Transmission client isn't available

yours also the network failure when looking for OS update ?

no, my network is ok…everything is well
only when i try to install Emby…“Incomplete app download. Please check your device’s internet connection and try again”

One user more here with the same problem. The main purpose for having Ultra was the use of Transmission. Come on, WD, add Transmission to the available apps.

At least, add any other p2p app or solution. I am thinking seriously about changing my NAS, getting a new and efficient Synology NAS


It’s because the app is not compatible with the new OS. Same issue here

fortunately i received my ex2 ultra yday and updated it without knowing… now i have ordered replacement which was still possible hopefully it wont come with os5 and i WILL not update it until transmission is provided in os 5

Fortunately it seems that Transmission will be available in OS5 soon according to the info WD provide in the knowledge base:

Another one with the same problem, hopefully they will solve it soon

Ya its showing "** available at later date " has now showed up there …it wasnt written there till yday… Just the tick mark waz there.

Yes. The disparition of the apps HTTP download and P2P download is a real huge issue that has to be fixed ASAP ! I can’t believe WD has proposed such an update without these basics services ! And we cannot even return back to the OS 3 !
I wish I had not bought a WD NAS and would not recommend to anyone such a product.

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I don’t believe that serios company like WD could make mistake and exclude Transmission…
It should be fix as soon as possible.
May be someone had a problem with backups on external UBS storage in OS 5?

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WD should provide a path to return to OS3

Ok. This (OS3 -> OS5) is officially a DOWNGRADE


same issue here… it’s ridiculous my main use of the EX2Ultra is for torrents and then view the movies over my media devices now after that “upgrade” the process is much more complicate!

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available at a later date

it’s strange that transmission appears later.
in my opinion it will not appear at all, it is the talk of deactivating p2p
looks like it is trying to attract people to switch on OS5

You can also not send files to the server that are larger than 5GB

a really bad deal i want to downgrade too

i setup a Transmission client on a Raspberry Pi.

i recovered config and stats from OS3 Transmission backup on the NAS with ssh:


and partially settings.json

then fstab to mount NAS directory on Raspberry.

@Jumbo333 can you make a YouTube video of this. :innocent:

Not a youtube video but i can explain in details here !

First a Raspberry with Raspbian (or other distrib) installed and setup it with ssh activated.

  • install on it Transmission :
    sudo apt-get install transmission

  • Stop the client Transmission :
    sudo /etc/init.d/transmission-daemon stop

  • Configure settings :
    sudo nano /etc/transmission-daemon/settings.json
    ( you can recover some settings from WD EX backup settings.json)
    Some settings to change :
    “download-dir”: “/mnt/Transmission”, ( for mounted share WD EX on Raspb )
    “rpc-authentication-required”: false, (if you don’t connect tu Transmission GUI with user/pass)
    “rpc-port”: 9091, (by default)

  • Mount WD EX folder into Raspberry with fstab
    sudo nano /etc/fstab

  • add a line for each folder in fstab (i user folder “Transmission” )
    //192.168.x.x/Transmission /mnt/Transmission cifs username=USER,password=PASS,uid=pi,gid=pi,x-systemd.automount, 0 0
    (change USER and PASS with your permission on the NAS)

  • (optional) - i use also openvpn for privacy when using Transmission
    sudo apt-get install openvpn

NAS WD with ssh activated to recover Transmission config files.
location of the file are explained in my previous post.

  • i used zip to archive the files (torrents and resume directories and file stats.json) and copy the zip on a shared folder on the NAS.

  • Copy the zip on a usb key for example and connect it to Raspberry.

  • unzip the files on raspberry and copy it into :

  • Change the permissions on the files copied :
    chown debian-transmission stats.json
    chgrp debian-transmission stats.json

  • Ditto for files in torrents/ and resume/

  • Now start the client :
    sudo /etc/init.d/transmission-daemon start

  • Go to :

Enjoy ! You have restored all the config of OS3 Transmission client !
The Raspberry client use the files on the NAS.

Thank you for explain.
Of course we can use addition servers for make some a solution.
In this way why we couldn’t use FreeNas?
We waiting solution from WD. ASAP!!!

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FreeNas is intended for x86 architecture, not Arm

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