I've brick my Mybook and I just need the backup images to rescue it.
I've already try with images of MBWE(I) 500GB and the RAID1 images of MBWE(II) 1TB but the Mybook doesn't want to start.
Is it possible that someone makes images of his MBWE(II) 2TB (sda,sdb,mbr and ptable images).
I've brick my Mybook and I just need the backup images to rescue it.
I've succeeded to rescue my MyBook.
I've made backup images and rescue procedure.
Have fun ;)
EDIT: I'm so SORRY, I missed 2 commands in my "HOWTO" - Link is updated with new version ;)
Alrighty, I managed to brick my MBWEII 1.5TB. Unfortunately, I dickered around before running Clonezilla so my images are no good. I found the restore procedure and images posted by christoff4444 (above) for the 2TB version. I followed the directions to the letter (using a RAID 0 for my data partition — sda4 and sdb4 and adjusting my partition sizes to their propper size for my disks) but when I plug in my MBWEII, the drives spin up and it sounds like it's booting for a few seconds and then … nothing. No lights and I'm unable to get to the web admin page. Any ideas of what to try?
I think, there is two possibilities if it doesn't work.
Your partitions type are not "Linux raid autodetect" (code is 83). You can check with "parted" command.
The UUIDs raid partitions are not the same in /etc/mdadm.conf. You can check with this command :
modprobe md mknod /dev/md1 b 9 1 mknod /dev/md2 b 9 2 mknod /dev/md3 b 9 3 mknod /dev/md4 b 9 4 mdadm --assemble /dev/md1 /dev/sda1 /dev/sdb1 mdadm --assemble /dev/md2 /dev/sda2 /dev/sdb2 mdadm --assemble /dev/md3 /dev/sda3 /dev/sdb3 mdadm --assemble /dev/md4 /dev/sda4 /dev/sdb4 mdadm --detail --scan
Check that the last command show the same UUIDs of array as those in the /etc/mdadm.conf file
Both of those conditions are right ?
Thanks for the reply. I was thinking about the UUID's and I had the correct UUID's in the mdadm.conf file. I'm going to give it another go and I'll post back results.
besides girls photos, how to download your file? thanks
The MEGAUPLOAD site is MEGA-Annoying but I after several attempts at using the site, I figured it out.
Near the top it says "Please enter (random 3 letters) here:". Enter the 3 letters and click the download button. Now you have to wait 45 seconds…. Ho hum.
Once the 45 seconds times out, the click the "Free download" button that appears where the numbers were counting down. You will get hit with an annoying popup and the file should start.
Wow, That site is really awful. It hardly makes me want to send them money so it becomes *less* annoying!
If you know a better website to upload files, give me the adress, I'll upload again the file on it ;)
EDIT: btw Is this leagal to share? since its like Western digitals OS? i just have to ask…
2 X MBWE 500gb
EDIT: btw Is this leagal to share? since its like Western digitals OS? i just have to ask…
I don't think so. Though the base OS is Linux, which is free, the images technically include WD proprietary software that WD doesn't make readily available.
Not offhand. I guess we live with "annoying" unless someone wants to do a torrent file.
Note: I tried that torrent id and got nothing. …but then I already have the images.
I have created PTable files for my MBWE2 1.5TB. These should be the only files that differ from the ones in your archive. I post this information in case anyone else needs to restore their 1.5TB MBWE2…
The contents of the two files are:
# partition table of /dev/sda unit: sectors /dev/sda1 : start= 48195, size= 5879790, Id=fd /dev/sda2 : start= 5927985, size= 208845, Id=fd /dev/sda3 : start= 6136830, size= 1975995, Id=fd /dev/sda4 : start= 8112825, size=1457031240, Id=fd
# partition table of /dev/sdb unit: sectors /dev/sdb1 : start= 48195, size= 5879790, Id=fd /dev/sdb2 : start= 5927985, size= 208845, Id=fd /dev/sdb3 : start= 6136830, size= 1975995, Id=fd /dev/sdb4 : start= 8112825, size=1457031240, Id=fd
Sorry i am a new Member here and a German Man! :) I hope you understand my English then i have never learn english.
now what will i say? I have buy a empty my book world II (also without Harddrives) and i have 2 brand new 750GB Samsung Harddrives. When i see the partition table and i look on top of my Disks then i see that the LBA is 1465149168 Blocks on my disks.
