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Hi,

I'm looking to find an OS for my NAS and saw this. I installed it to a VM so I can have a look at it. I have successfully installed Plex Media Server, however, I don't know how to put the movies to where Plex Media Server can scan.

Can anyone help me.

Thanks.
Sunday, February 19 2017, 12:15 PM
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    Saturday, June 17 2017, 11:55 PM - #Permalink
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    The best UI I've found for viewing and setting file system permissions is WinSCP. No support yet in Webconfig :(

    https://winscp.net/eng/download.php
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    Saturday, June 17 2017, 11:53 PM - #Permalink
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    When I set up a plex share I set up a groups first called fs-movies, fs-extras, fs-videos, fs-photos, fs-music, and fs-audiobooks. Then I set up shares in flexshares with the corresponding groups: movies, extras, videos, photos, music, and audiobooks. On all of these shares I enable 'Third-party access' so that flexshare (a 3rd party app) can access the shares. I also share these out with the File Server permissions so that I can access them as a mapped network drive through CIFS. Then, in the flex web interface on my http://server.ip.address:32400 I manage may Plex server and browse for these folders under /var/flexshare/shares/*.

    Voila...all from UI.
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    Saturday, June 17 2017, 11:50 AM - #Permalink
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    Could you please tell me more about Plex media server I am from Essay Writing Service and I need more information about Plex media server because I have to write.
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    Thursday, February 23 2017, 12:13 PM - #Permalink
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    Ank Escapade wrote:
    Thanks. I will take a look at Flexshare and Samba. I'll post back here if I get it to work.
    Have a look at flexshares first. Under the hood they are just samba shares but ClearOS fixes their ownership automatically. It is relatively easy to just about clone a flexshare definition, tweak it slightly, then use it outside the flexshare system by changing the share location.
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    Thursday, February 23 2017, 01:10 AM - #Permalink
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    Nick Howitt wrote:

    Ank Escapade wrote:

    What I actually meant was is there a way to set the permissions thru the web gui instead of doing it via console?

    No. I am trying something with setgid but I don't often copy over files. It is still a console command but should be a one-off

    Also, is there a way I can copy the files thru a network shared folder of some sort like in Windows?

    Try it with a flexshare to start with. If it works it is the simplest solution. If not you may have to set up a samba share outside the flexshare system. I am concerned about the permissions aspect especially with flexshares, but unless someone tries we will never know. Your feedback would be appreciated.


    Thanks. I will take a look at Flexshare and Samba. I'll post back here if I get it to work.
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    Tuesday, February 21 2017, 12:32 PM - #Permalink
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    Ank Escapade wrote:

    What I actually meant was is there a way to set the permissions thru the web gui instead of doing it via console?

    No. I am trying something with setgid but I don't often copy over files. It is still a console command but should be a one-off

    Also, is there a way I can copy the files thru a network shared folder of some sort like in Windows?

    Try it with a flexshare to start with. If it works it is the simplest solution. If not you may have to set up a samba share outside the flexshare system. I am concerned about the permissions aspect especially with flexshares, but unless someone tries we will never know. Your feedback would be appreciated.
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    Tuesday, February 21 2017, 01:51 AM - #Permalink
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    Nick Howitt wrote:

    Configuring the Plex is through its Web GUI.

    I don't think you can add files that way. You may be able to use Flexshares or else use something like WinSCP to upload your files. I use WinSCP, but then I generally download the files using something like Transmission so I only need to move and rename the files in ClearOS.


    Apologies for the confusion. What I actually meant was is there a way to set the permissions thru the web gui instead of doing it via console? Also, is there a way I can copy the files thru a network shared folder of some sort like in Windows?

    Thanks.
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    Monday, February 20 2017, 10:37 AM - #Permalink
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    Configuring the Plex is through its Web GUI.

    I don't think you can add files that way. You may be able to use Flexshares or else use something like WinSCP to upload your files. I use WinSCP, but then I generally download the files using something like Transmission so I only need to move and rename the files in ClearOS.
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    Monday, February 20 2017, 05:24 AM - #Permalink
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    Thanks but is there anyway to do this through the web gui?
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    Sunday, February 19 2017, 02:17 PM - #Permalink
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    Go to the Plex Webconfig http://your_server_ip:32400 then configure or add your Libraries. Under the Libraries, hover over the library you want to edit then click on the pencil icon. In the Add Folders you can point to the folder on your server. I remember having permission problems with items in any subfolder of the folder you select to I change all the ownerships to root:allusers and permissions to 777 (a bit OTT). I have a mini script in my parent folder which has:
    chown root:allusers * -R
    chmod 777 * -R
    When I add more files I execute the script. You could also check out the setuid and setgid commands.
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