How to update Plex Media Server on FreeNas 11.2

By | June 27, 2019

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Plex brings together all the media that matters to you, organizing your personal collections alongside stellar online content, streaming music, and more, making it all look beautiful in one universal interface.

It can be frustrating not being able to update Plex through the GUI like you can on Windows installs.

The easiest way to upgrade Plex on FreeNas is to execute it through the jail.

How to Installing Plex Media Server on FreeNas 11.2

The guide below is the general overview of you to upgrade and run Plex Media Server on FreeNas, I recommend watching the video below to make the instructions make sense.

Checking For Updates

Here are the manual instructions on how to logon and check for Plex media server updates: 

  1. SSH to your FreeNas Server and logon

  2. jls (To give you a list of Jails)

  3. jexec # (Number of your Jail)

  4. pkg update && pkg upgrade -y (To Search for updates and install)

If there are any updates available they will be installed automatically. After any upgrade to your Plex Media Server package you must restart Plex media server service with the following for your upgrade to take affect:

# service plexmediaserver restart


# service plexmediaserver_plexpass restart

Marked at the time index where i use the 
pkg update && pkg upgrade -y (To Search for updates and install)


Upgrading Plex can be a frustrating thing when you first look at it, but this process you will find easy and will save you time.

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