Added a second drive to my computer and added some folders to it “Plex” and within that “TV, Movies, Misc”
No matter what I do I can’t get Plex to see it. It sees the mount fine, which is called Storage. But it doesn’t see the Plex folder or any of the subdirectories within that.
I edited fstab to mount the UUID of the drive to /home/john/Storage and Plex sees this just fine, but like I say, none of the subdirectories.
I added john and plex to a new group called media, and changed /home/john/Storage/Plex (and all the subdirectories) so the owner is john and the group is media. This doesn’t work. I tried changing the owner to plex and the group to media, doesn’t work. I tried plex:plex (plex for both user and group), didn’t work, in fact, nothing works. I even chmod’d the entire mount to 777 so all users can read, write and execute, and this still doesn’t work. No matter what I do, nothing works.
[john-ms7c02 john]# id john
uid=1000(john) gid=1000(john) groups=1000(john),998(wheel),991(lp),3(sys),90(network),98(power),1001(media)
[john-ms7c02 john]# id plex
uid=960(plex) gid=960(plex) groups=960(plex),1000(john),1001(media)
here you can see how both plex and john are in the same group (media).
john@john-ms7c02 ~]$ sudo chown -R john:media /home/john/Storage/Plex
[john@john-ms7c02 ~]$ sudo chown -R john:media /home/john/Storage/
[john@john-ms7c02 ~]$ sudo systemctl restart plexmediaserver
Here you can see john is the owner and media is the group, and I restarted the media server itself, but nope.
The only thing that works is just making a folder in my home directory called “Plex” which then puts it on my NVMe, but my NVMe is only 480gb, so I run out of space fast.
Please help. Thanks