Now —> When i look on size on SDB4 or SDA4 is 1457031240 and start by 8112825 then i missing 5103 Blocks..
is it OK when i make BIGGER the SDA4 or SDB4 Partition ? i will make the Partition Bigger of 5000 Blocks -> Also SIZE = 1457036240
Can this works? Please help me.. i am an Windows User not a Linux User and i have NOT a Linux system.. LOL But i have testing Knoppix-Live-DVD in the Year 2005 :-) now i CAN't running a LIVE-DVD or Live-CD on my system and i don't know why.. :-(
I hope i can make the MBWII runnig fine. But i need time to look on LINUX file system… (i NOT have NEVER touch a Linux filesystem —> i have a other NAS-Drive with native LINUX System and i patch the System with SSH on LINUX filesystem!)
I hope my English is not so bad and you understand me in all points.
Thanks for HELP.
I have used your images and chosed RAID 0
- (if you want RAID0 data disk)
mdadm —create /dev/md4 —level=0 —raid-devices=2 /dev/sda4 /dev/sdb4
but on the lines bellow I didn;t changed anything, should I chnage raid1 with raid0 ?
echo "ARRAY /dev/md2 level=raid1 num-devices=2 UUID=3ba0da27:8c1dbe15:d50ede47:9da0719e" » /media/sda1/etc/mdadm.conf
echo "ARRAY /dev/md3 level=raid1 num-devices=2 UUID=6033e7ea:335bedb8:a0355b94:c2da9ea1" » /media/sda1/etc/mdadm.conf
The drive booted up but there is no storage information and on the page Drive Management > Change drive type there is none set and I dont have any button to apply one of the 2 options.
Now I'm upgrading firmware and install the SSH patch .. and than maybe I will try to move the drives back on anther computer and with Ubuntu live cd to make those commands
echo "ARRAY /dev/md2 level=raid0 num-devices=2 UUID=3ba0da27:8c1dbe15:d50ede47:9da0719e" » /media/sda1/etc/mdadm.conf
echo "ARRAY /dev/md3 level=raid0 num-devices=2 UUID=6033e7ea:335bedb8:a0355b94:c2da9ea1" » /media/sda1/etc/mdadm.conf
Any Ideea if this is the problem ?
Linux (Knoppix Live CD 5.1) protested against 'modprobe md' with FATAL: Module md not found.
I have a WEII 1.5TB. Western Digital sent me this one after a WEI 500GB broke on me.
This NAS is way to big for me. So I will put the two 750GB's into my computer and use a 80GB Sata in the WD box.
I adjusted the size of sdb4 into 148167495 sectors in the partition table.
What I did until now is:
dd if=sda_mbr of=/dev/sda bs=512 count=1
sfdisk /dev/sda < sda_ptable
bzip2 -cd sda1_image.bz2 | dd of=/dev/sda1
bzip2 -cd sda2_image.bz2 | dd of=/dev/sda2
bzip2 -cd sda3_image.bz2 | dd of=/dev/sda3
then I got stuck at 'modprobe md'.
I tried 'depmod -a', with and without sudo, no avail.
Since you are all Linux experts and I know really nothing about it, anybody have a clue?
Sorry for my English. When I'm using "mdadm" command for assembling sda1 and sdb1 it says:
mdadm: cannot open device /dev/sdb1: Device or resource busy mdadm: /dev/sdb1 has no superblock - assembly aborted
I managed to follow your instructions on a Knoppix 5.1.1 Live CD, but at the point where it tells me to create the md4 array, I get following error:
mdadm: Cannot open /dev/sda4: Device or resource busy
mdadm: Cannot open /dev/sdb4: Device or resource busy
mdadm: create aborted
How may I get further from this point? Any help will be appreciated!
