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who can make it possible to repair my book live?
I have a needed case and a seagate disk with 1,5tb space.
It were nice if I could send the parts to you. (Germany)
I haven´t a Linux System.

Thanks for your answers.

One day WD was showing lights of failure (alternating middle and outer ring). I logged to Web interface to see disc failure in bay A. After shutdown restarting will take a lot of time. Sometimes WD will not start at all.
I got replacement disc (used from eBay) and installed in the bay A. After plugin power cord I hear disc working but no blue light. I put old (failed) disc in bay A the same effect.
I assume disc in bay B is still good and keep my data (which I want to preserve). I don't know how to check if it is electronic failure. What shall I do ?

Just wanted to say Thanks, managed after a few typos on my part to get the Twonky 5.1.9 on my MBWE upgraded to 7.

I had been using this NAS for a couple of years for iTunes and Sonos, but recently upgraded to HEOS speakers and the indexing with version 5 was painfully slow, not sure if it was just twonky or the drive in general, but having upgraded to 7 it's much faster.

Thanks again from someone who has never used linux, wasn't really sure of what the comands meant, but got there, an excellent set of instructions.



I also have a MLB Duo 4TB (2x 2TB green HDD).
Stupidly I bought 2x 4TB WD RED on sale, but I'm now finding out that I can't use them to upgrade the capacity of my MLB Duo.
Are there any solutions out there?

Re: MBL Duo 8TB? by Wagner GesserWagner Gesser, 03 Sep 2014 15:20


How fast does it work for transcoding on your WD MyBookLive NAS?

I'm trying to set up the BubbleUPnP on my WD MyBookLive. I want to use to stream RMVB videos saved on the NAS to my TV (Samsung) directly without using PC. The default Twonky server can't work. I need the NAS do transcoding for me.

I've followed all your steps here except the last step to launch the server.

I have several questions.

I first tried: sh
I got the following error messages:
The stack size specified is too small, Specify at least 1024k
Error: Could not create the Java Virtual Machine.
Error: A fatal exception has occurred. Program will exit.

So then I tried: nohup sh &
This sometimes works. Sometimes it doesn't. I don't know why. If not, I need run the 3rd one: java -jar BubbleUPnPServer.jar

After I have it running, TV doesn't detect another Median Server from BubbleUPnP.
Then if I connect the BubbleUPnP Server through computer (, in Media Server, I "Create a proxy Media Server on this LAN" for the MyBookLive-Twonky, this shows an extra Media Server (MyBookLive-Twonky Proxy) due to BubbleUPnP. Am I supposed to do this? However, I still can't play it on TV.

I also tried to use Android BubbleUPnP to connect to the BubbleUPnP Server on the NAS and render the video to TV, even with video transcoding checked. No luck either. But even if this works, my phone will be done transcoding. Right?

I wonder if I have said my questions clear.
Could you help me with this?

Thank you.

I tried it several times until now wihtout success.
Through the new needed dependencies of grive it always bricks my wdl.

My big additional questions to this forum entry are
if i can install the dependencies only for one package e. g. grive or
is their any alternative tool for doing the same?

It would be very very nice if someone could help at this intresting part

thxs too

I'm even facing a problem restoring everything even with dismantling it, unfortunately all the discussions seem to be outdated so they refer to rescue files that are not existing any more, did you reach any success?

Re: Restore original MBWE by sboshrasboshra, 30 Aug 2014 18:52

I have exact same problem. If I connect HDD directly to SATA docking station, windows explorer crashes right after that. I know we cannot read files from disk directly, but what should Windows do when we connect it, exactly? When it is connected to USB, Ubuntu VM can not start!

Check it out, over on the WD My Cloud forum…

…some one has got Linux Debian working on the My Cloud with lots of features.

