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I have a WDMyCloud and a WDMyBookLive. On the WDMybookLive, if I mount the WDMyCloud using the following command:

mount //wdmycloud/Public -o username=xxxx,password=yyyyy /media/wdmycloud/

all seems to work fine, apart from when I try to copy files from the WDMyCloud that have "unusual" characters in their filename - I've read about mounting using utf-8 and utf-16 but this doesn't seem to solve the problem.

Anyone else got any ideas?

I have submitted case #072314-8754926

SMB3.02 started with Windows v8.1
Win8.2 clients crash the whole NIC service (but nothing else) in MYWE2. Others have reported this in forums, see
[link to /t-918165/network-crashes-is-it-win8-1-v-samba]
Samba provided by WD is v3.0.34 while the latest stable at is 4.1.9
I believe 3.6.0 first coped with SMB v3.02 queries, but there was a major security flaw in all versions before 3.6.3

Please can you provide an online update for this model?
The security fix is three years late!!

This script will work for a 4TB wd MyCloud?

Anyway thank you for your work.

This script will work for a 4TB wd MyCloud?

Anyway thank you for your work.

Nice job in compiling this instructions, I just finished updating my twonky to 7.2.8.
A little trail and error but it worked nonetheless.
I'm now enjoying the 30 day trail version and will be buying a license after that.

Thank you for the time and effort you took to make this tutorial.

It seems Optware can upgrade a lot of things on MBWE2 but not Samba.
The latest provided version is 3.0.34 while Ubuntu has 4.1.6 while the lates stable at is 4.1.9
I believe 3.6.0 first coped with SMB v3.02 queries.

Does anyone know how to get and install an upgrade?

How does one nag WD for an upgrade?

Go ahead and roll back your software to a version prior to 4.0, This is when WD caused the compatibility with the standard Debian system packages. Go to the WD My Cloud Forum and search for a restore/de-brick guide on how to do this. Once you have restored your system back to 3.04 you can go back to using the Debian repo as before. Just do not update again or you will be back to where you started!
So here is what you do to fall back the firmware and keep all your data:

#ssh into your myc
#Upload the extracted firmware “sq-030401-230-20140415.deb” to a location on the My Cloud for example the Public directory.
#or download and unzip.

cd /shares/Public



##This the location of the firmware file

#Lets break this down;
#This is the WD script My Cloud uses to install new firmware, (we will be using this later)

#Right now the My Cloud install script will not allow you to downgrade, so you need to
#uncomment Lines 256 through 259 of /usr/local/sbin/
#This is what it should look like after your changes…

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

#From the terminal type

nano /usr/local/sbin/

#Locate the above code at lines 256 through to 259 and hash them out and save the file.

#Issue the final command:

/usr/local/sbin/ /shares/Public/sq-030401-230-20140415.deb

#This will initialize a downgrade to firmware version v03.04.01-230
#Don’t panic this takes a few minutes with blinking lights – once complete (5-mins aprrox)

#REMEMBER!! Turn off Auto Firmware update in settings.!!!!!!!
#now your done!

--—-> Ipkg is for a different system architecture for other than the My Cloud. So you can not really use it.

Re: Optware on My Cloud by tdmiketdmike, 21 Jul 2014 12:26


~ # cat /etc/services|grep discover
# discover service
discover 1099/udp
~ #

~ # cat /etc/inetd.conf
discover dgram udp wait root /usr/sbin/discover
~ #

does anyone know what exactly the above is for? Why is it needed?


fwiw, here is another tactic that is no longer on the WD Forums
But someone made a copy of the how to for the WD Mybook Live

[GUIDE] Restore/Downgrade firmware via the reset button

Thanks a lot Karl!

I almost bricked my MBL after an apt-get update and even those files were wiped out. Copy-pasted from this thread the files, downloaded the last firmware and applied it. After rebooting, everything went back to life.

Thanks again!!!

For those having this same issue, can try with the latest firmware, at least for MyBook Live:


is there someone who was able to install and run Optware on WD My Cloud?
I followed the instructions at this website.
Installation went fine, however when I then try to run ipkg, I get only this output:

mycloud:/# ipkg update

This must have something to do with the fact that the stock software provided by WD really fucked up the Debian system it's based on. If you try to install other software from the official Debian repositories, you often get installation errors or executables that simply print that "Killed" error message and terminate. This is the case for instance for "lsusb" (from usbutils) and "mc", to mention a few I tried.
This is probably due to the fact that some required library could not be found in the expected locations, but I don't know for sure.

Anyone here can help me?

Optware on My Cloud by mauromolmauromol, 20 Jul 2014 12:20

Nah sorry mate nothing - i have been trawling the internet to see what other linux has been hacked but not a lot of other instances Squeeze works find using the info in the how to.

Hello everyone, I have a 2TB MyCloud device and I'm trying to see if I can get it to host another webpage (apart from the config one), I messed around with apache's .confs trying to create a virtualHost with no luck (Following some tutorials, I have just very basic network knowledge).

How would you go about doing this?

Thanks in advance.

Re: new WD MyCloud by feraresferares, 18 Jul 2014 22:54

Hi Dav-M

I have a WD Live Book with Twonky 5.1.9. I followed your instructions to install 7.0.8. The installation and download of the file went well. But at Step when I did the command ./twonky start, I got this error :

Starting /usr/local/twonky/twonkystarter… /usr/local/sbin/ line 15: /dhclient.conf: No such file or directory disabled

the file hve the below codes. Appreciate all you help as it is frustrating with Twonky 5


  1. � 2010 Western Digital Technologies, Inc. All rights reserved.



  1. share setup files




  1. 3G required for F/W update



  1. bash scripts logging for debugging use.. currently not all scripts are instrumented.
  2. SYSTEM_SCRIPTS_LOG="/var/log/wdscripts.log"


i updated my wd bluerings samba server to samba36(optware).
The config(smb.conf) is working and when i manually start the samba36 with a script (Sxxsamba) it starts like it should.
When i try to autostart samba36 (putting the Sxxsamba script to /etc/init.d) it won`t start after reboot.
When i try to call the start script Sxxsamba from WD Startup-script /etc/init.d/ it won`t start after reboot.

Could somebody who`s running samba36 on bluerings post his working autostart script here?

samba36 autostart? by Joe19Joe19, 12 Jul 2014 12:47

you are describing the exact same thing i have been having since Jan.
which is when i had a ASUS tab with win8.1
worked fine for a month on 8, then th usual upgrade to 8.1 and within a day the WD stared to stop responding.
it pings but no activity, even ssh stops.
seen this on several forums all seem to be related to win8.1

I to have had a couple of times when tab is not on and the WD has still stopped, so have gone every route imaginable to see what the issue is.. from adding extra fans, reporting on temp.
changed root P/w , and ungraded every software pack i could find. including SAMBA
still has same issue.

Would be good to know what is actually causing this, as if hardware why would so many others be seeing this at same time.
esp when win8.1 seems to be the only thing that has changed in the environment.

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