Download the OpenWrt firmware image to your host computer. Note: Up to OpenWrt , firmware images existed in two flavors, duo for the. With the My Book Live Duo, Western Digital updates its venerable line of 4TB of total storage is included (a 6TB version is coming), giving you 2TB to While WD has upgraded some of its management software, things are. My Book Live Duo is a comprehensive software that provides you with a simple means of creating your personal cloud storage where you can.
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I bought the WD My Book Live Duo to have a backup of my files as well as to be able to access them on my network and on mobile devices. The problem is that the SmartWare backup is hidden which defeats the purpose of being able to use the device as a network cloud as advertised. Any suggestions as to how to unhide the backup.
Never before have I seen my backup programs hide the actual backup. Very frustrating for an expensive piece of equipment and software. Backups are hidden to prevent most people from getting themselves into trouble. If you want to access the backup share, you can just go to :. I think what you are looking for is a way to sync files.
Definately something we are looking at. If you could be a little more detailed as to what I open and do that would help. Also, I suppose syncing is a more accurate way I would like my backup to perform but without deletion of files if removed from my normal hard drive.
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I just want my live duo hard drive to copy everything i save to my normal hard drive without auto deletion but being able to access the info on the duo in an easy way.
Thanks for the help. And I too would also like a sync feature. Still in disbelief that I cant access my backup even with your instructions. I appreciate your help…at this point I am doing a factory reset to delete the useless backup that smartware has created another issue that there is no easy way to remove the backup since it is hidden!
Hopefully, the drive will be like new and work correctly and I will uninstall smartware and use your recomendation or norton backup.
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Otherwise this thing is being returned. Thanks again. Then I wanted to create a share where those files will be visible that I can access from my laptop.
However, this is not possible directly atleast as far as I know. You cannot access backed up files as a share. There is a convoluted workaround though. This is a very convoluted way to see the backed up files.
I wish WD provides a way to optionally choose what files to share if they exist in other directories. Other option is to create a share and map it in windows as a drive. Then manually copy files to that share and use it as your working drive. You cannot use WD SmartWare to backup automatically in this case though. I perfectly agree. The WD adverrtising was misleading. To make them available you have to manually copy them there. Disadvantages of this are that: a it takes extra time — not automated; b means you will not always have access to your latest files on the cloud unless you drag them there; and c takes up double the space in storage on your hard drive.
The point is that many of us wanted our backup to also have synch qualities — as appeared to be advertised. Also, we should indeed be able to see what is on our hard drive at a glance rather than have a mysterious black box.
Not trying to argue with you, just want to make sure we are working towards making this a better product.
That said, the backup portion works as it designed. I have seen over the past 6 months that more and more people want the backup to be a sync as you are arguing.
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Misleading does not mean that backup files are stated as available on a personal cloud…misleading is the statement directly from the web page stating. A personal cloud is your content secure at home and under your control. Unlike public clouds, a personal cloud allows you to keep all your content in one safe place on your home network. Share files, stream media, and access your content anywhere. No monthly fees. No mysterious location of your data.
Keep your media and files safe at home and always with you. Misleading is that nowhere in the backup section of any advertising or in the manuals does it say you cannot access your backup in any manner i. Misleading is that it does not say you need to duplicate your files and reduce the available size of your storage to have a backup and access files on your personal cloud or network for that matter. Misleading is advertising that incorporates this as a backup as well as a network storage but not stating that this is a duplication of effort.
I assumed as many people probably would not all that the two go hand-in-hand and that once files are backed-up you can access them remotely.
The great advantage I saw in this that caused me to purchase the device is that all my PC files would always be available when backed up.
Instead, I have found several disadvantages compared to what I expected: a most recent files are not available until I back-up manually, b that I have to soend the time and effort to back-up manually, and c that twice as much disk-space is used in fact, as I have the RAID file mirroing turned on when I copy files into the public folder — I have four copies of the files using 4x the space in addition to what I ahve on my hard drive!
That is a lot of storage space. Does that make sense? Having just bought a Duo Iive thats exactly was I expecting too.
Files on my desktop would be backed up continuously on to the NAS and then I would be able to use those files from my laptop from any locaton in the world by remote access. I was expecting that I would have automatic sync too so that any files I worked on remotely would syn back to the destop. Thank you confirming that I am not alone and crazy in my expectations. I dont think it is you and I are being stupid or that marketing people deliberately misled people — however, there is something about the marketing materials that can clearly be misleading and confusing.
You can access them from your laptop from anywhere in the world, as you indicated in your message. Just been haivng a look through the interweb and have come across this thread, which is exactly my issue too; personal cloud, wanted to use as a back up with Time Machine and to be able to access the back up from other devices and also share some back up with DLNA devices on home network.
In addition, I just got this device on Friday, have left it transferring 2tb of data very very slowly, only to have an issue occur at 1. It has been configured and shows up as a Network Device. I simply drag and drop from my computer to it, and copy using Teracopy. It is very slow, and will probably take about a week to copy 1tb, but at least I can see and access all the files from other computers, Ipad etc on my Network.
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I intend to use the viceversa program to keep my files in sync or maybe there is a similar freeware program?. My Book Live Duo. MrDolfan October 15,am 1. WDTony October 15,am 2. MrDolfan October 15,am 3. MrDolfan October 15,am 5.
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Hope this helps. WDTony October 15,am 8. Tony Not to be confused with TonyPH MrDolfan October 15,am 9. Misleading does not mean that backup files are stated as available on a personal cloud…misleading is the statement directly from the web page stating - What is a personal cloud? Doh - have I been misled - or been stupid. ClipMike October 15,am WDTony October 15,am You talking to me? Timeline on what patch??
To fix what problem? I got my 4tb drive yesterday. Support Downloads Knowledge Base. German Spanish Italian French. HGST Support.