I've followed a couple of the Techno Dad Life videos to install OMV and set up Plex. For the life of me, I can't get Plex to keep visibility of the folders I've given it access to.
Here's the steps I've taken:
1. Installed OMV and OMV-Extras
2. Installed Docker, snapRAID, and UnionFS from OMV-Extras
3. Mounted and wiped four hard drives and set them up as a single drive with snapRAID and UnionFS
4. Created a single top level folder for the drive labeled 'Storage' with access to everyone
5. Created folders through Windows under 'Storage' for media, etc.
6. Set up the Plex Docker as described in the Techno Dad Life video
7. Went back to ACL under Shared Folders to ensure all folders have access to everyone as read/write/execute
I have to play with these settings over and over and keep relaunching the Plex Docker app and eventually I can see the folders in Plex on my TV or browser. I can successfully watch a movie and all works fine. After a couple days, Plex is no longer able to see the folder for some reason and I've changed nothing. I just let the server run and don't touch it. I can't figure out why it just drops the permissions when I'm doing nothing to it. I was able to go back in and keep resaving settings, rebooting the server, and restarting the Docker Plex app and eventually Plex on the TV would see the movie files again and work correctly. Now, five days later with nothing changing, Plex doesn't see the server again and I can't resolve it this time.
What does work... I can go through Windows, open the server folder /Storage/media/Movies and play the movie file from there just fine. I'm also able to go into Plex and when adding a folder, see the /Storage/media folder, but unable to see the Movies folder within it.
This certainly seems like a permission issue, but I can't figure out why OMV just drops permissions to the /Storage/media/Movies folder randomly after it works correctly. Even when going back into Shared Folder settings and confirming that all folders have the same Read/Write/Execute permissions for Owner, Group and Others.
My initial hope was to start here with OMV and Plex and continue my adventures with Docker and other ways to use my server. Just trying to set up this initial step is proving to be a nightmare and I'm running out of things to try without just throwing this all against the wall, lol. Thanks for any help!