Plex spinning up drives nightly



I have the plex docker installed on unraid and using the file activity plugin have found that plex is scanning all of my drives every night even though I have all library scanning set to manual. Is it normal for the maintenance activity to do this nightly and is there a way to stop it?


Did you disable the “scheduled tasks” as well?


You may adjust it from Settings/Server/Schedule Tasks


Before last night I did deselect everything in the scheduled tasks and Plex didn’t rescan overnight. So that was definitely what was causing it. That being said, is there specific items in the scheduled tasks I should enable that will not rescan metadata nightly? I was pretty sure I had it on the default settings previously.