I finally have gotten around to setting up my Synology NAS with Plex, Sabnzb, Sonarr and Radarr. The previous NAS I had was just awful (ASUSTOR), slow and it just simply didn’t work. What is this you may be asking. Plex I think most people already know about. It is a Media Server. Its a program you point to wherever you store your movies, tvshows etc. and it will scrape (download) all of the graphics, episode information, actors/directors, sound video quality and organizes it neat as a button and then serves it to your smart tv for you to watch locally or remotely. Its like a super fantastic DVR. Sonarr, Radarr and Sabnzb are the front ends that you point your tvshows, movies folders toward and Sabnzb is a downloader.
For the last 15 years or so I’ve been running Plex on my main PC. Its easy to setup but has draw backs. It always has to be running. I really prefer to have a dedicated machine (server) that backups up everything to multiple places and is accessible anywhere (remotely or locally) and on any device I have.
I’ve been setting this up now on my Synology (920+) and quite honestly it’s been pretty easy, much easier than that stupid Asustor I had. There has been two opportunity’s for learning however. The first has been folder/file/app permissions. Essentially you need to give each of these app R/W permission not only to folders that the tvshows/movies are in but also the download folder. The last challenge which was really the big one was that I am running 7.1 DSM. Sonarr/Mono have a broken security RSA configuration so that you can’t add any download sources. What you need to do to fix it is Putty into your Synology drive and then run the following commands. Restart the service, add download sources and then add the root TV Show folder.
sudo /volume1/@appstore/mono/bin/cert-sync /etc/ssl/certs/ca-certificates.crt
sudo chmod -R a+rX /usr/share/.mono
My Box is indexing all of the TV Series and Movies that I have ripped to my Synology drive and I am one happy content Behr.