How to backp Plex on a TS-453bt3

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caprichoso
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How to backp Plex on a TS-453bt3

Post by caprichoso » Mon Dec 16, 2019 3:35 pm

I am trying to backup all of my plex data files to another physical device. The plex files are located at

/share/CACHEDEV1_DATA/.qpkg/PlexMediaServer

Unfortunately this location is not accessible in file station or hybrid backup sync, which only sees shared directories.

My painful workaround is to ssh to the QNAP, copy the files from this inaccessible directory to a accessible shared folder, and then copy that folder to my local mac.

There must be a better way ....

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Re: How to backp Plex on a TS-453bt3

Post by dolbyman » Mon Dec 16, 2019 10:59 pm

add a cron job to backup everything to a share in intervals..then backup the share

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Re: How to backp Plex on a TS-453bt3

Post by WilburForce » Fri Apr 23, 2021 8:03 pm

Can you elaborate on a "cron job"

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Re: How to backp Plex on a TS-453bt3

Post by jaysona » Fri Apr 23, 2021 8:31 pm

WilburForce wrote:
Fri Apr 23, 2021 8:03 pm
Can you elaborate on a "cron job"
https://opensource.com/article/17/11/how-use-cron-linux
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Re: How to backp Plex on a TS-453bt3

Post by jaysona » Fri Apr 23, 2021 8:33 pm

caprichoso wrote:
Mon Dec 16, 2019 3:35 pm
I am trying to backup all of my plex data files to another physical device. The plex files are located at

/share/CACHEDEV1_DATA/.qpkg/PlexMediaServer

Unfortunately this location is not accessible in file station or hybrid backup sync, which only sees shared directories.

My painful workaround is to ssh to the QNAP, copy the files from this inaccessible directory to a accessible shared folder, and then copy that folder to my local mac.

There must be a better way ....
This may be of interest to you, and is fairly simple to do.

viewtopic.php?f=15&t=160754#p78649

Finally, sometime time ago mid-2020'ish iirc, plex updated their package which created a PlexData directory.

https://forums.plex.tv/t/plexdata-share ... ems/608529
H/W: TS-219 Pro / TS-269 Pro / TS-253 Pro (8Gig) / TS-509 Pro x2 / TS-569 Pro
H/W: TS-670 Pro (i7-3770S 16Gig) x2 / TS-853 Pro (8Gig) / TVS-871 Pro (i7-4790S 16Gig)
O/S: Slackware 14.2 / MS Windows 7-64 (x5)
Router1: Asus RT-AC86U - Asuswrt-Merlin - 384.19
Router2: Asus RT-AC68U - DD-WRT v3.0-r39960M kongac
Router3: Linksys WRT1900AC - DD-WRT v3.0-r43028 std
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Misc: Popcorn Hour A-110/WN-100, Pinnacle Show Center 250HD, Roku SoundBridge Radio (all retired)

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Re: How to backp Plex on a TS-453bt3

Post by WilburForce » Fri Apr 23, 2021 11:13 pm

thanks I think I did it

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