I’m thinking of buying a My Cloud but I am concerned that the device might be slowed down excessively by the automatic media scan.
This thread Indexing / Scanning Media - Myth or True says that the file /usr/local/wdmcserver/bin/wdmc.xml can be edited to specify folders and shares that can be excluded from the scan, but warns that this voids the warranty. After saying that “you can specify which folders to exclude” the thread lists various folders and shares but I’m not sure whether they are excluded by default. The list included “/shares/backups/*”. Does the device come with a share called “backups” and will any files that I put under that share be automatically excluded from the media scan? And will this happen without voiding the warranty?