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FreeNAS: mount plexdata outside of jail?

sremicksremick Posts: 1,149Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

So after several years, my FreeBSD environment inside my jail aged to the point where it was too old compared to the ports system and I could no longer add/upgrade ports (since apparently you can't update the FreeBSD system within the jail). So I went through the process of making a new jail, setting things up from scratch, and then copying over /usr/local/plexdata which I had to do via tar to an archive on the mounted media share, since I hadn't had the forethought to have pre-installed rsync and couldn't install it now for the same reason. I imagine doing an rsync from the old jail to the new jail would've gone faster (at least saved 1/2 the time) but it occurred to me: why not also mount /usr/local/plexdata onto the FreeNAS storage outside of the jail in the same manner as the media? Then you would just mount both and be done with it. Has anyone else tried this?

As long as you didn't accidentally launch the pms daemon simultaneously in both jails, this seems like it would be safe, but I wonder what I'm missing...

My server (35W idle, silent):

Software: PMS 1.7.1.3856 running in a jail on FreeNAS 9.10.2
Motherboard: ASRock E3C226D2I Mini-ITX Server Motherboard
CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1271 v3 Quad-Core 3.6GHz 8MB LGA1150 (Passmark: 10204)
CPU cooler: Thermalright TRUE Spirit 120M(BW) Rev.A
RAM: Crucial 16GB kit (8GBx2) DDR3 PC3-12800 Unbuffered ECC 1.35V CT2KIT102472BD160B
HDDs: 6x WD Red NAS 3TB IntelliPower 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" WD30EFRX (RAIDZ2)
Power Supply: SeaSonic Platinum Series SS-400FL2 Active PFC F3 400W ATX12V Fanless 80 PLUS Platinum Certified
Case: Fractal Design Node 304 (8.27"x9.84"x14.72")






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  • sremicksremick Posts: 1,149Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    Thanks. That gives me even more faith that this idea is a safe and beneficial one.

    My server (35W idle, silent):

    Software: PMS 1.7.1.3856 running in a jail on FreeNAS 9.10.2
    Motherboard: ASRock E3C226D2I Mini-ITX Server Motherboard
    CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1271 v3 Quad-Core 3.6GHz 8MB LGA1150 (Passmark: 10204)
    CPU cooler: Thermalright TRUE Spirit 120M(BW) Rev.A
    RAM: Crucial 16GB kit (8GBx2) DDR3 PC3-12800 Unbuffered ECC 1.35V CT2KIT102472BD160B
    HDDs: 6x WD Red NAS 3TB IntelliPower 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" WD30EFRX (RAIDZ2)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic Platinum Series SS-400FL2 Active PFC F3 400W ATX12V Fanless 80 PLUS Platinum Certified
    Case: Fractal Design Node 304 (8.27"x9.84"x14.72")






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