Emby auto start

  • How can I make Emby start when the omv starts up automatically? I have it directly installed, no docker. Any help would be much appreciated.

  • you will have to create a systemd unit and enable it.

    Check the emby docs for the correct file.


    Or better, move it I to docker.

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  • How can I make Emby start when the omv starts up automatically? I have it directly installed, no docker. Any help would be much appreciated.

    why not use docker?, is more easy to update and maintain.


    https://hub.docker.com/r/emby/embyserver


    is as simple as edit this *.yaml file:


  • I run Emby directly (no Docker)... it just works, and I've never had to manually set it up for autostart at boot time.


    I guess where I'm coming from, the question is "why bother with Docker, running Emby at host level is so ridiculously easy to run and manage," but maybe I'm missing something. ;)

  • I run Emby directly (no Docker)... it just works, and I've never had to manually set it up for autostart at boot time.


    I guess where I'm coming from, the question is "why bother with Docker, running Emby at host level is so ridiculously easy to run and manage," but maybe I'm missing something. ;)

    I guess that's a matter of opinion. I have a strong preference to insulate my services from the host. I can easily reintall the OS, and have my containers back up exactly where they were before the new installation, in about 5min.


    Not gonna happen w/ a standard host install.

  • Generally I'd agree with you - I do use Docker containers for a few other things, but find Emby well-behaved enough to not interfere with other things the host is doing. If that ever changed, I would definitely containerize it.


    On a side note, I have a habit of installing an OS once and never again (even Windows on my PCs). I spend too much time tweaking and customizing things to ever want to do it again from scratch; that's what disk image backups are for, IMHO.

  • Generally I'd agree with you - I do use Docker containers for a few other things, but find Emby well-behaved enough to not interfere with other things the host is doing. If that ever changed, I would definitely containerize it.


    On a side note, I have a habit of installing an OS once and never again (even Windows on my PCs). I spend too much time tweaking and customizing things to ever want to do it again from scratch; that's what disk image backups are for, IMHO.

    Obviously sometimes you just "have" to reinstall... but I understand. I'm the type I reinstall every OMV release. I've only upgraded OMV one time. It was either 2-3 or 3-4, I honeslty can't remember. I don't recall it being problematic, but it took a good bit, and I just felt I could do it just as fast and with less headache by just doing a clean install.

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