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dash

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Post Sun Sep 22, 2019 8:03 pm

Remote file system

I'm trying to have serviio work against a remote file system. I'm running serviio on Linux, so the obvious choice was NFS, but I've noticed that if I reboot the NAS serviio will lose everything, and then take a very long time about re-adding everything.

I thought I'd try SMB and UNC paths as I was hoping it would have a bit more intelligence around an unavailable endpoint being distinctly different to an empty one, but I can't seem to enter UNC paths into the console. When I save my settings it prepends a /, suggesting it's trying to find a local directory.

Does anybody have a reliable method to deal with remote file systems?
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atc98092

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Post Sun Sep 22, 2019 10:32 pm

Re: Remote file system

I did some playing around with Linux Mint, and discovered the same problem with entering a UNC for the shared folder. My solution was to mount the network share as a local folder, then in the Serviio console it was just a local folder location. I never could get the UNC to work as one would expect.
Dan

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dash

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Post Mon Sep 23, 2019 8:45 pm

Re: Remote file system

Did you have issues with it wiping out your library if that share was unavailable?

I've got to try hard nfs mounts to see if that helps - will probably lock up serviio whilst the NAS is unavailable, but given that's where my content is, it shouldn't matter.
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atc98092

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Post Mon Sep 23, 2019 8:59 pm

Re: Remote file system

dash wrote:Did you have issues with it wiping out your library if that share was unavailable?


My data was always available so can't say for sure if that ever happened.
Dan

Panasonic ST30 Plasma, Samsung JU7100 4K TV, Sony BDP-S3500, Sharp 4K Roku TV, Insignia Roku TV, Roku 4, Ultra and Stick, Nvidia Shield, Yamaha RX-V583 AVR.
Primary server: Intel i5-6400, 8 gig ram, Windows 10 Pro, 18 TB hard drive space | Test server Windows 10 Pro, AMD Phenom II X4 965, 8 gig ram

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dash

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Post Sun Oct 13, 2019 12:56 pm

Re: Remote file system

I switched to hard mounts, and it can still go screwy when the NAS is rebooted, but so far I haven't had it lose my library (indicated by the loss of favourite series), but at the OS level it's less tolerant and needs a reboot to unscrew.

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