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plex media server suddenly stopped working -Help!

rockyp3rockyp3 Posts: 5Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

i have been running plex media server on a pi3 with no issues for almost a year.it stopped working from one day to the next and i have scoured everything but cant get it working. When i check the status using a PuTTY terminal from a remote computer i get the following:

pi@raspberrypi:~ $ sudo service plexmediaserver status
● plexmediaserver.service - Plex Media Server for Linux
Loaded: loaded (/lib/systemd/system/plexmediaserver.service; enabled)
Active: failed (Result: start-limit) since Mon 2018-03-26 23:40:28 AEDT; 25s ago
Process: 4062 ExecStart=/bin/sh -c LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/lib/plexmediaserver "/usr/lib/plexmediaserver/Plex Media Server" (code=exited, status=134)
Process: 4058 ExecStartPre=/bin/sh -c /usr/bin/test -d "${PLEX_MEDIA_SERVER_APPLICATION_SUPPORT_DIR}" || /bin/mkdir -p "${PLEX_MEDIA_SERVER_APPLICATION_SUPPORT_DIR}" (code=exited, status=0/SUCCESS)
Main PID: 4062 (code=exited, status=134)

Mar 26 23:40:23 raspberrypi systemd[1]: Unit plexmediaserver.service entered....
Mar 26 23:40:28 raspberrypi systemd[1]: plexmediaserver.service holdoff time....
Mar 26 23:40:28 raspberrypi systemd[1]: Stopping Plex Media Server for Linux...
Mar 26 23:40:28 raspberrypi systemd[1]: Starting Plex Media Server for Linux...
Mar 26 23:40:28 raspberrypi systemd[1]: plexmediaserver.service start reques....
Mar 26 23:40:28 raspberrypi systemd[1]: Failed to start Plex Media Server fo....
Mar 26 23:40:28 raspberrypi systemd[1]: Unit plexmediaserver.service entered....
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any help appreciated... want command to use to get around this message "Hint: Some lines were ellipsized, use -l to show in full."

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  • uglymagoouglymagoo Posts: 898Members, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja, TunerTester Plex Ninja

    @rockyp3 said:
    i have been running plex media server on a pi3 with no issues for almost a year.it stopped working from one day to the next and i have scoured everything but cant get it working.

    Please post the output of journalctl -u plexmediaserver.

    Official instructions for Plex Media Server on the Raspberry Pi 2 and 3 / Banana Pi / ODROID / many more : armhf and arm64 Debian Repository
    My PMS hardware: RPi 2, NVIDIA Shield TV, Intel Xeon

  • rockyp3rockyp3 Posts: 5Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    @uglymagoo said:

    @rockyp3 said:
    i have been running plex media server on a pi3 with no issues for almost a year.it stopped working from one day to the next and i have scoured everything but cant get it working.

    Please post the output of journalctl -u plexmediaserver.

