Can you ignore a library during a periodical scan?


#1

Is it possible to configure Plex to ignore a library as part of the periodical scan? My Music collection is large and Plex takes a long time to scan it. My music hardly changes so I wish I could exclude it from the scan and do it manually. Thanks for the help.


#2

Why would you do the periodical scan when you can use the partial or automatic scan? Both of those options only scan when there is a change in a specific folder, so if your music library has no changes it won’t be scanned.


#3

I have the same question. For me on FreeNAS, I use scheduled scanning as FreeNAS will not detect library changes. I rarely add music anymore but the library still gets scanned with the schedule. I would like to skip the scheduled scanning of the very large Music library and only run a scan on it when I add music just as csthopper asks


#4

@Jasonogren said:
I have the same question. For me on FreeNAS, I use scheduled scanning as FreeNAS will not detect library changes. I rarely add music anymore but the library still gets scanned with the schedule. I would like to skip the scheduled scanning of the very large Music library and only run a scan on it when I add music just as csthopper asks

Yup, this exactly. Plex is on a Windows Server, and I have network folder mappings to my NAS. This configuration doesn’t support automatic updates so I have to use the periodic scan. Such a waste of I/O to scan my Music directory every hour, which takes 10 minutes, when it changes only a couple of times a year.


#5

+1 for this. Same win server and network share configuration as above. My music libraries take HOURS to scan (sometimes days I think). I’ve resorted to turning off automatic scanning and manually kicking off a scan of the TV folder - but that’s a pain when I sit down to watch a show since I can’t do that from the mobile app (that’s another request).


#6

+1 here, as well. Same type of situation, with the NAS not triggering automatic updates. Glad to see I’m not the only one with this request.


#7

+1 as well, same exact issue. Huge Music collection, Synology NAS that doesn’t detect changes, etc.


#8

I, too, would really appreciate this feature. I just started trying out Plex for music, and the library scans take way too long, and are not needed.


#9

+1, please add option to exclude libaries from scanning. Also got a large music collection that almost blocks the normal tv and movie scan.