why a VPN server app can't be written so the EX and DL NAS's can act as home VPN servers to allow Windows and Linux operating systems to connect to? Even allow Android phones and tablets to connect to as those have VPN clients built-in.
So, for a business professional and business class NAS's, please someone write a VPN server app?
(Considering that OpenVPN is already installed in the NAS's firmware and the app would just need to configure it to also act as a VPN service.)
People like to take their backups offsite so they swap out USB drives. This can be a problem with Windows Server Backup keeping up with the drives, adding a new drive to the rotation, and when a drive is swapped it takes a full backup and starts over.
So if we had a 2 bay USB unit in a RAID 1 we could just swap out say the right hand drive to take offsite and the box would automagicly rebuild the mirror during the day. The server never knows a drive has been swapped.
There is such a product but it is very pricey. I think WD could do better
Having the Public share in WD My Cloud EX4 is a major security flaw. It allows anyone including hackers and criminals in the network to put child pornography into the product. This not only exposes the owner to substantial legal liability, but also causes severe harm to the community. Please regard it as a public safety issue of the product.
I would like WD to give the owners of My Cloud EX4 the ability to delete the default Public share or restrict the access to it on the next firmware update.
Please add an App for Virus detection and deletion. Would be gread to have also on Ex an Virus programm to be secure for any virus attact on the network. Regulary computers in the networks are seruce by installing AntiVirus programs. If users enable an all-day sync to the Network storage for data sync there is a high risk to copy an virus to the storage.
The process named "convert" in WD My Cloud EX4 causes severe performance and availability problems as well as unnecessary wear of hard drives. After putting many files into the EX4 unit, the convert process begins to consume CPU 100% and cause many unnecessary I/O activities on the hard drives until the owner reboots the unit.
(Update: Firmware 1.02.36 cut CPU consumption down to 40%.)
Like many others, I expect EX4 to be a 24x7 reliable storage system with good consistent performance. I do not need media streaming and cloud capabilities. I do not want to waste system resources to have my files analyzed to be classified whether they are videos or photos. I'd be more than happy if EX4 reported 100% of my files classified as "Other" without looking at any of them.
I would like WD to provide the owners of My Cloud EX4/EX2 with the Dashboard options to disable the "convert," "wdmcserver," "wdphotodbmerger," and other processes that generate metadata, thumbnails, and hidden folders so that they will never run again on a future firmware update.
In the next EX4100 firmware update, please add an option to select a time interval of inactivity before the NAS goes to standby mode. This can be implemented simply via an "options" button beside the "drive sleep" switch in the Energy Saver section of the dash board.
Also, please add a way to wake up the drive from standby mode using an external button - perhaps when depressing the power button for less than 3 seconds.
The front USB 3.0 port is not compatible with the Seagate backup Plus 4 TB Portable external hard drive. Please fix.
On my EX4 I would like to be able to login to the console and see a screen that shows what users are connected and what files are currently open or downloading. Bonus points if I could set a throttle limit for their downloads so it doesn't kill my crappy upload speeds.
Hi. Could you think to provide in future updated version of Apps (Wordpress, Joomla, PHPmyAdmin, etc.) on EX2/EX4, due severe security issues (and limited/old features) on existing version ? Thanks & Regards
After attaching a WD MyBook drive via USB3 port to the EX2, I realized the whole drive becomes a share and that too a public share, allowing all my users coming in from outside to delete stuff there.
1. I would like to create shares from specific root directory folders on the USB drive and not the whole USB drive to become a share.
2. More importantly, I would like to configure permissions on this share from the attached USB drive. I have friends coming in from outside and I would like to be able to configure who has what access on this share. Without at least this level of permissions, this USB facility on the EX2 is really not secure for most users.
3. Finally, I would like to be able to turn ftp ON or OFF on this USB share - just like the shares on EX2 where I can turn ftp ON/OFF individually on the shares. For example, I chose to turn ftp off for the Public share but kept ftp ON my other EX2 shares, and would like to do the same to the USB attached drive share.
FYI - I am using a Windows formatted USB (My Book) drive for the USB share.
Please include the ability to make USB shares private. Currently, USB shares are public and open to everyone. The NAS is unusable as a shared device unless all users are assumed to have full read/write access to the data on the USB device. Apparently, previous versions/generations of WD NAS did not overlook this critical feature. This missing feature seems to be a glaring omission in the EX4.
I would like to see the settings for the UPS added to the GUI. I currently have my UPS connected via the USB port on the back of the EX2. The EX2 will not shutdown until the UPS battery gets to 10%. This is unacceptable because my UPS like many is prone to a very steep battery fall-off after 50%. This causes the UPS to go ahead and drop to zero output BEFORE the EX2 can get shutdown. Because of this I would like to error on the side of caution and be able to tell my EX2 to shutdown as soon as it receives the running on battery message from my UPS.
I would like it (and I am sure other people will find use for it too) that somehow we can have BitTorrent Sync as a 3rd party app to install on the My Cloud EX2/EX4:
I have been waiting for the dropbox app to re-appear but considering that BitTorrent Sync does not connect with a server online and is only syncing with your devices, I think this will make it more like your "own personal cloud".
I have a backup job created for a remote backup WD EX2 -> WD EX2. The backup job works, however, when i added a new folder to my NAS and i wanted that to be backed up, I have no possibility to add the new folder to my existing backup job. I don't see any editing button for a created backup. In this case, i have to delete my existing job and create a new one, or just create a new job ONLY for the new folder. Both of this options are inconvenient.
i would like it if this suggestions goes to the WD development team to improve the GUI and practicability of this device. It's quite hard to manage a remote backup ( which is mandatory for a NAS to exclude single point of failure) if you have to redo all the previous work only for a new folder.
Please add option for secure webdav connections. Currently able to share folders via webdav but require third party software on Windows 7 and above since it currently does not offer a secure connection. Please see post in forums - http://community.wd.com/t5/WD-My-Cloud-EX2/Secure-WEBDAV/td-p/764830 - for further info of current workarounds. Surely since webdav is already implemented it can't be too hard to add secure connections to next firmware update?
I have seen that someone else had this problem. Currently time scheduling is only possible between 00:01am and 11.59pm. This might be good for a normal business but not if you have people working on a different schedule. We need to schedule our WD EX2 from 9am to 2am the next mornig. A new release of this tool would be very appreciated as I an sure we are not the only ones working at nights!