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Create a share for Plex Library Directory

dane22dane22 Posts: 10,563Members, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Plex Ninja
edited January 2017 in QNAP

So, if you want an easy access to like logs, to add/remove 3.Party plugins etc.then this QPKG will help you in creating this share.

Simply download the qpkg from here, and install it manually from the AppCenter.

It'll then create a share named Plex pointing to the Library directory, where only admin user has access

Happy Plexing

dane22

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  • BriskVisionBriskVision Posts: 1Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass
    edited March 2017

    What are the advantages of using this? Just easier access? I currently use WinSCP to SFTP into my NAS.

  • dane22dane22 Posts: 10,563Members, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Plex Ninja

    @BriskVision said:
    What are the advantages of using this? Just easier access? I currently use WinSCP to SFTP into my NAS.

    You nailed it, and is intended primarily for people not knowing what QNAP/Linux is

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  • JackboninJackbonin Posts: 6Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    can this be used to backup the library on qnap?

  • b3m3b3m3 Posts: 74Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    yes, after you installed this you can access the share in the backup app

    running plex Transcode Prev 3 on my QNAP TS-251 NAS

  • JackboninJackbonin Posts: 6Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    great app ty big time

  • JackboninJackbonin Posts: 6Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    one more question are the playlist also there?

  • dane22dane22 Posts: 10,563Members, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Plex Ninja

    They are in the database, so yes

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  • JackboninJackbonin Posts: 6Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    thanks great work on the app

  • sati101sati101 Posts: 7Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass
    edited May 2017

    Hi ,

    This app is great Thanks for developing it , just quick question I am new to all this ,and the command line is not the first thing I want to use ,as I do not know how yet .. The app gives me easy access to the Library directory files to backup the Plex Media Server all in one folder.

    when you have the Plex Media Server folder copied.
    How do you Restore the Plex Database ,so you have all your Metadata back..
    Can that be done without command line in some way ..

    Thanks again ..

  • dane22dane22 Posts: 10,563Members, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Plex Ninja

    Plex database is not enough, since all the metadata is stored outside the database.

    To do a complete restore, in case of a crash, you need to do the following:

    After QNAP has been reinstalled, install Plex Media Server (PMS)
    Then disable PMS from the AppCenter, and copy back the contents of the shared folder, overwriting what's in it.
    Then enable PMS again

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  • sati101sati101 Posts: 7Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    Hi Dane,

    Thanks your the quick reply and solution . So If I follow your steps , all the changes I have made
    for example the name changes to Tv episodes and some films in the metadata will all be restored .If I overwrite the
    share named Plex that was created with your app ,with my backup of that Plex folder or I am wrong in thinking this.
    If I am wrong how can keep the metadata changes I have made , without the command line if thats even possible .

    Thanks for patience ..

  • dane22dane22 Posts: 10,563Members, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Plex Ninja

    You are correct. simply overwrite what's in the folder with a former backup

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  • BBking83BBking83 Posts: 22Members ✭✭
    edited June 2017

    I can see the Plex folder now.

    Does it automatically update? I read on reddit that you have a manual procedure that's too "technical". Can you please direct me to that?
    EDIT: Apologies, I read the FAQ from start to finish and found the manual way.

    Cheers.

  • dane22dane22 Posts: 10,563Members, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Plex Ninja

    @BBking83

    After the Plex folder share has been created, there's nothing more to it.

    No updates needed

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  • reguaporeguapo Posts: 1Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    I created the shared folder manually following the steps in the Q&A for QNAP that you posted, but after creating it that folder is empty, is there anything else to do in order to the folder to show the content?

  • dane22dane22 Posts: 10,563Members, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Plex Ninja

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  • Rutger-LtCmdDataRutger-LtCmdData Posts: 10Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    Just to comment for those that are interested (I was, so I looked it up in the package code and the faq), the actual Library folder that the new share would link to is:
    ${QPKG_DIR}/Library, where {QPKG_DIR} is the directory returned by the command getcfg -f /etc/config/qpkg.conf PlexMediaServer Install_path.

  • indecisionindecision Posts: 3Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    I have a new QNAP NAS and the learning curve is steep so thanks for the help with this qpkg. Dumb question....do I then put my media in the Plex folder that was created or does that go elsewhere?

  • dane22dane22 Posts: 10,563Members, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Plex Ninja

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  • indecisionindecision Posts: 3Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    Okay...thanks. So don't put media in the newly created Plex folder from your script. Create a new Plex Library folder for the media to go in...that is what I will do.

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