Plex's metadata on a network share (Advanced Tip)
Plex's metadata on a network share. (Advanced users only)
- This is NOT supported. USE AT YOUR OWN RISK
- Linux and NFS do work reliably but the degree of reliability is at your own risk subject to every involved software and hardware element involved.
- Proper operation is dependent on all layers between PMS and the actual data.
- PMS performance will decrease. The latency of the LAN is noticeable.
- ONLY use this if you cannot relocate the
Library(metadata) to another location on your local machine (see "Moving PMS's Library" tip) as a LAST RESORT
These caveats having been said,
tarto perfectly copy all the files and permissions (retaining UID/GID, and all other inode flags) to the NAS
vers=4,local_lock=posixto the mount options. This forces TCP and POSIX file locking. PMS uses POSIX locking.
Librarylocally to save that copy
- Create a new
Librarydirectory, owned by
plex:plexto mount on.
- Test the mount
- Verify NFS v4 and locking are active
mount | grep Library
- Verify you have enabled posix file locking in all layers / abstractions between PMS and the actual data
As example, the completed entry should look like:
syno:/volume1/plexdb /var/lib/plexmediaserver/Library nfs sec=sys,intr,local_lock=posix,rw,vers=4,auto,nofail 0 0
This is an advanced tip and not for novice users. Corruption and complete loss of your PMS library metadata will result if done incorrectly.
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