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Configure Plex Media Server to Allow Offline Access

Configure Plex Media Server to Allow Offline Access

Internet down? Good thing you host your own media server...or so you think...

I have been running Plex Media Server for quite a few years and enjoy self hosting all of my family’s media files. With self hosting, you do not need to rely on the Internet and cloud services. Being in control of your own data increases privacy. Imagine my dismay when my Internet was down in my neighborhood and receiving an error accessing Plex on the Apple TV. Then I tried to access the web interface and the same thing happened.
Backup Your Data to Backblaze B2 with Duplicacy from a Proxmox LXC Container

Backup Your Data to Backblaze B2 with Duplicacy from a Proxmox LXC Container

Need an offsite backup solution for your Proxmox server at a minimal cost?

After I migrated my home server to use Proxmox, I began searching for a new offsite, cloud backup solution. I was using CrashPlan, and my discounted subscription expired. I wanted to know if I could keep the offsite backup costs a little lower than $10 per month (even though that is not a huge expense to ensure your most important files are protected) and also run a lighter weight service.
Backup Your Data to Backblaze B2 with Duplicati from a Proxmox LXC Container

Backup Your Data to Backblaze B2 with Duplicati from a Proxmox LXC Container

Looking for an easy to configure offsite backup solution for your Proxmox server?

For a number of years, I have used Crashplan as my offsite backup. I found the price and features attractive. It also worked on Linux which further won me over since I was running a Linux server as my file server. Their unlimited plan for a single machine was very affordable especially when purchasing multiple years. $3-4 per month for unlimited backup was well worth the price to have peace of mind in case something bad happens at home (I actually did need to use it one time when I had a failing hard drive corrupt several of my files).