Sparkum

Plexdrive

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Hey all.

 

A plugin for plexdrive I think would be awesome, its a twist to rclone that helps to avoid the APi bans.

 

 

 

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Agreed.. This would be great for mounting gdrive accounts for Plex...

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On 5/27/2017 at 9:22 AM, starbix said:

Hey I wrote a plexdrive plugin. Here it is: https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Starbix/unRAID-plugins/master/plugins/plexdrive.plg

 

I'm totally new to plugin writing, but I also have a unionfs plugin if anyone else is interested.

 

Hopefully it works for you guys

 

Hey Starbix.

 

I would love your unionfs plugin as well.

 

Figuring it out is another thing but I would appreciate it for sure.


And thanks for your first plugin!

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Can anyon give a tutorial on how the plexdrive pluin works?

 

I installed it, but cannot et it to run.

 

Thanks!

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6 minutes ago, airbillion said:

Can anyon give a tutorial on how the plexdrive pluin works?

 

I installed it, but cannot et it to run.

 

Thanks!

The plugin places the file "plexdrive" in the /usr/sbin/ folder, so you would just run your command pointing at that.

 

I just spent like a week hitting my head against a wall so let me know if you want more details on how I got plexdrive working A-Z

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Posted (edited)

OK...I found it and got it to run...thanks...

 

Any additional help on how you have it set up would be great!

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25 minutes ago, airbillion said:

OK...I found it and got it to run...thanks...

 

Any additional help on how you have it set up would be great!

Alright now please take everything I have as a guideline cause I may have set it up all wrong or not in an "optimized way" but hey, it works!

 

Alright I also did stuff over a period so prob some stuff in stupid ways, I'm also going to assume you have your drives mounted with rclone, additionally I did not encrypt, its esentially the same just point to your encrypted folders.

 

create a google API key? or whatever its called, google that.

 

-Created a folder in appdata called "plexdrive"

-created a folder in there called "tmp"

-I copied plexdrive from starbix's plugin into the plexdrive folder, and called it "plexdrive" (additionally could just install it from plexdrive github, this was one of those things that when I started I didnt know)

-chmod -755 /mnt/user/appdata/plexdrive/plexdrive

-create a file in your plexdrive folder called "config.json" and in it put your client ID and secret from google API

 

{
"clientId": "ID goes here",
"clientSecret": "Client Secret goes here"
}

 

 

So you should now have a folder /mnt/user/appdata/plexdrive and inside it should be the file plexdrive and config.json and the folder tmp

 

then here are my mounting scripts

 

/mnt/user/appdata/plexdrive/plexdrive -o allow_other -c /mnt/user/appdata/plexdrive -t

 

and

 

/mnt/user/appdata/plexdrive/tmp /mnt/disks/plxdrive/ &

 

That should get you a working plexdrive, mine mounts to /mnt/disks/plxdrive

 

And here is my rclone mount for my google drive so I can access it outside of plexdrive's read only.

 

rclone mount --allow-other --allow-non-empty plexdrive:/ /mnt/disks/plexdrive/ &

 

So at this point you should have a fully working plexdrive (read only) and a read/write google drive


Add these to your SMB

 

[plexdrive]
path = /mnt/disks/plxdrive
comment =
browseable = yes
# Public
public = yes
writeable = yes
vfs objects =

 

[plexdriveRW]
path = /mnt/disks/plexdrive
comment =
browseable = yes
# Public
public = yes
writeable = yes
vfs objects =

 

To easily wrose your folders.

 

And then (if you wish) your gonna want to make a union mount so that plex will see local and cloud data as the same.

 

So for me I make a folder:

 

/mnt/user/Media/Plex/TV (this folder was empty when I started)

 

I created a new folder in disks

 

/mnt/disks/plexdriveunion/

 

And then I merged those 2 and my plxdrive all together

 

I installed starbix's union plugin but I also went to the nerdpack plugin and installed fuse that way.

 

unionfs -o cow,allow_other /mnt/user/Media/Plex/=RW:/mnt/disks/plxdrive/Media/Plex/=RO /mnt/disks/plexdriveunion/ &

 

So now your /mnt/disks/plexdriveunion folder will have some data in it.

 

Add SMB

 

[plexdriveunion]
path = /mnt/disks/plexdriveunion
comment =
browseable = yes
# Public
public = yes
writeable = yes
vfs objects =

 

Your /mnt/user/media/Plex/TV folder will now have a hiiden folder in it.

 

Point everything, plex, sonarr, etc to /mnt/disks/plexdriveunion and off you go, they will try to write to your local copy and then you simply rclone to the cloud.

 

I'm personally using

 

rclone move --transfers 10 --exclude .unionfs/** --min-age 30d /mnt/user/Media/Plex/TV/Adult plexdrive:/Media/Plex/TV/Adult

 

 

Sorry this jumps all over the place but hopefully it poitns you in the right direction, feel free to ask follow up questions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Awesome!

 

Thanks for the writeup....I will give this a shot tonight and see if I can get it to work...

 

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Just found this thread. I too am looking at the plexdrive but what about now that its been updated to version 4 and needs the mongodb

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You can use plexdrive4.plg instead of plexdrive.plg. Please report back how it works.

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I'll wire this together in a docker container later this week...

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Just trying to clarify before switching plugins, is either or both of the plexdrive 4 plugins working (starbix's or publicENEMY's)?

 

Thanks in advance.

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Well, I started playing around and it looks like mongodb is installed but needs a command like

mongod --dbpath /mnt/user/appdata/plexdrive/

 to start mongodb.  I don't know if this would best be done in the mount script or user script scheduled at array startup, etc.

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