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Linux plex server won't start after sudden power loss

LandmarkWingsLandmarkWings Posts: 2Members ✭✭

After a sudden power loss my Plex server stop working. Server boots just fine but Plex services wont start. I tried "sudo service plexmediaserver start". Still not working. When I try getting on it on the web it shows "ERR_CONNECTION_REFUSED". I am on a local connection.

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  • eckartheckarth Posts: 481Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass
    edited August 2015

    Is the server process running or not?

    Have you scrutinized the log file? What does it tell?

    Nobody here is a "Hellseher."

  • LandmarkWingsLandmarkWings Posts: 2Members ✭✭

    The server process is not running, but where do I go for the log file?

  • jtischjtisch Posts: 1Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    I am running Ubuntu 16.04 w/ Plex Version and I also can confirm that anytime I lose power suddenly, the next time I boot up Plex is corrupt and I have to remove the "/var/lib/plexmediaserver/Library/Application Support/Plex Media Server" folder and start over. I have tried several times to fix the problem to no avail, redo is all that ever seems to work. I sure wish I knew why this happens.

  • code1997code1997 Posts: 2Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    This is why one shoud run a server on a UPS. I recommend the APC Pro series. They are a little more expensive at arround 150€, but you can replace the Batterie inside and run your ethernet through it as well. This protects you in case of a lightning strike. If you dont know what a UPS is: It is a glorified Battery which shuts your PC down gracefully before it comes to a power loss.

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