Plex Server on PR4100 crashing during music streaming
Twice while controlling a Plex client app with my iPhone to play music through my LG TV, the server completely crashed. It started playing the album OK but then when it got to the second track, the iPhone had disconnected from the Plex LG media player and when I went to check why, the App on the TV screen was full of many words essentially saying the server on the NAS drive could not be reached. Checked all other apps I use on the WD PR4100 NAS to ensure it was not the problem, they were all working and communicating normally as was the overall health of the NAS drive. Thus NAS drive connectivity was eliminated as the source of the problem. Then tried to log in via a Firefox browser (V56.00) on OSX (V10.12.6) to the Plex server on the NAS. The connection could not be established so could not log in to Plex. Therefore as a test I re-booted the NAS drive and could then connect normally to the Plex server via the browser. Then re-tried the exact same music control situation again via the iPhone (was iOS 11.0.1 when this happened) client and the same no server message happened again in exactly the same sequence i.e when it came time to go to the bext track. At that point, rather that re-booting the server, I re-installed Plex with the most recent and current update (Version 18.104.22.16885 which I was on when it crashed) and was able to connect via a browser login. Have not tried to run additional music tests since then as had other stuff to do rather than spend my time trying to identify crash causes within Plex's software. Note I am not using anti-virus software as am mostly Apple products. Please advise thoughts on cause of problem and solution as do want to have to re-install the server app every time I play music through a client being managed by my iPhone. Thank you.