Thanks so far…
I was wrote my problem to there : http://mybookworld.wikidot.com/forum/t-251499/cannot-access-on-network
I tried your technic, but when i was try modprobe md command, I got FATAL: module not found error. But I was can continue to your process.
I dont got any any other error. My dist ubuntu 10.04.
If it is not problem, why My Book World edition (2x1 tb disk white line model) is not booted ?
If you can help to me, i will be glad.
Broken link, please fix! I know this was posted 3 years ago but Matt01's unbrick procedure http://bit.ly/o0J7hA still seems the least painful one around, so these files are sorely needed. Thank you!
I take it you're looking for the file MBWE2_2TB_BACKUP_IMAGES_AND_RESCUE_PROCEDURE_FIXED_.zip' (with howto by By christoff4444)? I'm currently uploading it. It's the file I found on rapidshare in the link from christoff4444, here on wikidot. Maybe you (and others downloading it) should check its CRC, to be sure the file has not been tampered with. Data: 125 MB (131.786.866 bytes)
128.699 kB and CRC32: 1F6E502F
(Link will follow, my DSL is rather slow…)
Update: The download link is: http://l3rb2e.pjointe.com/
The link you given is not valid for now. I cannot download it anymore, could you please give us a new link?
Thank you in advance
I'm trying to rebuild my MBWE2 with a clean pair of Seagate 500's. I've got one disk in my Ubuntu desktop and am running through your howto.
So far, so good. I'm starting to use mdadm - can I do this part with just the one disk? I'm hoping that I can setup sda and drop in sdb after it boots…
can I do this part with just the one disk? I'm hoping that I can setup sda and drop in sdb after it boots…
I tried to do it that way too, but got frustrated because to set up the raid disks, mdadm requires both drives to be present. Ultimately, I hooked up both drives in my ubuntu box (while disconnecting the drives that run ubuntu), and loaded the Ubuntu install CD (Live CD) and did it that way. It required me to "apt-get install mdadm", but you can install software when running the live cd just fine. Otherwise, all the tools you need are included on the live cd.
I would think that at the very least, you would be unable to create and format /dev/md4
Glad I'm not the only one. It seemed like the better way to go but maybe not.
Reading the mdadm man page it indicates that you can specify "missing" for a degraded array but I keep getting an error when I try that.
mdadm —create /dev/md0 —level=1 —raid-devices=2 /dev/sdb4 missing
mdadm —create /dev/md0 —level=1 —raid-devices=2 /dev/sdb4 "missing"
Where my OS is loaded on sda and sdb will become sda in the MBWE2. I tried for both Raid 0 and Raid 1 with a similar result.
Quoted from the Create section:
To create a "degraded" array in which some devices are missing, simply give the word "missing" in place of a device name. This will cause mdadm to leave the corresponding slot in the array empty. For a RAID4 or RAID5 array at most one slot can be "missing"; for a RAID6 array at most two slots. For a RAID1 array, only one real device needs to be given. All of the others can be "missing".
Ok, I've done the same as ETMegabyte and it all works - until I get to the mount command. Something like:
mount /dev/sda4 /media/sda4
I get some error about Mount point "/media/sda4" doesn't exist.
I've tried from both an Ubuntu Live CD and a Knoppix Live CD with similar results - any thoughts?
I'm going to try this: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=239567
The link in my above post worked. Using that I was now able to get through the entire procedure but my MBWE2 still won't boot.
I'll be trying again with clean dump files the next chance I get. I've been messing about with these files for a long time and my have buggered something along the way.
Alright, I'm about to give up. I cannot get this to work on my 1.5TB MBWEII. I've run thru the instructions several times, over several days (letting my head clear) double checking UUID's and all looks correct. The only thing that I can think of that might have an influence on things is the mbr. User ETMegabyte stated in another thread that he got this to work, but he did not use the 2TB mbr's. So, ETMegabyte, if you're reading this, PLEASE post your 1.5TB MBWEII mbr's for us! I'm at the end of my rope! ;)
Sorry, been away from the PC (Summer and all)…
I can post my MBRs if you wish, though theoretically they should be identical to the 2TB MBRs…
I'm familiar with linux enough to make the files. Where should I post them?
mihanson, I sent you a PM with this info, but for others who are interested…
I have created the MBR files directly from my currently-working-perfectly-but-formerly-bricked MBWE2 1.5TB.
