I bought the 6 TB MBLD about a month ago and was messing around using SSH. I inadvertantly broke the web access (http://insertiphere/ui). I performed a factory reset (no reformat), but unfortunately, while this reset the device and kept my data, it disabled SSH access and it did not fix my web access problems. I can still see all my data via the DLNA server, but can not access the drive any other way. I took this to tech support, but their suggestion was RMA. I would really like to copy some (lots) data off the drive before I send it back, but have no way of copying it over to another machine.
I tried pulling one drive and hooking it to my computer via a SATA enclosure, but because each drive (RAID 1 array) is over 2.1 TB, I need a special PCI card from WD. I created a Ubuntu VM, but still couldn’t successfully mount the drive.
Is there a way to “force” enable SSH or reset web access w/o losing data?
Is there a way to effectively copy 180 GB of data from the drive using DLNA?
If I return it to WD, will they just pull the drives, drop in new ones and send it back, or will they actually try to keep my existing data?
Any help would be appreciated. ~Neil
PS. Looking forward to eventually installing the new firmware…