Transmission v2.94 for WD My Cloud firmware V4

For those who’s following WD My Cloud‘s post, a new APP has been added to the installer, Transmission v2.94 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

Transmission v2.94
Transmission v2.94

37 thoughts on “Transmission v2.94 for WD My Cloud firmware V4”

  1. Thank you Nazar, it migrated everything automatically. Great!

  2. Hi Nazar,

    I have donated but i do not know how to get the credentials to install the app.

    Thank you very much

  3. Hi

    i am a noob and managed to get into my wd mycloud using putty. i have received the code, but cannot get past screen below even if i type “y”

          1. Hi

            thanks for the response, there is no such option in transmission’s settings or in WD there is no transmission page to change settings

            1. Sorry I did a quick reply assuming anyone using this app is familiar. I was referring to the settings in the config file.

              Stop transmission first: transmission-stop.

              Then edit this file using nano or vi: nano /root/.config/transmission-daemon/settings.json

              Look for this line and change to your desired figure i.e. 1: download-queue-size

              Then CTRL+X to exit, S to save.

              Restart transmission: transmission-daemon.

  4. Hi Nazar. Please tell me how to set permissions for the folder where torrents are downloaded? The problem is that I cannot delete the files that I downloaded through the transmission.

    1. Hi Anton,

      You’ve changed the default location the installer has set? Set the location back to /root/Downloads else you’ll have permission issues.

    1. Your MyCloud is not able to query DNS. I’m sure you can’t even ping from the NAS. Edit this file /etc/resolv.conf to ensure the DNS IP is set correctly to your router’s IP or use public DNS such as Google’s.

      nano /etc/resolv.conf


      1. Thanks, that helped, now i can connect, but it said, i haven’t got enough space.

        Nothing is installed on my WD, only transmission and dlna.

        But, thanks anyway, i try to sort it out!

        1. This is commonly encountered by those using MyCloud and Transmission. Check your rootfs space, most probably you’ve downloaded stuffs into it by accident when you changed the download path. If you’re installing for the first time, the installer default set the download to /root/Downloads which is linked to the data partition /shares/Public/Transmission/Downloads.

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