Disable S86wdphotodbmergerd and S85wdmcserverd

I would like to be able to use the sync and cloud capabilities of my mycloud EX4 again since I have stopped using it due to the thrashing of the drives due to indexing and thumbnail generation, Doing a search on here I saw that some people have had success ssh’ing into the unit and stopping these two processes: using these lines:
/bin/sh /etc/rc2.d/S85wdmcserverd stop
/bin/sh /etc/rc2.d/S86wdphotodbmergerd stop

I have tried to use both of those as of the latest firmware and the use of either of them generates this:
/bin/sh /etc/rc2.d/S85wdmcserverd stop
/bin/sh: can’t open ‘/etc/rc2.d/S85wdmcserverd’

/bin/sh /etc/rc2.d/S86wdphotodbmergerd stop
/bin/sh: can’t open ‘/etc/rc2.d/S86wdphotodbmergerd’

Can anyone point me in the direction of what I may be doing wrong?

The NAS is doing great since I stopped using the cloud ability but I would actually, well…like to use it even without thumbnail generation.


The error you’re getting means the OS can’t find the file.

Try this:
cd /etc/
find . -type f -name “*wdmcserverd*”

That should spit out the location of *wdmcserverd. Now replace the path in your original command with the path found with the find command. If the find command returns more than one location, pick one of them in the rc* dir path.

Thank you for the reply.
I’m not sure if I am stopping them or not…

I am getting the following:

root@ip address of mycloud /etc # find . -type f -name “wdphotodbmergerd

then I attempt:
root@Chateau-Woo-Woo / # /bin/sh /etc/./init.d/wdphotodbmergerd stop
Stopping wdphotodbmerger
sh: you need to specify whom to kill
root@Chateau-Woo-Woo / # /bin/sh /etc/./init.d/wdmcserverd stop
Stopping wdmcserver
sh: you need to specify whom to kill
root@Chateau-Woo-Woo / #

What is the “you need to specify whom to kill” message mean?

Don’t know off hand. Try killing the pid instead:

ps - ef | grep wdphotodbmergerd

That will return one line. The first number is the pid. Use that number
with this command:

kill “pid #”