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Moving your Plex server to a larger partition.

As your plex library grows, your metadata and caches will start ballooning. For those that install Plex via scripts like Quickbox, this presents a very real problem as more often than not there’s only 20-50gb or so reserved to root which won’t be enough.

Luckily, moving plex is simple.

First off, kill plex

/etc/init.d/plexmediaserver stop or killall plex if you’re impatient.

Next copy your plex folder to it’s new home,

cp -rf /var/lib/plexmediaserver/Library/Application\ Support /path/to/newdir/

then move it to a new folder

mv /var/lib/plexmediaserver/Library/Application\ Support /var/lib/plexmediaserver/Library/AS

Then we symlink it to it’s new home,

ln -s /path/to/newdir/Application\ Support /var/lib/plexmediaserver/Library/Application\ Support

and chown it

chown -R plex. /var/lib/plexmediaserver/Library/Application\ Support

Start up Plex /etc/init.d/plexmediaserver start and test it out, if everythings working as it should be you can go ahead and remove it’s old backup rm -rf /var/lib/plexmediaserver/Library/AS.

Easy peasy, 5 minutes and you’re golden – no more 100% disks.