• Plex not running

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    I did a bit of searching and didn't come up with anything that matches my issue... I have no idea if it has directly to do with RC5 because it had been working at first... We watched a program on it 22 hours ago.


    Neither my laptop or my Nexus TV box can see the Plex server (Plexinc Docker) My Laptop could access the server at first but found no media and now I get "This Site cannot be reached".


    I tried refreshing the Plex docker, and I restarted the server a couple of times.


    I tried downlgrading to RC4 and that did NOTHING so I went back to RC5...


    The only thing I did on the machine between last night and tonight was run a VM with a Marvel Sata card passed through for a few hours but it is not running now.


    Next thing I'll try is reverting to a backup of the USB disk that I made before the problem occured. Though I thought I would put this out there first.





    Monkeying with it still has me confused... Fix Common Problems found that my drive mapping was not set to slave mode... Something that was set correctly before, but is not after the reinstall... (Of Plex) so I reset them. Now the browser finds the server, but the interface cannot find the media...


    A few minutes later and we are back to not finding the website... This is the first issue I've had with unraid that was not (as far as I know) self inflicted. Other than the fact that I'm running a release candidate.





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    You should probably post in the relevant support thread for the app you're running (you can get it via the context menu on the docker tab) with your docker run command and any relevant log from Plex as it's unlikely to be directly related to the OS itself

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    Thanks will do... I just assumed since nothing I'm aware of has changed other than RC5 it would be usefull here. But I will post in the support thread, thanks


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    So there is no Support Forum for the plexinc version of the docker (that I can find). So I read through the recent posts of the binhex and linuxserver ones and they had some help... It's the SQLite database corruption issue... I guess it might have happened before I upgraded to rc5 but i'd swear I updated BEFORE the last time we watched something.


    Oh well, erased EVERYTHING for plex and started again... Luckily I keep my media files organized on their own so plex just picks up where I left off.



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    Check the Plex docker logs - if its stopped at "Starting Plex Media Server" and goes no further.. The Plex database is broken - restore from a backup (if you run the standard plex backup tasks its just a simple rename of files) - restart the docker.  The database is stored within appdata - so even if you did a docker file rebuild the database is still as it was.

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    "Starting Plex Media Server"

    YUP... That was it... I renamed the appdata folder and that fixed it.


    Shamefull question - What do you mean by standard plex backup tasks?



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    7 minutes ago, Arbadacarba said:

    Shamefull question - What do you mean by standard plex backup tasks?



    Within the settings of the PMS, there is a Scheduled Task "Backup database every three days".  This by default just makes a copy of the database and adds a date to the end of the name.  So if you need to restore the database due - you delete the broken one and rename the backup (or copy with the correct name).

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