If anyone else is interested in them, the MBR files can be downloaded here:
I followed the instructions exactly, using the Knoppix 5.3 live cd. I also modified sda_ptable and sdb_ptable to match the capacity of my two 750s, as described above. There didn't seem to be any problems with the procedure, and I selected RAID0 for sda4 and sdb4. I double checked all the UUIDs and mdadm.conf, and I made sure all the partitions are of type "Linux raid autodetect".
When I plug in the MBWEII, the drives spin up, but no leds light up on the front, and it doesn't appear on my network. The ethernet leds work ok, however.
After I tried to set everything up the first time without success, I downloaded the Seagate DiskWizard bootdisc and zeroed out both drives to make sure that wasn't the problem…no luck. I'm at a loss as to how to proceed. I'm no Linux expert. Can anyone help me out?
When you turn on the drive, do you hear any clicking of the drive like it's reading anything?
Sounds to me like LILO isn't working (The Master Boot Record)…
You can try the MBRs that I've recently uploaded to Rapidshare (link elsewhere in this thread)… When I used these images to restore my bricked MBWE2, I didn't need to restore the MBR, so I don't know if the MBR files in these images work or not.
When I plug it in, it spins up, I hear a few clicks, then silence. I tried your MBR images as well, and I get the same result. I guess the MBWEII must not like these Seagate 750s, because it was working fine with the 2 500s when I purchased it.
Is it possible that I damaged something in the MBWEII hardware when I replaced the 500 Gb hard drives? It seemed like a pretty simple operation, but maybe I missed something. At this point, I've gone through christoff's procedure so many times I can practically do it from memory.
I give up. Thanks for the help, though.
Would this work for installing 2 brand new 1TB hard drives into WE II 1 TB. The WE II 1 TB was meant to house 2 500 GB hard drives.. will there be an incompatability issue here?
Not my ideal way of fixing my problem, but Provantage has the 1.5TB MBWEII on closeout for $279.00. I bought my first (and currently bricked) MBWEII 1.5TB from them for a little less than that ($256 I think). Anyway, I bit at $279 and when I receive it, I'll image it before tinkering and post all the relevant info here at the mybookworld.wikidot.com forum. I'll find some other use for the extra 1.5TB or sell it off when I'm done.
UPDATE: Provantage claimed that they did not have any more of the closeout 1.5TB and cancelled my order. Back to square one.
I really wish I had a spare MBWE2 case to play with. Unfortunately I have two MBWE2's and they're both in use. I had to fix my bricked one out of necessity, not out of desire… If I had an empty husk I would restore it and make a step-by-step myself on how I did it.
Anyone know where I can find a couple empty cases? Anyone heard of anyone who couldn't bring their bricked MBWE2's back and just took out the drives to put in a PC, leaving an empty husk sitting around?
I'm in New Hampshire, USA.
ET, et. al.
I have a 1 terabyte WB-II that got trashed due to a hard drive failure. There are two 500G drives in this, set up as a LINEAR RAID array. LINEAR RAID = If one of the two drives die, you're &$^@ked!!
The data partitions were also damaged to some extent. Unfortunately, the data contained within the 1T array is hyper-critical for me - so rather than just "cut-and-run" it was necessary for me to actively experiment with reviving the device and it's data.
It has been a long-and-painful process, with many false starts, dead ends, balls-ups, etc. However I have successfully imaged the main data partition tables, and am currently in the process of sanitizing them as much as I can.
Once I am done with this, I will be creating a step-by-step procedure detailing exactly what I did, how to rescue data from a "trashed" disk(s), how to re-build, etc. etc. etc.
The document - when done - will be (unfortunately) a long one as the steps and details are non-trivial.
I will also try to make images of the system partitions - actually, I will have to make images because I have to restore the sysimages on the blown "A" drive I have… .
