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mrjayviper

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Post Mon Aug 10, 2015 5:49 am

upgrade to Serviio Pro on a FreeBSD install (not FreeNAS)

I am keen on replacing Plex with Serviio for my media serving needs but I'm wondering if it's possible to upgrade a FreeBSD install of Serviio. I'm keen to use "Media Browser" which seems to be available only on Pro versions.

Thank you for the reply.
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Post Mon Aug 10, 2015 12:39 pm

Re: upgrade to Serviio Pro on a FreeBSD install (not FreeNAS

The only thing you need to make your installation of Serviio the Pro version is uploading the license file. You receive the file when your purchase Pro. It is uploaded in the console with a button on the very last tab. Other than that, there's nothing to be installed or upgraded.
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mrjayviper

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Post Tue Aug 11, 2015 8:02 am

Re: upgrade to Serviio Pro on a FreeBSD install (not FreeNAS

atc98092 wrote:The only thing you need to make your installation of Serviio the Pro version is uploading the license file. You receive the file when your purchase Pro. It is uploaded in the console with a button on the very last tab. Other than that, there's nothing to be installed or upgraded.


my FreeBSD install is a headless box. There's no X11 (or whatever they call it these days). All I have access is the terminal (i.e. no GUI)
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atc98092

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Post Tue Aug 11, 2015 12:35 pm

Re: upgrade to Serviio Pro on a FreeBSD install (not FreeNAS

mrjayviper wrote:
atc98092 wrote:The only thing you need to make your installation of Serviio the Pro version is uploading the license file. You receive the file when your purchase Pro. It is uploaded in the console with a button on the very last tab. Other than that, there's nothing to be installed or upgraded.


my FreeBSD install is a headless box. There's no X11 (or whatever they call it these days). All I have access is the terminal (i.e. no GUI)


You still have to have a console installation to be able to administer Serviio. It can't be done from the command line. The simplest way is to install the console only on a computer on the same network that has a GUI. This can be a Windows, Mac or Linux machine. When running the Serviio install you have the option to just install the console.

There are also some apps that run on various mobile OS versions. I'm aware of different apps for Windows Phone, iOS and Android. These apps can also help administer the Serviio server, but I don't know if any of them have the ability to install the license file to activate Pro. You probably still need the console on a computer to do that.

This FAQ page tells about other console options, and instructions on running the console on a different comptuer: http://www.serviio.org/component/conten ... sed/21-faq

I think you will be pleased with Serviio. For an installation like yours, there's a little more work involved, but it's worth it. :D
Dan

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Post Tue Aug 11, 2015 12:49 pm

Re: upgrade to Serviio Pro on a FreeBSD install (not FreeNAS

You can upload the license file from the command line with curl.
See here http://wiki.serviio.org/doku.php?id=upload_license_via_command_line
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Post Wed Aug 12, 2015 12:29 am

Re: upgrade to Serviio Pro on a FreeBSD install (not FreeNAS

thanks all!
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Post Wed Aug 12, 2015 1:38 am

Re: upgrade to Serviio Pro on a FreeBSD install (not FreeNAS

jk50 wrote:You can upload the license file from the command line with curl.
See here http://wiki.serviio.org/doku.php?id=upload_license_via_command_line


Thanks jk. Always good to learn something new! :D
Dan

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