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Plex Configuration & Access

If you can ACCESS the PLEX SERVER directly such as through a direct interface or on a virutal machine; skip the tunneling and claiming instructions

Claiming Your Plex Server

  • Method 1: Using the Program - Everything works in the script -- Skip Down to Plex Setup Optimization & Setup - Below

  • Method 2: Through Portainer - Fast & Works Well

  • Method 3: Tunneling In (Information Below)


Method 3 Tunneling Instructions

Required
  • Windows Machine & Putty
  • MAC Users can use the built in Terminal or another tool called SecurePipes

Tunneling

Follow either the Windows or Linux Tunnel Info

Windows Tunnel with Putty
  • Load putty
  • Type in your remote-ipaddress and port 22 and select SSH
  • On the left side of the menu expand CONNECTION > SSH > Tunnels
    • Source Port: 6969
    • Destination: remote-ipaddress:32400
    • [Click] Add
    • [Click] Open
    • Login and keep the terminal putty open
Linux / Mac Tunnel

To Setup Plex

Open up a browser (recommend Chrome) and type:

http://localhost:6969/web

If do not type exactly what above, you will get a whole bunch of XML garbage and nothing will happen!


Plex Optimization & Setup

Configuring TV Shows

  • [Click] Add Library
  • [Click] TV Shows
  • [Type] Add Folders to Your Library: /plexdrive4/tv (either /unionfs/tv or /encrypt/tv for encrypted version)
    • Note: You will never be able to select it if you have a large library; type it and hit ok
  • [Click] Ok

Configuring Movies

  • [Click] Add Library
  • [Click] Films
  • [Type] Add Folders to Your Library: /plexdrive4/movies (either /unionfs/movies or /encrypt/movies for encrypted version)
    • Note: You will never be able to select it if you have a large library; type it and hit ok
  • [Click] Ok

Configure Server Settings

  • Configure what you need, there is one important area.
  • [Click] Server > Show Advanced > Library
  • [Turn On] Update my library automatically
  • [Keep-Off] Run a partical scan...
  • [Keep-Off] Include music libraries...
  • [Keep-On/Off] Update my library periodically (your choice..off if you have update automatically)
  • [Select] Library update interval: Every 1 hour (for huge libraries, every 2 is better)
  • [Keep-On] Empty trash automatically after every scan
  • [Click] Server > Show Advanced > Scheduled Tasks
  • [Turn/Keep On] Backup server every 3 days
  • [Turn/Keep On] Optimize database every week
  • [Turn/Keep On] Remove old bundles every week
  • [Turn/Keep On] Remove old cache files every week
  • [Turn/Keep On] Refresh metadata periodically
  • all the rest keep unchecked.

Kept As a Reference To Help Others (Plex WebTools)

This process is now automated
  • Now speaking of Bundles, lets get the Web Tools
  • SSH in to your server
  • type wget -P /tmp https://github.com/ukdtom/WebTools.bundle/releases/download/3.0.0/WebTools.bundle.zip
  • sudo find / -mount -type d -name Plug-ins ..Finds the location of your Plugins folder
  • sudo unzip /tmp/WebTools.bundle.zip -d "$(sudo find / -mount -type d -name Plug-ins)"
  • sudo chown -Rv 1000:1000 "$(sudo find / -mount -type d -name Plug-ins)"

Go to your server IP address with:33400 at the end and install some extra stuff..Open Movie Database and Trakt.tv are my 2 I usually get.

http://PGBlitz.wiki

Useful Starter Links

  1. Introduction
  2. Blitz YouTube Channel
  3. G-Suite Signup
  4. Recommended NewsHosts

Prior Planning 101

  1. Recommended Pre-Reading
  2. Server - Storage Planning
  3. Usenet or BitTorrent
  4. PG Editions
  5. PGBlitz Repos
  6. Common Issues

Deploy & Config

PGBlitz
  1. SSH Server Access
  2. Create a SUDO User
  3. Install PGBlitz
  4. WatchTower
  5. Remote Path Mappings

Data Transport
  1. PG Clone
    1. Google OAuth Keys
    2. PG Move
    3. PG Blitz
    4. 2nd HD Option

Key Components

  1. Traefik
  2. Port Guard
  3. PG Shield
  4. PG Press
  5. Google Cloud - GCE
    1. Automated setup
  6. Hetzner Cloud
  7. PG Fork
  8. Extra PG Commands

Blitz App Info

  1. Accessing PG Apps
  2. App Port Scheme
  3. Plex to AutoScan

Tools & Services

Core Apps [Expand]
  1. Emby
  2. Jackett
  3. Jellyfin
  4. LazyLibrarian
  5. Lidarr
  6. Netdata
  7. NZBGet
  8. Ombi
  9. Plex
  10. Portainer
  11. qBittorrent
  12. Radarr
  13. RuTorrent
  14. SABNZBD
  15. Sonarr
  16. Tautulli
Community Apps [Expand]
  1. AirSonic
  2. AllTube
  3. Bazarr
  4. Beets
  5. Bitwarden
  6. BookSonic
  7. cAdvisor
  8. Cloud Commander
  9. DDClient
  10. Deezloaderremix
  11. Deluge
  12. DelugeVPN
  13. Duplicati
  14. EmbyStats
  15. FlexGet
  16. Gazee
  17. Gitea
  18. Handbrake
  19. Headphones
  20. Heimdall
  21. HomeAssistant
  22. HTPCManager
  23. JDownloader2
  24. jd2-openvpn
  25. Kitana
  26. Logarr
  27. MakeMKV
  28. MariaDB
  29. McMyadmin
  30. MEDUSA
  31. Mellow
  32. Monitorr
  33. Muximux
  34. Mylar
  35. NextCloud
  36. NowShowing
  37. NZBHydra2
  38. NZBThrottle
  39. Organizr
  40. pyLoad
  41. Radarr4k
  42. Resilio
  43. rflood-openvpn
  44. rutorrent-openvpn
  45. ShareSite
  46. Shoko Anime Server
  47. SpeedTest
  48. SyncLounge
  49. Syncthing
  50. The Lounge
  51. Transmission
  52. Trakt.or
  53. Ubooquity
  54. x TeVe
  55. Zammad

Misc Info & Articles

  1. Change Server Time
  2. Fail2Ban
  3. Custom Containers
Scripts
  1. Scripting Area
    1. Auto Upload for Sonarr and Lidarr
    2. Auto Delete Log
    3. Plex Plugin DB Backup
    4. Plex fast BACKUP
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