Move library to SSD drive.

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Move library to SSD drive.

Post by insomniac123 » Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:21 am

I have an 8 bay NAS, in a raid 6 array.
Only bays 1-6 are used.
I just added an SSD drive to bay 8, as a second volume, in the hopes of being able to move Plex Media Server on to it - I understood it that it was possible to move the app to a second volume, and my hopes in doing so was that it would speed up the thumbnail loading.

I just uninstalled PMS and when I went to re-install it,I wasn't given the option to select the second volume as the install location.

Is it possible to install PMS in a different location other than the default?
If not, is it possible to have the thumbnails stored on the SSD drive, and the app on the main volume?

Thanks!
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Re: Move library to SSD drive.

Post by Don » Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:37 am

If it doesn’t give you the option to install or move it after it is installed then you can’t move it unless you want to attemp to modify scripts and config files yourself.

What model NAS do you have?

Where is it slow loading?
Read the Online Manuals and use the forum search feature before posting.

It is a recommended to use RAID and have external backups. RAID will protect you from disk failure, keep your system running, and data accessible while the disk is replaced and the RAID rebuilt. Backups will allow you to recover data that is lost or corrupted, or from system failure. One does not replace the other.

Submit bugs and feature requests to QNAP via their Helpdesk app.

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NAS: TVS-663 | F/W: 4.4.1.1086 | 16GB | 2 x M.2 NMVe QM2-2P RAID 1 (Cache) | 4 x 4TB RAID 5
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Re: Move library to SSD drive.

Post by insomniac123 » Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:56 pm

So I have the TS-853 pro.

It's slow loading the thumbnails. I know it's a vanity thing, but it looks much much better when the meta data and images / posters load instantly.

What about a sym link or something, would that work?

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Re: Move library to SSD drive.

Post by Don » Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:51 am

A symlink might work but also might get changed back on updates. What are you going to do when your single SSD fails? You will lose everything on there.

Slow where? On the TV? In a web browser? In an app?

see this --> https://forums.plex.tv/t/what-handles-t ... ver/167360
Read the Online Manuals and use the forum search feature before posting.

It is a recommended to use RAID and have external backups. RAID will protect you from disk failure, keep your system running, and data accessible while the disk is replaced and the RAID rebuilt. Backups will allow you to recover data that is lost or corrupted, or from system failure. One does not replace the other.

Submit bugs and feature requests to QNAP via their Helpdesk app.

NAS: TVS-882BR | F/W: 4.3.6.0895 | 40GB | 2 x M.2 SATA RAID 1 (System/VMs) | 4 x M.2 NMVe QM2-4P-384A RAID 5 (Cache) | 5 x 4TB HDD RAID 6 (Data) | 1 x Blu-ray
NAS: TVS-663 | F/W: 4.4.1.1086 | 16GB | 2 x M.2 NMVe QM2-2P RAID 1 (Cache) | 4 x 4TB RAID 5
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Re: Move library to SSD drive.

Post by Trexx » Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:10 am

The migration option will depend on if you are using the "app center" version of Plex or the newer Plex.TV manually downloaded & installed version of Plex. There currently is an issue though that if you have Migrated your app/library to SSD, over the top upgrades do not "honor" that migration (i.e. they go back to HDD) and won't copy your library back.

A better option is to SymLink the library directory to SSD, as when you do over the top version upgrades, that has been unaffected in my experience.

All that being said, agree with Don that I personally wouldn't do it on an SSD w/o some level of RAID resiliency/etc.
Paul

Model: TS-877-1600 FW: 4.4.1.x
QTier (HDD): [RAID-5] 6 x 3TB HGST DeskStar NAS QTier (SSD): [RAID-1] 2 x 1TB WD Blue m.2's
(SSD): [RAID-1] 2 x 500GB Evo 860
RAM: Kingston HyperX Fury 64GB DDR4-2666
GPU: EVGA GTX 1060, ACX 2.0(1 Fan), 6GB
UPS: CyberPower AVR1350 Ext. Backup: USB 3.0 Seagate 5TB
Media Boxes: Nvidia ShieldTV Pro, AppleTV 4k, Various Roku's

Model: TVS-673 32GB FW: 4.4.1.x Test/Backup Box
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Re: Move library to SSD drive.

Post by insomniac123 » Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:29 am

@trexx.... i am using the app centre version. I didn't actually realise you could install Plex outside of app centre, I'll try that and see if I can install to a different location (vol 2).

To be honest I don't mind starting from a fresh install, so over the top updates messing things up should hopefully not affect me as I won't to avoid migrating.

All my movies are on a raid 6 array, its just the Plex app itself I'm looking to put on an SSD. If the SSD fails its not a big deal for me, I'll just replace it, re-install the app and download all the meta data again. I might lose my on deck stuff, but again not really fussed.

I'll do a manual install of the app and see how it goes!

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Re: Move library to SSD drive.

Post by insomniac123 » Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:44 am

OK so I'm not sure if I'm doing something stupid.
I uninstalled plex server.
I downloaded the QPKG from plex website.
I installed manually, and still no option to choose and install location.

What am I doing wrong?
The version downloaded from the plex site is 1.14.1.5488-cc260c476 - last updated 18th Dec.
I am running QTS 4.3.5

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Re: Move library to SSD drive.

Post by Don » Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:05 am

There is no option for Plex.
Read the Online Manuals and use the forum search feature before posting.

It is a recommended to use RAID and have external backups. RAID will protect you from disk failure, keep your system running, and data accessible while the disk is replaced and the RAID rebuilt. Backups will allow you to recover data that is lost or corrupted, or from system failure. One does not replace the other.

Submit bugs and feature requests to QNAP via their Helpdesk app.

