Picked up a WDMC to migrate from a working MBL. I had hoped SafePoint would be the best way to migrate to the new device, and that a SafePoint created from the MBL would be compatible/good-to-go to apply to the new device without painstakingly re-creating shares, users, remote, and copying files manually.
Whelp, created the SafePoint from the MBL successfully on an external drive, restored the SafePoint to the new WDMC. I _think this complete _successfully…? After completion (the dashboard reported 100% complete, and the device e-mailed me to let me know it had completed successfully), the dashboard, shares, WD2Go, everything just stalled/stopped responding. Using the reset pin-hole did not help, so a power cycle was required.
Once it came back up, the shares are working via windows networking and things like TWONKY, and the dashboard does come up… However:
* The dashboard reports zero kb free, shares never load in the Shares section, and I cannot create new shares.
Also, since I have SmartWare running, WD QuickView reports space as “n/a” as well:
(which makes me concerned whether or not SmartWare backups are being carried out or not).
Similarly, WD2GO functionality is reduced. On mobile devices, access is “denied”, through the Website, the shares fail to load. AND, somehow, my WDMC is showing up visually there as a WDMBL (black older device, even though I’ve previously removed that from WD2Go–and it’s reporting the correct device because if I power it down, it is still there but disabled and the older device is not powered currently).
Okay… so what is up with this? Hopefully, I do NOT have to go through this entire process again for some reason. It has been 4 DAYS of work and waiting so far.