Long story short: I tried to change ownership of some files in a share because the software used to create them was messing with it. Unfortunately, I miraculously managed to change ownership across the WHOLE filesystem. This resulted in many issues: Content Scan no longer worked, and trying to do anything in the dashboard settings was displaying one ore more errors (400162, 400255, 200000 and more). I could still SSH, so I tried to chown again as “root” but this didn’t solve the issues (obviously but I had to try). Eventually I decided to go for the 40 Second Reset / System Only Restore.
Now, when I visit the wdmc url, I am greeted by this:
If I accept the terms and click on continue, I get this:
Despite all that, I still have access to the shares and all. But I still want to restore the device to a proper state. So, now that the settings have been reset and I can’t enter the dashboard, I can’t enable SSH either and I’m kind of stuck. At this point I don’t care about saving any shares and data, so I’m trying to figure a way to properly restore the device to a normal state. At this point I imagine I’d have to remove the disks from the case and fiddle directly with them? I’m blank from this point on.
Any help appreciated.