Docker and transmition folder relocation to external drive

  • Hello I was having an issue with docker and how to set up transmission on a raspberry pi 3. I want transmission to store the downloaded files and the watch folder on a USBdrive I thought I could make a symbolic link from /home/docker/transmission/downloads to my share /dev/sdd1/movies/download but that didn't work was wondering if I can add the share to docker or a symbolic link to the root drive to redirect the files.







  • here is the code from my failed attempts

    root@home:/media# nano /etc/openmediavault/config.xml

    root@home:/media# sudo docker create --name=transmission \

    > --restart=always \

    > -v /home/docker/transmission/config:/config \

    > -v /dev/disk/by-label/Iron/Movies/download:/downloads \

    > -v /dev/disk/by-label/Iron/Movies/watch:/watch \

    > -e PGID=1001 -e PUID=1001 \

    > -e TZ=America/Los_Angeles \

    > -p 9091:4221 -p 51413:51413 \

    > -p 51413:51413/udp \

    > linuxserver/transmission

    Unable to find image 'linuxserver/transmission:latest' locally

    latest: Pulling from linuxserver/transmission

    cb1cd524088f: Pull complete

    d255b3f33366: Pull complete

    b68062b0e773: Pull complete

    5f5f6f887bc6: Pull complete

    097a2fb7061e: Pull complete

    Digest: sha256:26dbfe004778050793f98bd153806a08a0c46d69faee7b6768f2067c4af36f64

    Status: Downloaded newer image for linuxserver/transmission:latest


    root@home:/media# docker start transmission

    Error response from daemon: OCI runtime create failed: container_linux.go:349: starting container process caused "process_linux.go:449: container init caused \"rootfs_linux.go:58: mounting \\\"/dev/disk/by-label/Iron/Movies/download\\\" to rootfs \\\"/var/lib/docker/overlay2/b6298222f4430b87906156f9e0847a9217a27e371c4977051d929d6312cc69d2/merged\\\" at \\\"/downloads\\\" caused \\\"stat /dev/disk/by-label/Iron/Movies/download: not a directory\\\"\"": unknown: Are you trying to mount a directory onto a file (or vice-versa)? Check if the specified host path exists and is the expected type

    Error: failed to start containers: transmission


    • Official Post

    -v /dev/disk/by-label/Iron/Movies/download:/downloads


    /srv/dev-disk-by-label-Iron/movies.... instead.

    Drives are mounted in /srv/, so you can check the path there. Or in the GUI of OMV if you let the GUI show the absolute path of the mount points.

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