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.
Want to build your own FreeNAS Server too? Check out my build!
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