For those who’s following WD My Cloud‘s post, a new APP has been added to the installer, Transmission v2.90 for firmware V4. Transmission has the features you want from a BitTorrent client: encryption, a web interface, peer exchange, magnet links, DHT, uTP, UPnP and NAT-PMP port forwarding, webseed support, watch directories, tracker editing, global and per-torrent speed limits, and more.
Note that if you’re unsure about Linux file permissions and such, please download all torrents into
/root/Downloads which has been symlinked to
/shares/Public/Transmission/Downloads for easy access from Windows/Mac. If you change the download location, you’ll have to manually apply the appropriate ownership and permissions.
WDMyCloud is not powerful enough to do heavy torrenting. To prevent WDMyCloud hanging, limit your connections i.e. 50 and downloads to only one at a time while queueing the rest.
And most IMPORTANTLY ensure you DO NOT download torrents into the 2GB rootfs partition ‘/’ or you will have system issues when the rootfs gets full.
As promised, my donors will get the priority to install my newer builds. I will post a new comment when it’s released to the public to be used with the anonymous credentials. Donors with donation credentials, please use this installer code on your WDMyCloud:
For setups and details, refer to https://www.transmissionbt.com/.
5 thoughts on “Transmission v2.90 for WD My Cloud firmware V4”
I have a problem with this command:
Before updating firmware:
tar zcf /shares/Public/transmission.tar.gz ~/.config/transmission-daemon;
appear the message
tar: Removing leading `/’ from member names
That’s normal for relative paths, just ignore.
p.s. I’ve moved your comments to this related Transmission post instead of the WDMyCloud.
UPDATES: Transmission v2.90 for firmware V4 now released to public! More info from my WD My Cloud's post. Enjoy (-:
Could I please make a request for MC https://www.midnight-commander.org
this would be great as I use it a lot to manage mc, but currently using Fox_exe built
that is outdated and buggy.
I’ll put MC in my todo list. I’m currently working on remote network drive mapping which WD has removed in recent OS3 firmware: https://community.wd.com/t/help-with-webdav/148829/8