I used to manage my dad's MBWE blue rings with the help of this site some time ago. The disk A failed and my dad went ahead and got another NAS. I figured I could use the old box for some fun activities at my new home - there is no data recovery needed…
I switched the working disk B to the A position and I can SSH into the device, I used my old password, I can see some packages installed etc, which had me thinking that the system partition is working well in this set up. However I cannot access the webinterface ( I wanted to factory reset the device from there), nor access shares. The hardware reset button does nothing and I even tried to reinstall the firmware via SSH, but that failed because apparently the installer was missing the partitions from the failed disk A…
I have following questions and would be thrilled to get this baby going, because we cannot afford a new NAS right now (we are just about to become a family, so priorities are elsewhere:)
1) is it even possible to run the MBWE 2nd ed in a single disk mode?
2) is there a way to format the disk B as a disc A with SSH?
3) If not, I will try to get a Sata - USB adaptor and try it that way, however, I only have Mac computer. I have managed to see the ext3 filesystem before but is it enough to format the disk? Is there a solution like TeinturMan's for mac?
If only question 1 is answered with Yes, would the safest bet be - get a windows computer and run TeinturMans utility for recovery?
Thank you a lot for help!