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4 Ways to Install Plex (one is unexpected)

4 Ways to Install Plex (one is unexpected)

I’m a huge fan of virtualization and containerization (if you couldn’t tell already)! Today, we’ll walk though the various ways to install Plex step-by-step. We also see how easy it is to get Plex running on Docker and Kubernetes using Rancher.

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Don’t forget to check out the 🚀Launchpad repo with all of the quick start source files.

Id for Container

Get Id and Group Id

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id yourusername

Should see something like this:

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uid=1001(technotim) gid=1001(technotim) groups=1001(technotim),27(sudo),999(docker)

Mount Shares During Boot

Install cifs-utils

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sudo apt-get install cifs-utils

Create credentials files for share

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sudo nano /home/technotim/.smbcredentials

Set permissions

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chmod 600 ~/.smbcredentials
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username=yourUsyourusernameername  
password=yourPassword

Edit /etc/fstab

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//192.168.0.22/plex_media/movies /mnt/movies cifs credentials=/home/technotim/.smbcredentials 0 0
//192.168.0.22/plex_media/music /mnt/music cifs credentials=/home/technotim/.smbcredentials 0 0

Then reboot or

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sudo mount -a

to mount

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