I will post / make available / hide somewhere :-D these images and place a link here.
If I can, I will also make the instructions available as a PDF.
Note for those having problems with the drives / mdadm utilities.
- The logical device is not "md" - it's "mdx" where x= 1, 2, 3, etc. such as "md1" "md2" etc.
- If you try to run mdadm, and it's telling you that the device is "busy" - this means you've mounted the particular "sd" device. mdadm needs the fractional parts (sda1, sdb1, etc.) to be created but not mounted - if you unmount them (umount … .) then mdadm should be able to use them.
- If unmounting a device tells you that it is "busy" - but nothing is using it - make sure you don't have a window - or console window! - open in that directory or a sub-directory. If you are even JUST THERE, not doing anything, Linux won't un-mount it.
What say ye?
Hi, i'm real newbies of linux.
I've restore my mbwe II 1TB using the guide in this topic and it work (using the sda_ptable and sdb_ptable find in this topic https://mybookworld.wikidot.com/forum/t-45881/how-to-backup-wd-mybook-world-ed-ii-1tb)
But one little problem persist.
I've think that i can resolve the problem by updating firmware, but nothing is changed.
What is the problem? the mbwe dont see the data partition (partition reserved for sharing file on the net).
how can i say this?
when i open the web interface of mbwe on the right side of the page (the gray part) with information about archive and lan i can see only the info of lan but not about the archive.
externally of mbwe after boot the led flicking in this mode: the external and than internal ad repeat to infinite.
i'm sorry for my very bad english.
i think that the problem is in "data sharing" partition.
i'm on the right way?
there is someone that understand what i make wrong in restore procedure?
thanks for you patience.
My guess is that the data partition is not mounting.
First step would be to enable SSH access using the HOWTOs on this site, and login via SSH. Check what filesystems are mounted. The data partition will be /dev/md4. If it's not mounted, then that's your problem… Finding out why it's not mounted will be the next step.
thaks a lot for your High speed anwer
i've re-restore my drive using the mbr_sda and mbr_sdb file from backup of topic that i write in my last message.
after i do this i immediatly go to drive menagment page and select the tipe of array (raid 1) and begin to change
the led stop to lighting in successione ext and int during format
the web interface say "format in progress —- wait ecc ecc"
the led on ext ring start to go around
after more or less 10 min the we interface say "format complete - wait during process complete ecc ecc"
the internal led ring start to do the same thing of ext, go around
going to home web interface page and it open
in the left of the page in summary system part (grey) under storage now there are total space, available space and percent free. like i use my mbwe the first time.
maybe this is good?
now i'm waiting, (20min more or less), trying to go in drive managment sheet the webi say "format complete, wait to complete process…" and on the top of page were is drive name, firmware and drive status, the drive status is Synchronizing.
i must to wait until drive status is "OK"?
if i reboot the mbwe maybe to do somethink?
sorry for my big massage, i've buy mbwe in monday of this week…
i try to restart mbwe and after boot the 2 led ring start to go around like before reboot
the webi in the system summary is like the mbwe was new
in the top whit name and firmware the drive status is alright Synchronizing
i have to wait?
after 5 hour sincronizazion apper to be finished
the led lighting like the mbwe was new, in the webi drive status be ok!!
appear the complete restore of my mbwe are successfully finished!
thanks for the people who write and administate this kind of forum
thanks for all
I just bought myself an empty MBWE II case from ebay and am looking at getting a pair of 1TB HDDs to stick in it.
I'll be using these images, and am trying to consider the benefits of the two RAID options. Anyone have any experience with they would like to share regarding either RAID 0 or RAID 1?
Hi! How can I get the disk images to 1TB white light version? (With the correct firmware version)
Thanks a lot.
I also need the images for WDH1NC10000E aswell.
Either someone help me out or Ill have to pay £140 for another nas box and clone the 1TB hdd.
I face same problem. I replaced mine with new hard drive. ( i formated old drives & now my MBWE is not booting)
Is there acronis or ghost images for drive A & B ; so it would be easy restore them.