Alas ThierryB, I am not a MAC expert. I’ll be able to use one but after that I’m stuck. I’ve been trapped my Microsoft.
The initial symptom that there is a problem is that the MyBook Live stops going to sleep because the 20M of storage allocated to ramlog is exceeded but what happens then is ramlog disables itself (needs the MyBook Live to be rebooted once the fix-ups are done) and the logs written dorectly to the disk.
As I don’t need AppleTalk I’ve turned off that protocol on my MBL and I don’t see this problem so whatever it is related to the MyBook Live’s
netatalk service and Apple computing hardware.
From what others have posted and what I’ve found out I’ve managed to collect enough information to help other people de-brick their Dashboard UI.
My duggestion is to configure your Apple computing devices to use the SMB file sharing protocol and shut-off AFP as a temporary workaround until Western Digital’s firmware department permanantly solve the problem and release another firmware for the MBL.
In the meanwhile, you are correct. Keep an eye on the log files. You can use the df -h command to view how much of /var/log is used. If the space allocated to /var/log is not 20M then remlog has been shutdown because the total of all the logs has exceeded 20Mb.
If you can find out what CNID (whatever it is) on your MAC that’s causing the MBL to panic and grow deamon.log then maybe you can shut that off instead?
I’ve noticed that the QuickView applet can also grow another log file quickly, but not as quickly. I don’t have my computers on 24/7 or for very long periods so not experienced this different problem but as a precaution I’ve disabled WD’s QuickView applet on my computers so my MBL, at the moment, is quite happy, complient and functional.
Best advise I can give at this moment in time.
I’m happy that my efforts hae helped a few people and is still helping. Other advise is for everyone to enable SSH and then change the defailt password of the
root user from welc0me to something else using Linux’s passwd command and make the password secure.