I recently purchased the 2TB WD My Cloud NAS, and now I realize that it doesn't have Ubuntu support and can not figure out how to make it connect. I found this, http://cocoaallocinit.com/2014/01/04/wd-my-cloud-nas-on-ubuntu/ but it doesn't make sense.

showmount -e IP Address of Device>

It is talking about the My Cloud right? Where do I find the IP address for that?

  • Navigate your browser to Your device might appear there, and you can grab the IP from that. – Cody May 19 '14 at 23:17
  • You should be able to look at your router's admin panel to find the NAS IP. – Bo Dang Ren May 22 '14 at 13:55
  • Also notice this comment on the same blog "To watch my files in WD NAS 2 TB I open Nautilus. Then choose Network and connect to server. Then type smb:// e.g. smb://" You should be able to just navigate to the NAS and then bookmark the location. – Bo Dang Ren May 22 '14 at 14:00
  • you can take a look at this article : huffingtonpost.com/dulio-denis/… – Martin Cronel Nov 16 '14 at 8:28
  • If you are using mount and are having trouble, try using the -o tcp flag with it. – martin Aug 1 '17 at 11:45

I have the same MyCloud. Its pretty simple if you have an idea of what you are doing.

Log into the MyCloud management console.

Assign a STATIC IP Address.

Enable NFS service in MYCloud.

On ubuntu client open Terminal

sudo apt-get install nfs-common

Close Terminal

Open Nautilus and click 'connect to server'. Shown in picture below on bottom left. enter image description here

A dialog box will show up that says 'connect to server' like in the picture below: enter image description here

Now type nfs://hostname or static ip

SIDENOTE: Isn't ironic how WD uses linux for the firmware/operation of the MyCloud but refuses to support it as a client or even provide documentation for open source clients! Cheapskate HYPOCRITES!

That's one way of connecting to your MyCloud!

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When I plug in my WD My Cloud Ubuntu instantly recognizes it when you open File Manager and click on Browse Network (at the left pane). You can also access the web interface by typing "wdmycloud.local" in a browser's address bar.

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  • This solution relies on AFP, so that must be enabled. – j08lue Nov 19 '16 at 6:02

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