I was having issues so I hit the reset button. I immediately saw that the Ethernet cable had been pulled out (probably as I was moving the Mycloud to be able to press the reset button) and that the plastic clip of the cable that holds is securely in place had broken off, so it must’ve been loose all along causing my intermittent connection problems.
I was happy to see that the it was just a loose cable. So I replaced it with a working cable. When I went to the dash board I was told “Initializing device”! I didnt wanna lose all my data so I disconnected the cable.
My 2 questions are
- why is it initializing? I read that if you reset with power off it will restore everything back to factory setting (wiping drive of all data I assume). Does this also happen if you reset without Ethernet connection?
- Does initializing wipe all my data
2b) if so how do I recover data?
I had literally just started to back up this drive which had not been backed up in the last 2 years do to health issues. Losing 2 yeas of data would be really brutal.