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PErmissions on RN316


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I just installed the server on ReadyNAS 316 V6.9.2

 

I made it to the setup wizard when I hit a wall.

 

emby will not allow me to add my media folders. I think it is a permissions issue.

 

My movies folder is a subfolder named; /home/myname/Movies/

 

When I select /home/myname/ it just stops and displays nothing new.

 

Of course it is not possible to add the user "emby" to the home folder permissions. .. Thanks to Netgears inadequate permissions management system.

 

So, how does one go about fixing this? That 'other' media server beginning with a 'P' does not have any problem accessing these media folders.

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I'll check how feasible that is on ReadyNas when I get home, but 2 possibilities I can think of are either make your home folder at least mod 755 or add emby to your user's main group and make your home folder at least 750.

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Well, their share management is clunky at best indeed. There was a Videos share on my Netgear VM by default though. Why don't you use this share, it seems like the perfect candidate to put your videos in, and is already read/write for everyone.

 

That other media server is running as root, it's no surprise it can access anything, and I really mean anything on your NAS, I'm pretty sure you don't want that.

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I cannot move my video to another share because each user keeps their own music and video in their own home folder. 

 

I think what I need is a way to change the permissions on my home Video folder. But, Netgear does not provide a way of doing that. And, working through SSH is currently beyond my abilities.

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I cannot move my video to another share because each user keeps their own music and video in their own home folder. 

 

I think what I need is a way to change the permissions on my home Video folder. But, Netgear does not provide a way of doing that. And, working through SSH is currently beyond my abilities.

 

The ReadyNAS is using Linux.   I use a program called SmarTTY.   I'm far from an expert on using Linux.    I've installed a few other programs without a nice, easy to use Installer.   For example Sonarr.   Lets just say Google is your friend.  A lot of Google looking to figure out how to do something.   I had EMBY working early on when there was no easy installer.    For example, setup in SmartTTY, Start by Setup a New SSH Connection.  Host name is the IP address of your NAS. Mine is 10.0.0.100.  User Name is root.  Then Make sure Public key in Windows key Store is clicked on, Enable ZLIB turned on, and save this connection on.    I connect right up.  If you need to log in, use your Admin password.   This you need to learn some basic commands to get around.  It's basically old school.  No Graphic Interface.  dir for Directory.  cd Change Directory, and so forth.   

 

There is another way that may be a little more to your liking and should work in this case in setting permissions.  It's a Windows program called WinSCP.  This allows you to access your ReadyNAS in a similar SSH way, but with a nice Windows-type interface.  You can go to the directory you need to, right click and go into Properties and you can change permissions right there really easily!!!  I've used this a number of times as it's easier for me and have been able to fix things how I needed them to be using this program.  

 

https://winscp.net/eng/download.php

 

Oh, and it's 100% FREE!!!

 

You Login using File protocol SFTP, Home name again is your NAS IP address.  So for me it's 10.0.0.100 with a port 22.  User Name is root and password is your admin password.  Click Login and if you can work with directory's and files in Windows, it's pretty much the same thing.  But now you have direct access to everything on your NAS.  You can also screw things up also as the files are not hidden.  Watch out what you do, and Google is your friend on what you may need to do.  

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