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Plex Plugin DVR "No write access to destination" Error

soccermikey0201soccermikey0201 Posts: 1Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

So i have dug through almost everything trying everything that I could, but i can not get plex to record anything from my HDHOMERUN Prime on my FREENAS server. Now when it comes to FREENAS i am not the most savy person there is, but I do know my why around it,


  • mkossinmkossin Posts: 1Validating, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    I had the same issue with my recent switch to FreeNAS. You have the give the jail user write access to the folder or switch the jail user to one that has write access. Option 2 on this FreeNAS post works well for Plex.


    This is what I did. Replace all capitalized items with your info. (The /var/db/plexdata folder is correct if you used the Plex plugin template, if you installed Plex manually it may be in a different directory.

    Open the shell in the Plex jail

    pw useradd -n USER -u UID -d /nonexistent -s /usr/sbin/nologin
    service plexmediaserver onestop
    chown -R USER:GROUP /var/db/plexdata
    sysrc 'plexmediaserver_user=USER'
    service plexmediaserver start

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