NAS: TVS-882BR | F/W: 4.3.6.0895 | 40GB | 2 x M.2 SATA RAID 1 (System/VMs) | 4 x M.2 NMVe QM2-4P-384A RAID 5 (Cache) | 5 x 4TB HDD RAID 6 (Data) | 1 x Blu-ray
NAS: TVS-663 | F/W: 4.4.1.1086 | 16GB | 2 x M.2 NMVe QM2-2P RAID 1 (Cache) | 4 x 4TB RAID 5
Apps: Boinc, Squid, DNSMasq, PLEX, iDrive, QVPN, QLMS, MP3fs, HBS, Entware, DLstation, +others

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Re: Move library to SSD drive.

Post by insomniac123 » Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:49 am

Thats a shame. I'll try sim link. Don't really update plex server often. Thanks for your help everyone.
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Re: Move library to SSD drive.

Post by Trexx » Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:16 pm

insomniac123 wrote:OK so I'm not sure if I'm doing something stupid.
I uninstalled plex server.
I downloaded the QPKG from plex website.
I installed manually, and still no option to choose and install location.

What am I doing wrong?
The version downloaded from the plex site is 1.14.1.5488-cc260c476 - last updated 18th Dec.
I am running QTS 4.3.5
You can’t choose install location during install. You would be able to do a “migrate to’ post install via app center. If not then that feature may only be on the new package versions, but was pretty sure on some of the later Plex Pass versions.


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Model: TS-877-1600 FW: 4.4.1.x
QTier (HDD): [RAID-5] 6 x 3TB HGST DeskStar NAS QTier (SSD): [RAID-1] 2 x 1TB WD Blue m.2's
(SSD): [RAID-1] 2 x 500GB Evo 860
RAM: Kingston HyperX Fury 64GB DDR4-2666
GPU: EVGA GTX 1060, ACX 2.0(1 Fan), 6GB
UPS: CyberPower AVR1350 Ext. Backup: USB 3.0 Seagate 5TB
Media Boxes: Nvidia ShieldTV Pro, AppleTV 4k, Various Roku's

Model: TVS-673 32GB FW: 4.4.1.x Test/Backup Box
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NAS RAID Rebuild Times | Live QTS Videos | | QNAP NAS Guide | Information needed when you ask for HELP | QNAP Links, Tutorials, etc.
2018 Plex NAS Compatibility Guide | QNAP Plex FAQ | Moogle's QNAP Faq

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Re: Move library to SSD drive.

Post by spikemixture » Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:14 pm

A beta version of Plex 1.15.0.550 (or 545) gives the migrate option.

It took me 4 hours to migrate from HD to SSD and total size about 40gb!

But now all working as i had hoped - with fingers x
Qnap TS-1277 1700 6x8TB WD White, 2x8TB WD Red - Raid5,, 2x M.2 Crucial 1TB (Raid 1 VM),
2x SSD 860 EVO 500gb (Raid1 QTS), 2x SSD 860 EVO 250GB (Cache), 2x M.2 PCIe 970 500gb NVME (Raid1 Plex and Emby server)
Qnap TVS-1282 i7 - 8x10TB WD White - Raid 6, 2x M.2 Crucial 500gb Raid1 VM),
2x SSD EVO 500gb (Raid1 QTS), 2x SSD EVO 250gb (Raid1 Cache), 2x M.2 PCIe Intel 512GB NVME (Raid1-Servers)
Synology -1817+ - 2x10,2x8,2x6 (Ironwolf) 2x6 WD Red - SHR
Drobo 5n - 3x2TB WD Green, 2x3TB WD Red - Drobo Raid
Buffalo LinkStation - 2x2TB WD
ProBox 8 Bay USB3 - 8x4TB Seagate - JBOD
All software is updated as soon as it's available.
I give my opinion from my experience i.e. I have (or had) that piece of equipment/software and used it! :roll:

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Re: Move library to SSD drive.

Post by insomniac123 » Mon Apr 01, 2019 5:51 pm

Unfortunately I am not a plex pass subscriber, so I'm still waiting for the option to move the library to SSD in a general release update.
Any day now!

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Re: Move library to SSD drive.

Post by Trexx » Tue Apr 02, 2019 4:21 am

insomniac123 wrote:
Mon Apr 01, 2019 5:51 pm
Unfortunately I am not a plex pass subscriber, so I'm still waiting for the option to move the library to SSD in a general release update.
Any day now!
I believe 1.15.x was released last week to the public at http://plex.tv
Paul

Model: TS-877-1600 FW: 4.4.1.x
QTier (HDD): [RAID-5] 6 x 3TB HGST DeskStar NAS QTier (SSD): [RAID-1] 2 x 1TB WD Blue m.2's
(SSD): [RAID-1] 2 x 500GB Evo 860
RAM: Kingston HyperX Fury 64GB DDR4-2666
GPU: EVGA GTX 1060, ACX 2.0(1 Fan), 6GB
UPS: CyberPower AVR1350 Ext. Backup: USB 3.0 Seagate 5TB
Media Boxes: Nvidia ShieldTV Pro, AppleTV 4k, Various Roku's

Model: TVS-673 32GB FW: 4.4.1.x Test/Backup Box
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAS RAID Rebuild Times | Live QTS Videos | | QNAP NAS Guide | Information needed when you ask for HELP | QNAP Links, Tutorials, etc.
2018 Plex NAS Compatibility Guide | QNAP Plex FAQ | Moogle's QNAP Faq

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Re: Move library to SSD drive.

Post by insomniac123 » Wed Apr 03, 2019 5:01 pm

Oh really! And now I have to wait 10 hours before I get home to check it out.
Nice one @Trexx, cheers chap!

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