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PlexPi library location

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I am a recently retired software developer and one of my retirement projects was to put together some sort of media server that I can use here in UK and copy it lock, stock and barrel to my holiday home in Spain.  To this end, I have a couple of WD My Cloud NAS drives and use Siber's GoodSync to keep the one in Spain a carbon copy of the one in the UK.  I was simply creating .mp4 files, enabling DLNA server on the NAS drive and watching the media via a Panasonic TV or an app on an Amazon FireTV stick (VLC, I think).  All going OK until I bought a new LG OLED Smart TV for home, which won't play most of the .mp4 files.  Searching the net pointed me towards PLEX and I have been playing with it (on a Windows PC) for the last couple of weeks and I am gobsmacked - it's staggeringly good!   I don't want to run Plex off my PC (and I don't have a PC in Spain anyway) so thought I'd try and run it on a Raspberry Pi instead which, after a few fruitless attempts, is when I found PlexPi - whcih is also staggeringly good - it makes it all so simple!   Well done so far!

Having sussed out how to connect my PlexPi to my NAS drive (and enabling Network at Boot) everything seems to be running pretty well but there's one thing I'd like to be able to amend - the location of the Plex Media Server database.  My thinking is that  rather than having it locally on the SD card, I can put it on the much bigger capacity NAS drive and then carbon copy it to Spain (and back it up easily).   On the Windows PMS it is possible for the user to set the location of the PMS database but it appears the option is not available in the Linux version.  I gather that I can change this (the LocalAppDataPath variable?) manually  in the Preferences.xml file but I can't find the file on my PlexPi!  I am not sure if this is down to you hiding it or down to my very basic knowledge of Linux?   What would you advise? 

And keep up the good work, you're doing a great job!

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PlexPi library location - by Peter C - 04-03-2018, 02:50 PM
RE: PlexPi library location - by Robbie Ferguson - 04-04-2018, 09:02 AM
RE: PlexPi library location - by thunder2k - 04-04-2018, 09:50 AM
RE: PlexPi library location - by Robbie Ferguson - 04-04-2018, 01:00 PM
RE: PlexPi library location - by thunder2k - 04-05-2018, 04:11 PM
RE: PlexPi library location - by Robbie Ferguson - 04-05-2018, 04:17 PM
RE: PlexPi library location - by thunder2k - 04-05-2018, 04:28 PM
RE: PlexPi library location - by Robbie Ferguson - 04-05-2018, 04:41 PM
RE: PlexPi library location - by thunder2k - 04-05-2018, 04:51 PM
 
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