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  1. I believe I would like to migrate from the Limetech Plex Docker to Linuxserver's Docker. This really has to do with the speed at which updates for Plex are released and while I appreciate the conservative view in not running to fast into new updates, I am about to lose my DVR service over an update and can't seem to get a response on when the update will be added to the respository. So with all respect to them, I have a friend who uses Linuxserver and has not had any issues. The question I have for this group is how do i install a new Plex docker and point it to my old Plex database? I'd rather not have to re-scan and make manual adjustments to my libraries. Is this even possible?
  2. This is my issue, and I see it was already noted above so sorry for not reading ahead. However, The DVR is basically non-functional until the new version is added. Please advise when the new update and be rolled out.
  3. Any word on when the Plex Docker will be updated? 1.16.2.1321 has been up for what seems like a while, and I"m having some issues with the DVR Guide updating. I'm not sure it's related but would be nice to get on the current version as they usually want you there before giving you much tech support. If anyone else can't update their DVR guide or has any ideas how to troubleshoot, please let me know. Sometime in the past few days the guide quit refreshing. The furthest out programming I have is Wednesday this week, 7/24. When I click refresh on the guide is says “initializing” for a few minutes and then it just goes away and stops. The progress never climbs above 0% and then it just stops. I ran the guide refresh with the verbose debug long running (attached). partial verbose log.docx
  4. Hello to any Plexusers who do 4K video and/or use GPU accelerated transcoding: I am a PlexPass user on unRAID server. I am just moving into 4K videos. After doing a 1st test run, I’m finding that my CPU which can manage 4 or 5 1080 transcodes simultaneously is pretty well tapped at 2 - 4K transcodes. The CPU is an intel E3-1241 v3 and scores 10,000 passmarks. So that said, I’m now looking at how much my GPU in the PC speeds up the H264/265 encoding when ripping movies and wondering if using GPU hardware acceleration will do the same for transcoding Plex Streaming. I’ve read the page on the Plex website with some pros/cons and the page suggests what while faster / smoother the use of GPU accelerated encoding can reduce overall quality and create a blurry/blocky look. I’m looking for some real world feedback on the use of GPU accelerated encoding before going too far down the road with my server. I would have to purchase the GPU and replace my MB to make this work (one slot short) and not wanting to go through that expense if ultimately it will degrade the quality that much as it would be a non starter for me. I think this will cost me somewhere between $275-350 do, but going to an E5 processor would be far worse. I also know implementing this in unRAID has an additional set of complexities and will work on those separately. I have some bookmarked pages I need to read before bothering to ask any questions on that front. Does the use of GPU encoding make a difference that anyone has noticed? Is this driven by the quality of the GPU or is this for all GPU’s in general? How high end of a GPU do you need to accomplish a meaningful change and not reduce quality? I was thinking an nVidea GTX 1050 or 1060, thoughts? Am I understanding correctly that Plex either only uses GPU or CPU for encoding, not both? Does the use of GPU accelerated transcoding affect how Plex DVR works? Any other thoughts based on your experience that I should know or consider before going down this road? Thanks in advance.
  5. Separate question to the above. I have now realized there are 5 different docker containers for Plex and I don't see much explanation of why one would be different over the others, except for who maintains the docker. Very simply, is there any real difference between them? If I was going to migrate (to Binhex) Can I install the new docker and will it point to the same Plex database? IE can I keep both set up and just change which one "auto-starts" with unRAID until I confirm it's all up and running correctly? If not what would the process be? I have a rather large media collection with quite a bit of custom tweaking of the database, IE how movies are organized. Starting over would be extraordinarily painful. Thanks again.
