So - - - I find these steps a bit confusing. . .
I take it that the “root@mycloud” lines are commands you entered? Using SSH? I presume everything else are what is spit back by the device?
I take it that you had a FW file (presumably downloaded from WD for manual “update”)
I take it that “loading the webui” is done the normal way? (i.e. type IP address in browser address bar) - - -although this step isn’t actually required aside from verifying safe mode?
Gosh I would NOT want to do this unless I had a backup of the data. . . .
. . . .I am not quite ready to do this yet. My main data is still on a unit that is staying on O/S3 - - > it’s a smaller second unit that has OS/5 on it that I can play with.(but I don’t have the time to play at this level)
. . . .I wonder if this can be done WITHOUT the drives installed?
. . . .Or if you could do this with dummy (Sacrificial) drive configured as JBOD installed.
. . . I wonder if you can install a “roaming” volume from OS/5 into a OS/3 box?
As an aside. . . I suspect WD will never endorse a downgrade; since they undoubtedly want to eventually shutdown the systems that are providing the OS/3 web access. Which might be unfortunate for those of us who have older OS/3 devices that can’t be upgraded. (I have one of those. . but frankly. . it is not on the web anymore)