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TeraStation Pro Hacking Talk

Recoving Deleted Files?

I had someone delete some files on my TeraStation Rpo 1.6Tb and I'm trying to figure out how to recover them. Any help would be appreciated.
-Mike 25 May 2006

The TeraStation has a trashbox folder where it moves the files to you delete. Other than that you're out of luck. None of the journaling filesystems for Linux support undeleting, in fact most (I checked for ext3, xfs and jfs) are designed to make undeleting files non trivial. For all of them you must collect the bits from the harddisk and reassembly your files manually.
--Bg 07:57, 26 May 2006 (CEST)

4x750GB drives

I've applied the patched firmware by Entropy, and it works fine for ssh.
The only issue I've got at the moment is the raid configuration on disks. It won't make a partition (per disk) larger than 585 GB (they're 750GB's), resulting in a RAID 5 array of only 1.6 TB (Should be 2.25TB?). Is this a limitation of the OS, or perhaps (I'm guessing) it was because the firmware came from a 1.6 TB Terastation Pro?
Does someone know how to change this? TIA...

--Chay 23 May 2006
If you have installed a hacked formware, or are willing to do so, I'd like to see a full dmesg. This might give us some hints.
--Bg 07:57, 26 May 2006 (CEST)
Just point to where, and I'll install it. I picked up another 300GB Terastation Pro for tinkering.
--Chay 10 June 2006 (JST)

Beta Firmware?

Why is the firmware referred to as a beta firmware? It's listed as a firmware upgrade on their site with no reference to beta.

When I added the link, it was called beta.
--Bg 07:57, 26 May 2006 (CEST)

Partition Size Limitations

The 0.6-2.0 TB Terastations use the same firmware. Therefore, it shouldn't be a limitation of the particular firmware (by the way, the firmware I posted was for my 1.0TB Terastation, not the 1.6TB - not that it should matter at all). The Terastations use the Linux 2.4 kernel, and as far as I know, there is a 2TB partition size limit. I'm not sure how that would play out with RAID though. Perhaps that caps the largest Terastation to 2TB (minus the RAID5 overhead).

Linux Web Server

Can someone please explain to me how I can hack my Terastation Pro?

Is it possible to install a Linux UI on the TP?

How about a Web/Email Server?

The web server is already installed. The TsP uses Apache web server. Install the firmware with dropbear and login using Putty. Go to for instructions to configure additional web sites in Apache.

--Black_KnightHow do I update the firmware to the hacked version?

Download, unzip, and run entropy's firmware. A link is available on the TeraStationPro page.

The link supplied is for an image.dat file, not a zip file. I have found a 1.03 firmware on I have installed this version and the TsP seems to be operating fine.

Using PuttyTel, I have been able to log onto the TsP using the admin login. What canI do now?

Use the unofficial firmware at That will get you SSH. From there you can do anything you want. You will need to edit the apache config file at /etc/apache/httpd.conf and create the directory where you want to store your web page files. I'd create the location with the web admin share manager first. it will wind up in /mnt/array1/WHATEVER so you can access it through the regualr ftp server and SMB shares. You will also need to restart the apache server (or just the entire TsP after editing the apache configuration file.