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Aug 10, 2015

Setting Up Samba Shares On Plex Media Server

So I decided to setup a samba share on my Plex Media Server so I could pull off the mobile photos that are uploaded.

First off you need to know the location of your mobile uploads, on Ubuntu Server 12.04 that would be:

cd /var/lib/plexmediaserver/Library/Application\ Support/Plex\ Media\ Server/Media\ Upload/Mobile\ Photos/

Once you are aware of the location you can now define the samba share. Open the following file, with write privileges:

sudo nano /etc/samba/smb.conf

At the very end of this file, put in your share details:

[Pictures]
path = /var/lib/plexmediaserver/Library/Application Support/Plex Media Server/Media Upload/Mobile Photos/
available = yes
valid users = macleod
read only = yes
browseable = yes
public = yes
writable = no

Share name is [Pictures], path is obviously path and the rest of the settings are self-explanatory.

Restart samba using the following command

sudo service smbd restart

And to test the syntax use the following: