I’m facing a bit of a problem with the WD sharespace. I have recently transfered all my stuff off my 2TB drive onto the storage space to realise that there was a faulty drive. After reading that when replacing the hard drive it wipes down all the data I of course worried. So I decided to pull all the data back off onto the 2TB drive and plugged the drive into the share space to transfer back.
I then found that it wasn’t showing up when browsing as a usb drive. I found a solution here on the forums being that I should format the drive from the share space. Which I’ve now done but now I face a new problem. I have a few files (.iso) which are 4.7GB. When trying to transfer these files back on they would fail. I found that copying over the file browser was slow as it would copy to my computer and then back to the usb drive (pointless) and I couldnt find anything like a file browser for a direct copy of individual files on the device. So I decided to do it over the CLI. I enabled SSH access and in i went.
I first found that it used BusyBox linux, so no problem here. The cp command is soooo limited that you can’t see what its doing. No verbose mode.
When trying to copy this 4.7GB file I got an error
“File Size Limit Exceeded”
Basically the formating made it so that the block size doesn’t support anything larger than 4.2GB essentially making DVD backup impossible to the formatted USB drives and if you want to mount them on the share space then you need to format them on the share space… so I’m stuck.
Would there be any solutions to this that anyone knows?