Sorry hadn't got back sooner but am still trying to clean up the mess from the F#@kn' last update ...
I'm running a AS5004T, 4g Ram, 4x6tb h/drives in Raid 5, ADM vers- 2.6.3 and have 12tb of movie, tv and music files on it.
If I could find a better app. than Emby to use, I would jump at it in a second but at the moment this slow (VERY VERY SLOW) app. is the best I can find for being a media librarian for sharing the files across my network etc. and allowing editing via the computer and not on the TV screen (like Kodi).
The front end of Emby is terrible but I only use it for editing etc. , I use Kodi with the Fusion addon and the Metropolis Skin to view on the TV. And connect it to Emby via the plugins.
Sometimes if you do a lot of changes the plugin looses the connection, but 1 thing to come out of the last update was the plugin is more stable and dropouts are quite rare now.
Re; making a backup of the Emby metadata, I have used Putty and made some batch files to backup the folders I think carry all the data. When it comes to putting this data back when the next nightmare (ooops sorry) Update occurs, who knows ?? It may work or then again, Emby may spit the dummy and want the metadata created itself.
In the batch file I have the line - putty -ssh 192.168.1.252 -l XXXXXX -pw YYYYYY -m e:\Backup_EMBY.txt (change the XXXXXX for ur User Name and YYYYYY for ur Password)
And in the Backup-EMBY.txt file it reads -
cp -r /volume1/.@plugins/AppCentral/mediabrowser/bin/ProgramData-Server/metadata /volume1/Configuration/Emby-Metadata
cp -r /volume1/.@plugins/AppCentral/mediabrowser/bin/ProgramData-Server/data/SyncData /volume1/Configuration/Emby-Metadata
cp -r /volume1/.@plugins/AppCentral/mediabrowser/bin/ProgramData-Server/data/camerauploads /volume1/Configuration/Emby-Metadata
cp -r /volume1/.@plugins/AppCentral/mediabrowser/bin/ProgramData-Server/data/collections /volume1/Configuration/Emby-Metadata
cp -r /volume1/.@plugins/AppCentral/mediabrowser/bin/ProgramData-Server/data/devices /volume1/Configuration/Emby-Metadata
cp -r /volume1/.@plugins/AppCentral/mediabrowser/bin/ProgramData-Server/data/playlists /volume1/Configuration/Emby-Metadata
Basically it just copies all the Meta-data folders to my Configuration/Emby-Metadata folder on my Asustor and I have a simple batch file made to reverse the process when (sorry if) it is needed for the next update.
But if what Luke just wrote is correct, I doubt I will ever update this very poorly written app. again,until I hear the update works and no wiping of data has occurred.
So prob. won't ever update again ...
Regarding ur line - Also, have you tried to SSH into the box and back up the Emby folders manually, and/or use the same manual method to at least conduct in-version updates from official Emby github sources rather than via Asustor's AppCentral update feature? (i.e., unzip the latest Emby github build and then use WinSCP or similar utility to update, copy-paste, manually)
I have no idea what you just wrote. SSH , putty , github and WinSCP is very new to me, and I thought I was doing well to get in Via Putty and then using info on several web sites make a batch file (above) to copy the data folders. So manually updating etc .. no I haven't tried, and would need very simple step-by-step instructions to even think of trying it. -- sorry.
I bought the Asustor to put my library on, keep track to new TV shows etc. and watch TV/Movies via this box rather than the time consuming hassle of DVD's.
But when I look back over the last year or so , I am wondering which is more time consuming, DVD's or Emby ??