Latest LQ Deal: Latest LQ Deals
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!


  Search this Thread
Old 07-13-2018, 07:03 AM   #1
road hazard
Registered: Nov 2015
Posts: 199

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Question Stability with Antergos for Plex/media server?

Been using Mint 18.3 on my Plex/media server for about 2 years. No complaints, except for two small ones.

1) The file manager (Nemo), has a tendency to crash when creating folders. I opened a bug report and got a solution that helped but it still happens enough to be slightly annoying.

2) I mainly use Plex but also use Emby for some things and in Mint, there is a NASTY memory hole of some sort and after a few hours, Emby eats up practically all available RAM. I brought up the problem on Emby's forums and nobody really seems to be able to fix it. With Antergos, I don't have this problem.

3) Seeing as how Mint 19 was recently released, I know I'll still get security updates for 2 more years with Mint 18.3 but after that, I'll have to move to 19 so I can continue getting updates and security fixes. Since Mint upgrades to whole versions isn't recommended, reloading my server every 3-5 years isn't a thought that thrills me. This is why I like the idea of a rolling distro.

I really think that Antergos is the Arch based distro that I'll end up going with. Is anyone running their Plex server on Antergos? If so, how long and have you had any problems with updates breaking things?

My hardware isn't too exotic. i7 7700K 4.2Ghz CPU, 8 gigs of RAM, Gigabyte Z170X-UD5 motherboard and an LSI 9207-8i v19 HBA with 18 drives attached to it (MDADM RAID 6), using built in Intel GPU.

Think I'll be OK?
Old 07-16-2018, 09:08 PM   #2
LQ Guru
Registered: Jan 2005
Location: USA and Italy
Distribution: Debian testing/sid; OpenSuSE; Fedora; Mint
Posts: 5,519

Rep: Reputation: 1014Reputation: 1014Reputation: 1014Reputation: 1014Reputation: 1014Reputation: 1014Reputation: 1014Reputation: 1014
You could try Debian. You only need to upgrade every 5 years. And if you specify a branch, i.e. stable, testing, in your sources.list, rather than a version, i.e. stretch, you never need to upgrade. You'll just keep rolling with that branch.


plexmediaserver, stability

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
LXer: Review Plex Media Server For Linux, Sync Media Across All Of Your Devices LXer Syndicated Linux News 0 02-29-2016 12:51 PM
[SOLVED] how to install plex media server on slackware 64 kaneh Slackware 2 09-15-2013 06:17 AM
Plex Media Server on Slackware64 Gee Man Slackware 1 10-01-2012 06:12 PM
LXer: Plex Media Server + Roku = Awesome LXer Syndicated Linux News 0 08-27-2012 12:30 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:10 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration