hopefully it's not too much of a newbie question......
so, i have decided to drop plex media server onto an Ubuntu install in order to provide my house with a stable platform that will maximize availability. I had considered setting up an old WinXP machine to do this, but figured that i would get the most out of older hardware on Ubuntu, and that it would make full use of all the RAM as it's a 64bit OS instead of 32bit.
that being said, I'm having some issues. My machine is currently an older:
- 13.04 64bit.
- AMD2.7 dual core w/
- 8GB RAM
my Linux knowledge is pedestrian at best, but I do have some command line experience. my question is thus......
I have finally moved all my media over from a Windows 7 MCE machine that we were using, but was slowing down tremendously. apparently Plex does not support sub folders and I had to redo my directory structure again, as I want to separate my video files into kid friendly categories (same with my music files). Because of this, i used
gparted to create several different logical volumes that will be mounted independently from one another, and allow me to create different repositories within Plex, that our kids now they can access.
I know that the naming convention of the media (movies, tv progs, music, etc) must be adjusted so that Plex can find them. however, I have done some reading and have found that this is probably not the only issue that I may be having. I have read other threads that indicate that the permissions on the volumes need to be
777 in order to allow Plex to access them, or Plex needs to be added to my default
usergroup. This is not a concern, as I am probably going to be the only one accessing anything on the server, and i am comfortable with
chmod -R enough to have fixed that. Additionally though, I read that the volumes are mounted with a default
/media mountpoint and that this is the real underlying problem. I read that the mountpoint needs to be changed to
/mnt. In order to do this, it would appear as though I need to edit
/etc/fstab in order to change the mountpoints. I found this guide: MoveMountpointHowto - Community Ubuntu Documentation
My question is after moving all my files into my directories and having them mount at
/media, should I back the files out in order to change the mount point? Or perhaps a better way to phrase it, will my data still be in the partition after I change the mountpoint or will it be lost? another set of questions, is this even necessary? is there an easier way to change the mountpoint? while i am somewhat ok w/ using the command line, i would prefer a GUI option as my Linux-fu is far outdated. Alas, i have been unable to find anything that is reliable and all the posts i have read is that editing the
/etc/fstab is "easy". i'm afraid that the "how to" article referenced above is something that I'm not 100% comfortable with, although it appears to be very well written.
thank you in advance for any input/feedback/assistance!