Smartware - legacy

I recently rebuilt my Gen1 My Cloud with a new NAS drive. Upgraded to V4 last firmware update. All is working, but …
I had Smartware back up my files from my desktop and when I went to resume using it, I get the following error: (which is only reported in the log file … Smartware acts like it is working, but there is no traffic over the network)

1-24-2023 05:12:40 >> System.ArgumentNullException: String reference not set to an instance of a String.
Parameter name: source
at System.Globalization.CompareInfo.IsSuffix(String source, String suffix, CompareOptions options)
at WDIO.Path.Combine(String path1, String path2)
at WDSmartWare.Upgrade.<.cctor>b__0(String x)

01-24-2023 05:12:40 >> System.Net.WebException: The remote server returned an error: (401) Unauthorized.
at System.Net.HttpWebRequest.GetResponse()
at WDDM.WdDrive.GetAlerts()

Smartware is End of Support. WD has moved to using Acronis True Image for Western Digital instead.

WD Smartware End of Support

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