I’ve just gotten started with FreeNas 11.1 and I quickly noticed that all the tutorials on youtube I could find on setting up Plex on FreeNas was only for version 9 it seems, and adding the ddestionation folder was different then and is not working for 11.1
So I get that I have to configure the jails storage for plex like below.
Destination: /var/db/plexdata/plex media server
But the issue I am having is that after I change the destination part and save, the Plex plugin refuses to start. I change the “service status” to “on” it just wont turn green. I don’t get an error or anything.
As soon as I change the destination part to /var/db/plexdata/plex media server the plugin goes offline and refuses to start. If I change the destination to say: /media (like almost all of the tutorials tells you to do) I don’t have this issue, but then of course I can’t browse and add my media.
Restarting by rebooting does not help, and the only way I can get it to turn on is deleting thweplugin and reinstalling it.
Anyone come across this issue?
UPDATE: I solved it by reinstalling the plex plugin, starting it and not adding any storage which automatically creates the /var/db/plexdata/plex media server folder structure. After that I just added the storage to the jail and pointed it to /var/db/plexdata/plex media server
I think the issue I was having was adding the storage to the jail with a path to a destination folder structure that didn’t exist. Pretty lame that makes the plugin not start without any sort of error though (in the GUI). Anyways happy I got it working and happy new year fellow Plex and FreeNas enthusiasts.
**UPDATE2: NVM, it didnt work, when trying to turn off and turn on the plex plugin the same issue as above happens. It won’t start.