In this tutorial, I show you how to manually update your Plex Media Server on Freenas without relying on the developers of the Plex Plugin of Freenas to release a new version.
It seems that sometimes the Plex Plugin gets updated very close to a new Plex release and sometimes it doesn’t.
If you don’t want to wait until the Plex Freenas Plugin dev’s release a new version, there’s another way how to update your Plex on Freenas straight away.
The Github script will pull the newest release directly from Plex, so you could also implement a script to do that for you.
As always there is also a YouTube step-by-step video on how to manually update your Plex Media Server on FreeNAS at the end of this article.
Step 1 Connecting to FreeNAS via SSH or Web GUI
Navigate to Plugins -> Installed and switch off your Plex Media Server.
Now connect to your FreeNAS using either SSH with Putty or the built-in Shell in the WebGUI:
Step 2 Manually updating Plex Media Server
Once you are inside of the shell, type:
And note down which JID your Plex Media Server has. If you have only one Jail, it will be #1.
Next, we type:
jexec 1 csh (replace 1 with whatever jail number you have!)
fetch -o PMS_Updater.sh https://raw.githubusercontent.com/mstinaff/PMS_Updater/master/PMS_Updater.sh
Next, we are going to set permissions:
chmod 755 PMS_Updater.sh
And finally we run the script:
./PMS_Updater.sh -vv -a
After the script run through, you should be on the newest version of Plex Media Server. Switch on your Plex Media Server under Plugins -> Installed.
How to install Plex on a Jail in Freenas: Tecmint
Github Script: https://raw.githubusercontent.com/mstinaff/PMS_Updater/master/PMS_Updater.sh
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