* OpenMediaVault and Debian Wheezy 7.6 new kernel includes: NTFS, USB-Sound, CIFS, Autofs, ISCSI-Target, Ramlog, mdadm and some tweaks for work), Quota and more.
Yes, you can upgrade to Jessie or "Sid" - All works fine.
And you can use "Clean debian" - Its run faster. (And install under that - WebMin or Newer version of OMV (1.0.8))
My "FirmWare" does not modify anything. (Used original layout - easy to install)
OMV = OpenMediaVault - Its free NAS OS, include CIFS/Samba shares, FTP, SMART monitoring, E-Mail notifications, Sync (Backup) services and more stuff in addition repository from commynity - Transmission, Web server (NGinx, PHP5, MySQL5), BTSync, OwnCloud!, ISCSI Target, MiniDLNA and lots of other stuff!

He is working a full How To at this time but has posted enough to get it installed and working. Even though he is translating from Russian, his Google drive is accessible with all you need to make it happen. Head over and check it out and report your results!

Dear Blip : May you tell me how to manually upload the firmware that I've downloaded to my MBWE?

Re: Manual firmware upgrade! by tommy1965tommy1965, 26 Aug 2014 02:11

done, but it doesn't work =(
I've installed twonky 7, and after reinstalling latest firmware and restore factory setting I still have twonky 7 and everything else I've done in system folders and init.d '-.-

Re: Restore original MBWE by hojowshojows, 25 Aug 2014 08:31

Well, did that, it keeps asking me for the root password. I guess the instructions provided are for issues related to connections keys whereas what I need is to reset the root password. Thanks for the help anyway

You will need to login to the web gui and create a new key for the My Book. Look in the advanced settings. Once that is done try reconnecting via ssh again.
If you attempt to login to an SSH server, and receive a message simliar to the following, that means your server host key has changed:

Add correct host key in /home/jdoe/.ssh/known_hosts to get rid of this message.
Offending RSA key in /home/jdoe/.ssh/known_hosts:19
RSA host key for *** has changed and you have requested strict checking.
Host key verification failed.

On most Linux and Mac clients, you will need to manually remove the host key in order to reconnect. Take note of the following line in the warning output:

Offending RSA key in /home/jdoe/.ssh/known_hosts:19

Offending key in /home/mike/.ssh/known_hosts: 6
You have to remove the key to proceed further. Use the following command to remove the offending key.,
##Note: Change the line number from 6 to appropriate line number.

sed -i '6d' ~/.ssh/known_hosts


perl -pi -e 's/\Q$_// if ($. == 6);' ~/.ssh/known_hosts

Open the file manually in your favorite text editor (it is a hidden file), and remove the offending line. In this example, the user would open the /home/jdoe/.ssh/known_hosts file and remove line 19.

Save the file and attempt to reconnect. You will need to manually approve the new host key the first time you connect:

ssh ude.usf.cph.timbus|eodj#ude.usf.cph.timbus|eodj
The authenticity of host ' (' can't be established.
RSA key fingerprint is a4:d9:a4:d9:a4:d9a4:d9:a4:d9a4:d9a4:d9a4:d9a4:d9a4:d9.
Are you sure you want to continue connecting (yes/no)? yes

You should be now connected via ssh.

Remember you can use Google if you need more help.

Check to make sure you only commented out the lines that include:

  1. if [ -z "${update_container}" ] && [ "${vnew}" -lt "${vnow}" ]; then
  2. error="failed 200 \"invalid firmware package\""
  3. pre-update_error $error
  4. fi

so it looks exactly like this.
Starting at the "if" statement and ending at the "fi" statement.

Re: Optware on My Cloud by tdmiketdmike, 24 Aug 2014 21:49

Upgrading or reinstalling firmware will set the my book back to almost a factory state. Then you will need to reset the web settings.

1 upgrading or reinstalling firmware
2 login to web gui
under advanced settings choose restore factory settings
Or press and hold the reset button on the back of the My Book for 30 seconds then release. The My Book will clear all web setting back to their default.

I hope this helps.

Re: Restore original MBWE by tdmiketdmike, 24 Aug 2014 21:46

Hi all,
is there a way to restore everything (not only config option) to the factory default without dismantle it?

Restore original MBWE by hojowshojows, 24 Aug 2014 12:16

/usr/local/sbin/ line 283: syntax error: unexpected end of file


Also my line numbers were a little more

Great to hear you had a successful upgrade
Would your updated packages work on a white light?

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