I am not sure whom you are replying too. However, I am quite sure i never said you need more understanding of linux in order to get emby running. I might have said that FreeNAS is a storage solution first and a VM solution second, so you need to figure some things out.
Back to your problem. When i read problems with "cant see folder" i always think its a permission problem, because thats what my experience tells me.
Typically it boils down to that emby is installed with the user UID 989 and GID 989 and the first user of freenas has the UID 1000 with the GID 1000, naturally your first user (if you are not inclined to deal with permissions) creates datasets and creates the movie folders and what not. When you mount these datasets they can not be seen from the emby side.
There are two solutions that i can fathom.
1. Change the UID and GID the emby user is running as (easy requires 4 lines copy and paste in the emby shell)
2. Create a seperate user emby in freenas with UID:GID 989:989 that owns your media datasets.
For 1. open the emby plugin shell and replace 1101 with the userid you want
service emby-server stop pw groupmod emby -n emby -g 1101 pw usermod emby -n emby -u 1101 -g 1101 chown -R emby:emby /var/db/emby-server sysrc 'emby_server_user=emby' service emby-server start
The 2nd. one is more involved with clicking through the GUI, I posted a simple terribly written pdf a day or so ago here https://emby.media/c...e-2#entry794468
Most of these permission problems happen with all the plugins that need access to data, thats just the nature of the jail/freenas system and the option for the user to give each individual tool access to specific data. My personal data security is just terrible, as i am also just a click through the gui user so I have one user with the uid 1101 that does pretty much everything.
Edited by makarai, 10 October 2019 - 02:04 AM.