I had to RMA my old Mycloud and as replacement I received a Gen2 unit. I noticed that firmware was ver 2.x.x and things don’t work the same as with previous firmware.
First problem I noticed was with NFS access. I use to access contents in Mycloud from a Raspberry using NFS protocol. When I set up the new unit I checked in the RasPi that nothing was being exported from Mycloud using showmount -e (mycloud IP). So I logged in Mycloud via SSH and edited /etc/exports adding:
Then I typed exportfs -r in order to refresh the exports, and voila, I was able to access the contents from the RasPI.
So far, so good. The problem comes now if you reset your Mycloud: In that moment you lose changes in /etc/exports therefore you lose access to your data.
I opened a support case asking about this issue, but in the meantime if someone knows a proper way to handle the NFS access, I’d thank any suggestion.
It is true you don’t have the option to activate / deactivate NFS in GEN1, but it works by default. I guess it’s like other services in the system, ie SMB. But IMO that’s a totally different thing: Not having the option to switch something on / off doesn’t mean that feature doesn’t exist. Right?
In fact the firmaware v2 allows to enable / disable NFS using the UI although it is not documented anywhere and even the WD’s support staff don’t seem to know.
Log into the dashboard, and go to ‘Shares’ section, and under ‘Set up shares’ you’ll see the list of your configured shares (at least the Public one).
Click on any of them and you’ll see the ‘Share Access’ area. There you can enable FTP and NFS access to that specific share. You can even configure the mountpoint address and the range of allowed IP’s. This overwrites the fstab file and (I checked) is persistent after reboot.
(I’m away from home and don’t have access to the dashboard so I can’t add an snapshot)