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MrHenko
MrHenko
My daily photo for January 1st is this partial view of my messy network equipment shelves, in particular the Raspberry Pi that serves as my Plex Media Server for my home media, since that Is something that I’ve dealt with quite a bit today. Now the kids can enjoy a lot of their shows o... blog.henrikcarlsson.se
canion
canion

@MrHenko Does the Raspberry Pi cope with the rigours of being a Plex server? Obviously it couldn’t transcode, but is it fast enough for other purposes? I have a Pi I use to run Pi-hole, but maybe it could be my Plex server too.

MrHenko
MrHenko

@canion So far I haven't run into any problems with the Pi as Plex Server, so fingers crossed. If you have a Pi lying around, give it a try!

fcy
fcy

@canion @MrHenko I’ve been almost buying a Pi to run Pi-hole for a while now. What I really wanted was to run it as Docker container on my Synology but it is too much of a hassle. It is getting to the point that having to deal with yet another power outlet, and system to update is less work than the Docker container.

oyam
oyam

@MrHenko That's a messy network equipment shelf? Yikes, I fear what you'd think of of my mess then!

cn
cn

@oyam or indeed what @MrHenko would think of mine…

MrHenko
MrHenko

@cn @oyam Please note “partial view”. This is the mess in its full glory. :) http://blog.henrikcarlsson.se/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/IMG6286.jpg http://blog.henrikcarlsson.se/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/IMG6287.jpg

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oyam
oyam

@MrHenko Ok, that's more like it, but still not too bad, haha.

btw: You missed _ in the filename, between IMG and 6287

cn
cn

@MrHenko which fs did you format your Drobo with? (how many bays?)

cn
cn

@MrHenko @oyam of course, my network is multi–site (I spread out the messiness).

canion
canion

@MrHenko I gave it a try, but trying to get the Pi to connect to my NAS via the network was way too much hassle so I have given up! Plex can continue to exist on my MacBook for the time being.

MrHenko
MrHenko

@cn No clue about the filesystem. It's a five bay Drobo that's served me well as my main off computer storage for at least five years but these days it's a very expensive paperweight. It's currently not even plugged in to power.

MrHenko
MrHenko

@canion Connecting to the media disk was the part than almost broke me as well. The way my setup work is that the media disk is a USB drive connected to my MacMini and shared via SMB/AFP. (The reason the MacMini isn't used as the Plex Server is because it's a very old model, so it can't run 64 bit and therefore not a Plex Server that's new enough to work with the client apps.)

cn
cn

@MrHenko I have a couple of versions of the four–bay (almost paperweights) ext3 was a bad choice for OS, since it appears full sooner than data on it would suggest, I have screenshots from attempts to copy insignificant files and failing despite oodles of space. 🤔

cn
cn

@MrHenko www.flickr.com/photos/cd...

MrHenko
MrHenko

@cn I didn't know that about the Drobo's filesystem. The reason mine's a paperweight now is that it's just too slow compared to a USB disk attached to the MacMini that acts as a server.