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  1. @srcrist Brilliant responses, thank you! So if I'm reading this correctly, my best bet (if I want to move forward with all this) is to: Find a VPS that allows root access Use root to setup a Windows VM Install my applications (including CloudBit suite) on the VM Mount my CloudDrive within the VM, and point Plex at that If that's correct, I'll need to learn some Linux (unless VM installation is something I can open a support ticket on), and obtain an additional Windows 10 license. Neither sounds too rough, though, and definitely better than the idea of moving all my data down and up. Thanks again for taking the time to help me start to understand this. I've got some researching to do on providers and basic Linux commands!
  2. Do you have a recommendation for how best to handle the copy? My first thought would be to just open up my CloudDrive and an rClone mount on my machine, and then drag and drop. Is that correct? And in this case, would the data be moving from datacenter to datacenter, or does it come down to my machine first, and then back up to the cloud? If the latter, I'd be worried about data corruption and just general duration. I've only got 10Mbps up. As for the Windows VM, that sounds like a cool approach (assuming the provider offers this capability), but would there performance implications to streaming that media? Thanks again for your help! The community on these forums is absolutely awesome.
  3. @Chase - Wow, that sounds amazing! It's out of my price range, though, unfortunately. @Christopher (Drashna) - On the migration front, what would the process look like if I did find a Linux seedbox I liked and needed to migrate off from my StableBit Pool of Drives to something on GDrive that the seedbox could read? I'm working with ~20TB of data, so curious what that process would even look like (and/or if I'd need any special utilities to do it properly). I suspect I'm sticking with what I've got, but I'm curious.
  4. Did you go with a hosted solution, or on prem? I'm curious what's out there for windows servers, and what their price ranges (and/or capability to host Plex) are.
  5. Thank you both for your answers! @srcrist, Your read is correct. I currently use CloudDrive for my data (a Pool of CloudDrives based on recommendations from one of your posts on this forum), but your callout re: Windows is a great one. @Firerouge, Appreciate your calling that seedbox host out as sketchy as well. They all feel pretty similar in that regard, based on what I've been able to research so far. My main concern is freezing/buffering on playback when off-network. I'm experiencing it right now even under these conditions (testing at my buddy's place): Video file is 1080p (H.264) (and confirmed it plays correctly on my local client) Client is set to play Original Quality (and confirmed via dashboard it's not being transcoded) It is the only active stream on Plex Client device (NVIDIA Shield) has 100+ Mbps connection That's one example, but the same issue crops up for everything I try to play. As far as I can tell, my Pool of CloudDrives are configured correctly (and everything is great on my LAN). My best guess at the moment is that my 10Mbps up internet is the bottleneck, hence starting to look into migrating the Plex server off-network . . . but that's just a guess. Again, I appreciate your responses to my initial question! Unless something in the issue I'm describing above jumps out at you as obvious to solve, I suspect I'm veering off-topic for these forums.
  6. Hi there, I'm considering migrating my existing Plex Server to a seedbox (Seedbox.cc if that's relevant), with media stored in Google Drive. Currently, I have Plex Server running locally on an Intel NUC, with all media stored in an encrypted Drive Pool on Google Drive. This is via StableBit CloudDrive/Pool. My question is what my migration process would look like. What I'm hoping I can do is simply purchase the seedbox, install Plex Server, and point it at my existing media in Google Drive. Is that feasible given my existing configuration? I'm not entirely sure how I would manage CloudDrive/DrivePool in this process. For context, I believe my low upload speeds (10/mbps) are causing my remote users issues with their ability to stream. Hopefully, moving the Plex Server into the cloud eliminates that. Appreciate any insight! I'm a layman, so apologies if this is an obvious question. Thank you for your time.
  7. Ha! Well that's what I get for digging through menus and not combing the main UI first. Thanks again.
  8. Thank you! Trying the beta now. On a related note, is there a way in-program to verify the current active version?
  9. Hi there, I recently set up CloudDrive and CloudPool via Google Drive, and it was working beautifully until about a week ago. I started seeing this error, and while attempting to migrate or upload files I'd see a good initial transfer speed drop down to almost nothing before timing out. I've seen something similar to this reported in the forums for specific beta versions of CloudDrive. Here's my current version: 1.1.1.1165 Here are my I/O Performance settings (I hadn't been hitting any sort of throttling previously, but maybe there's something I need to set here to help avoid that?): Appreciate your help!
  10. Thank you so much! This is absolutely perfect. One final question as a follow-up to your answer here: Would it be reasonable to begin with a single 50TB cloud drive, and then expand to a DrivePool managed multi-drive setup if necessary? Or, would I save myself a lot of headache by setting up a pool of 50TB cloud drives from the get-go? Thank you again.
  11. Hi there, I posted this to the Plex build help subreddit, but there wasn't any activity there. I'm hoping some folk here might be able to help point me in the right direction! Please let me know if I'm breaking any rules or etiquette with this post. I'm happy to move or repost. I should add that I have dug through these forums as initial research. It seems this general configuration comes up often, but questions tend to focus on how to configure the drives and pool themselves. So far I'm planning to use the information provided by srcrist in this thread for that. My initial questions are even more basic, which is why I'm posting here, though feel free to let me know if those instructions are out of date. I truly appreciate your time! --- I'm almost full up on storage, so I've been considering a migration to a cloud-based solution (rather than blow a ton of cash up front to swap out all the drives on my Synology NAS). I'd love to hear some recommendations (or get pointed to a current guide) on the CloudDrive + Google Drive + Plex configuration, or some alternative. I'm still very much a novice to all things hardware and networking, and while I've been doing a bunch of reading in the forums and here on how different folk tackled this, I'm definitely not grokking it yet. If I go this route, I'd plan to keep backups of my most important files (e.g. home videos, and the rips of my old Lord of the Rings DVDs with special features), and only post things to the cloud I don't mind losing. Here's my current setup: 1 Gbps down / 40 Mbps up (Xfinity) Plex Server (latest beta) running on Intel NUC Intel Core i7-5557U @3.10GHz 8 GB RAM Windows 10 Home 64-Bit Synology DS414 Media folders on: 4x WD 4 TB Drives (10.9 TB usable storage; currently at 90% capacity) Different folders for each media type (Music, TVShows, Movies, Fitness, HomeVideos, AudioBooks, etc) Also running Sonarr & NZBGet Home to personal backups in addition to media NVIDIA Shield TV Currently use this to run Plex Client only QUESTIONS I've seen some differing opinions on how to setup drives in the cloud. Ideally I can keep my existing folder structure, but I've seen some folk say that it's better to have several smaller drives (partitions?) rather than a few big ones (i.e. better to have 10 10TB partitions than a single 100TB drive). If that's correct, I'm assuming I'd need to add StableBit's DrivePool to the mix, right? A few threads have mentioned using a local SSD for "caching." I don't have a spare SSD, and I'm wondering how important this option is to performance and/or longevity. What's the best way to leverage my existing hardware in this new configuration? Which device is best suited to run the StableBit software(s)? Should my NAS continue to run Sonarr/NZBGet? Right now I'm leaning toward running the Stablebit suite on the Intel NUC, but I wasn't sure if that could overtax the system already running Plex Server. Thank you so much in advance!
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