I just want to use MyCloud as a simple network storage. The fact that it constantly scan for media files really annoy me. A previous post talk about this issue, but it is not for simple user like I am.
Is there a way to disable the content scan via any WD MyCloud SW?
There are two distinctly different scans that are performed; the first is the native scan of the data on the device, the the second is the scan of the Public directories by Twonky to load the DLNA services.
You can turn off Twonky thereby eliminating that 2nd scan but I doubt that there is a way to kill the first - and if your could you would have no data available! Remember, this is a server not a passive network drive.
It is scanning the drive to build the necessary indexes to support the services. If you stop it (reboot, for example) it will just start all over again when it powers up.
My advice in these cases is to WAIT until you see that the device is clear of any scanning activity, then do whatever tasks you like. Anything done before scanning is finished is slower (obviously) and may not be 100% complete/accurate.
Don’t you think you should provide a little more information than that? Like how do we stop those services. I know we can do a lot more research but christ we are already putting up with this nonsense rebuild and now we just want to get on with using the device.