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Save Plex library on nas

theliltank4901theliltank4901 Posts: 21Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

Self explanatory. Can I save my files on my nas instead of doing a share, from my computer. If so I have an asustor Nas running jbod

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  • nokdimnokdim Posts: 1,375Members, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja, TunerTester Plex Ninja

    Yes if what you are asking is can you run the Plex Media Server on say Windows 10 and have your library reside on your NAS...

    As long as your NAS supports SMB/NFS/CIFS or some other file sharing protocol your server can understand you can have your library be a remote share.

  • theliltank4901theliltank4901 Posts: 21Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    I want to run Plex on the Nas and the Plex media my nas is powerful enough

  • kegobeer-plexkegobeer-plex Posts: 5,866Members, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Plex Ninja

    If there is a Plex Server version for your NAS, you are free to install it and run it from there. It may not be possible to move the existing database though.

    Where are my log files?

    How do I properly name my media files?

    Plex Dance

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  • nokdimnokdim Posts: 1,375Members, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja, TunerTester Plex Ninja
    edited August 2017

    Sorry I misunderstood the question.
    Check the compatibility list to make sure your NAS is "supported"

    And yes the libary gets stored on the NAS where Plex runs.
    I use Unraid which is just a home built NAS and have same setup Plex running on NAS and Library is local to plex.

  • theliltank4901theliltank4901 Posts: 21Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    Ok it's just IDK how to store files on my nas manually

  • theliltank4901theliltank4901 Posts: 21Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    Sorry guys I think I figured it out I just want to learn about NAS's

  • kegobeer-plexkegobeer-plex Posts: 5,866Members, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Plex Ninja

    @theliltank4901 said:
    Sorry guys I think I figured it out I just want to learn about NAS's

    You've got the Plex Server install figured out, is that right?

    For the NAS, definitely find a website/forum that's specific to your NAS - that is always a good place to start (after reading the manual of course, lol)

    Where are my log files?

    How do I properly name my media files?

    Plex Dance

    NVIDIA SHIELD SMB/NAS Sharing How-To - / - NVIDIA SHIELD Support Documents

    Plex Server: Running on ThinkServer TS140 w/Server 2012 R2 Essentials
    Primary Plex Player: Shield TV, always the latest beta build, always the latest firmware revision

  • theliltank4901theliltank4901 Posts: 21Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    Ya the install of the server is fine I just want my media for Plex on the nas

  • kegobeer-plexkegobeer-plex Posts: 5,866Members, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Plex Ninja

    How to configure your NAS, copy to shares, etc, will be covered in the documentation for your particular NAS and on forums/websites for it as well.

    Where are my log files?

    How do I properly name my media files?

    Plex Dance

    NVIDIA SHIELD SMB/NAS Sharing How-To - / - NVIDIA SHIELD Support Documents

    Plex Server: Running on ThinkServer TS140 w/Server 2012 R2 Essentials
    Primary Plex Player: Shield TV, always the latest beta build, always the latest firmware revision

  • nokdimnokdim Posts: 1,375Members, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja, TunerTester Plex Ninja

    Most NASs you just create a "share" which is just a folder that is available to other computers on the network.

    I have multiple "shares" one called Movies one called TV another Music...

    From other windows computers I can open a file browser and browse to \192.168.1.x\Movies or \192.168.1.x\TV and access each of those network shares so you should be able to do that and just "Copy and Paste" your files onto your NAS.

    In Plex on the NAS when you add a library and browse your file system it will show your NAS files so just make a "Movies" library item that points to the "share" that you save your movies in.

  • theliltank4901theliltank4901 Posts: 21Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    My network is not quick to start off with so i rather keep my media on the drive

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