In order to free up space on my EX2100, I’d like to delete SmartWare directories/files that are no longer needed for three of the four PCs I had been backing up on my home network. I thought I’d be able to do this by logging into the MyCloud web GUI (http://www.mycloud.com) with my admin credentials, but the SmartWare share isn’t visible even though the admin user has read/write access to the SmartWare share.
If I do the delete operation from one of the Windows PCs on the network (using File Explorer), it takes a very long time to identify and delete the files; e.g., one backup that was ~70GB, took ~12 hours to finish. If it weren’t for the one backup that I want to keep, I’d just delete the SmartWare share altogether, which it looks like I can do directly from the Admin GUI (http://wdmycloudex2100/). Right now, I’m trying to move the backup I want to keep to another share, but Windows tells me that it will take more than a day (it’s moved only about 5% of the files after a couple of hours).
Is there a better way to do these kinds of operations?