    Hope this is what you were after, Thanks for your help

    Mar 27 22:30:04 raspberrypi systemd[1]: Starting Plex Media Server for Linux...
    Mar 27 22:30:04 raspberrypi systemd[1]: Started Plex Media Server for Linux.
    Mar 27 22:30:06 raspberrypi sh[31740]: terminate called after throwing an instance of 'std::runtime_error'
    Mar 27 22:30:06 raspberrypi sh[31740]: what(): Codecs: Initialize: 'boost::filesystem::create_directory: No space left on device: "/var/lib/plexmediaserver/Library/Application Support/Plex Media Server/Codecs/7814ac9-1285-linux-annapurnatrans-arm7"'
    Mar 27 22:30:06 raspberrypi sh[31740]: ****** PLEX MEDIA SERVER CRASHED, CRASH REPORT WRITTEN: /var/lib/plexmediaserver/Library/Application Support/Plex Media Server/Crash Reports/1.12.1.4885-1046ba85f/PLEX MEDIA SERVER/2133d2b4-99fe-2f25-15a1b34e-6f659e40.dmp
    Mar 27 22:30:06 raspberrypi sh[31740]: Aborted
    Mar 27 22:30:06 raspberrypi systemd[1]: plexmediaserver.service: main process exited, code=exited, status=134/n/a
    Mar 27 22:30:06 raspberrypi systemd[1]: Unit plexmediaserver.service entered failed state.
    Mar 27 22:30:11 raspberrypi systemd[1]: plexmediaserver.service holdoff time over, scheduling restart.
    Mar 27 22:30:11 raspberrypi systemd[1]: Stopping Plex Media Server for Linux...
    Mar 27 22:30:11 raspberrypi systemd[1]: Starting Plex Media Server for Linux...
    Mar 27 22:30:11 raspberrypi systemd[1]: Started Plex Media Server for Linux.
    Mar 27 22:30:12 raspberrypi sh[803]: terminate called after throwing an instance of 'std::runtime_error'
    Mar 27 22:30:12 raspberrypi sh[803]: what(): Codecs: Initialize: 'boost::filesystem::create_directory: No space left on device: "/var/lib/plexmediaserver/Library/Application Support/Plex Media Server/Codecs/7814ac9-1285-linux-annapurnatrans-arm7"'
    Mar 27 22:30:12 raspberrypi sh[803]: ****** PLEX MEDIA SERVER CRASHED, CRASH REPORT WRITTEN: /var/lib/plexmediaserver/Library/Application Support/Plex Media Server/Crash Reports/1.12.1.4885-1046ba85f/PLEX MEDIA SERVER/744cab4a-5f73-67af-4b4ead84-3c7d8579.dmp
    Mar 27 22:30:12 raspberrypi sh[803]: Aborted
    Mar 27 22:30:12 raspberrypi systemd[1]: plexmediaserver.service: main process exited, code=exited, status=134/n/a
    Mar 27 22:30:12 raspberrypi systemd[1]: Unit plexmediaserver.service entered failed state.
    Mar 27 22:30:17 raspberrypi systemd[1]: plexmediaserver.service holdoff time over, scheduling restart.
    Mar 27 22:30:17 raspberrypi systemd[1]: Stopping Plex Media Server for Linux...
    Mar 27 22:30:17 raspberrypi systemd[1]: Starting Plex Media Server for Linux...
    Mar 27 22:30:17 raspberrypi systemd[1]: Started Plex Media Server for Linux.
    Mar 27 22:30:19 raspberrypi sh[2277]: terminate called after throwing an instance of 'std::runtime_error'
    Mar 27 22:30:19 raspberrypi sh[2277]: what(): Codecs: Initialize: 'boost::filesystem::create_directory: No space left on device: "/var/lib/plexmediaserver/Library/Application Support/Plex Media Server/Codecs/7814ac9-1285-linux-annapurnatrans-arm7"'
    Mar 27 22:30:19 raspberrypi sh[2277]: ****** PLEX MEDIA SERVER CRASHED, CRASH REPORT WRITTEN: /var/lib/plexmediaserver/Library/Application Support/Plex Media Server/Craash Reports/1.12.1.4885-1046ba85f/PLEX MEDIA SERVER/3549a602-f4b7-105a-29fd14fc-01459a59.dmp
    Mar 27 22:30:19 raspberrypi sh[2277]: Aborted
    Mar 27 22:30:19 raspberrypi systemd[1]: plexmediaserver.service: main process exited, code=exited, status=134/n/a
    Mar 27 22:30:19 raspberrypi systemd[1]: Unit plexmediaserver.service entered failed state.
    Mar 27 22:30:24 raspberrypi systemd[1]: plexmediaserver.service holdoff time over, scheduling restart.
    Mar 27 22:30:24 raspberrypi systemd[1]: Stopping Plex Media Server for Linux...
    Mar 27 22:30:24 raspberrypi systemd[1]: Starting Plex Media Server for Linux...
    Mar 27 22:30:24 raspberrypi systemd[1]: plexmediaserver.service start request repeated too quickly, refusing to start.
    Mar 27 22:30:24 raspberrypi systemd[1]: Failed to start Plex Media Server for Linux.
    Mar 27 22:30:24 raspberrypi systemd[1]: Unit plexmediaserver.service entered failed state.

  • uglymagoouglymagoo Posts: 898Members, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja, TunerTester Plex Ninja

    @rockyp3 said:
    Mar 27 22:30:12 raspberrypi sh[803]: what(): Codecs: Initialize: 'boost::filesystem::create_directory: No space left on device: "/var/lib/plexmediaserver/Library/Application Support/Plex Media Server/Codecs/7814ac9-1285-linux-annapurnatrans-arm7"'

    Any question? :D

    Official instructions for Plex Media Server on the Raspberry Pi 2 and 3 / Banana Pi / ODROID / many more : armhf and arm64 Debian Repository
    My PMS hardware: RPi 2, NVIDIA Shield TV, Intel Xeon

  • rockyp3rockyp3 Posts: 5Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    yeah, i noticed that, anyway to remove unused files to increase space, or just look for a bigger SD card?

  • rockyp3rockyp3 Posts: 5Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    thanks i'll give that a go. Thanks heaps for your help

  • uglymagoouglymagoo Posts: 898Members, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja, TunerTester Plex Ninja

    @rockyp3 said:
    thanks i'll give that a go. Thanks heaps for your help

    You could also use a USB drive to hold the Plex metadata. An ext4 partition is recommended.

    Official instructions for Plex Media Server on the Raspberry Pi 2 and 3 / Banana Pi / ODROID / many more : armhf and arm64 Debian Repository
    My PMS hardware: RPi 2, NVIDIA Shield TV, Intel Xeon

  • rockyp3rockyp3 Posts: 5Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    @uglymagoo said:

    (1) Did you resize your partition after initial OS installation with raspi-config to fill the SD card?

    Using noobs, so raspi-config doesn't work

    ended up making disk image and moving to a 32GB card that I had which was verified to work with NOOBS installation.

    then used this guide to make sure the whole SD card was being used:

    https://dracoy.com/2016/06/26/expanding-partition-on-sd-card-for-raspberry-pi-with-noobs-pre-installed/

    works a treat now and only 46% of space used, i'll keep an eye on it and if filling quickly i'll disable metadata.

    thanks for putting me on the right path, much appreciated!!

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