  6. Hello to any Plexusers who do 4K video and/or use GPU accelerated transcoding: I am a PlexPass user on unRAID server. I am just moving into 4K videos. After doing a 1st test run, I’m finding that my CPU which can manage 4 or 5 1080 transcodes simultaneously is pretty well tapped at 2 - 4K transcodes. The CPU is an intel E3-1241 v3 and scores 10,000 passmarks. So that said, I’m now looking at how much my GPU in the PC speeds up the H264/265 encoding when ripping movies and wondering if using GPU hardware acceleration will do the same for transcoding Plex Streaming. I’ve read the page on the Plex website with some pros/cons and the page suggests what while faster / smoother the use of GPU accelerated encoding can reduce overall quality and create a blurry/blocky look. I’m looking for some real world feedback on the use of GPU accelerated encoding before going too far down the road with my server. I would have to purchase the GPU and replace my MB to make this work (one slot short) and not wanting to go through that expense if ultimately it will degrade the quality that much as it would be a non starter for me. I think this will cost me somewhere between $275-350 do, but going to an E5 processor would be far worse. I also know implementing this in unRAID has an additional set of complexities and will work on those separately. I have some bookmarked pages I need to read before bothering to ask any questions on that front. Does the use of GPU encoding make a difference that anyone has noticed? Is this driven by the quality of the GPU or is this for all GPU’s in general? How high end of a GPU do you need to accomplish a meaningful change and not reduce quality? I was thinking an nVidea GTX 1050 or 1060, thoughts? Am I understanding correctly that Plex either only uses GPU or CPU for encoding, not both? Does the use of GPU accelerated transcoding affect how Plex DVR works? Any other thoughts based on your experience that I should know or consider before going down this road? Thanks in advance.
  7. I tried this tonight and it appears to work, no errors. The backup drive did spin up, and it took about about 5 mins or more (didn't time it). During most of that time, I noticed the drives containing the original data were staying spun down. Somewhere near the end, not exactly sure where, they spun up. Is this because cache dirs is turned on and it was scanning the backup location against the cache and then only spun up when it actually found something to copy over? If not why? is there any way to be sure it's running properly. No errors were returned. This is what I got at the end of the 5 mins or more. Only these two lines, which is all I get on the old script too. Script location: /tmp/user.scripts/tmpScripts/New RClone/script Note that closing this window will abort the execution of this script. Let me know what you think. Any way to be certain it's working correctly? Thanks for the help, it's looking good. I know it took a little time to figure all that out.
  8. I will try this out tonight and report back, thanks!
  9. Trying to resurrect some help with this. Can you please see my response above? Thanks in advance.
  10. Here is what I got: I don't know anything about the added "mountpoint" language so not going to attempt to work on this one alone.
  11. thank you for that. So that script runs the same backup/sync and will do nothing if it can't find the backup location?
  12. Sorry I've been inaccessible durign the past couple days. I have Userscripts run the 4 nearly identical RClose lines daily. These are "sync'd" so it both copies and deletes the backup location so it's kept identical to the original location. #!/bin/bash rclone sync "/mnt/user/Backup Items" "/mnt/disks/Data_Backup_1/Backup" rclone sync "/mnt/user/Media/Music" "/mnt/disks/Data_Backup_1/Music" rclone sync "/mnt/user/Media/Music (uncat)" "/mnt/disks/Data_Backup_1/Music (uncat)" rclone sync "/mnt/user/SACD" "/mnt/disks/Data_Backup_1/SACD" The script you have written above mine is a little above my pay grade. It looks like you are setting a location to be known as "mountpoint" and they putting conditions on allowing it to run when it actually exists, otherwise killing it. I dont know enough of the command lines to fully follow it. Can you show me how to apply it to the 4 lines above? Also... what is the purpose of the "ping" command line above for cnn.com? Is that actually supposed to be there? I know what "ping" does but no idea what that could have to do with RClone. I should be more accessible with limited interruption the rest of tonight and tomorrow to respond. Thanks again for the help.
  13. I just now looked and it did NOT error out this morning. The Preclear is nearly complete, still running and no errors on the page request with RClone disabled. Thank you for helping to spot this issue. Obviously as it comes to pre-clears I can manage this, but to avoid the odd occurrence is there a way to set up RClose so it just stops/errors out instead of filling up Rootfs? Please let me know but I wont be able to respond or work on anything with this until tonight. Thanks again! .
  14. How much load should pre-clearing two drives at once put on my processor?