• How to add NAS to Plex


    Hey guys, I am struggling with how to add my synology NAS to plex. There doesn’t seem to be any straight forward guide anywhere. After reading a lot of posts I think the best way is to use NFS and have my shares automount. I am not sure how to do this. I am not new to Linux, however I just switched from debian based systems to Antergos and so far it is great. I would really appreciate some help?

  • https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/NFS#Client

    Try manual mounting first, to check that it is working.

    Will be the synology always on? Then you can add your nfs folders to automount in /etc/fstab
    More info: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/NFS#Mount_using_.2Fetc.2Ffstab

    If not, you should use autofs:
    https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Autofs#NFS_network_mounts

    (it’s what I use, and works fairly well).

  • Thanks so much for the info, I will work on this and get back to you. As far as my NAS goes, it is always on except for when it reboots after an upgrade.

  • Well I didnt get very far, I am stuck on step 1 which is to manually mount my NAS.
    After I enter "sudo mount -t nfs -o vers=4 JStation:/volume1/Movies /mnt/NAS"
    I get this error - “mount.nfs: Failed to resolve server JStation: Name or service not known”

    Any ideas?

  • I tried the same line using instead the IP of my NAS and it seemed to have worked
    sudo mount -t nfs -o vers=4 192.168.4.16:/volume1/Movies /mnt/NAS

    I went to check in nautilus to see the contents of my /mnt/NAS folder and it tells me I don’t have the permissions to see the content?

  • It’s better to use the hostname and not the IP. To be able to do that you can add this to your /etc/hosts file:

    192.168.4.16      JStation
    

    And I think you don’t need to add vers=4 when mounting as I think is the default

    I’m sure you have a UID/GID problem. In a terminal, what does sudo ls -l /mnt/NAS return? (after having mounted it, of course).

  • [email protected] etc]$ sudo ls -l /mnt/NAS
    [sudo] password for jamie: 
    total 17554980
    drwxrwxrwx  2 nobody users       4096 Sep 25 17:21 '1962 Kid Galahad DVD'
    drwxrwxrwx  4 nobody users       4096 Mar 31  2014 '47 Ronin 2013 BRRip 720p x264 AAC - KiNGDOM'
    drwxrwxrwx  4 nobody users       4096 Sep  3 20:10 '[ALETORRENTY.PL]Heavy Metal 2000(2000)-alE13'
    -rw-rw-rw-  1 nobody users 1803005287 Aug 28  2015 'Aloha (2015) 720p BRRiP DD5.1 x264 NLSuBS.mkv'
    drwxrwxrwx  3 nobody users       4096 Jan 15  2014 'American Reunion Unrated BRRIP'
    drwxrwxrwx  4 nobody users       4096 Sep  3 20:10 'Ant-Man 2015 1080p WEB-DL x264 AC3-JYK'
    drwxrwxrwx  5 nobody users       4096 Sep  2  2014 'Avatar Extended Collectors Edition (2009)'
    -rw-rw-rw-  1 nobody users 2070721687 Jun 16  2015 'Avengers Age of Ultron - (2015) - (720p) - [HDTS] - Makintos13.mkv'
    drwxrwxrwx  3 nobody users       4096 Jun 16  2015 'Avengers Age of Ultron 2015 NEW SOURCE 720p HDTS XVID MP3 TiTAN'
    drwxrwxrwx  6 nobody users       4096 Mar 30  2016 'Back to the Future Trilogy 720p'
    drwxrwxrwx  4 nobody users       4096 Sep  2  2014 'Batman Begins 2005 BRRip 1080p'
    drwxrwxrwx  4 nobody users       4096 Sep  3 20:10 'Batman The Killing Joke 2016 1080p BluRay x264 DTS-JYK'
    
  • Ok, so I changed the squash setting in my NFS privileges and now I can access the mounted folder. I also added this line to my fstab; JStation:/volume1/Movies /mnt/NAS nfs rsize=8192,wsize=8192,timeo=14,_netdev 0 0

    I also edited my hosts file like you mentioned above.

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  • @jamie.junod
    The only way I have ever been able to mount my Synology DS215 at boot and that was by adding it to fstab using this line. But you must also create a folder in your home directory for the NAS to mount.
    //NAS_IP/NASFOLDERNAME /home/YOURUSERNAME/NAMEOFFOLDERSAVEDINHOME cifs username=nasusername,password=naspassword,uid=1000,nounix,iocharset=utf8,file_mode=0777,dir_mode=0777 0 0
    Its all one line, but the post is limiting. There is a space between ‘cifs’ and ‘user name’ and ‘/nasfoldername’ and ‘/home’ but as mentioned it is all one line. I could send you a screenshot of how it looks if you want.

    Since using this line in fstab I have stopped using gvfs and gigolo and the speed
    and search has improved.

  • Thanks for all the help, I have it working now.

  • @jamie.junod Good to see you got it working.

    Just out of curiousity Jamie, how did you do it in the end?

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