Manually update your Plex Media Server on Freenas

Manually update your Plex Media Server on Freenas

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In this tutorial, I show you how to manually update your Plex Media Server on Freenas without relying on the developers of the Plex Plugin of Freenas to release a new version.

It seems that sometimes the Plex Plugin gets updated very close to a new Plex release and sometimes it doesn?t.

If you don?t want to wait until the Plex Freenas Plugin dev?s release a new version, there?s another way how to update your Plex on Freenas straight away.

The Github script will pull the newest release directly from Plex, so you could also implement a script to do that for you.

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Step 1 Connecting to FreeNAS via SSH or Web GUI

Navigate to Plugins -> Installed and switch off your Plex Media Server.

Now connect to your FreeNAS using either SSH with Putty or the built-in Shell in the WebGUI:

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Step 2 Manually updating Plex Media Server

Once you are inside of the shell, type:


And note down which JID your Plex Media Server has. If you have only one Jail, it will be #1.

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Next, we type:

jexec 1 csh (replace 1 with whatever jail number you have!)

Followed by:

fetch -o

Next, we are going to set permissions:

chmod 755

And finally we run the script:

./ -vv -a

After the script run through, you should be on the newest version of Plex Media Server. Switch on your Plex Media Server under Plugins -> Installed.

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Github Script:

Originally published at on August 27, 2016.


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